Collection HM1/185 - Adam C. Lantz Family Papers

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Adam C. Lantz Family Papers


  • 1807-1958 (Creation)

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0.70 Linear Feet; 1 archives box and 1 half archives box

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Biographical history

Adam C. Lantz was born Aug. 4, 1831, in Mifflin Co., Pa. and died Nov. 7 1893. At the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Fairfield Co., Ohio. He was baptized in the Mennonite Church at 21. He married Anna Morrell of Fairfield Co., Ohio, in 1853. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Haw Patch, Ind.

Adam C. and Anna Lantz had four children, Sarah A., Mary E., a daughter who died in infancy, and Melvin D. Lantz.

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These assorted family papers are divided into two series:

(1) Miscellaneous family documents, 1807-1944

(2) Photographs, 1958, undated

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These materials are open for public research.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

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  • English

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Three large framed photographs associated with these papers are housed in the collections of the Mennonite Historical Library in Goshen, Indiana.

Some of the unidentified photographs in this collection are used as teaching materials for archival educational programs.  The remaining unidentified photographs were discarded.

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The photographs were at one time cataloged as a separate collection, HM4-074:  Melvin D. Lantz Collection of Pictures.  In June 2012, the collections were merged under colleciton number HM1-185.

The scrapbook and autograph book were at one time cataloged as a separate collection, HM1-239.:  Melvin D. Lantz Collection.  In February 2013, the collections were merged under catalog number HM1-185.

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  • English



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