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Kiesselbach, Family Papers

Title: Kiesselbach, Family Papers

Creator: Kiesselbach, Theodore A., 1884-1964, et al

Dates: 1838-2012

Quantity: 18 boxes (12 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0398

Language: English, German

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Preferred Citation: Kiesselbach, Family Papers (MS 0398). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Biography:

Follett Family

Brothers John Meacham (1832) and Melville Cox (1836) Follett were born to abolitionists Abram H. and Lorraine Meacham Follett in Essex County, New York. John married Hortense B. Hill in 1857 and they had two daughters, Florence Ellen and Nellie Lorraine Follett. John enlisted in the 33rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served in the Vicksburg Campaign during the Civil War. After being discharged from the Army in 1865, John returned to his farm in Illinois. He and Hortense remained on their farm until 1906, when they relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, to live with their daughters. John Follett died October 5, 1908.

Melville "Mel" Follett married Jennie Jackson in 1871 in Rock Island County, Illinois. In 1856, he participated in the Bleeding Kansas anti-slavery campaigns organized by abolitionist John Brown as a response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act. A few years later, he enlisted in the 42nd Illinois Infantry and worked as a pharmacist and hospital steward during the Civil War. He was wounded in the knee and captured by Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Chattanooga in 1863. Melville Follett received a medical discharge from the Army in 1864, and died in Moline, Illinois, in 1903.

Kiesselbach Family

Theodore "Mr. Corn" Kiesselbach (1884-1964), University of Nebraska Professor of Agronomy, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in corn crossbreeding, corn hybrids, and crop improvement.

Theodore Alexander Kiesselbach was born March 14, 1884 to Alexander and Caroline Bayrhoffer Kiesselbach on a farm near Shelby, Polk County, Nebraska. Tragedy struck in 1888, with the sudden deaths of his father, brother, and grandfather from illness. Wanting a new start, Kiesselbach's mother leased out the family farm and moved with her five children to Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1895, after a drought severely reduced their income, the family returned to Custer County, Nebraska to help their bachelor uncle, Theodore Bayrhoffer, on his farm. In 1896, the Kiesselbachs returned home to the "Kiesselbach Brothers Farm" in Shelby, Nebraska, to raise hogs. Four years later, the family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, so the Kiesselbach sisters could attend the University of Nebraska (UN). Caroline died in 1901, and left 160 acres of farmland to each of her children with money to fund their college educations.

Intending to become a farmer, Kiesselbach graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelors of Science in agriculture from UN in 1907 and 1908, and received his Masters and PhD in agriculture in 1912 and 1918. He married high school friend and UN alumna Hazel Hortense Hyde, on June 30, 1909. They had four children, Theodore J. (1910), Max (1912), Katherine (1922), and Helen (1923). After finishing his degree, Kiesselbach had planned to return to his inherited farmland. He took a job in the Lincoln after being told by Hazel's father that farm life would not suit her. Kiesselbach accepted a graduate assistant position with E.G. Montgomery, head of the UN Department of Field Crops, on a project making thousands of plant growth measurements for corn experiments. Later, he worked as a field crops instructor and Agricultural Experiment Station assistant (1908), assistant in experimental agronomy (1909), professor of experimental agronomy (1912), and professor of agronomy (1917-1952).

In 1909, he attended the National Corn Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, where he saw Connecticut scientists G.A. Schull and Edward East lecture on hybrid corn, seen at that time as dangerous. Kiesselbach and E.G. Montgomery initiated work on crossbreeding corn and in 1913, became the first scientists to develop corn hybrids west of Connecticut. After several devastating droughts, Kiesselbach's hybrid became popular in the 1930s, and by 1949, accounted for $42 million of Nebraska's crop income.

Kiesselbach published more than 140 publications on crop research. Plant scientists around the world widely referenced his article, "The Structure and Reproduction of Corn"(1949) published as a Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin. In 1980, the University of Nebraska Press republished the article as a book, and printed another edition in 1999 for its 50th anniversary.

Kiesselbach received the Hoblitzell National Award in Agricultural Sciences in 1951 and Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Agronomy Award in 1952. In addition, he served as a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and held memberships in the Nebraska Corn Improvers Association, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, American Society of Agronomy, Nebraska Academy of Science, and many other organizations. He died on December 27, 1964. The University of Nebraska dedicated the Kiesselbach Crops Research Laboratory in his honor in 1969.

Hazel Hortense Hyde Kiesselbach was born to teachers Frederick A. and Florence Follett Hyde in 1885. Hazel attended Lincoln High School, where she acted in theater, played piano, and became a member of the Normal Literacy Society. She received her teaching certificate from UN in 1907 and worked as a teacher in Newman Grove, Nebraska. She participated in several organizations including the University of Nebraska Faculty Women's Association and the Parent-Teacher Association. She died in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family

John Aufenkamp was born around 1815 in Dickel, Germany. In 1849, he and his older brother, William migrated to the Massac County, Illinois, from Bremen, Germany. He became a naturalized citizen in 1868. He married Sophia Buhrmann and they had 3 children, John (1856), Wilhelmina "Minnie"(1863), and Bernhardt "Barney" (1866). Sophia died in 1873 at the age of 47. John sold his farmland and moved to Dearborn County, Indiana, to live near his sister, Johanna Aufenkamp Myers in 1877. He later moved to his daughter Minnie's farm in Greenwood, Nebraska. He died in 1894.

