Hoover, Mr. & Mrs. James Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1770-1963

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Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963

Collection No.: SC 0098
Creator: Strickler Family

Extent: 2 hollinger boxes, 1 oversize folder; 1 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: This collection deals mainly with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, Virginia, along with a few other related families.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Mr.& Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963, SC 0098, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Donated to Carrier Library by Mrs. James Hoover of Harrisonburg in May 1993.
Processing Information: This collection was minimally reprocessed in May 2017 and renamed Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, a change from Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection. In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2062.

Bio/Historical Note:

Abraham Strickler was one of the original settlers of the Shenandoah Valley at Massanutten (now Page County) in the 1720s. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He first settled in America around 1700 in the province of Pennsylvania. He then migrated to Virginia and settled about 4 miles west of Luray. His descendants figured prominently in the life of the region. Abraham is credited as being the ancestor of most of the Stricklers in Shenandoah County.

Scope and Content:

The Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963, consists of two Hollinger boxes and a few oversize materials dealing largely with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, in what would become Page County, Virginia in 1831, and a few related families. There are scattered documents relevant to related families, especially the Civil War correspondence of the Kauffmans, but the bulk of the collection documents parts of the lives of two Mary Stricklers (1860s, 1907-1940s); Joseph and Joseph T. Strickler (1810-1856, 1890s); and Baptist Elder Reuben T. Strickler (1881-1903). There is also some correspondence concerning the Strickler land claim and experiences in Oregon and Washington Territory (1860s-1880s).

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in four series:

Related Material:

L. R. Milbourne Papers, 1886 - 1906, SC 0108, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Separated Material:

Joseph H. Wenger's History of the Descendants of Abraham Beery was removed from the collection, individually cataloged, and placed in the rare book collection.

Contents:

Series 1: Letters and Genealogy, 1776-1963

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Letters, 1835-1860, undated
1:1
Letters, 1861-1862
1:2
Letters, 1863-1866
1:3
Letters, 1867-1869
1:4
Letters, 1870-1878
1:5
Letters, 1880-1882
1:6
Letters, 1883-1886, undated
1:7
Letters, 1887-1903, undated
1:8
Letters, 1907-1918
1:9
Letters, 1919-1944
1:10
Genealogy, 1776-1963
1:11

Series 2: Business Legal Documents, 1810-1928

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Business Receipts, 1810-1928 (bulk 1890) (bulk bulk 1890)
2:1
Seven Railroad timetables, 1880s
2:2
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:3
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:4
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:5
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:6
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:7
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:8
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:9
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:10
Lists of land and property taxes, 1815-1827, undated
2:11
Ledgers, 1821-1826
2:12

Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1865-1904

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Miscellaneous, 1865-1904
2:13

Series 4: Oversize, 1818-1889

Folder Title
Box : Folder
Oversize, 1818-1889
OV:1

Compiled by: Pat Paczkowski and Chris Bolgiano, February 1994; Alicia Henneberry, October 2013; Tiffany Cole, May 2017