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Edward J. Schlichte account books

 Collection — Volume: V272
Identifier: V272

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 8 account books used by Edward J. Schlichte from 1909 to 1925 to record inventory for his grocery and dry goods business in Connersville, Indiana.


  • 1909-1923


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

Edward John Schlichte was a prominent business man in Connersville, Indiana. He was born September 17, 1870 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Schlichte. He married Rose Ringemann and they had two sons, Vincent and Edward F. Following Rose's death in June 1900, Schlichte married Ellen B. Heeb in September 1901 and they had six children together. Mr. Schlichte owned and operated a grocery and dry goods business in Connersville for more than 30 years and also served as president and director of the Connersville Ice Company. On July 3, 1928 he was killed in a boating accident on Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Sources: "Edward John Schlichte." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed August 17 2020. "Edward J. Schlichte." Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed August 17 2020. "Rose Ringemann Schlichte." Find a Grave Memorial no. 211882588. Accessed August 17, 2020.

"Man, Girl Drown in Crash on Lake." Connersville News-Examiner (Ind.), July 5, 1928.


0.3 Cubic Feet (8 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Kate Roper on 1978/11/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/08/17 by Laura Eliason.
Edward J. Schlichte account books
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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