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Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.

Marguerite Rawalt

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Identifier: BC535
Abstract Born in Prairie City, Illinois in 1895, Rawalt was a graduate of George Washington University School of Law and a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. An active supporter of women’s rights, Rawalt served on President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and President Lyndon Johnson’s Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She was also involved in the organization of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as an officer in...

Oliver Perry Hunt Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC305
Abstract Oliver Perry Hunt was a lawyer, farmer, teacher and soldier. Admitted to the bar in Indiana, he later moved to Tuscola, Illinois, where he taught school and practiced law. Then he married Eliza McDowell and began to farm. In 1862 he helped organize Company K of the 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was also active in local politics as a registered Democrat. Collection contains military papers, correspondence, minute books, fee books, account books, legal documents and blueprints...

Rogers Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC548
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...

Thomas M. Reece Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC538
Abstract Abingdon, Illinois physician who acted as the medical director at Camp Butler, 1861-1862, then as surgeon with the 118th Illinois Infantry, and Surgeon in Chief, Cavalry Division, Department of the Gulf. He practiced medicine in Abingdon until his death in 1894