Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1895-1899 Autograph Album of Olive C. Harr of Waterloo, Michigan


1895-1899 autograph album of Olive C. Harr of Waterloo, Michigan.  The album contains inscriptions from Olive's relatives, schoolmates, teachers and friends from the Michigan towns of Waterloo Township, Lyndon Township, Chelsea and Stockbridge.


The album measures approximately 5-3/4" by 3-1/2" and contains the sentiments of 25 of Olive's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [4]MMarionSSeeger
BBeemanMcIntee [3]VVisel
CCooperMueller
GGortonRRichardson
HHarr [4]Risch
Hutzel ?Rockwell
LLeek [2]Rowe
Runciman

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Olive C. Harr was born August 13, 1884 at Waterloo, Michigan, the daughter of Andrew and Rosina (Renschler ?) Harr.  Olive's brother Walter G. Harr and sisters Matilda Harr, "Tillie",  and Mary Harr inscribed pages in her album.




On June 20, 1916 at Waterloo, Michigan, Olive C. Harr married Clarence Earl Beeman, who was born May 6, 1887 at Lyndon, Michigan, the son of Orson and Sarah Beeman.  Clarence didn't inscribe a page in Olive's album, but his brother older brother Clyde did.


I believe Olive and Clarence had at least two children.  Clarence died in 1970 and Olive in 1975.  They're buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Waterloo, Michigan.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Two of Olive's schoolteachers inscribed pages:
  • Dwight C. Marion; inscribed at Lyndon, Michigan, on January 9, 1896
  • Corinne E. Seeger

Sources
  • Michigan Births, 1867-1902
  • Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
  • U. S. Federal Censuses
  • FindaGrave.com

Inscribers in the Album
  • Amanda; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on August 4, 1896
  • Unsigned
  • Ge. H.; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on August 4, 1896
  • E. C. H.; inscribed on March 31, 1898
  • Clyde Beeman; inscribed on February 9, 1896.  Brother of Olive's future husband Clarence Earl Beeman
  • Eddie Cooper of Lyndon, Michigan; inscribed on October 16, no year written.  Olive's schoolmate
  • Sarah Gorton; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on January 9, 1896.  Olive's schoolmate
  • Olive C. Harr, album owner; of Waterloo, Michigan or Lyndon, Michigan
  • Walter; inscribed on November 12, 1898.  Olive's brother Walter G. Harr
  • Tillie; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on August 4, 1896.  Olive's sister Matilda Harr, "Tillie"
  • Mary; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on September 20, 1896.  Olive's sister Mary Harr
  • Clara Huzel of Chelsea, Michigan; inscribed on November 23, 1896  Could be Clara Hutzel
  • Inez Leek; inscribed on January 10, 1896.  Olive's cousin
  • Wirt H. Leek; Olive's schoolmate
  • Dwight C. Marion; inscribed at Lyndon, Michigan, on January 9, 1896;  Olive's teacher
  • Eugene A. McIntee; inscribed on March 2, 1899.  Olive's schoolmate
  • Frances McIntee; Olive's schoolmate
  • Rose McIntee; inscribed at Lyndon, Michigan.  Olive's schoolmate
  • H. Mueller; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, on December 31, 1895
  • Harry J. Richardson
  • Edith Risch; inscribed at Waterloo, Michigan, in 1897
  • May Rockwell; inscribed at Stockbridge, Michigan, on October 16, 1896
  • Susie Rowe; inscribed on January 26, 1899
  • Edna Runciman; inscribed on January 25, 1899.  Olive's schoolmate
  • Corinne E. Seeger; Olive's teacher
  • Oscar Visel; inscribed on October 16, no year written

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1883-1926 Autograph Album of Mary Louise Fox of Sandusky, Ohio, Before and After Marriage to Frank Jacob Hess


Autograph album that was kept by owner Mary Louise Fox of the Sandusky, Ohio, area, from 1883 to 1927, from before and after her marriage to Frank Jacob Hess.  The later inscriptions were from Mary's grandchildren.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains nearly 100 inscriptions; some people inscribed more than one page.  Inscribers include Mary's relatives, some of whom may have been her in-laws, and friends.  Several inscribers mentioned W. R. N. S., presumably Western Reserve Normal School, where Mary herself may have been a student.  The school closed in 1889.

An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offfered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [16]HHalpin [2]RReinheimer
BBartlett [2]Harris [2]SSiggins
BurdickHarvey [2]Smith [2]
CCalvertHeinzerStankard
ChapmanHemmingStephens
Colvin [3]Hess [4]Sweet
CovellHindsTTaylor [2]
CoxHosfordTurner [2]
DDaughertyLLamb [2]VVeader [2]
DeWittLavey ?WWashburn
DollLawrence [2]Wilson [2]
Doyle [2]MMackin [2]Wood
EEshenroder [3]NNolandYYoung
FFooteOOsgood
Fox [7]PPrentice [4]

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Mary Louise Fox was born August 15, 1865 in Perkins Township, Ohio, the daughter of Allen Fox and Eliza Catherine (Bartlett) Fox.  On June 18, 1891 at Sandusky, Ohio, Mary married Frank Jacob Fox.  The Frank Hess who inscribed a page in Mary's album on December 10, 1884 at Milan, Ohio, was presumably Frank Jacob Hess.


