Wiegleb Family Papers, 1838-1950

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Wiegleb Family

Title: Papers, 1838-1950

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 1 cubic foot

Locator Number: Mss. A W645

Scope and Content Note

The Wiegleb Family Papers consist primarily of receipts from 1838-1940 with a small amount of correspondence, legal papers, cancelled checks, and miscellaneous items. The receipts give an extensive account of the Wiegleb family’s expenditures, particularly from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Biographical Note

In this collection, the Wiegleb family is primarily represented by Jacob and William Wiegleb. Jacob Wiegleb lived in Jefferson County in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Some of the correspondence and receipts list his address as Middletown while others have him listed in Lyndon. It appears that he was affiliated with the Anzeiger around 1900. William Wiegleb, presumably Jacob’s son, also lived in Middletown.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence

Folder 2: Legal papers

Folder 3: Receipts, 1838-1879

Folder 4: Receipts, 1880-1891

Folder 5: Receipts, 1892-1899

Folder 6: Receipts, 1900-1905

Folder 7: Receipts, 1906-1915

Folder 8: Receipts, 1916-1920

Folder 9: Receipts, 1922-1940

Folder 10: Undated receipts

Folder 11: Donation Receipts

Folder 12: Tax Receipts

Folder 13: Cancelled checks, 1877-1909

Folder 14: Cancelled checks, 1910-1914

Folder 15: Cancelled checks, 1915-1942

Folder 16: Miscellaneous

Folder 17: Envelopes

Subject Headings

Business enterprises – Kentucky – Louisville

German Protestant Orphan Asylum

Kentucky – Social life and customs

Orphans – Kentucky – Louisville

Wiegleb family

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