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Title: Chapman family papers, 1871-1975Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 095

Primary Creator: Chapman family

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type.

Subjects: Carbondale (Ill.) - History, Chapman family.

Forms of Material: Chapman family. - Correspondence, Chapman family. - Photographs, Correspondence., Photographs, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Chapman family papers, ranging from the years 1871-1975, contain correspondence, photographs, a family scrapbook, autograph albums, and miscellaneous items from various members of the Chapman family of Carbondale, Illinois.  The majority of the collection consists of photographs from the late 1800's to the early 1900's.

Biographical Note

In 1847, Catharine Dorothy Rethingsiever, a seventeen year old immigrant from Bavaria, Germany, came to the United States.  In 1848 she married Andrew Keidel in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they had four children: Christine, Mary, Margaret, and John A.  Mr. Keidel drowned in 1864 while serving in the Fifteenth Cavalry of Illinois in the Civil War.  Two years after the loss of her husband, Catharine remarried to Charles August Kindorf. 

Catherine led a career as a midwife, delivering 44 recorded births between 1878 and 1881.  In 1881, Catharine's only son John A. Keidel died at the age of 23.  Her oldest daughter, Anna Margaret, married a man by the name of John Chapman and gave birth to Katherine and John A. Chapman.  John  married Ruby Clements and had three boys: Charles Robert, John Edwin, and George.  It is Charles Robert Chapman who is credited with donating the Chapman Family Papers to the University.  In 1933 Katherine married Ernest Bonham who died only six years later, leaving two children, Oren and Ernest.

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale (Ill.) - History
Chapman family.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Chapman family papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Volume 1: Post Card AlbumAdd to your cart.

Hollies in box (1906)-Donoveris-Kate Chapman

Sunset Horizon (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Scottish Rite Temple (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Chopped Redwood (1906)-Donoveris-Kate Chapman

Eastlake Park-Donoveris-John Chapman

Santa Catalina Isle (1904)-Ella and Alice D.-Kate Chapman

Mission Delores-Ella and Alice D.-Kate Chapman

Monk's Chamber (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Christmas Fan -Donoveris-Margaret Chapman

Los Angeles Street (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Well with sparkles-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Hotel on shore (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Soldiers Monument -John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

L.A. from Huntingdon-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Building (1908)


Banana plants -John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Cliff house

Storm on Pacific (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Hearst Greek Theatre

Lily field (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Chinese Women

Yosemite Valley-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

San Luis Rey Mission

California bungalow (1908)-Alice-Kate Chapman

Girls with sparkle

Log cabin

Poinsetta (1908)-Robert -Kate Chapman

Poppy field

Carnegie Library (1907) ASA-Kate Chapman

Spring Street

Wheeler Park (1907)ASA-Kate Chapman

Happy New Year

Pervale Church,


Venice, Italy

West Lake Park, L.A. (1908)-John W. Santer-Kate Chapman

Hanging Rock (1908)-E.J. Lawrence-Kate Chapman

New Years (1907)-Donoveris-Chapman Family

Big tree "Wawona", Cal.

Five Cascades, Catskills (1906)-Moe-Kate Chapman

Dog and puppies (1906) Alice

Church Advent Ruins, Cal.

Lincoln Park Pond (1906)

"Wedding party"


Van Ness Ave. Ruins

Chicago in 1833-Ethel Marten-Kate Chapman

Feathered bird

Raquette Lake, N.Y. (1908)-Anna-Kate Chapman

The Twilight Hour

Sunset on the Pacific (1908)-Mrs. H. Griffen-Kate Chapman

Volume 2: Floral Autograph Book of Margaret ChapmanAdd to your cart.

Mrs. J.A. Fleming 10-31-1881

J. Chapman

Jennie 1-10-1881

Robert Borydon(?) 12-13-1880

Ella Gerril 10-1-1885

Maggie 4-29-1881

Ida Flemming

Johnie Prentice

Mr. & Mrs. E. Dickerman


James Prentice 1-10-1881

Mr. & Mrs. S. Prindle 1-23-1881

J.C. Flemming 11-16-1881

Laura 5-11-1884

K.C. McArthy

Laura Jinkins 3-7-1881


Julia A. Kathey 6-14-1889

Josie Nethey 5-15-1882

Mrs. O.V. Huber 6-2-1893

Della Flemming

K.E. Hard 4-20-1893

Minnie Hagist 11-21-1881

Brooks 8-11-1882

Mrs. A. Bryden 1-10-1881

Mrs. James Prentice

E. Prindle 4-26-1882

"Unknown Friend" 12-6-1885

Volume 3: Autograph Book of Mollie ClemensAdd to your cart.

Allie McGown 9-1896

G.W. Clemens 1-1885

Sarah Gill

Lois Stephens

Gus Randolph 7-8-1894

Mary Turner 10-16-1881

H. Monroe 5-3-1886

Eliza Gray 1-20-1885

Mr. & Mrs. Phil Gray 1-20-1885

Eliza Hehple

Ann Bost 3-28-1885

Thomas Gill 8-25-1885

Mary Butter

Frank H. Harrel 11-28-1881

L.E. Carlisle 3-11-1885

Nellie Smith 10-26-1887

J.A. Loudermilch 10-23-1887

Sally Brown 10-23-1887

Lizzie McDaniel 10-13-1887

M.A. Rickenbach

A.W. Monroe 5-3-1886

Ruth Bost 3-30-1885

Louceil Bost 3-29-1885

Luey Orens 3-30-1885

John Blackdoch 8-23-1886

Charles Nelson 5-16-1899

Emma Bryan (sister) 6-23-1885

John M. Bryan 7-23-1885

Yinnie C. Souiers(?)

Roda McGown (sister) 8-7-1885

Irene Turner 10-16-1887

K(?). W. Kell 9-19-1887

Maggie Jeffrey 3-28-1887

Gelta(?) L. Evans 10-12-1887

Maggie Maschbank 5-2(?)-1888

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Harrel 11-28-1887

Mr. & Mrs. M.M. Smith 11-11-1887

Joseph E. Towers 7-3-1886

Annie Nash 7-3-1886

William W. Crow 7-4-1886

Lissa Crow (cousin) 7-4-1886

Josie B. Evans 10-12-1887

S. McCornnell 1887

Alice Montgomery 6-15-1888                        

Myrtle Rodden

Viola Byars

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