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Jeremiah Hershey papers 1873-1883, 1885-1910, 1912-1917, 1919-1922

Hershey, Jeremiah, (creator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L068 (Text) 00000106297104 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.0 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes, including 47 volumes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/03/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/16 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes autographed, signed diaries from Jere Hershey in Vincennes, Indiana ranging from 1873 to 1922 regarding business and personal matters.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Jeremiah Hershey papers, 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:
Jeremiah (also known as Jere/Jerre/Jerry) Hershey was born October 15, 1839 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania to Joseph M. and Catherine (Laird) [Sias] Hershey. He was the oldest of six children and was raised in Wabash County, Illinois. He enlisted in Company E, Illinois 63rd Infantry Regiment on April 10, 1862 and was mustered out on September 29, 1862. He married Martha Jane Jackman Grass (usually known as Jane) on September 23, 1863 in Lawrence County, Illinois. He taught in schools in Illinois and Indiana, moving to Vincennes, Indiana in 1865. They had four children, two of whom died before the age of two, the third as a young man. Their son, Joseph V. (B. in some sources, V. in his father's diary), lived to adulthood and is often mentioned in his father's diary. Jeremiah was the city engineer for Vincennes for many years, beginniing in 1871 to circa 1903, then working as a surveyor and contractor in Knox County and retiring after 1909. He died April 23, 1925 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Vincennes, Indiana.Information found within the collection."Hershey, Jere". (1886). History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Goodspeed Publishing Company (pp. 351-2). Print. ISLI 977.201 K74"Hershey, Jere". (1902). IN Hodge, J.P. Vincennes in picture and story. Vincennes, IN: Antiquarian Society. (p. 150). Print. ISLI 977.201 K74VH"Hershey, Jeremiah". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hershey, Jeremiah". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://www.findagrave.com"Hershey, Jeremiah". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hershey, Jeremiah". U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com"Hershey, Jerry". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hershey, Jerry". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hershey, Martha Jane Grass". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://www.findagrave.com"[Hershy], Jerry". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/03/11. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Chester McClure on 1933/08/02.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Vincennes (Ind.)
Genre: Diaries.

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