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Rhodes family collection 1821-1967

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L537 (Text) 00000105336655 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L537 (Text) 00000105336663 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L537 (Text) 00000105336671 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3 ms boxes, 9 oversized folders

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/11 by Ruth Light. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains the papers of the Rhodes family, including papers from the Kreglo and Lauler families which married into the Rhodes family. It contains mortgages and deeds of Mary A. Kreglo, Sophia E. Rhodes (Kreglo), and John W. Rhodes from the late 19th century, as well as the legal papers of John William Rhodes. It also includes various investment papers of Joseph Lauler, particularly those regarding oil prospects in Texas. Finally, there are assorted personal items, such as greeting cards and travel souvenirs from members of the Rhodes family.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Rhodes Family Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data: Jacob and Mary A. Kreglo came to Indiana from Maryland in the early 1850s. The couple had at least four children, Sophia E., Ellen, Mary E., and Alice. Jacob Kreglo worked as a carpenter; Mary A. and Sophia E. Kreglo were probably involved in real estate. John W. Rhodes was born in the mid-1830s in England. He immigrated to the United States and became a real estate agent. In the mid-1870s, he married Sophia E. Kreglo. Together they had at least one child, Mary, although there was probably at least one son born to the couple as well. Their grandson, John William Rhodes, was the proprietor of the Rhodes Pharmacy in Indianapolis. Joseph Lauler was a member of the Association of Master Bakers and worked at a bakery in the Indianapolis area. He married Elizabeth Oeftering, and they had at least three children, Helen, Herman, and Ernest. Helen Lauler married John William Rhodes on June 15, 1922.
Subject: Rhodes family.
Personal belongings.

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