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Albert Gall papers

Identifier: L272

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Albert Gall in California and elsewhere in the U.S.; legal, insurance and patent documents, financial papers; photographs; Freemason materials and a biographical sketch of Alois D. Gall ranging from 1861-1905 regarding family and business matters and social organizations.


  • 1865-1905, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Wallis Albert Gall was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Nov. 23, 1842. He was the oldest son of Dr. Alois [Albert] D. (who served as a surgeon in the Civil War) and Caroline Gall and had an older sister, Bertha and younger brother, Edmond. Albert and his family moved to Indianapolis, Indianapolis when he was five. In 1853 his father was appointed consul to Antwerp, where Albert finished his education. He returned to Indianapolis in 1859, entering the dry goods profession. Shortly thereafter he went to San Francisco, California, where he remained for four years. Albert again returned to Indianapolis, working for J. Kraus and Company (dealing in carpets), later buying an interest in the firm, which soon became known as Kraus and Gall, then Albert Gall. Albert was elected Treasurer of the State of Indiana in 1890 and 1892. He was active in many organizations, especially as a Freemason and a Knights Templar.

Albert married Louisa [Louise] C. Ruschaupt on Oct. 20, 1864. They had three sons, Eddie, Albert and Freddie and one daughter, Berthe. He died on Oct. 13, 1905 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.


[Gale], John Wallis Albert". Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1801-1928. Retrieved 2016/07/27.

"Gall, Albert". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/07/27.

"Gall, Albert". Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2016/07/27.

"Gall, Albert". (1925). History of Raper Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar. (p. 159). Print. ISLI 366.1 K71H

"Gall, Albert". Indiana Biographical Index before 1990. Retrieved 2016/07/27.

"Gall, Albert". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2016/07/27.

"Gall, Albert". (1877). Nowland, John H. B. Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876. Indianapolis, IN: Rilford & Carter. (pp. 304-305). Microfiche.

"Gall, Albert. (1893) Pictorial and biographical memoirs of Indianapolis and Marion County. Chicago, IL: Goodspeed Bros. (p. 465). Microfiche.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/07/27 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/07/27 by Edythe Huffman.
Albert Gall papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.