Mary and Frank raised their family of two daughters in the Sandusky, Ohio, area.  Their daughter Ethel May Hess, "Effie", inscribed a page in her mother's album, as did Effie's children Harold and Pauline.


Mary and Frank both died in 1951.  I believe they're both buried in the Perkins Cemetery at Sandusky, Ohio.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013
U.S. Censuses of Erie County, Ohio
FindaGrave.com

Here are a couple pages where readers might be able to identify the inscribers:



Inscribers in the Album
  • A. E. W.; inscribed at Avery, Ohio, on December 4, 1898
  • Either one person or several names: William Algvin, Levi, Leeman; inscribed in Ontario in July 1884
  • ?; inscribed on August 22, 1883.  Mentions Rolland and Father and Finton and Mother
  • Minnie; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on August 20, 1883 
  • Clarence; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on November 24, 1883
  • H. H. of Perkins, Ohio; inscribed on November 11, 1883.  Perhaps related to inscriber Fredrick Heinzer
  • "An Old Maid"; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on September 1, 1883
  • Em. W. and J. N. R., the Widdower, inscribed on November 7, 1891
  • J. W. F.
  • Millie; Mary's cousin
  • May; inscribed on May 28, 1892; Mary's niece
  • Lou; inscribed at Castalia, Ohio, on September 23, 1883
  • C. B. W.; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 29, 1883
  • S. Y.; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on October 25, 1883
  • Willie or Willis
  • Essie C. S.:Sh [not sure of initials]; inscribed at Perkins, Ohio, on January 25, 1887
  • Fern Bartlett; inscribed on August 26, 1899 at Wakeman, Ohio.  Mary's cousin
  • Robert Bartlett; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on October 17, 1893
  • Mabel P. Burdick; inscribed on August 17, 1897.  Mary's cousin
  • J. W. Calvert; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on April 14, 1895
  • A. M. Chapman; inscribed on September 5, 1883
  • George Colvin; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on January 19, 1884, or 1889
  • Hattie Colvin; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on January 18, 1884
  • Myron S. Colvin; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on January 11, 1885
  • Nellie Covell; inscribed at Perkins, Ohio, on May 25, 1884
  • Mrs. Cox; inscribed on November 4, 1883
  • Nellie Daugherty; inscribed at Avery, Ohio, on June 23, 1897
  • C. E. DeWitt; inscribed at Perkins, Ohio, on May 6, 1884
  • William O. Doll of Burgoo, Ohio; inscribed on August 20, 1883
  • Mrs. Candace Doyle
  • Moses A. Doyle, Mail Carrier on Route 3 at Sandusky, Ohio
  • Ella E.; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on August 20, 1883 at Western Reserve Normal School.  Presumably Ella E. Eshenroder, future wife of inscriber Myron Talcott Foote, who inscribed the left facing page.
  • G. F. Eshenroder; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 3, 1883.  Mary's cousin, presumably George Franklin Eshenroder.  Inscribed another page on December 2, 1893
  • Marie Eshenroder; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 4, 1883
  • M. T. Foote; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on November 22, 1883.  at Western Reserve Normal School.  Presumably Milo Talcott Foote, who would marry inscriber Ella E. Eschenroder, who inscribed the right facing page.
  • Flora Fox; inscribed at Avery, Ohio, on December 24, 1897.  Mary's niece, daughter of Mary's brother, Joseph A. Fox and Mary Ann (Marble) Fox.  
  • Flora May Fox; inscribed on December 30, 1897 at Perkins, Ohio.  Mary's niece, daughter of Mary's brother Joseph A. Fox and wife Mary Ann (Marble) Fox.  
  • George B. Fox; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on September 9, 1886.  Mary's brother George Baker Fox
  • George; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio; Mary's brother, presumably George Baker Fox
  • Lucy Fox; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on January 21, 1885.  Mary's sister Lucy Frances Fox.  "Remember the 4 July 1884 W. R. N.S.", Western Reserve Normal School
  • Mary Louise Fox of Sandusky, Ohio; album owner, from before and after her marriage to Frank Jacob Hess
  • Mrs. George B. Fox; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on August 14, 1889.  Mary's sister-in-law Julia May (Palmer) Fox, wife of Mary's brother George Baker Fox
  • Daniel Halpin; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 30. 1883
  • Thomas Halpin; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on January 1, 1884
  • Fannie Harris; inscribed on November 30, 1886
  • Rush R. Harris; inscribed at Bloomingville, Ohio, on March 15, 1884
  • Louise Harvey; inscribed at Sandusky, Ohio, on October 28, 1883
  • William S. Harvey; inscribed on November 4, 1883.  Later note: "Died June 16, 1891.  Inscribed another page on the same date.
  • Fredrick Heinzer of Perkins, Ohio; inscribed on November 11, 1883
  • Fannie S. Hemming
  • Daniel Hess; inscribed on January 28, 1885 at Milan, Ohio.  Brother of Mary's husband Frank Jacob Hess.
  • Ethel Hess, "now Ethel Prentice"; inscribed a Wakeman, Ohio, on March 22, 1902.  Mary's daughter Ethel May (Hess) Prentice, wife of Carl Manassa Prentice
  • Frances A. Hess; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 8, 1884
  • Frank Hess; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 10, 1884.  Presumably Frank Jacob Hess, who married album owner Mary Louise Fox in 1891
  • Roxa Hinds; inscribed on February 17, 1895.  Mary's cousin
  • Julia Hosford; inscribed on December 25, 1884 at Isle St. George, Ohio
  • Mary Lamb
  • "Em. W. and J. N. R., the Widdower", inscribed on November 7, 1891
  • G. A. Lavey [not sure of surname]; inscribed at Avery, Ohio, on November 29, 1897
  • Mrs. D. Lawrence
  • Rosa Lawrence of Milan, Ohio.  Later note: "Died 1885"
  • Polly C. Mackin; Mary's sister Polly Calista (Fox) Mackin, wife of Thaddeus Mackin
  • Walter F. Mackin; inscribed at Bloomingville, Ohio, on September 15, 1888.  Mary's nephew
  • B. M. Noland; inscribed to Frank and Mary Hess on July 27, 1908; inscribed multiple pages all on July 27, 1908 and on one gave his Civil War information:  "Co. F, 80 Regt, Ohio Veteran Volunteer Inft. 1861-1865"
  • S. V. Osgood; inscribed on November 4, 1883; inscribed another page on the same date.
  • Harold W. Prentice; inscribed at Clyde, Ohio, in 1926 at age 9.  Mary's grandson
  • Harold Walter Prentice, 8 years old and Mary's grandson; inscribed at Clyde, Ohio, on May 9, 1925
  • Pauline L. Prentice, 11 year old; inscribed on April 1, 1926 at Wakeman, Ohio.  Mary's granddaughter
  • Pauline L. Prentice; "Your Darling Granddaughter the Pianist"; inscribed on May 9, 1925 at Clyde, Ohio
  • Mrs. P. A. Reinheimer of Sandusky, Ohio
  • Lillie Siggins of Perkins, Ohio; inscribed on November 11, 1883
  • Burton W. Smith of Milan, Ohio
  • Mrs. Lanta Smith; inscribed at Isle St. George, Ohio, on October 24, 1883
  • Mollie A. Stankard; inscribed on November 29, 1883 at Buffalo, New York
  • Mary L. Stephens; inscribed in August 1886
  • Maggie Sweet; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on December 10, 1884
  • Dora Taylor of Berlin, Connecticut
  • Merritt E. Taylor of Kensington, Connecticut; inscribed on September 17, 1883
  • Julia Turner; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, in September 1883.  Later note:  "Died August 28, 1886"
  • Mrs. L. P. Turner; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, in 1883 [or 1885]
  • Dollie Veader; inscribed on September 9, 1883
  • Norah Veader; inscribed on June 7, 1884
  • E. C. Washburn; inscribed at Perkins, Ohio, on May 3, 1884
  • Jennie Wilson
  • Nellie Wilson; inscribed at Milan, Ohio, on July 22, 1884
  • Kittie Wood of Blissfield; Mary's "C.E. Cousin"  Could C. E. stand for Canada East?
  • Johanna C. Young; inscribed at Isle of St. George, Ohio, on October 25, 1883.  Written partly in another language, perhaps German


