Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Scope and Content
The Conrad Hawk Family was one of the early pioneer families of Green Creek Twp., Sandusky County, Ohio. The material was preserved in the family of Margaret Hawk Purdham, a Hawk descendant.
Conrad Hawk of Alleghany County, Pennsylvania migrated to Sandusky County, Ohio just as it was opened for settlement, purchasing land in Green Creek Twp. The large family (fourteen children) of David Hawk, eldest son of Conrad, intermarried with many of the Green Creek/Clyde area families.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of miscellaneous family memorabilia spanning the years 1850 to 1925, including photographs, legal documents, and vital records. The material relates to a number of Green Creek Twp. Sandusky County, Ohio families (Beard, Perin, Hutchinson) that intermarried with the Hawk family descendants. Most significant are the family documents and early ambrotype images, including those of George Hawk (in Civil War uniform) and Noble Perin. Both men served in the 72nd OVI. Noble Perin died in Andersonville Prison after being captured at the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads.
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1. Family Records
a. Undated School award to "Johnie Hawk" awarded by
"Naomi Killinger, Teacher."
b. Ohio National Guard Honorable Discharge for J. L. Beard,
c. Ohio National Guard Appointment to rank of sergeant for
J. L. Beard, 1910.
d. Sandusky County, Ohio Deeds (1876-1919)
e. Birth Registration for Thomas Carr Millar, son of John and
Agnes Carr Millar, born June 1884, Durham County,
England, and dated May 1894.
f. Hawk Family Vital Records
g. Funeral Notice for Mrs. Phoebe M. Perrin, dated Sept. 18,
h. Handwritten Naturalization for Thomas Witzel, 1836,
Alleghany County, Pa.
2. Sandusky County Deeds (1876-1919)
3. Identified Images
a. Noble Perin, b. 1819 d. August 12, 1864, Andersonville
Prison. Enlisted in the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in
1861. Captured at Brice's Cross Roads, Mississippi.
b. Noble Perin, b. 1819 d. August 12, 1864. (ambrotype).
c. George Hawk, dated 1861. Enlisted 72nd Ohio Volunteer
Infantry. (ambrotype - Civil War uniform).
d. John Hawk in January 1905 group photograph of Dana
School students (District #4 of Green Creek Twp.
Sandusky County, Ohio). Teacher identified as Naomi
e. Hawk Family in undated group photograph. Of the eleven
adults appearing in the photograph, only Mrs. George Hawk
and daughter are identified.
f. John Hawk in undated group photograph of "Green Creek"
g. Will Hawk ('from Green Creek") in uniform (undated).
h. Undated image of group of men gathered on bridge. "Ele
Wrecker at foot of old bridge west end."
4. Unidentified Images
5. Miscellaneous Sandusky County, Ohio Business Material
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