Florence Meinsen (1886) and Blanche Meinsen Robinson (1895) were born to Sophia Wilhelmina "Minnie" and Henry Meinsen. Their father operated a blacksmith shop and purchased farmland in Greenland, Cass County, Nebraska, in 1894. He lived there with his wife until their deaths in 1937 and 1938, respectively.

Florence Meinsen graduated from Ashland High School and Lincoln Business College. She worked as a secretary and enjoyed traveling across the United States and Europe. She homesteaded land near Buffalo, Wyoming, from 1915-1921. She died on March 7, 1985.

Blanche Meinsen Robinson graduated from Ashland High School in 1913 and the Minneapolis School of Dramatic Art in 1917. She traveled around the country as an actress, and appeared in the 1919 play, "Experience: The Most Wonderful Play in America." In 1920, Blanche married New York City actor, Billy M. Greene and their son, William Henry Greene, was born in 1921. They divorced in 1922. Blanche received her Bachelors of Science in education and a teacher's certificate from UN in 1927, and taught English and Drama at Syracuse, Tekamah, and Everett Junior High Schools in the 1920s-1930s. In 1929, Blanche married census taker Francis Robinson, who later became a judge. She died on August 11, 1978 at the Meinsen Sisters Farm in Cass County, Nebraska.

Greene Family

William Henry "Hank" Greene was born August 25, 1921 to Blanche Meinsen and William "Billy" Greene on August 25, 1921 in Cass County, Nebraska. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1939 then from the UN College of Business Administration in 1943 During his college yers he enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program, the after graduation, he attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and the Infantry Officer Basic Course. In 1944, Hank became an armored infantry platoon leader in Company C, 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, and served in General George Patton's Third Armored Division. He received a shrapnel wound during the Battle of France and in 1945 returned to Camp Carson, Colorado. He married Helen Kiesselbach on March 11, 1945 in Colorado. The two had 6 children, Mary Helen "Molly" (1949), Susan Caroline (1951), Sarah Louise (1952), Christopher Henry (1954), Julia Marie (1956), and William Alexander (1965). In Lincoln, Nebraska, Hank worked in the financial office of the Goodyear Hose and Belt plant and later became plant comptroller. He died May 15, 2004.

Helen Kiesselbach Greene was born November 22, 1923 to Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended UN in 1943 as a speech major and acted in several university plays. After a year of school, Helen relocated to San Francisco, California, and worked a script writer for the United States Office of Information until she married Hank Greene in 1945. Back in Nebraska, she worked as the Nebraska publicity chairman for John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. She received a Nebraska State Safety Co-coordinator appointment from Governor Frank Morrison (1961-1962, 1964), served on the Nebraska State Board of Education, helped found the Ashland Arts Council, and worked as a freelance writer and journalist. She received her bachelor's degree in Great Plains Studies from UN in 1985. In 2003, she was honored as Queen of the Ashland Stir-Up Days festival. Helen died February 12, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Scope and Content:

The Kiesselbach Family Papers document several generations of the Kiesselbach family, including Follett, Hyde, Aufenkamp, Meinsen, and Greene families from 1838-2012. Materials consist of family genealogies, a Civil War diary and correspondence, land grant and estate records, multiple generations of family correspondence, news articles, and. autobiographies. There are World War II letters and military records, and records related to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster County Chapter, Ashland Rural Fire Protection District, and Meinsen Sisters Farm. Also included are a substantial amount of family photographs, photo albums, and scrapbooks ranging from 1861-1985.

Significant materials include the Melville and John Follett Civil War diary, correspondence, and military records that document their experience as Union soldiers and involvement in the 1863 Battle of Chickamuga. Also incuded are postcard books between newlyweds Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach from 1908-1910 that contain a wide variety of images. Among locations represented are the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Penitentiary, the Lancaster County Courthouse, the 1909 Omaha National Corn Exposition, Lincoln, and Omaha, Nebraska cityscapes, Capital Beach, and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Valentine's Day cards illustrate the developing relationship between the Kiesselbach's.

Subjects:

Greene, Billy M., 1897-1973

Kiesselbach, T.A. (Theodore Alexander), 1884-1964

Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

Photograph albums

Tintypes

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

World War, 1939-1945

World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives

Ashland (Neb.)

Greenwood (Neb.)

Lincoln (Neb.)

Ashland (Neb.)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Department of Agronomy

Series Description: Series 1: Genealogy, 1838-2004

This series contains genealogical research, publications, correspondence, and family trees on the Aufenkamp, Bayrhoffer, Bush-Robinson, Greene, Hyde, Kiesselbach, and Meinsen families.

Series 2: Follett-Hyde Family, 1857-1998

The Follett-Hyde Family series contains a diary, correspondence, and army records that highlight experiences of brothers John and Melville Follett during their service as Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Melville Follett's civil war diary (see box 2, folders 8-11) documents his service in the 42nd Illinois Regiment from January to November 1863. Melville writes about his experience as a pharmacist with the division hospital, details his time spent camped near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the battle of Chickamauga where he was shot in the knee, captured by confederates, and eventually released. Significant materials also include the research paper "The Later Civil War Perspectives of an Illinois Soldier as Reflected in his Letters: From Vicksburg to Montgomery," by Scott Laidig (see box 2, folder 15), and contains transcribed letters written by John, William, and Hortense Follett that are in Scott Laidig's personal collection.

Series 3: Kiesselbach Family, 1847-1972

The Kiesselbach Family series contains correspondence, estate records and deeds, Kiesselbach Brothers farm ledger, and travel diaries from Theodore, Hazel Hyde, Alex, and Caroline Kiesselbach. Significant materials include postcard books between newlyweds Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach from 1908-1910. Postcards contain images from the University of Nebraska, Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lancaster County Courthouse, 1909 Omaha National Corn Exposition, Lincoln, and Omaha, Nebraska, cityscapes, Capital Beach, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Valentine's Day cards, and various others.

