Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Family Bible Collection

 

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Introduction

Family Resources

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

Over the years, bibles belonging to Sandusky County and Northwest Ohio families have been donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. The bibles are gathered together in a single collection known as the Family Bible Collection.

Family Resources

The family bible was often the most precious possession of the nineteenth-century American household. In addition to spiritual inspiration, religious instruction, and the means by which many children learned to read, the bible served as the repository of a family’s vital records. Family bibles were often handed down from one generation to another. Each succeeding generation recorded its family’s birth, death, marriage, and baptismal dates and places. Precious photographs, documents, and keepsakes were stored in the family bible as well.

Scope and Content

The families of Sandusky County and Northwest Ohio have donated over 100 bibles to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Spanning the years from 1800 to 1936, the bibles frequently contain vital records of the owners’ families. Photocopies of pages containing family data and items found in each bible are filed in the Hayes Presidential Center’s Biographical File under the family name. Family data are filed on individual index cards in the library’s reading room as well. Arranged alphabetically, the inventory provides the family name given each bible and the date of publication.

Inventory

FAMILY BIBLE COLLECTION


FAMILY NAME
BIBLE
NUMBER


YEAR

  

ALBRIGHT/HATTON 54 c1882
ANWAY/GAVITT

22

1859

BALL, EVELINE [GRANT-DICKINSON-BUTMAN]

S23

1842

BARTLETT 20 1854
BARTLETT 39 1846
BAUMAN S11 1890
BAUMANN FAMILY 53 1833
BEEBE 15 c1860
BEEBE S17 c1884
BETTS 56
BILLINGS/OTIS/SHERMAN 04 1847
BIRDSEYE 40 1829
BOGART S13 1936
BORCK 72
CARIS [GERMAN] 42 1900
CARIS [GERMAN] 43 1912
CARIS [GERMAN] 44 1879
COCHRAN 61 1880
CREESE 17 c1862
DAUGHERTY/MCCONNELL/MCDONALD 35 1873
DUNDORE 63
EDDY S12 n.d.
EDGERTON/FUSSELMAN 28 1855
ELDERKIN 05 1866
EVELAND/BURKEY 31 c1879
FESSLER  73
FINK  67
FORGRAVE 26 1874
FRY 02 1865
FRY/RIDEOUT S10 1824
GASSER 65
GELBART 68 c1826
GELPIN/RAWSON 16 1855
GIBBS 03 1848
GRANT/DICKINSON-BUTMAN 45 1860
GRAVES S14  n.d.
GRAYDON 21 1872
GURST 25 1890
HARKEY 71
HARRISON 66
HEINRICH S07 1829
HEMING S09 n.d.
HENRICKS/HENNRICKS [ENGLISH] 50 c1800
HOKE/MCCONNELL 36 1890
HUTSON 27 1845
HUTSON S08 1829
IMLER FAMILY 76 n.d.
JOPP 62
KELLER 48 1879
KING [WALTER] FAMILY 75
KOCH-COOK 13  n.d.
KONOBECK/HOUSE 46 1885
LAMAITRE 60
LEASE S16 1879
LOOSE 01 1874
LORD 55  1851
MCCONNELL S15 1891
MCDONALD 34 1844
MCVEY 57
MILLER (MULLER) [GERMAN] 41 1881
MILLS/FINCH 19 1813
MOONEY S02 1862
MYERS   70 n.d.
NICHOLS/SINCLAIR S01  1866
OSWALD 33 1859
OVERMIRE 18 n.d.
PARLOW S06 1883
PERO 07 1871
PHILLIPS/HATFIELD/LORENZ 10 1842
PLAGMAN 74 n.d.
PSALM BOOK 51 1787
RABE 12 1849
RAWSON 30 1846
RAWSON/GELPIN 09
RICE, R. S. 06 1848
ROSS 23  1884
RYAN 11 1828
SEAMAN 52 1829
SEITEL [HOLDERMAN-JUNE FAMILY] S18 1911
SEITEL [HOLDERMAN-JUNE FAMILY] S19 1884
SEITEL [HOLDERMAN-JUNE FAMILY] S20 1870
SEITEL [HOLDERMAN-JUNE FAMILY] [GERMAN] S21 1871
SEITEL [HOLDERMAN-JUNE FAMILY] [GERMAN]   S22 1873
SHIVELY [WM. C. FLOCKEN COLLECTION] S24  1844
SLOPE S03 1902
STAMM S05 1847
STEVENS 38 n.d.
STEVENSON/GELPIN 08
STONER/STEM S04 n.d.
THATCHER/WARD 58
THOMPSON/FOWLER 24 1881
TICE 59 1836
TUTTLE/YEAGLE 29 1885
VAN DOREN 37 1834
VAN DOREN 47 1814
VAN DOREN, EATHEL 77 1915
VOORHICS 64
WAGNER 14 c1879
WALKER 69 1886
WORST/DIEHR 32 1868
YODER [GERMAN] 49 n.d.

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