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Wiebke and Ray family collection

Identifier: G-125

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and a family chart from Charles Robert Hatley in Indiana, ranging from 1870 to 1968 regarding the Wiebke, Ray, and other allied families.


  • Other: circa 1870-1968

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Genealogy Division.

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Wiebke was born March 25, 1866, to Charles H. and Mary C. (Osterloh) Wiebke. He had three brothers, Henry, Edward, and Frederick, and two half siblings, Benjamin C. and Edith Wiebke. Wiebke married Lena Ray on September 3, 1891, in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had two children, Lena E. and Lola M. The Wiebkes ran a grocery store at 16th and Montcalm streets. Charles Wiebke died on May 29, 1937 in Indianapolis.

Lena Ray was born June 12, 1867 in Boone County, Indiana to David and Sarah (Wheat) Ray. She had three siblings: Joseph, Vassalona, Orthelo, and David M. Lena Ray Wiebke died on September 4, 1937, mere months after the death of her husband Charles, in Indianapolis.


0.45 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by the Genealogy Division as a donation from Pam Hancock on 2023/07/16


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2023/12/13 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created 2023/12/15 by Sarah Pfundstein.
Wiebke and Ray family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Genealogy Repository

315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.