|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/07/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/07/12 by Laura Eliason.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection includes copies of an October 16, 1962 speech given by Florentine J. Hoelker at the Franklin County Historical Society meeting held in Oldenburg, Indiana regarding the history of Oldenburg; a speech he gave on July 3, 1965 at the Oldenburg Firemen's Festival; and a circa 1965 historical summary of Oldenburg's four public places.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| Florentine J. Hoelker speeches, 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:
|| Florentine J. Hoelker was born March 28, 1891 in Batesville, Indiana to William and Magdalena Hoelker. He married Amanda Schmidt (1892-1954) on October 11, 1916. He worked with his father and later his brothers at the Hoelker General Store in Oldenburg, Franklin County, Indiana until 1950. He served as treasure of Franklin County from 1937 to 1941 and also worked as an insurance agent. He was an active member of the Franklin County Historical Society. He died at the age of 82 on December 2, 1973. Sources: Ancestry.com. "Florentine Hoelker. Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed July 11, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/."Oldenburg Rites For Florentine Hoelker." Greensburg Daily News (IN), December 3, 1973.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William L. Selm on 2017/01/20.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.