Letters and Diaries from Northwest Ohio
Henry Ellsworth letter to Mrs. Tschan, November 11, 1918
Letter from Henry Ellsworth to Mrs. Tschan regarding the health of her son, Albert W. Tschan, a soldier in the 158th Depot Brigade who contracted influenza while stationed at Camp Sherman, Ohio, during World War I. Ellsworth describes his efforts to help Albert Tschan recover from his illness, and…
Henry Ellsworth account of life at Camp Sherman, Ohio
Personal account of Henry Ellsworth of Bowling Green, Ohio, regarding his service in Company 8, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, during World War I. Ellsworth details a fatal influenza outbreak at the camp and reflects on the place of Christianity in public life,…
Esther Martha Palmer reprinted letters
Letters home from Esther Martha Palmer of Prairie Depot (Wayne), Ohio , reprinted in the newspapers the "Prairie Depot Observer," "Bloomdale Gazette," and "Pemberville Leader," written while serving during World War I as a nurse at Base Hospital 4 with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe. …
Myron Hanna letters
Photocopies of letters written by Myron Hanna, a Deshler, Ohio physician, while serving in the 132nd Ambulance Company, 33rd Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during World War I. Hanna was wounded during his service from ingesting poisonous chemicals, as he writes in his letter of…
John Welk diary
An account by John Welk of his time in the Union Army. This daily account is especially focused on Welk's activities and the conditions that he faced.
Ellen Aultman 1901 diary
Typescript of a diary, originally written by Ellen Cornelia Kelly Aultman in 1901, and later typed by her descendant Mary Lou (Aldrich) Harn. The diary documents a farm family in Scotch Ridge, Ohio.
Lizzie Marrott diary
The photocopied diary of Lizzie Marrott between 1891 and 1892 when Lizzie was 17-years-old and living in Hudson, Ohio. There is an emphasis on school and social life.
William Shanks diary
Handwritten diary of William Shanks, a private with the 21st O.V.I. during the Civil War. Entries detail camp life, troop movements, and information on other members of the regiment.
Letter from David P. Stoker and Darius R. Stoker to their parents
Letter from David P. Stoker and Darius R. Stoker that describes an attempt by General O.M. Mitchell to capture the Confederate raider, John Hunt Morgan. It also includes references to the activities of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Hiram Ketcham diary
The diary of Hiram Ketcham during the years 1864 and 1865. Ketcham describes his experiences and activities during his time as a member of the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Annie R. Stuart diary
In this diary of a Republic, Ohio schoolteacher, written while her husband and brother were serving in Union Army during the Civil War, Annie R. Stuart describes her activities. This includes school teaching, courtship, and marriage as well as domestic chores.
Richard F. Blinn diary
Travel diary documenting trip of Richard Blinn, with his wife Clara and son Willie, from Perrysburg, Ohio to Sand Creek, Colorado along the Santa Fe Trail in 1868, with some additional entries describing the search by Richard for Clara and Willie after they were kidnapped by Indians, and their later…