Manuscript Collections - Ethel Grace Rensch Genealogy Collection

March 13, 2020

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ETHEL GRACE RENSCH GENEALOGY COLLECTION, 1920-1975
2 linear feet, 2 linear inches (5 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ethel Grace Rensch was a first cousin of Herbert Hoover. She was married to Hero Rensch.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This is a collection of genealogical materials about the Hoover and Minthorn families. The research was done at the request of Theodore Hoover and was the basis for the book Genealogy of the Herbert Hoover Family, compiled by Hulda Hoover McLean.

It contains correspondence with relatives, genealogists, historical societies and libraries. It also includes family recollections, research notes, compilations, charts, and lists. The recollections of Ann Minthorn Heald, Herbert Hoover's aunt, describe her childhood, the Minthorn family, life in Canada, the journey to Iowa, and their life in West Branch. These recollections cover the period 1842 to 1875.

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents

1          Adams, Jane E., May 18, 1931‑Nov 16, 1932
            Atkison. Hulda Marshall, Feb 1929
            Articles by Ethel Grace Rensch
                     A Canadian Childhood. Ann Minthorn Heald, 1842‑1859, Memories Recreated in
                              Descriptive Narratives, 1975
                     From Ann Minthorn Heald, Memories. Transition and Epilogue, 1859 to 1866
            Baker Family, Jan 8, 1931
            Battey, Thomas J, June 1, 1930
            Baumaun, Mrs. E. W., Feb 1‑Aug 4, 1929
            Bemora, Irene T., Dec 4, 1928
            Boynton Family, undated
            Brainard, Harvey W., July 22, 1931‑May 4, 1932 (genealogist)
            Buck Family, Apr 4. 1932
            Bunting Family, Jan 8, 1931
            Caswell, Mabel Heald, Nov 16, 1928
            Chambers, Charles O., July 4, 1930
            Christian Science Monitor, July 1928 ‑ Mar 1929
            Cook, Ben, Mar 30, 1898
            Corcoran, Marie, Jan 25, 1929
            Collyer, Ron, Nov 10, 1928
            Covell, Bessie C., Dec 1928
            Cox, John, Jan 8, 1931‑Oct 5, 1933 and undated (genealogist)
            Dickson, Ernest T., May 21, 1929‑1934 and undated (genealogist)
            Dudley‑Bradstreet Families – Notes, charts, and data, undated
            Eldridge Families – Research notes, May 4, 1932
            Ely, Warren S., May 11‑Aug 31, 1931 (genealogist)
            Faithorn, Florence W., Dec 4, 1928‑Jan 30, 1929

 2         Genealogical Charts ‑ Various blank forms
            Genealogical Sources, 1929‑1933
            Gilbert Families – Chart, undated
            Greenlaw, Arnold, June 9, 1934
            Grey Family Charts, undated
            Grout Family, 1929‑1933
            Hammer, Laura, undated
            Hammer, Margaret, undated
            Hammer, Phoebe Minthorn and Family
            Margaret Hammer's Narrative of Her mother – Notes, undated
            Harvey, Mary Heald, 1929‑1930
            Haworth Family, Correspondence and Chart, Jan 8‑ Aug 31, 1931
            Heald Family ‑ Research Notes and Chart, Feb 1960
            Herbert Hoover: Son of American Pioneers by Ethel Grace Rensch – First Draft, 1928
            Herbert Hoover: Son of American Pioneers – Letters of Appreciation, 1928‑1929
            Hogan, Lloyd J., July 23, 1928-Sep 1, 1931 (genealogist, cousin)
            Hopper, Blanche Miles, Jan 1931
            Hoover, Herbert, Mar 30, 1898
            Hoover, Lou Henry, Nov 10, 1930
            Hoover, Theodore J., Mar 14, 1932-Oct 26, 1935
            Hoover Genealogy, 1920‑1933
            Hoover‑Minthorn Genealogy – Duplicate Letters Nos. 1‑5. Suggestions for Letters, 1929
            Hoover‑Minthorn Family Research Tour Plans, 1928‑1930
            Hoover‑Minthorn Genealogy Outline
            Dr. Dickson's Investigation, 1930
            Hopkinson Family, undated
            Huit Family ‑ Chart

