Manuscript Collections - Ethel Grace Rensch Genealogy Collection

2022

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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