LaGrange County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S169
Scope and Contents The diaries and loose papers in this collection date from 1880 to 1892. the diaries offer a view of activities and entertainment in elkhart and LaGrange counties of Indiana. School activities are regularly reported up to 1888, and farm chores are given in as much detail as the duties of teaching. Churchgoing occurs throughout all evenings of the week, with Yoder reporting his attendance at Mennonite, Dunkard, and Amish meetings. Family visting is recorded, with Mr. Yoder making reference to his...
Collection — Folder S1893
Scope and Contents This collection is divided evenly between two families, the Denny family of LaGrange County and the McConnell family of Noble County. Materials related to the Denny family date from 1858-1939 and include a teacher's license, academic admission slips, a license to practice medicine issued by the United States Internal Revenue, and receipts. Items relating to the McConnell family date from 1849-1932 and include the diagram of a plat for a graveyard, a teacher's license, a notice of acceptance...
Collection — Folder S624
Scope and Contents This collection contains a draft of the manuscript, "A Little Girl of the Sixties," by Florence Emerson Heffley. The manuscript is 48 typewritten pages and includes handwritten corrections and a few pages of additional notes. Heffley's narrative relates stories and genealogical information about her great-grandparents, Abraham and Sarah Dayton Jacobus, her grandparents Hettie and Luke Allen Emerson, and her mother, Almira Georgiana Herbert, the "Little Girl of the Sixties," from 1818 to 1938. ...
Collection — Folder S2861
Collection — Folder S398
Collection — Folder S1160
Scope and Contents The collection includes the biographical manuscript, “The Lives of Julia and John Seagley, My Great Grand Parents” by Birdena Voight. Voight wrote the manuscript on 26 Nov 1934 as part of a course requirement when she was a student. The collection includes two manuscripts, one original and one copy, 13 pages each, with an additional cover page.
Collection — Folder S1683-01
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three items from LaGrange County, Indiana, including an undated advertising card for the Lima Manufacturing Company's Queen windmill in Lima, Indiana (currently Howe); a short, typed history of the LaGrange courthouse of 1843 and an account of a gavel made of the wood from the 1843 courthouse, which the LaGrange de Lafayette chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) returned to LaGrange County, after 1923; and a seven-page, typed narrative by Dan Wisel...
Collection — Folder S041
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters written from Mills Averill to family and friends living in New York ranging from 1836 to 1842. In his letters, Averill discusses life as a settler in Indiana. In his first letter, he discusses the trip to Indiana from New York, the character of the people in the area, public improvements, and the railroad. Averill also notes his work at building a cabin for his family and the plowing he had done. In the second letter, he spends a great deal of time...
Collection — Folder S1226
Scope and Contents There are two items in this collection: the original May 25, 1839 letter and a copy of the letter on four long sheets of paper. The letter was sent to Oscar Spaulding's cousin, Granville M. Whitney (1816-1848) in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont. Oscar tells Granville that they are farming 80 acres in Lima, LaGrange County, Indiana. They have 50 head of cattle, 5 horses, 2 colts, and 27 hogs. Oscar's father, Thomas Jefferson Spaulding, is building a house with kitchen, shed, and shop, and a...