Series 4: Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, 1852-1965

The Aufkenkamp-Meinsen Family materials include naturalization, estate, and religious certificates from John and Sophia Aufkenkamp that document their immigration from Germany to the United States. Also included are correspondence and legal documents from Henry and Minnie Meinsen, and correspondence, theatre programs, travel diary, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster County Chapter records, and other materials that document the lives of their daughters, Blanche and Florence Meinsen.

Series 5: Greene Family, 1925-2012

The Greene Family series documents the lives of William "Hank," Helen Kiesselbach Greene, and their children. Materials include Hank's correspondence from love interests and from his father and actor Billy Greene. There are letters to his family during his time as a student at the University of Nebraska and during his deployment to military bases in Europe and the United States during World War II. Materials also include army records, an autobiography of Hank's military experiences, and court testimonies of a car accident Hank witnessed. Helen's materials include correspondence from her family, a travel diary to Germany, and records from her time as Nebraska State Safety Co-coordinator.

Series 6: Meinsen Sisters Farm, 1933-1967

The Meinsen Sisters Farm records contain legal documents, expense reports, crop yields, receipts, and other documents pertaining to the running of the farm. Other materials include correspondence, and legal documents from Francis Robinson's involvement with the creation of the Ashland Rural Fire Protection District in the 1950s.

Series 7: Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1861-1985

The Photographs and scrapbook series contains mostly studio portraits of the Aufenkamp, Follett, Greene, Hyde, Kiesselbach, Meinsen families, and related relatives. Photograph formats include tintypes, Carte de Visites, cabinet cards, and black and white silver gelatin prints. The Kiesselbach family photo albums include photographs of the Kiesselbach children and family trips to Colorado Springs, Colorado, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, California, Chadron State Park, Minnesota and various others. The Francis Robinson scrapbook was created by Blanche Meinsen Robinson as a gift to Francis to document his career as a census manager, federal security agency assistant adjudicator and an attorney, and regional hearing commissioner.

