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Moellmann family papers

Label
Moellmann family papers, 1825-1909
Title
Moellmann family papers
Inclusive dates
1825-1909
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains personal papers and correspondence of Rev. Wilhelm Moellmann from 1825 to 1839, including a diary of his voyage to the United States, as well as the personal papers and correspondence of his wife, Wilhemina Moellmann, Augustus Mollmann, Carl Barus, and other family members from 1840 to 1901. The collection also includes a variety of New Year's cards, including a pop-up card, ranging from 1889 to 1902; miscellaneous invitations and programs ranging from 1879 to 1909; and 2 undated, unidentified photographs.Many of the items in the collection are written in German. The original spelling of the family name was Mœllmann and much of the correspondence is addressed with this surname. Rev. Wilhelm's family seems to have change the spelling to "Moellmann" after immigrating to America, but his brother, Augustus, used the spelling "Mollmann"
Biographical or historical data
Wilhelm Moellmann was born in Germany on November 26, 1804. He and his wife, Wilhemina (1812-1888), came to the United States in 1835. Moellmann was the first minister of the Northern German Lutheran Congregation in Cincinnati, Ohio. They had two daughters, Sophia (1835-1920) and Wilhelmina (1840-1906). He died on May 7, 1840. Rev. Moellmann's daughter, Sophia, married Carl Barus (1823-1908), a well-known musician and director of the Indianapolis Maennerchor. Their daughter, Alice Sophia (1867-1897) married millionaire Indianapolis brewer, Albert Lieber (1863-1934) in 1887 and they had 3 children. Their daughter, Edith Sophia (1888-1944), married Kurt Vonnegut, Sr.(1884-1957) on November 22, 1913 and they had 3 children. Their youngest child was the well known novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007).Sources:Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "Alice Sophia Barus." Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed February 22, 2016.Findagrave.com. "Alice Sophia Barus Lieber." Find a Grave index. Accessed February 22, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com.Findagrave.com. "Edith Sophia Lieber Vonnegut." Find a Grave index. Accessed February 22, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com. Findagrave.com. "Rev. Wilhelm Moellmann." Find a Grave index. Accessed February 22, 2016. http://www.findagrave.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
Language note
Materials in English and German
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barus family
  • Barus, Carl
  • Moellmann family
  • Moelmann, Wilhelm
  • Indianapolis Maennerchor
  • Kipp Brothers Company
  • Clergy
  • Clergy
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Lutheran Church
  • Lutheran church buildings
  • Lutherans
  • United States
Label
Moellmann family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/297
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2017/12/27 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
20642698
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)949479466
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box
Label
Moellmann family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/297
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2017/12/27 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
20642698
Extent
0.3 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
(OCoLC)949479466
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 manuscript box

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