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1888-1892 Autograph Album of Juanita Marsh, or Waneta Marsh, "Neta", of Shoals, Indiana


Autograph album with inscriptions from 1888 to 1892 that was kept by a "Neta" of Shoals, Indiana.  I believe she was Juanita Marsh, whose name also appears as Waneta Marsh.

Neta inscribed a page in 1889 at the beginning of the album.


Neta Marsh was one of eight people, four young men and four young women, listed on a page inscribed on February 15, 1891.  The other names were:
  • E. Sheron of Washington, Indiana
  • Alfred Harrod or Harris
  • Ike Westwood
  • Joe Clarke
  • Alice Drake
  • Maud Drake
  • Nora Taylor


The album, whose pages are disbound and badly chipped, measures approximately 7" by 4-3/4".  It contains the sentiments of nearly 40 of Neta's friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [9]HHalbergSSherfick
AAsbellHarrod or Harris ?Sheron [2]
BBassHursey or HorseyShirey
BrownLLeVelleSmith
BrunerMMarsh [2]TTaylor
CClarkeMcCormickThrasher
DDrake [2]McFarlandTranter
DriscollNMcNarneyWWagoner
GGentryPPoucherWestwood
GreenWright

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Juanita Marsh, or Waneta Marsh, was born March 21, 1876 at Shoals, Indiana, the daughter of George H. Marsh and Mary C. (Hamilton) Marsh.  It appears that Neta never married; she died on August 14, 1922 at Carlinville, Illinois, and is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery at Shoals, Indiana.  Her Illinois Death Record and her Find a Grave memorial show her name as Juanita.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
  • Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 - shown as Juanita Marsh
  • U.S. Federal Censuses - enumerated as Waneta Marsh or Wauneta Marsh
  • FindaGrave.com - shown as Juanita Marsh, though there is no photograph attached to the memorial to confirm
Florence; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana, and wrote: "When after years when this you see, I wonder what your name will be. 'Oh', I guess it will be Miss Green."  Presumably Neta had her eye on a beau named Green.  Interestingly, one of the inscribers was Charlie Green; could he be the implied Mr. Green?



Inscribers in the Album
  • Rosa L., Neta's schoolmate; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana
  • Florence; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana.  "When after years when this you see, I wonder what your name will be. 'Oh', I guess it will be Miss Green."  Presumably Neta had her eye on a beau named Green.
  • ?; inscribed on January 14, 1888 at Shoal's Indiana, by Neta's schoolmate.  Initials C.G.D. G.R. Rod String
  • Maddie; inscribed on January 14, 1889
  • A. C. Otho ?
  • Preston H.; inscribed on June 21, 1890 at Shoals, Indiana.  Not sure of name
  • W & B; not sure of first initial; inscribed on September 7, no year written, at Shoals, Indiana
  • ?; inscribed on April 13, 1891 at Shoals, Indiana; implies that Neta had brown eyes.  Inscriber's name might have been Vester, for Sylvester, possibly.
  • "Hurricane"; inscribed on October 12, 1890
  • Amanda Asbell; inscribed on June 17, 1890.  Neta's schoolmate
  • Cora Bass; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana
  • S. P. Brown or G. P. Brown or ?.  If S. P. Brown, might have been Simon P. Brown
  • Anna E. Bruner; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana.  Neta's classmate
  • Joe Clarke.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Alice Drake.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Maud Drake,  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Aggie Driscoll; inscribed on January 14, 1888 at Shoals, Indiana.  C.S.D. String; ? R, Rod String
  • Frank Gentry of Bloomington, Indiana
  • Charlie F. Green; could he be the Green mentioned by inscriber Florence as someone Neta was possibly interested in?
  • Lizzie Halberg
  • Alfred Harrod or Harris.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Belle Hursey, or Belle Horsey; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana.  Neta's schoolmate
  • Katie LaVelle of Loogootee; inscribed on June 17, 1890
  • Neta; inscribed on January 12, 1889.  Presumably album owner Juanita Marsh of Shoals, Indiana
  • Neta Marsh.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Stella McCormick; inscribed on January 14, 1889.  Neta's classmate
  • E. McFarland; inscribed on June 20, 1890 at "City", possibly Shoals, Indiana
  • Emma McNarney; inscribed at Shoals, Indiana, Walnut Grove, on June 18, 1890
  • Annie Poucher; inscribed on January 14, 1889 at Shoals, Indiana.  Neta's schoolmate
  • S. S. Sherfick; inscribed on June 20, 1890.  Perhaps Samuel S. Sherfick
  • E. Sheron of Washington, Indiana.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.  Presumably the Ed Sheron who inscribed an individual page.
  • Ed Sheron; inscribed on February 10, 1891  "Written by a very dear friend"
  • Charles V. Shirey; inscribed at Shoals, Indiana; mentions dates March 7, 1892 and October 4, 1892
  • Francis M. Smith; inscribed on April 13, 1891 at Shoals, Indiana
  • Nora Taylor.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • Will Thrasher; not sure of name; from 46 East Hendricks Street, Shelbyville,Indiana; inscribed at Shoals, Indiana, on December 25, 1890
  • W. G. Tranter; inscribed on June 20, 1890
  • G. O. Wagoner
  • Ike Westwood.  On a page inscribed on February 15, 1891, mentioning buggy riding and listing the names of 4 males and 4 females: E. Sheron; Alfred Harrod or Harris; Ike Westwood; Joe Clarke; Neta Marsh; Alice Drake; Maud Drake; Nora Taylor.
  • E. R. Wright of Detroit, Michigan; inscribed at Shoals, Indiana, on September 1, 1891


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1880+ Autograph Album of Annie Marshall of West Grove, Iowa; Student at Southern Iowa Normal School; Married William J. Russell


1880s+ autograph album kept by Annie Marshall of West Grove, Iowa, while she was a student at Southern Iowa Normal School and after her marriage to William J. Russell.

Annie wrote her name on a page inscribed on December 28, 1883; she may have received the album as a Christmas present.