Container List: Series 1: Genealogy, 1838-2004Box 1. Folder 1. Publication, Das wahre Verhätniß des freien christlichen Staats zu christlicher Religion und Kirche und deren Gegensäzen, Karl Theodor Bayrhoffer, 1838-1986 Box 1. Folder 2. Research, Karl Bayrhoffer genealogy 1957-1986 Box 1. Folder 2. Article, "My Great-Grandfather: Karl August Theodore Otto Christian Bayrhoffer," Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1984, Mar. 14 Box 1. Folder 3. Decoration Day speech, F.H. Gleason, Sturbridge, Massachusetts (photocopies), 1873 Box 1. Folder 4. Research, Bush-Robinson genealogy, 1926, 1983-1984 Box 1. Folder 5. Research, Hyde genealogy, Nina Gleason correspondence, 1934-1966 Box 1. Folder 6. Research, Kiesselbach family tree 1644-1950, 1950 Box 1. Folder 7. Research, Rothe-Kiesselbach genealogy, 1955-1956 Box 1. Folder 8. Research, Kiesselbach-Hyde genealogy, 1955-1973 Box 1. Folder 9. Research, Hamburg, Germany Kiesselbachs, T.H. Kiesselbach correspondence, 1964 Box 1. Folder 10. Publication, Kirchhainer Geschlechter: Kiesselbach, Gottfried Ruetz (German), 1980 Box 1. Folder 11. Publication, Generations out of Kirchhain: Kiesselbach, Gottfried Ruetz, Mildred Samarziya (translator), 1980 Box 1. Folder 12. Publication, "History, Lineage Charts, Lineage Successions of Old Kirchain Families: Kiesselbach," Gottfried Ruetz, Wilhelm Johannes Georg Erik Kiesselbach (translator), 2004? Box 1. Folder 13. Research correspondence, Aufenkamp genealogy, Evelyn Humphrey to Hank Greene, 1985-1989 Box 1. Folder 14. Research, Montague Lessler (Billy Greene's father), 1986 Box 1. Folder 15. Publication, "Family Album and New World Registry," Sharon Taylor, 1987, Sept. 10 Box 1. Folder 16. Research, Meinsen genealogy, 1980s Box 1. Folder 17. Research, Kiesselbach-Meinsen genealogy (Hank Greene research), 1991-1993 Box 2. Folder 1. Research, Kiesselbach-Meinsen genealogy (Hank Greene research), 1993-1998 Box 2. Folder 2. Programs, correspondence, Kiesselbach family reunions, 1993, 2002 Box 2. Folder 3. Research, Nathan Hale, Alice Adams genealogy, undated Box 2. Folder 4. Unpublished pamphlet, Bush genealogy, undated (see oversized box 15, folder 17) Series 2: Follett-Hyde Family, 1857-1998Box 2. Folder 5. Pension records, John Follett (U.S. National Archives photocopies), 1857-1897 Box 2. Folder 6. Civil War appointment certificate, second sergeant, 33rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, John Follett, 1861, Dec. 19 (see oversized box 18, folder 2) Box 2. Folder 7. Army discharge papers, certificates, John Follett, 1863-1904 Box 2. Folder 8. Civil War honor certificate, Illinois, John Follett, 1865, Sept. 21 (see oversized box 18, folder 2) Box 2. Folder 9. Civil War Muster-in roll, 33rd Regiment, Illinois volunteers, John Follett, 1865, Oct. 1 (see oversized box 18, folder 2) Box 2. Folder 10. Civil War correspondence, "Follett Family Pictures, Letters, and Diary," Mellville, Hortense, William Follett, 1863-1864 (see also photos box 11, folder 1, diary box 2, folder 9) Box 2. Folder 11. Civil War diary, "Follett Family Pictures, Letters, and Diary," Melville Follett, 1863, Jan. 24-Nov. 7 (see also diary transcriptions box 2, folder 10, diary enclosures box 2, folder 11, correspondence box 2, folder 8, and photos box 11, folder 1) Box 2. Folder 12. Civil War diary transcriptions, "Follett Family Pictures, Letters, and Diary," Melville Follett, transcribed by Hank Greene, 1863, Jan. 24-Nov. 7 (see also diary box 2, folder 9, diary enclosures box 2, folder 11, correspondence box 2, folder 8, and photos box 11, folder 1) Box 2. Folder 13. Civil War diary enclosures, "Follett Family Pictures, Letters, and Diary," Army discharge papers, obituaries, Melville, Jane Follett, 1864, 1903, 1907 (see also diary box 2, folder 9, correspondence box 2, folder 8, and photos box 11, folder 1) Box 2. Folder 14. Marriage, death, pension records, Melville Follett (U.S National Archives photocopies), 1864-1903 Box 2. Folder 15. Pension records, William, Sophia Follett (U.S National Archives photocopies), 1864-1905 Box 2. Folder 16. Last will and testament, Hortense Follett, 1912, Dec. 14 Box 2. Folder 17. Research Paper, "The Later Civil War Perspectives of an Illinois Soldier as Reflected in his Letters: From Vicksburg to Montgomery," Scott Laidig, 1998, Dec. 27 Box 2. Folder 18. Correspondence, Helen Kiesselbach Green, Scott Laidig, 1998 Series 3: Kiesselbach Family, 1847-1972Box 2. Folder 19. Correspondence, Henriette Kiesselbach to sister Ariele Roth (German), 1847 Box 2. Folder 20. Correspondence, Alex to Caroline Kiesselbach (German), 1876-1885 Box 2. Folder 21. Land warranty deed, Union Pacific Railroad, Alex Kiesselbach, 1880, July 5 (see oversize box 18, folder 3) Box 2. Folder 22. Cemetery deed, Shelby Cemetery, Polk County, Nebraska, Alex Kiesselbach, 1888 (see oversize box 15, folder 11) Box 2. Folder 23. Diary, Caroline Kiesselbach (German), 1890, Oct. 15-1891, Apr. 28 Box 2. Folder 24. Land deed, Polk County, Nebraska, Caroline Kiesselbach Estate, 1905, Mar. 10 (see oversize box 18, folder 3) Box 2. Folder 25. Land deed, Polk County, Nebraska, Caroline Kiesselbach Estate, 1911, Sept. 29 (see oversize box 18, folder 3) Box 2. Folder 26. Article, "Alexander and Caroline Kiesselbach," Helen Kiesselbach Greene, undated Box 2. Folder 27. Correspondence, Theodore Kiesselbach to uncle Theodore Carl Bayrhoffer, 1894-1900 Box 3. Folder 1. Account book, receipts, Kiesselbach Brothers Farm, 1895-1899 Box 3. Folder 2. Drafts, Drafts, Normal Shiftings newsletter, Normal, Nebraska, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1901-1902 Box 3. Folder 3. Manuscript, "The Theory of Evolution," Lincoln High School senior thesis, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1903 Box 3. Folder 4. Correspondence, Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, incoming, 1904-1959, undated Box 3. Folder 5. Correspondence, postcard book, Theodore to Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1908-1909 (see oversize box 16, folder 2) Box 3. Folder 6. Correspondence, postcard book, Theodore to Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1909-1910 (see oversize box 16, folder 3) Box 3. Folder 7. Correspondence, Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, outgoing, 1954-1972 Box 3. Folder 8. Physical training table, University of Nebraska (UN), Theodore Kiesselbach, 1903 (see oversize box 15, folder 12) Box 3. Folder 9. Real estate deeds, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1905-1954 (see oversize box 15, folder 13) Box 3. Folder 10. Ribbon, Theodore