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Accession #MU2017/2
TopicSherrick, M.M.: Family Materials,
TitleSherrick Family Materials
LocationArchives, IIS, Large Box 56, MU2017/2
CitationSherrick Family Materials, MU2017/2, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceCollection of the Archives
Scope and Content

Folder #1:

Photographs of the seven Buck sisters.Photographs of the two daughters of M. M. and Minnie Sherrick (Marjorie Ruth Sherrick and Dorothy Miriam Nevon Sherrick).  Obituary of Lulu Raw Young. Birth-house of the Buck sisters in Polo, Illinois.

Folder Packet #2

Minnie Sherrick (Minnie Mae Buck) materials: published writing, poetry, marriage certificate, obituary.  A daughter writes, "Mother's Poems about 1932-1938, the years at N. Manchester - which might have been her happiest had it not been for Harold's illness." Minnie's death certificate, funeral plans and expenses, names of parents.

Folder #3 - 1923 dedication booklet of the new Mount Morris Church of the Brethren with a tribute to Wilbur Stover.

#4a - Family history. #4a - Cousin Burton Sherrick. #4c - Deaths of Elmer Hersch and Nettie Hughes.

#5 - Dorothy Sherrick's family history and correspondence.

Folders #6, #7, #8, #9 - Family photographs and albums.

Folder #10 - Ruth Sherrick Brumbaugh materials.

Folder #11 - Paul Henry Sherrick - photograph and biography. He volunteered in 1916 in 1st World War and went to France.  After a safe return and university degrees, Paul went back into the military life to be a Lieutenant Colonel.  He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Other Objects:

Many folders related to Dorothy Sherrick regarding her education following college (University of Chicago etc.), career, photographs, correspondence, mementos.

Scrapbook probably reflecting Dorothy Sherrick's family and life experiences, including romances. Caution to the researcher - pages and photographs are falling out and are not well documented.

Bible, perhaps belonging to M. M. Sherrick, from Mount Morris, with personal notes.

"Wintergreen"  book of poetry by M. M. Sherrick and publisher's contract.

M. M. Sherrick - published poems in notebook - poetry notebook - Library of Congress copyright materials.

Recognition by the Church of the Brethren General Education Board.

Recognition by M. M. Sherrick made by President Winger, Dean Carl Holl, and Professor Edward Kintner at Alumni Day 1938.

Manchester receipt.

Sherrick as High School teacher 1897-1898.  1910 Dorothy Sherrick Mount Morris High School grade card.

M. M. Sherrick Coe College records, along with Coe College and other letters of recommendation.

M. M. Sherrick University of Michigan records.  Michigan teaching records. Idaville High School and teaching career. Manchester College teaching contract.

Sketch made of M. M. Sherrick (portrait).

Sherrick biographical materials. Correspondence and residences.

Family  photographs and albums.

Dorothy's journal, "My Trip Abroad," 1928.

M. M. Sherrick, "Topical Sermon Notes." Published book.

Many materials and writings, published and unpublished by Robert Harold Sherrick (R. H. Sherrick), M. C. Class of 1924. It appears as if Robert attended Mount Morris College as well.

Date of Accession13 January 2017
Bio History Note

Sherrick family photographs, scrapbooks, photographs correspondence, poetry, publications, and memorabilia of M. M. Sherrick, Minnie Mae (Buck) Sherrick, Dorothy Sherrick, Marjorie Sherrick, Robert H. Sherrick, Burton Sherrick, and members of the Buck and E. S. Young families.

Lela Ruth Young and Lulu Rae Young were daughters of Nettie Buck and S. S. Young.

Henry and Eliza Buck had seven daughters, who were born in a house in Polo, Illinois. Minnie Mae married M. M. Sherrick.

Minnie Mae (Buck) Sherrick was the wife of M. M. Sherrick and the mother of Marjorie Sherrick and Dorothy Sherrick.

M. M. Sherrick stands for Marvin Manam Sherrick. He graduated from Mount Morris College in 1918.

M. M. Sherrick and Minnie's sons were named Robert Harold Sherrick and Paul Henry Sherrick.

Archivist believes Paul Henry graduated from Mount Morris College with a major in Chemistry (more research is needed). Goggle Books - "Catalogue of the University of Michigan." 

Archivist NoteDescription prepared 13 January 2017 by Jeanine Wine.

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