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Irvin Warner Neher diary

 Collection — Folder: S2619
Identifier: S2619

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typewritten transcription of a diary kept by Irvin Warner Neher while he worked for the Ohio Oil Company in the gas and oil fields of northeastern Indiana in 1909. Along with brief entries regarding field activities, Neher's diary also includes information about the Irwin and Neher families. His son, Leslie I. Neher, transcribed the diary and added a list of short identification statements about the people and places mentioned in the diary and a one-page introduction dated January 26, 1986.


  • 1909, 1986

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

Irvin Warner Neher was born February 26, 1881 in Reiffsburg, Wells County, Indiana to John and Malinda (Warner) Neher. He was employed as a field man for the Ohio Oil Company and the Standard Oil Company and later owned and operated the Neher and Nelson Oil Co. in Marion, Indiana. Neher married Lelia Myrtle Irwin on November 4, 1905 and they had two children. He died at the age of 81 on November 20, 1962.

Sources: "Irvin Warner Neher." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed December 12, 2022. "Irvin W. Neher." Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed December 12, 2022.

"Irvin W. Neher." Marion Leader-Tribune (IN), November 21, 1062.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Leslie I. Neher on 1986/03/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/12/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/12/12 by Laura Eliason.
Irvin Warner Neher diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.