Kiesselbach, UN Company D Battalion, 1906 Box 3. Folder 11. Program, news articles, guest book, 1908 class reunion, UN Round Up Week, 1928, May 24-26 Box 3. Folder 12. Mortgage records, Warranty Deed, Butler County, Nebraska, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1943-1952 (see oversize box 15, folder 14) Box 3. Folder 13. Newspaper articles, Ted J. Kiesselbach, 1944-1956, undated Box 3. Folder 14. Travel diaries, schedule, Europe trip, Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1954, Apr. 24-Nov. 1 Box 3. Folder 15. Cemetery deed, Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, Theodore, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1962 (see oversize box 15, folder 11) Box 3. Folder 16. Abstract of Title, Polk County, Nebraska, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1965 (see oversize box 15, folder 15) Box 3. Folder 17. Probate records, Theodore Kiesselbach estate, 1965-1967 (see oversize box 15, folder 16) Box 3. Folder 18. National Register of Historic Places nomination, Kiesselbach house, 1994 Box 3. Folder 19. Shakespeare Birthday Book, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach (?), undated Box 3. Folder 19. National Register of Historic Places nomination, Kiesselbach house, undated Series 3: Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, 1852-1965Box 3. Folder 20. Passports, naturalization, John, Johanna Aufenkamp (originals, photocopies) 1852-1993 Box 3. Folder 21. Confirmation certificate, Sophia Aufenkamp (German), 1863, Nov. 6 (see oversize box 15, folder 9) Box 3. Folder 22. Naturalization certificate, John Aufenkamp, 1868 (see oversize box 15, folder 10) Box 3. Folder 23. John Aufenkamp, legal documents, receipts, estate records (fragile), 1873-1885 Box 4. Folder 1. Land court case, John Aufenkamp (photocopies), 1870s Box 4. Folder 2. Cemetery deed, John Aufenkamp, 1894-1900 Box 4. Folder 3. Funeral cards, Barney, Charley Aufenkamp, Mildred Humphrey, 1961, 1987, 1997 Box 4. Folder 4. Confirmation certificate, W.H. Meinsen, 1862, Jan. 22 (see oversize box 18, folder 7) Box 4. Folder 5. Military Service homestead land grant, Rebecca, David Epsy, H. Meinsen farm, Greenwood, Nebraska, 1867, Dec. 20 (see oversize box 18, folder 7) Box 4. Folder 6. Confirmation certificate (German), Johann Meinsen, 1873, Apr. 8 (see oversize box 18, folder 3) Box 4. Folder 7. Marriage license, Henry, Minnie Meinsen, 1885, Dec. 31 (see oversize box 18, folder 3) Box 4. Folder 8. Correspondence, Henry, Minnie Meinsen, 1898-1917 Box 4. Folder 9. Correspondence, Henry, Minnie Meinsen, 1926-1935, undated Box 4. Folder 10. Account book, Henry Meinsen, 1923-1938 Box 4. Folder 11. Death certificate, Minnie Meinsen, 1937 Box 4. Folder 11. Death announcements, Henry Meinsen, 1938 Box 4. Folder 12. Biography, Henry, Minnie Meinsen by Hank Greene, undated Box 4. Folder 13. Correspondence, Blanche Meinsen to Santa Claus, 1903-1904, undated Box 4. Folder 14. Correspondence, Blanche Meinsen, 1908-1920, 1941, 1944, undated Box 4. Folder 15. Correspondence, Blanche, Florence Meinsen from Minnie Meinsen (German with transcriptions), 1913-1914, 1937, undated Box 4. Folder 16. Correspondence, Blanche Meinsen Robinson from Billy Greene, 1921-1937, undated Box 4. Folder 17. Correspondence, Blanche Meinsen Robinson from Francis Robinson, 1928-1944, undated Box 4. Folder 18. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson, 1936-1971 Box 4. Folder 19. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson from Hank Greene, 1941-1943 Box 4. Folder 20. Correspondence, Florence Meinsen, 1941-1956, undated Box 4. Folder 21. Correspondence, Francis Robinson from Hank Greene, 1942-1943 Box 4. Folder 22. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson, Florence Meinsen from Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1942-1945, undated Box 5. Folder 1. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson, Florence Meinsen from Hank Greene, WOrld War 2, Fort Benny, Fort Wheeler, Georgia, 1943-1944, Jan.-May Box 5. Folder 2. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson from Hank Greene, World War 2, 1944, June-Sept. Box 5. Folder 3. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson from Hank Greene, World War 2, 1944, Oct.-Nov., undated Box 5. Folder 4. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson from Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Green, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1945, Mar.-Aug. Box 5. Folder 5. Correspondence, Blanche, Francis Robinson from Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Green, Washington, D.C., 1946 Box 5. Folder 6. Correspondence, Francis Robinson, 1950-1962 (see also photos box 13, folder 17) Box 5. Folder 7. Correspondence, invitations, Blanche Robinson from vice president Hubert Humphrey, 1959, 1964, undated Box 5. Folder 8. Manual, commencement, mementos, Ashland High School, Blanche Meinsen, 1913 Box 5. Folder 9. Teaching contract, offer letters, letters of recommendation, Blanche Meinsen, 1913-1931 Box 5. Folder 10. Theater programs, commencement, Minneapolis School of Music, Oratory, and Dramatic Art, Blanche Meinsen, 1916-1917 (see also photos box 13, folder 7) Box 5. Folder 11. Theater programs, Blanche Meinsen, 1916-1919, undated Box 5. Folder 12. Biography, Free Masons membership card, Francis Robinson, 1918, undated Box 5. Folder 13. Newspaper articles, Blanche and Francis Robinson, 1918-1963 Box 6. Folder 1. Theater programs, script, "Experience: The Most Wonderful Play in America," Blanche Meinsen, 1919 Box 6. Folder 2. Wyoming-California travel diary, "Traveling Fools," Lucy Ann Forbes, Florence Meinsen, 1923 Box 6. Folder 3. Marriage, divorce papers, Blanche Meinsen, Billy Greene, 1920, 1927 Box 6. Folder 4. Bylaws, minutes, correspondence, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster County Chapter, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1936-1941 Box 6. Folder 5. News articles, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster County Chapter, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1940-1941, undated Box 6. Folder 6. News articles, Democratic Party, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1938-1941 Box 6. Folder 7. Visitation passes, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1940, Aug. Box 6. Folder 8. Campaign materials, correspondence, Women's Division of Terry Carpenter for Governor League, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1940-1941 Box 6. Folder 9. World War II mileage ration stamps, Red Cross first aid certification card, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1942-1945 Box 6. Folder 10. World War II ration stamp book, Florence Meinsen, 1944-1945 Box 6. Folder 11. Membership cards, Democratic Century Club, Nebraska Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, Francis Robinson, 1960-1965 Box 6. Folder 12. Collected poems, quotes, Blanche Meinsen Robinson, undated Box 6. Folder 13. Poem, "Little House," Blanche Meinsen Robinson, undated (see oversize box 15, folder 12) Box 6. Folder 14. Address book, notebook, Francis Robinson, undated Series 4: Greene Family, 1925-2012Box 6. Folder 15. Correspondence, Hank Greene from Blanche Meinsen Robinson, 1925, 1933-1945, undated Box 6. Folder 16. Correspondence, Billy, Rita Greene from Blanche Robinson, 1937-1944 (see also photos box 13, folder 14) Box 6. Folder 17. Correspondence, Billy, Rita Greene from Hank Greene, 1938-1941, 1944 Box 6. Folder 18. Correspondence, Hank Greene from Francis Robinson, 1939, undated Box 6. Folder 19. Correspondence, Hank Greene from girlfriend Jeanne Richards, 1939-1941 Box 6. Folder 20. Correspondence, Hank Greene from girlfriend Alice Steinmeyer, 1940, Feb.-1941, Feb. Box 7. Folder 1. Correspondence, Hank Greene from girlfriend Jessie Marie, 1940-1941 Box 7. Folder 2. Correspondence, Hank Greene from friends, 1940-1949, undated (see also photos box 14, folder 7) Box 7. Folder 3. Correspondence, Hank Greene from Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1941-1944 Box 7. Folder 4. Correspondence, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene from Billy, Rita Greene, 1941-1957 Box 7. Folder 5. Correspondence, Helen Kiesselbach Greene from Hank Greene, World War II, 1944, May-Sept. Box 7. Folder 6. Correspondence, Helen Kiesselbach Greene from Hank Greene, World War II, 1944, Oct.-Nov. Box 7. Folder 7. Correspondence, Hank and Helen Kiesselbach Greene from friends, Lyle King, 1944-1945 Box 7. Folder 8. Correspondence, Billy, Rita Greene from Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1944-1945 Box 7. Folder 9. Correspondence, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1945, Jan.-June Box 7. Folder 10. Correspondence, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene from friends, 1945-1957, undated Box 7. Folder 11. Correspondence, Hank Greene from Helen Kiesselbach Greene, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1946 Box 7. Folder 12. Correspondence, Helen Kiesselbach Greene from Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1957, Apr. 26 Box 7. Folder 13. Baby book, birth certificate, Hank Greene, 1921-1922 (see also photos box 14, folder 9) Box 7. Folder 14. Commencement program, senior handbook, Ashland High School, "Ye Old Corne Rowes" story, Hank Greene, 1938-1939 Box 7. Folder 15. Membership cards, Phi Delta Theta, Goodyear, American Bowling Congress, Goodyear "Co-caption runners up" award, Hank Greene, 1940-1952 Box 7. Folder 16. UN diploma, commencement program, Hank Greene, 1943 Box 7. Folder 17. Manual, certificate, Officer Candidate Class, 8th Company 3rd Student Training Regiment, 1943, Dec.-1944, Jan. Box 7. Folder 18. Army Certificate of Service, discharge papers, Hank Greene, 1943-1946 Box 7. Folder 19. Funeral cards, Darrel Prell, George Vernon Godding, 1943, 1970 Box 8. Folder 1. Autobiography, poetry, "Hank's Account of World War II," Hank Greene, 1944-2000 Box 8. Folder 2. Map, Melun, France, World War II, Hank Greene, 1944-1945(?) (see map case 17, drawer 5) Box 8. Folder 3. Marriage certificate, wedding announcements, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1945, Mar. Box 8. Folder 4. Testimonies, Army Retiring Board, Hank Greene, 1945, July-1946, Nov. Box 8. Folder 5. Identification card, news articles, Army records, Hank Greene, 1945-1949, 1993, 1998 Box 8. Folder 6. Booklet, "From the Beaches to the Baltic" 7th Armored Division, Hank Greene, 1945(?) Box 8. Folder 7. Foreign Service Exam, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1946 Box 8. Folder 8. Church membership certificate, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1952 Box 8. Folder 8. Speech, Queen of Stir-Up, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 2003 Box 8. Folder 9. Witness court testimony, Fick vs. Herman car accident, Hank Greene, 1956 Box 8. Folder 10. News articles, bus accident, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, Julie Greene, 1956, Dec. Box 8. Folder 11. News articles, programs, Safety Coordinator, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1961-1968 Box 8. Folder 12. Newspaper ad, "Vote Helen Greene Nebraska State Board of Education District 4," 1980, Oct. 30 (see oversize box 18, folder 4) Box 8. Folder 13. Certificate, Bronze Star Medal, Hank Greene, 1991, Oct. 23 Box 8. Folder 14. Germany trip journal, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1992, June Box 8. Folder 15. Autobiography, "Tell Me a Story Grandpa," Dennis Greene, 2012(?) Box 8. Folder 16. Poem, "Ode to Perfection (plus 8 or 9 lbs.)," Hank to Helen Kiesselbach Greene, undated Box 8. Folder 17. Publication, "The Music Makers," Helen Kiesselbach Greene, undated (see oversize box 15, folder 18) Box 8. Folder 18. Correspondence, Molly, Julie, Chris, Susan, Sarah Greene, 1949-1976 Box 8. Folder 19. Correspondence, Molly, Julie, Chris, Susan, Sarah Greene, 1984-1993, undated Box 9. Folder 1. Birth, baptism certificates, programs, writings, Molly Greene, 1949, 1952, 1963-1970, undated Box 9. Folder 2. Play programs, news articles, Molly Greene, 1969-1976 Box 9. Folder 3. Ashland Junior High School yearbook, Julie, Chris Greene, 1968 Box 9. Folder 4. Class poetry book, Susan Greene, undated Box 9. Folder 5. Plays, art, Molly, Julie, Chris, Susan, Sarah Greene, undated Series 5: Meinsen Sisters Farm, 1933-1967Box 9. Folder 6. Farm legal documents, real estate, 1933-1934 Box 9. Folder 7. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1940-1950 Box 9. Folder 8. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1951-1953 Box 9. Folder 9. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1954 Box 9. Folder 10. Farm record book, 1954 Box 9. Folder 11. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1955 Box 9. Folder 12. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1956 Box 9. Folder 13. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1957 Box 9. Folder 14. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1958 Box 9. Folder 15. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1959 Box 10. Folder 1. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1960 Box 10. Folder 2. