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Schlotterback family collection

Identifier: L458

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and documents of the Schlotterback and Fait families regarding events such as reunions, graduations, and funerals and also correspondence regarding membership in the Sakakawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the National DAR (1892-1957). The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of the Schlotterbacks and their extended family (1882-1918, undated). One item of special note is a notebook containing the genealogy of the Schlotterback family compiled and handwritten by Eva Fait (circa 1900-1957).


  • 1882-1957, 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

Gideon Schlotterback was born May 23, 1811 in Union County, Pennsylvania to George and Susanna Schlotterback. Gideon arrived in what is now Noble County, Indiana in 1832. He married Mary Engle (1810-1856) on April 19, 1833 at Circleville, Ohio and they had twelve children: Peter, Henry, Susanna, Malinda, Lucinda, Eli, Amelia, Adam, Sarah, Ira, Mary, and Emma. After the death of his first wife, he married Mary Hoak (1812-1895) on October 16, 1856. Gideon died on August 8, 1892.

Gideon's daughter, Amelia (1843-1919), married Clark G. Fait (1837-1933) and they had eight children: Charles, Mary, Eva, Jesse, Cora, Walter, Minnie, and Edwin. The Fait's daughter, Minnie (1883-1981), married Evan B. Feathers (1894-1990) and their son, Walter (1880-1951) married Jessie Bearse. Walter's son, Arthur Dale Clark Fait (1912-2000), married Thelma Coulter (1918-2010) on December 3, 1950. Minnie's sister, Eva (1870-1962), kept a record of the genealogy of the Schlotterbacks and their extended family.


Information found within collection.

Noble County Indiana Library. "Schlotterback, Gideon." Whan Collection Obituaries. Accessed March 17, 2017.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 large oversize box)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Thelma Fait on 2002/04/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2002/04/30 by Jeffrey J. Dickens and reprocessed on 2017/03/31 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/31 by Laura Eliason.
Schlotterback family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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