3          Jewett Family – Charts, undated
            Johnson, Maurice, Dec 19, 1928
            Kelsey Family – Chart, undated
            Leavitt, Mary “May”  Van Ness, Dec 1928
            Lee, Martha L., Nov 28, 1928
            Lewis, Carll A., Apr 19, 1931 and undated (genealogist)
            Lewis Family – Correspondence and Charts, 1931‑1932
            Lewin, Mrs. William H., Feb 20, 1931-Mar 13, 1931(genealogist)
            McLauchlin, J. C.,  Mar 1931
            McLean, Hulda Hoover, undated
            McLees, N., Jan 20, 1935
            Marshall, Ellen Minthorn, undated
            Marshall, James G., Jan 5, 1929
            Marshall, Mary C. – Clipping, undated
            Marston, M. Alice (Day), Jan 4, 1932
            Martin, Evangeline, undated (Herbert Hoover's Sunday School Teacher, Newberg)
            Merrick Family, Jan 8, 1931
            Miles, Benjamin Clark, July 30, 1929
            Miles, Agnes, Nov 9, 1927
            Minthorn, Alonzo, Aug 10, 1928‑Feb 8, 1931
            Minthorn, George, Mar 23, 1931
            Minthorn, Gertrude, Mar 3, 1929
            Minthorn, Henry John – Notes, Printed Material, Correspondence, 1920-1929
            Minthorn, Hulda Randall – Letters, 1861‑1865
            Minthorn, Irene, Apr 23, 1931
            Minthorn, Isaac S., 1922
            Minthorn, Joshua, Jan 1, 1929‑Dec 26, 1932
            Minthorn, Marian H., Mar 4, 1972‑June 1973
            Minthorn, Marion, Oct 1928‑Jan 1932
            Minthorn, Martin, Feb 24, 1929
            Minthorn, Matilda Atkinson, Feb 1, 1929
            Minthorn, Maude and Pennington, Oct 1927‑Dec 1931
            Minthorn, Sherman, Feb 1929
            Minthorn, Theodore Descendants, May 28, 1935
            Minthorn, W. B., Feb 12, 1929
            Minthorn Chronology – Connecticut Colony by Ethel Rensch, undated

4          Minthorn Genealogy – Charts, compilations
                              Notes, etc, 1929‑1931
            Minthorn Genealogy – Correspondence, 1929‑1931
            Minthorn Memories – Memories of Ann Minthorn Heald, 1928
            Minthorn Lines – Compilation 1630‑1930, 1930
            Minthorn – Masonic Membership, 1931, 1972
            Minthorn‑Sherwood Genealogy – Compiled by Hero and Ethel Rensch, 1929‑1931
            Mott, K. S. – Article on Herbert Hoover's Ancestors, Apr 19, 1930
            Murray, A. T., Mar 13, 1931
            Nelson, Mrs, F. C., Jan 1, 1929
            Odell, Harriette Miles, 1932‑1933 and undated
            Pearson Family, undated
            Pennington, Levi T., July‑Aug 1929
            Randall Family – The Family of Comly Randall by Ernest G. Dickson, undated
            Reaben, Maud Pearl, Jan‑Nov 1928
            Rensch, Mrs, E., Do and Grace, undated (mother and sister of Hero Rensch)
            Rensch, Ethel Grace – Correspondence and Chart, 1928‑1929
            Research Notes, undated
            Roper, Edith, Dec 1929
            Salem (Oregon) Indian School, July 24, 1929
            Scarborough Genealogy, 1931‑1932
            Scott Family, 1929‑1932
            Sherwood Genealogy, 1929‑1932

5          Snyder, Mrs, Reginald Clare, 1931
            Sons of the Revolution, 1931
            Spofford Coat of Arms, undated
            Strench, Mary (Mrs. William), 1929
            Swan Family, undated
            Tebbetts, Charles E., undated
            Wasley Genealogy – Correspondence, 1929‑1936
            Wasley Genealogy – Charts, Data, Compilation, Article, 1929‑1931
            Wasley, Edgar L., 1928‑1929
            Tool Genealogy – Correspondence, 1928‑1932
            Tool Genealogy – Charts, Compilations, 1929‑1931
            Tyler Genealogy, 1931
            Wheeler Genealogy – History and Meaning of Name, undated
            Webster, Lucy Jo, Nov‑Dec 1928
            Winn Genealogy – Rensch Collection, 1929‑1931
            Winn Genealogy – Correspondence, Charts, Data, 1930‑1932
            Wise Family, undated
            Woburn Family, undated