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Jonas B. Berkey collection 1852-1880

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0110 (Text) 00000105867063 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/05/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/16 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes 21 photocopies of materials from Salem, Indianan. Included are papers dealing with Morgan's Raid, stock shares in various Salem businesses and schools, and receipts. Also included is a 9-page copy of coffin accounts, 1873-1880, of Washington County, Indiana, listing coffin sales to individuals.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Jonas B. Berkey collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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 or Historical Data:
Jonas B. Berkey was born in Berlin, Pennsylvania, on January 20, 1808, son of Christian and Fannie Berkey. The family migrated to Pigeon Roost, Clark County, Indiana, in 1809. Less than a year later, the family moved to Washington County, Indiana, followed by their final move to Jackson County, Indiana. On April 19, 1828, Berkey married Evaline Henderlider. Their children included Susan, Frederick Norton, Jonas Wright, Isabelle, Elizabeth, and Delilah. In 1845, Berkey opened his Berkey merchandise store, known as Berkey Brothers after his sons took over the business, in Salem, Indiana. He died on October 21, 1886. Sources:Stevens, Warder W. Centennial History of Washington County, Indiana. (Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen & Company, 1916), 706. Accessed June 16, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Washington County Historical Society on 1967/03/18.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Banks and banking.
Businesspeople > Indiana.
General stores.
Indiana > Economic conditions.
Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863.
Universities and colleges.
Business enterprises > Indiana.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Salem (Ind.)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Washington County (Ind.)

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