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

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