Personal Photograph and Newspaper Clipping Album of a Former Member of the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, in Elgin, Illinois
Southern Illinois District: Church of the Brethren
Brethren History Shelves, NE Shelving Unit (IS)
Personal Photograph and Newspaper Clipping Album of a Former Member of the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, in Elgin, Illinois , BC2010/5, Archives and Brethren Historical Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana.
One personal photograph, postcard, newspaper and publication clipping album from unknown individual.
Date of Accession
15 July 2010
Bio History Note
What makes this album interesting in the amount of history it records. There are articles about Church of the Brethren missionaries, the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois, Church of the Brethren ministers and leaders, as well as personal stories about the compiler and folks this individual knows. It is a shame that the source remains unknown.
Following is a brief history that is written on a card in this album:
The Highland Ave. Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland, Elgin, Ill was our home church, for the entire time, during out wedded life.
The first five years, we came from our apartment in Saint Charles.
On Nov. 13., 1948, we moved to Fragrant Vista. We attended church from here for over seventeen years.
On June 20, 1966, we moved to Eagle Heights and attended the Highland Avenue Church until Everett's death Jan. 15, 1971.
The album includes:
Wedding photo of Lottie and Ernest Hoff and the way their Dining Table looked at their wedding.
Christmas greeting postcard wiith E. G. Hoff holding grandson, Gregeory Lee. circa 1946.
On card verso:
Ernest Hoff b.
Lottie Neher Hoff b.
Grandson, Gergory b
minister Emrick, Leland B.S. 39
Ernestine (Hoff) Emrick B.S.40
writer home maker
William Beery, 103 yrs of Age. Heard him sing Rose of Sharon on B[irthday?]. Wm. Beery b 4 - 8 - 1852, d 1 - 28 - 56 (age 103 - 9 mo. 20 d.). "Elgin's Older Resident." Had two children, Leon and Judith (Mrs. I. N. Garber).
"Mary Emmert Stover, Our Missionary Mother."
Lottie Neher Hoff and E. G. Hoff - Bible Scholar - clippings about their life.
Miss Ruth Shriver, clipping about her life.
Arzetta Jane Brickley in her room at Timbercrest. Taken when 103 yrs. old. Jan 31, 1973. Picture by Ruth McCullough who has a birthday, Jan. 31 (same day).
Vignettes of Church of the Brethren missionaries circa the 1940's forward.
Vignettes of the Highland Ave. Church of the Brethren, Elgin, Illinois.
Dr. WIlbur McFadden and Family, Vernard Eller, Glenn Rohrer, Dan West, Ora Huston, Edward K. Ziegler (1960), Jesse Ziegler, Burton Metzler, Lorell Weiss, Ira Moomaw (1962), Chalmer Faw, James B. Bowman (missionary), Mary Schaeffer, Ernest and Olivia Ikenberry, Merlin Shull, Martha Cocanower, Martha Rupel, Wilma Stern, Anna Warstler, etc.
1961 Annual Conference Worship leaders, Dale W. Brown, Clarence Sink, Wilfren Staufer, Hubert Newcomer, Thomas Davis and other 1961 Conference speakers.
Many more newsclippings.
Description prepared 15 July 2010 by Jeanine M. Wine.