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John Brooker correspondence and tin types

 Collection — Folder: S2802
Identifier: S2802

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three land deeds: a 1849 deed pertaining to Jefferson County, a 1850 deed pertaining to Johnson County, and a deed from 1853. The collection also includes two tintypes of John Brooker ranging from 1857-1913.


  • 1849-1913


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 Brooker (or Bruker) was born in Wittenburg, Germany on February 19, 1817 and immigrated to the United States in 1833. Some time prior to 1857, he moved with his wife, Josephine, to Crawfordsville, Indiana where he worked as a butcher. Brooker had six children: Julia, John, Martin, Paulina, Josephine, and Minnie. By 1900, Brooker and his wife had moved to Chicago, Illinois. He died on March 21, 1913 in Chicago and is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery.


1860 United States Census (population schedule). Crawfordsville, Montogomery, Indiana. Page 188, family 318.

1880 United States Census. Crawfordsville, Montogomery, Indiana. Page 327B. Accessed August 9, 2017.

1900 United States Census. Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois. Page 4A, family 77. Accessed August 9, 2017.

Bruker, John H. Death certificate. 21 March 1913. Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois. Accessed August 9, 2017.


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 Eva C. Voris in 1977 August.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created 2017/08/09 by Kristin Lee.
John Brooker correspondence and tin types
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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