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Charles and Edith Weisse papers

 Collection — Folder: S2466
Identifier: S2466

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various documents of Charles Edward and Edith Weisse, including their June 30, 1913 wedding certificate; a certificate for life insurance for Edith and two junior protection certificates for her daughters Ella and Mary from the Woman's Benefit Association of the Maccabees dated May 9, 1922; three "Notice of Assessment of Real Estate and Improvements" forms for property in Muncie, Indiana from May 1922 and April 1925; a pocket diary for November 1930; a newspaper clipping of a 1945 legal notice for the final estate settlement of George Clifford Updike; handwritten notes by an individual, possible Harold Hamann, who was hit by a car at 12:45 a.m. on March 14, 1947; and copies of pages 8 to 113 of an undated, typewritten manuscript by an unknown author with "returning prodigal" handwritten on the top of page eight.


  • 1913-1947, 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

Charles Edward Weisse was born November 12, 1889 in Sidney, Ohio to Andrew J. and Ella J. (Watson) Weisse. He married Edith May Clarke on June 30, 1913 and they had 3 daughters. Edith was born October 9, 1892 at Leipsic, Ohio to Charles D. and Ida M. (Gano) Clarke. The Weisses lived in Muncie until 1935, then moved to Chicago where Weisse was associated with the Borg-Warner Corporation. Charles Weisse died on May 13, 1964 and Edith Weisse died on July 8, 1973.

Sources: "Edith Weisse." Missouri, U.S., Death Records, 1968-2015. Accessed October 18, 2022. "Edward Wise." Ohio, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973. Accessed October 18, 2022.

"Brother of Local Man Dies in Chicago." Muncie Evening Press (IN), May 21, 1964.

"Leaves to Reside in Chicago." The Muncie Sunday Star (IN), April 21, 1935.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/10/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/ by Laura Eliason.
Charles and Edith Weisse 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.