The album measures approximately 7" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of about 80 of Annie's relatives, schoolmates, friends and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [9]HHaydenPParker
BBaldridgeHeadyPirtle
BarnettHervey ?Potter [3]
BowmanHowieRRedenbough
CCaryHumphreysRussell [8]
ClaytonJJenningsSShort [4]
CollinsJones [2]Sloan [2]
CoonsLLang [3]Smith [2]
DDabney [2]Lang or LangeStrawberry ?
DaviesLesterSwift
DicksonMMaizeWWatson [3]
FFoster [5]Marshall [4]Weidman [2]
GGlason McDonnellWhite
McFadden [4]Wilson
MorrisWonn
Myers

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Anna Marshall, "Annie", was born about December 1866, possibly December 28, 1866, in Lee County, Iowa, the daughter of James Marshall and Elizabeth Archer (Hervey) Marshall.   Annie's maternal grandfather, James Hervey, who indicated he was 78 years old, inscribed a page.


Annie had several siblings, at least two of whom inscribed pages in her album, sisters Lizzie (twice, from before and after her marriage to Flavius J. Bowman) and Ella Dissa Jane Marshall.




On September 12, 1888 in Davis County, Iowa, Annie Marshall married William J. Russell, son of Henry and Mary Russell.  Several people with the surname Russell inscribed pages in Annie's album; refer to the list of inscribers at the end of this post.

Annie and William had, I think, 3 children, all of whom inscribed pages in Annie's album when it apparently came to light in a later era when the family was farming at Payette, Idaho.  These were, in page order, Lewis Henry Russell; Esther L. Russell; and Herbert Ray Russell.




William died in 1931 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Payette, Idaho.  Annie may be the Annie Marshall Russell who died on January 19, 1948 and is buried in the Modesto Pioneer Cemetery at Modesto, California.

Sources
U.S. Federal Censuses
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
FindaGrave.com

