Diaries of John H. Eibest
John Henry Eibest was a farmer in Grant Township in Douglas County, near Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains 51 diaries and associated documents pertaining to the farm, property, and life of John Eibest.
- 1880 - 1939
- Eibest, John Henry, 1859-1939? (Author, Person)
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Biography of John Henry Eibest
John Henry Eibest was born on April 6, 1859 in Wheeling Township, Ohio County, West Virginia to Fredericke (Gehring) and Henry Eibest. After the Civil War, the family moved to Ross County, Ohio.
John left Ohio for Douglas County, Kansas around 1880 and started farming in Grant Township. He married Mary E. McCormick in Lawrence on December 24, 1889. The couple had a daughter, Jennie Bell Eibest, born in 1891, who was later a local school teacher.
Mary Eibest passsed away on September 28, 1912 at the age of 53. John Eibest passed away around 1939.
1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Contents
This collection covers Eibest family history; Lawrence, Kansas; and the daily life of a farmer in northeast Kansas. The associated papers are mainly property tax records, receipts for goods and services, a deed for a family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery, and Kansas driver's licenses for John Eibest.
RH MS 1343
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Douglas County Historical Society, 1982.
Previously housed at RH MS 362.
The volumes in this collection were frozen and vacuumed for mold.
- Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) (Depositor, Organization)
- Guide to the John H. Eibest Collection
- Diaries of John H. Eibest
- Finding aid prepared by el, 2014. Finding aid encoded by el, 2014. Finding aid revised by eear, 2015; mwh, 2019.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
John H. Eibest Collection, RH MS 1343, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States