Reference Materials Index: Books, 3-Ring Binders, Folders at Keller History Museum

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Reference Material Index

Compiled and Edited by Michael R.Reilly

Last Revised 08/15/2015 

    Editor’s Note: This page and its’ link pages will contain various reference materials [books, 3-ring binders, folders] concerning the Sussex-Lisbon area that were not generally published for the public. Titles and tables of content [keywords] will be found here. Also check published material, some are also available at the Pauline Haass Public Library; contact the Reference Librarian.

These publications are available at the SLAHS Depot Museum for research, contact historian Fred Keller or Curator Mike Reilly, to determine when museum personnel would be available to assist.

Research Folders

(Three-ring binders unless otherwise noted)

Baynton Family, 7-17-03, 028

Letters from the Black, Farrell, Craven, Moore Families…1800 to 1979 from Leslie Manke, 5-24-2003, 012

Busse Family

Butler Family

Cady / Weaver / Ott, Civil War Sussex Teacher James Cady – Mary Ann Medhurst

Davidson, Rose, Hall, revised July 2011 (Jerry Babcock donation).

Davidson Family Sussex, 7-1-02, red book, items pasted in.

Edwards, Will – William H. S. Edwards, 1861 – 1944, farmer / principal / politician

Elliott Family, Sussex – Lisbon

Fryda Farm – Ernest, Bob, Mike, 1928 to

Horning Stier Manke Families – Lillian Butler, Wilma’s Diary

Halquist Stone Co., Book 1

Halquist Stone Co., Book 2

Hardiman Family / Hardiman Oil Co. / Stone Family / Wileden Family, also Kazmerchak and Zimmerman Families

Howard Family, Sussex-Lisbon, includes section on California Howards, 7-17-03, 029

Howard, Isaac Family – Lannon, 1-30-2006, 085

Jeffery, Albert and Margaret, nee Butler, store ledger 1921 to 1929, hardcover book/ledger

Kerstein, Mary, nee Gerken, keep sakes, wife of Rudy, lived over 90 years Sussex Main St., including Mindemann / Van Valen house.

Lembke, Ruth Craine, 1910-2006

Manke / Stier Families, mostly donated by Leon Manke, 2008; August Manke and wife Lizzie, nee Stier, Art Manke, Lisbon Town Chairman, Eisenhauer connection and Hornik / Hornig connection

McKerrow Farm, 4-19-2008, 001

McKerrow, George; Richmond School books, Lisbon School District #2

McLaughlin Family Book, from their memory box

Meissner / Rankin Families

Mindemann Family

Muntz, Herman

Nettesheim, William “Bill”, “56 Acres of Heaven”


Redford family; Thomas Spencer Redford

Russell family, 9-1-03, 048

The Russells of Kent County England, by Janice Ann Russell

Schlicher family

Siewert / Meyer families, 7-9-2003, 022

Stier, also Betty Magnusson, Mary Anna Hart, and others

Stone / Wileden / Zimmerman / Kerr Families

Stolper, 1990’s Trip Down Sussex Main Street

Taylor Family; Berger, Taylor, Hall, Templeton

Tempero, from pioneer Charles to Madeline Tempero Lembke, book 1

Tempero family, book 2, 069B

Tetzlaff / Steffen families

Treloar, as a young man – Austy

Weaver collection, book 1 of 2, 7-19-03, 031

Weaver collection, book 2, 7-19-03, 032

Weaver family, Hardeman connection, info from Richard Hughes

The Weavers of Lisbon-Sussex, by Janice Peterson, 7-23-2003, 036

The Weavers of Lisbon-Sussex, book 1, by Janice Peterson, 7-23-2003, 036

The Weavers of Lisbon-Sussex, book 2, by Janice Peterson, 7-23-2003, 035

Weaver family, album from William Harland estate, 1999, 8-15-2003, 040

Weaver family – Richard, Alfred, William II, other Weavers

Weaver, Melinda, book – St. Alban’s

Weaver Family Genealogy, 1730-1930, legal size binder.

Misc Binders

Families of Sussex-Lisbon, 1900-2000, 8-29-03, 047

Various Families Sussex-Lisbon; Dr. Roberts, Pioneers Krueger, Brown, Templeton, Beier, more.

Misc Farms, Families, Sussex-Lisbon, 7-6-03, 019

Misc Farms, Sussex-Lisbon, book 2

Show this to your childrenand grandchildren


This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

The year is 1906.
One hundred and seven years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

 Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year,?  a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.?

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn’t been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn’t read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.” ( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States, possibly the world, in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.