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album - [The Drakeville mentioned by several inscribers might be the Drakesville of today]
  • Sherman; inscribed on January 31, 1885 at West Grove, Iowa
  • L. R. B. or S. R. B.; inscribed at Warrensberg, Missouri
  • Unsigned by an Iowan
  • Angie; inscribed on May 23, 1884.  Annie's schoolmate
  • R.; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on January 29, 1889.  Mentions Abram and Elizabeth
  • Ettie; inscribed on March 28, 1884 at West Grove, Iowa
  • Ryle P.; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on 1/8 1884.  Possibly Ryle Potter
  • L. E. R___l; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on June 3, 1885.  Could the surname be Russell?
  • Nettie; inscribed on August 29, 1886
  • Olive Baldridge; inscribed at Drakeville, Iowa, on June 22, 1885 at Southern Iowa Normal School
  • J. T. Barnett.  "Remember the slay [sleigh] ride on January the 1st 1884"
  • Lizzie Bowman of Byers, Michigan; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on March 12, 1888.  Annie's sister Elizabeth (Marshall) Bowman, "Lizzie", Annie's sister.  Lizzie was the wife of Flavius J. Bowman
  • J. F. G. Cary; inscribed on January 10, 1889 to Mrs. Annie Russell
  • Fannie Clayton of Bloomfield, Iowa; "P.E.O."
  • Lina Collins; inscribed on May 23, 1884.  Annie's "playmate", presumably at West Grove, Iowa.  Perhaps Isolina Collins.
  • Mattie Coons of West Grove, Iowa; inscribed on August 18, 1885; mentions N.I. or N. J.
  • Laura Dabney; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on June 11, 1885 at I.N.I.S., possibly Southern Iowa Normal School written backwards
  • T. H. Dabney or F. H. Dabney; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa.  Annie's teacher.  The teacher's name and residence are done with pointillism, so hard to decipher the initials.  Perhaps Thomas H. Dabney, who was listed on an 1885 Iowa State Census of Wyacondah as a teacher.
  • Lizzie Davies of Steuben, Iowa; inscribed at Southern Iowa Normal School.  Annie's schoolmate
  • Annie Dickson; inscribed on May 23, 1884.  Annie's classmate
  • ? J. Foster; inscribed on November 22, 1885 at West Grove, Iowa. First initial might be I or T or S or ?
  • Ira Foster; inscribed on November 25, 1885 at West Grove, Iowa
  • Katie Foster; inscribed on December 3, 1885 at West Grove, Iowa
  • L. J. Foster; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa,  Perhaps Louisa Jane (Hopkins) Foster, wife of William Laird Foster
  • W. L. Foster, or W. T. Foster or W. ? Foster; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on December 5, 1885.  Perhaps William Laird Foster
  • Hattie Glason; not sure of surname
  • Fannie Hayden; inscribed at Monterey, Iowa
  • H. C. Heady; inscribed on May 16, 1885 at Bloomfield, Iowa
  • James Hervey.  "I am 78 years old".  Presumably Annie's maternal grandfather, born in Pennsylvania in 1809 and died in 1888; buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery at West Grove, Iowa.
  • John Howie; presumably the J. E. Howie mentioned as an 1885 graduate of Southern Iowa Normal School
  • Agnes Humphreys; inscribed at Drakeville, Iowa, on August 18, 1885
  • W. Jennings, or H. Jennings, with middle initial possibly S or L; of Drakeville, Iowa; inscribed on April 29, 1885 at Southern Iowa Normal School
  • Belle Jones of Unionville, Iowa; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on May 28, 1885
  • Maggie Jones; inscribed on August 20, 1885 at Ash Grove, Iowa
  • Anna Lange; not sure of surname; inscribed on September 20, 1884
  • J. F. Lang; inscribed on April 1, 1887.  sketched a sunflower and what might be a sailboat
  • Jno. F. Lang; presumably either John F. Lang or Jonathan F. Lang; inscribed on February 9, 1884 at Bloomfield, Iowa
  • Mary S. Lang; inscribed on August 11, 1884 at Bloomfield, Iowa
  • Rhoda Lester; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on October 7, 1888
  • Mary E. Maize; inscribed on May 27, 1885.  Annie's schoolmate
  • Annie Marshall of West Grove, Iowa; album owner.  She wrote her name on December 28, 1883; perhaps the album was gift at Christmas in 1883.  The album goes on after Annie's marriage to William J. Russell in 1888.
  • Disia; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on May 21, 1884.  Annie's sister Ella Dissa Jane Marshall
  • Emily Marshall of Milan, Kansas; inscribed on June 22, 1887.  Possibly Emily Frances (Lange) Marshall, wife of Anna's brother James Samuel Marshall
