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Jean Menger collection 1862-1920

Menger, Jean Donor (dnr) (Added Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0939 (Text) 00000106160831 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.07 Cubic feet 7 folders

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General Note: Processing Information: EAD finding aid created 2014/09/24 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/18 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: The collection contains various legal documents, including indentures, deeds, and land sale records from several individuals or families in Hendricks County, including Charles Aplin, Hannah Frasier, John and Thomas Devan, W.W. Irons, and Quartus and Sarah Rust, ranging from 1862 to 1920 and compiled by Jean Menger. There are also numerous letters, postcards and photographs of Fort Sill, Oklahoma from Everett C. Howard and Walter J. Kidd to Jean Hornstein (Menger) in New York, New York during and after World War I as well as photographs depicting military life at Fort Polk, Louisiana and in Birmingham, Alabama during World War II, as well as a recital program from 1928.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Jean Menger 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: Amber Jean Hornstein Menger was born to Frederick C. and Hannah J. Hornstein in Indiana on June 22, 1900. She had one brother, F. Gordon Hornstein. The family lived in Indianapolis, Indiana while the children were growing up. Menger attended Pennsylvania State University in the mid-1910s before moving to New York, New York where she lived with her family during World War I. Presumably, she married someone with the surname Menger during the 1920s. During the 1950s, she lived in Indianapolis where she worked as a saleswoman. She died April 1969 and was buried in Cartersburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.Sources:Items in the "Jean Menger." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 20, 2015. "Jean Menger." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Accessed May 20, 2016. "Jean H. Menger." U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Accessed May 20, 2016. "A Jean Hornstein." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 20, 2016. "Amber J. Hornstein." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 20, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Jean Menger in 1968.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Pennsylvania State University.
United States. Army > Military life.
Court records > Indiana.
Contracts for deeds.
Law enforcement.
Legal correspondence.
Legal documents.
Military training camps.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Military life.
Birmingham (Ala.)
Fort Polk (La.)
Fort Sill (Okla.)
Hendricks County (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence

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