1814: Ann Ten Eyck to Catharine Ten Eyck

This incredible letter was written in 1814 by Ann Ten Eyck (1783-1851) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while visiting her cousin Elizabeth “Betsey” (Harrison) Broadhead (1779-1867). She wrote the letter to her sister Catherine Ten Eyck (1798-1865) in Albany, New York. They were the daughters of Harmanus Ten Eyck (1749-1828) and Margarita Bleecker (1755-1834) who were married … More 1814: Ann Ten Eyck to Catharine Ten Eyck

1864: Franklin Marshall to Robert G. Marshall

This letter was written by Franklin (“Frank”) Marshall (1841-1911), the son of Robert G. Marshall (1812-1893) and Louisa Vickers (1813-1886) of Norton Center, Summit county, Ohio. Frank enlisted at the age of 21 on 10 August 1862 at Akron, Ohio, in Co. H, 104th Ohio Infantry. He was transferred to Co. C, 23rd Veteran Reserve Corps … More 1864: Franklin Marshall to Robert G. Marshall

1864: Charles Shondel to Benjamin Franklin Bowers

This letter was written by Charles Carrolus Shondel (1840-1895), the son of Jacob Schandel (1806-1870) and Mary Bachtel (1813-1860) of Canton, Stark county, Ohio. [Notice that Charley spelled his named “Shondel” as opposed to the way his father spelled it.] Charles married Martha J. Miller in 1867. Charley wrote the letter to his friend, Benjamin … More 1864: Charles Shondel to Benjamin Franklin Bowers

1846: William Nelson Stimson to Milton Badger

This letter was written by Rev. William Nelson Stimson (1808-1903), a native of Worcester, New York, who became a devoted missionary of the Presbyterian Church in Indiana in the 1840s. William attended the Oneida Institute in New York before graduating from the Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1841. He was ordained as a … More 1846: William Nelson Stimson to Milton Badger

1838: George W. Hough to David A. James

This letter was written by George W. Hough (1808-1878) from Jefferson City, Missouri, in December 1838. George was a native of Virginia. He was married to Mary G. Shawen (1814-1876) in 1833 and settled in Jefferson City in 1838 where George engaged in merchandizing until 1854. He was a representative in the Missouri legislature and in … More 1838: George W. Hough to David A. James

1864: Benjamin Rohrer & Family to Allen K. Rohrer

This letter was written by Benjamin Rohrer (1821-1909) and his wife, Sarah (McFarland) Rohrer (1826-1916), of Baughman, Wayne County, Ohio. They wrote the letter to their son, Allen K. Rohrer (1845-1864), a private in Company E, 169th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, not long after he had been mustered into the regiment. Allen enlisted in May 1864 … More 1864: Benjamin Rohrer & Family to Allen K. Rohrer