  • Lizzie; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on February 1, 1885.  Annie's sister Elizabeth Marshall, "Lizzie"
  • Fernando McConnell; inscribed at Belknap, Iowa, on August 21, 1885.  Perhaps Samuel Fernando McConnell
  • Jennie McFadden; inscribed on May 25, 1885
  • Mr. and Mrs. D. M. McFadden; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on May 24, 1885.  Presumably Daniel Morton McFadden and Martha Jane (Shook) McFadden
  • Rosa McFadden; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on May 24, 188x [hard to read last digit, but possibly 1885]
  • Andrew Morris; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa
  • Lula Myers of West Grove, Iowa; inscribed on May 2, 1884.  Annie's schoolmate
  • Rosa Parker; inscribed in 1884
  • Ella Pirtle; not sure of surname; inscribed on May 25, 1884; written upside down on the page.
  • Jule Potter; inscribed on June 27, 1884; perhaps Julia Potter
  • Mollie Potter; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on August 20, 1885
  • Ryle P.; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on 1/8 1884.  Possibly Ryle Potter
  • Becca Redenbough.  Possibly Rebecca Jane Redenbough of West Grove, Iowa
  • Esther Russell; inscribed at Payette, Idaho, on July 6, 1903.  Annie's daughter with husband William J. Russell,  whom Annie had married at Davis, Iowa, on September 12, 1888.
  • Henry Russell; inscribed on March 10, 1907 at Payette, Idaho.  Annie's son with husband William J. Russell, whom Annie had married at Davis, Iowa, on September 12, 1888.
  • I. T. Russell; inscribed on May 23, 1886.  Presumably Ira Tucker Russell, 1885 graduate of Southern Iowa Normal School.  He mentions Will's love for Annie; presumably referring to  William J. Russell, whom Annie married in 1888.
  • Loura E. Russell, or Laura E. Russell; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on January 7, 1884
  • Loura E. Russell, or Laura E. Russell; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on July 3, 1885 [not sure of last digit]
  • Mollie S. Russell; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on October 24, 1884
  • Ray Russell, "Five Years Old".  Herbert Ray Russell, son of Annie and her husband William J. Russell.  He was born in 1889.
  • William Russell, Jr.; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on December 30, 1883.  Annie married a William J. Russell at Davis, Iowa, on September 12, 1888, but that William's father was Henry L. Russell, so this William was presumably someone else.
  • Fannie Short; not sure of surname; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on October 22, 1884
  • I. N. Short or J. N. Short; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on January 2, 1884.  The I in Iowa looks more like the first initial than the J in January does.
  • J. T. Short; inscribed on January 1, 1884 at West Grove, Iowa
  • Joseph W. Short; inscribed on January 2, 1884
  • Dena Sloan; inscribed on May 24, 1885 at Floris, Iowa
  • Mattie Sloan; inscribed at Bloomfield, Iowa, on May 27, 1885
  • Louisa Smith; not sure of given name; inscribed on October 5, 1887 at Wahoo, Nebraska
  • S. S. Smith; inscribed on March 11, 1884 at West Grove, Iowa.  Written upside down on the page.
  • Albert Strawberry, or Albert Strausberry; inscribed on June 3, 1885
  • Hattie Swift; inscribed on May 25, 1885 at Southern Iowa Normal School
  • Hattie Watson; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, in 1888
  • Jessie Watson; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on May 27, 1884
  • Kate Watson; inscribed on May 24, 1884 at West Grove, Iowa. Annie's schoolmate.
  • Carrie Weidman
  • Mary Weidman; inscribed at South Iowa Normal School
  • Mattie White, or Nettie White; inscribed at West Grove, Iowa, on April 6, 188x, can't decipher last digit
  • Charles Wilson; inscribed on May 23, 1884 at West Grove, Iowa
  • Maud Wonn; inscribed on August 16, 1885 at Drakeville, possibly Drakesville, Iowa.  Mentions "schooldays at the Normal", so Maud and Annie were presumably schoolmates at Normal School.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

1880-1890 Autograph Album of Emma Rahe of Madison, Indiana; Married Inscriber Edward Hugh Gibson


1880-1890 autograph album that belonged to Emma Rahe of Madison, Indiana.  Emma married inscriber Edward Hugh Gibson in 1888.  Inscriptions were made by residents of Indiana and Ohio, with one from New York City.

Emma was given the album by her brother Will, presumably William Henry Rahe, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 29, 1880.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" by 5" and contains the sentiments of nearly 70 of Emma's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [3]HHildreth [3]RRahe [7]
AAntle ?Hunger [3]Rea
BBelserJJarreisSSchiller
Brocksmith [3]Jones [2]Schofield
CCainKKelschSeidel [2]
CarnageyKestnerStegner
ChampneyKibbyStiening [4]
CochranLLathropTThayer
Cravens [2]LustigWWehrle
DDouglasMMellenWenzler
EEckertMerl [2]Winters ?
FFoltzMiller
Foster [2]Moore
Friedersdorff [2]Muth
GGeilePPeddie
Gibson [2]

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Emma E. Rahe was born about April 1858 in Indiana, the daughter Henry Rahe and Margaretha (Stiening) Rahe, who inscribed several pages in Emma's album.




Other inscribers who expressed a kinship with Emma and/or had the surnames Rahe or Stiening: [and there were probably more who didn't express a kinship]
  • Minnie Cain; Emma's cousin
-->J. A. Carnagey of Columbus, Indiana; inscribed on August 12, 1890 at Madison, Indiana. John Albert Carnagey, who would marry Emma's sister, inscriber Clara Elizabeth Rahe in 1890. He inscribed the overleaf to Clara's page.


  • Lou; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on January 2, 1881.  Emma's sister Louisa M. Rahe
  • Clara Rahe; inscribed on January 1, 1881 at Madison, Indiana.  Emma's sister Clara Elizabeth Rahe, who would marry inscriber John Albert Carnagey in 1890.  She inscribed the overleaf to John's page.
  • Louise Stiening; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on July 16, 1884.  Emma's cousin, presumably Louisia Steining, daughter of Christian Heinrich Steining, a brother to Emma's mother Margaretha (Steining) Rahe
  • H. Stiening; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on October 3, 1883
  • L. O. Stiening; inscribed at Lett's Corner, Indiana, on September 27, 1882.  Emma's cousin, presumably Lewis Orlando Stiening who graduated from Franklin College in 1887 and became a minister.

  • On October 15, 1888 in Jefferson County, Indiana, Emma married Edward Hugh Gibson.  Edward inscribed a page in Emma's album shortly before their marriage.


    Emma and Edward raised their family of, I believe, two children in Jefferson County, Indiana.  The page of one inscriber, Hannah Winters, has an intriguing entry along the side, though the date of Emma's daughter Margaretha's birth doesn't quite match up with the date Hannah inscribed her page.  Perhaps a reader will weigh in.  Sadly, Emma's mother died before the birth of her namesake granddaughter.


    Edward died in June of 1944 and Emma in December of that year.  They're buried in the Springdale Cemetery at Madison, Indiana.

    Emma's teacher, Granville P. Mellen inscribed a page on June 15, 1884 at Madison, Indiana.


    If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

    Inscribers in the Album
    • Johannes ?; inscribed at Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 11, 1887
    • ?; inscribed "Moorefield S. S. Celebration, August 25, 1883"
    • Unsigned, "Your Friend in Thy Bond", inscribed on August 22, 1882
    • George Antle, Jr.; not sure of surname.  Inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on April 17, 1881
    • George F. Belser; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on February 13, 1881
    • George F. Brocksmith; inscribed on October 3, 1882 at Cin, presumably Cincinatti, Ohio
    • Georgie W. Brocksmith; inscribed at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 3, 1882
    • Minnie Brocksmith; inscribed at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 3, 1882
    • Minnie Cain; Emma's cousin
    • J. A. Carnagey of Columbus, Indiana; inscribed on August 12, 1890 at Madison, Indiana.  John Albert Carnagey, who would marry Emma's sister, inscriber Clara Elizabeth Rahe in 1890.  He inscribed the overleaf to Clara's page.
    • D. V. Champney; inscribed on May 27, 1881.  Possibly DeVernon Champney
    • Marie S. Cochran of Madison, Indiana; inscriber on October 25, 1884
    • Carrie Fidelia Cravens; inscribed on February  9, 1885
    • Minnie Cravens; inscribed on June 12, 1885 at Scottsburgh, presumably Scottsburg, Indiana
    • Mrs. L. A. Douglas; inscribed on Thursday, March 6, 1884 at 5:30 AM
    • Kate Eckert; inscribed on February 14, 1881
    • Amelia Foltz; inscribed on February 23, 1881 at Madison, Indiana
    • Lillie Foster; inscribed on December 24, 1881
    • Madge Foster; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on December 23, 1881
    • Lotta Friedersdorff; inscribed on March 7, 1881
    • Mary Friedersdorff; inscribed on March 1, 1881, or 1887
    • Mollie Geile; inscribed in January 1881
    • Edward H. Gibson of Madison, Indiana; inscribed on March 11, 1888.  Emma would marry Edward on October 15, 1888.
    • Gertie Gibson; inscribed on March 22, 1888 at Madison, Indiana
    • Emma S. Hildreth
    • Madge Hildreth; inscribed on December 30, 1881
    • Rhoda W. Hildreth; inscribed on November 15, 1881.  Presumably the Rhoda W. Hildreth who registered for a license to marry Charles E. Heberhart in Indiana on December 26, 1895
    • Clemens Hunger; inscribed on January 7, 1881 at Madison, Indiana
    • Josephine Hunger; inscribed on January 15, 1881 at Madison, Indiana
    • Matilde Hunger; inscribed on November 27, no year written, at Olean, Indiana
    • E. Jahrreis; inscribed on September 8, 1888
    • George W. Jones; inscribed on 2/1/85
    • Ida M. Jones; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on January 31, 1885
    • Addie A. Kelsch of New York City; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on August 12, 1881.  She sketched an intricate bird and scroll.
    • Clara C. Kestner; inscribed on September 18, 1882
    • Annie Kibby; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on February 3, 1885
    • A. H. Lathrop; inscribed at New Year in 1882
    • Mrs. Clara Lustig; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on February 27, 1881
    • G. ?. Mellen; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on June 15, 1884.  Emma's teacher.  Presumably Granville P. Mellen
    • Lena M. Merl; inscribed a sentiment that spanned facing pages on August 22, 1881 at Madison, Indiana.
    • Teresa M. Merl; inscribed on August 19, 1881 at Madison, Indiana
    • Philip Miller; inscribed on Madison, Indiana, on May 11, 1881
    • Mollie E. Moore; inscribed on June 22, 1884 at Madison, Indiana
    • Lou Muth; inscribed at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 5, 1882.  Presumably Louisa Muth
    • T. Alice Peddie; inscribed on August 4, 1882 at Madison, Indiana
    • Clara Rahe; inscribed on January 1, 1881 at Madison, Indiana.  Emma's sister Clara Elizabeth Rahe, who would marry inscriber John Albert Carnagey in 1890.  She inscribed the overleaf to John's page.
    • Emma Rahe of Madison, Indiana; album owner, given the album by "Brother Will", presumably William Henry Rahe, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 29, 1880
    • Lou; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on January 2, 1881.  Emma's sister Louisa M. Rahe
    • Margaretha Rahe; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on December 8, 1880.  Emma's mother Margaretha (Stiening) Rahe
    • Margaretha Rahe; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on October 20, 1880.  Emma's mother
    • Margaretha Rahe; inscribed on December 9, 1880; Emma's mother Margaretha (Stiening) Rahe
    • Will, who called himself "Brother Will", presumably Emma's brother William Henry Rahe, who gave the album to Emma at Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 29, 1880
    • Mollie R. Rea; inscribed on April 17, 1881 at Madison, Indiana
    • Anna Schiller; inscribed at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 5, no year written
    • Iva Schofield; inscribed on June 14, 1890 at Madison, Indiana
    • Emma Seidel; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on February 14, 1885
    • Nelda Seidel of Madison, Indiana; inscribed on February 14, 1885.  Presumably the Nelda W. Seidel who married W. Allison Scott in Indiana on September 30, 1891
    • Tillie Stegner of Cincinnati, Ohio; inscribed on September 8, 1882 at Madison, Indiana
    • H. Stiening; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on October 3, 1883
    • J. F. Stiening of Westport, Indiana; inscribed on September 27, 1882
    • L. O. Stiening; inscribed at Lett's Corner, Indiana, on September 27, 1882.  Emma's cousin, presumably Lewis Orlando Stiening who graduated from Franklin College in 1887 and became a minister.
    • Louise Stiening; inscribed at Madison, Indiana, on July 16, 1884.  Emma's cousin, presumably Louisia Steining, daughter of Christian Heinrich Steining, a brother to Emma's mother Margaretha (Steining) Rahe
    • Emma G. Thayer; inscribed on February 24, 1882
    • Mary L. W.; inscribed on October 5, 1881 at Madison, Indiana.  Someone, presumably, Emma, added the surname Wehrle, the inscriber was Mary L. Wehrle
    • Jno. W. Wenzler; inscribed on February 25, 1881 at Madison, Indiana.  Jonathan W. Wenzler or John W. Wenzler
    • Hannah Winters; not sure of surname; inscribed on June 14, 1890 at Madison, Indiana.  Also mentions Margaretha, age 7 months; may have been Emma's daughter Margaretha, born in 1890, though she would have been less than two months old by June 14, 1890.