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1961 Box 10. Folder 3. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1962 Box 10. Folder 4. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1963 Box 10. Folder 5. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1964 Box 10. Folder 6. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1965 Box 10. Folder 7. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1966 Box 10. Folder 8. Farm legal documents, receipts, reports, 1967 Box 10. Folder 9. Legal documents, receipts, Ashland Rural Fire Protection District creation, 1949-1955 Box 10. Folder 10. Correspondence, Ashland Rural Fire Protection District creation, 1950-1956 Box 10. Folder 11. Manual, sales receipts, correspondence, farm equipment, 1940-1950s, undated Box 10. Folder 12. News articles, Salt Creek flooding, 1950 Box 10. Folder 13. Reports, membership agreement, National Farmers Organization, 1963 Series 6: Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1861-1985Box 11. Folder 1. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, "Family Pictures, letters, and diary," John, Abraham, Melville, Florence, Nellie Follett, 1861-1911 (see also box 2, folders 8-11) Box 11. Folder 2. Photo, Follett-Hyde family, Lorraine Follett(?), 1863 Box 11. Folder 3. Oversize Photo, Follett-Hyde family, Frederick Albert (F.A.) Hyde, Florence Follett, Cambridge High School group portrait, 1875-1884 (see oversize box 18, folder 13) Box 11. Folder 4. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, F.A. Hyde, Cambridge High School teachers, Brown University class photo, 1877-1896, undated Box 11. Folder 5. Oversize Photo, Follett-Hyde family, F.A. Hyde picnic party, Cambridge, Illinois, 1880 (see oversize box 18, folder 13) Box 11. Folder 6. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Nellie Lorraine Follett portraits, 1891-1901, undated Box 11. Folder 7. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, John, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach portraits, 1891-1907 Box 11. Folder 8. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Florence Follett Hyde portraits, 1902, 1907, 1918, undated Box 11. Folder 9. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Follett family reunion, 1904-1909 Box 11. Folder 10. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Edith Trekill Caulbertson, 1905, undated Box 11. Folder 11. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Charles Roberts portraits, 1905-1925, undated Box 11. Folder 12. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, UN junior class, graduation portraits, 1907-1908 Box 11. Folder 13. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Elizabeth Hyde Roberts portraits, 1910-1925, undated Box 11. Folder 14. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, John Hyde Jr. portraits, 1913, Mar. 23 Box 11. Folder 15. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Frank, Elizabeth, Nina, Frederick, Joe, Grace Gleason, 1924-1940, undated Box 11. Folder 16. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, William Lewis Dickenson portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 17. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Frederick W. Follett portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 18. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, John and Hortense Hill Follett portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 19. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Grace Gleason portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 20. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Eugene, Hortense, Arthur Hill portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 21. Oversize photo, Abram Hyatt, Lorraine Meacham Follett outside home, Cornwall, Illinois, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 13) Box 11. Folder 22. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Mable Hyde portraits, undated Box 11. Folder 23. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Hyde family photos, undated Box 12. Folder 1. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Hyde family photo postcard, John Hyde Jr., undated Box 12. Folder 2. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Betty Roberts portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 3. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Richard Hyde Roberts portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 4. Oversize photo, Follett-Hyde family, Richard Hyde Roberts studio portrait, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 13) Box 12. Folder 5. Oversize photo, Follett-Hyde family, Richard, Charles, Betty Roberts, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 8) Box 12. Folder 6. Oversize Photo, Follett-Hyde family, Roberts portrait, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 9) Box 12. Folder 7. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Alice Trekell portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 8. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Edward, Harry, Charlie, Mabel Trekill, undated Box 12. Folder 9. Photos, Follett-Hyde family, Fanny Follett Trekell portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 10. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Carl Theodore, Samuel Arnd, 1863, undated Box 12. Folder 11. Photos, tintypes, Kiesselbach family, Alexander, Caroline Kiesselbach portraits, 1875, undated Box 12. Folder 12. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Alexander, Caroline Kiesselbach and family portraits, 1900-1901, undated Box 12. Folder 13. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach, Lincoln High School football team, 1902 Box 12. Folder 14. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach, Lincoln High School football team, 1903-1907 (see oversize box 18, folder 11) Box 12. Folder 15. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach portraits, 1904-1969, undated Box 12. Folder 16. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach, Sembot group portrait, UN, 1906 (see oversize box 18, folder 9) Box 12. Folder 17. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Theodore, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach portraits, 1906-1953, undated Box 12. Folder 18. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach, UN 1907 class football team, 1907(?) (see oversize box 18, folder 13) Box 12. Folder 19. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, Theodore, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach wedding portrait, 1909 (see oversize box 18, folder 8) Box 12. Folder 20. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Theodore, Hazel, children, 1910-1965, undated Box 12. Folder 21. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Ed, Emma Bayrhoffer, Monroe, Wisconsin, 1911, Feb. 16 Box 12. Folder 22. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Phyllis, Cora, Marian, John Peer Kiesselbach, 1918, undated Box 12. Folder 23. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Ray, Fanny Kiesselbach Prell, 1925-1944, undated Box 12. Folder 24. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach with corn, 1950 (see oversize box 18, folder 8) Box 12. Folder 25. Photos, Kiesselbach family, reunion group photos, 1953, June Box 12. Folder 26. Framed photo, Kiesselbach family, Carl Theodore Arnd portrait, undated (see oversize box 16, folder 7) Box 12. Folder 27. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Ednid, Charles, Gustave Bayrhoffer, undated Box 12. Folder 28. Oversize photo, Kiesselbach family, "Families of C. Bayrhoffer, Alex, Caroline Kiesselbach," family portrait, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 10) Box 12. Folder 29. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Karl Friedrich Kiesselbach portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 30. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Katherine Kiesselbach portraits, undated Box 12. Folder 31. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Max, Theodore, Rudolf Kiesselbach, undated Box 13. Folder 1. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Philipp, Rudolf, Albert, Ruth, Rudolph, Franklin Emilie Kiesselbach undated Box 13. Folder 2. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Phyllis Kiesselbach-Guy Meyer wedding, undated Box 13. Folder 3. Photos, Kiesselbach family, Sophie Kiesselbach, undated Box 13. Folder 4. Oversize photos, Kiesselbach family, Theodore Kiesselbach, unknown group portrait, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 10) Box 13. Folder 5. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, John Aufenkamp portraits, 1850-1894 Box 13. Folder 6. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Warren Meinsen portraits, 1900-1940s Box 13. Folder 7. 7. Oversize photo, Meinsen family, Francis Robinson Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, WW1 group portrait, 1910-1920 (see also box 16, folder 4) Box 13. Folder 8. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Blanche Meinsen, Ashland High School graduation, studio portraits, 1913-1943 Box 13. Folder 9. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Blanche Meinsen, Minneapolis Drama School and Theatre, 1916-1925, undated (see also box 5, folder 10) Box 13. Folder 10. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Florence Meinsen, 1918-1969, undated Box 13. Folder 11. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Blanche Meinsen, Francis Robinson, 1922-1964, undated Box 13. Folder 12. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Meinsen Sisters farmhouse, Hudson Supersix car, 1920s-1953, undated Box 13. Folder 13. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Francis Robinson portraits, 1930, undated Box 13. Folder 14. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Hank Greene baby photos, 1937, Mar. 24 (see also Blanche to Billy Greene correspondence, box 6, folder 16) Box 13. Folder 15. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, "Uncle Barney's family reunion" group shot, 1951? Box 13. Folder 16. Oversize photo, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Francis Robinson, Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner, Omaha, Nebraska, 1960, May 7 (see oversize box 18, folder 12) Box 13. Folder 17. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Bush portrait, 1962, Feb. 19 (see also Francis Robinson correspondence, box 5, folder 6) Box 13. Folder 18. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Christmas, desert trip photos, 1962, May (see also Linda Jean Sherman correspondence, box 5, folder 6) Box 13. Folder 19. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Aufenkamp family gravestones, farmland, Massa County, Illinois, 1994 Box 13. Folder 20. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Cecil, George, Charley, Barney Aufenkamp portraits, undated Box 13. Folder 21. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Florence, Verne Aufenkamp portraits, undated Box 13. Folder 22. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Wilhelmina Sophia Aufenkamp portrait, undated Box 13. Folder 23. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Dowesberger family portraits, undated Box 13. Folder 24. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Blanche Meinsen, "friends of Blanche and Florence," Ralph Ross, Gladys Beers, Isabelle? Stander, Grace Newkirk Palling portraits, undated Box 13. Folder 25. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Blanche Meinsen, "Blanche's theatre friends," Mabel Campbell, Helen, Fayne Sisters, autographed portraits, undated Box 13. Folder 26. Oversize photo, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Florence Meinsen class photo(?), undated (see oversize box 18, folder 12) Box 13. Folder 27. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Henry, Caroline Meinsen wedding portrait, undated Box 13. Folder 28. Photos, tintypes, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Henry Meinsen, Frank Gartner, unidentified woman portraits, undated Box 14. Folder 1. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, family portraits, Eddie, Henry Meinsen, Minnie Holly, Carrie Dowesberger, undated Box 14. Folder 2. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Frank, Minnie Meinsen Holly family portraits, undated Box 14. Folder 3. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Louis, Carrie Meinsen portraits, undated Box 14. Folder 4. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Minnie Meinsen Holly portraits, undated Box 14. Folder 5. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Willie, Florence, Warren Meinsen portraits, undated Box 14. Folder 6. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Grandma, Bessie, Jennie, Gladys Meyers, undated Box 14. Folder 7. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Francis Robinson's family, parents, undated Box 14. Folder 8. Photos, Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family, Francis Robinson family, Wilson family, undated Box 14. Folder 9. Photos, Greene Family, Hank Greene birth book, first birthday party, 1922 (see also box 7, folder 13) Box 14. Folder 10. Photos, Greene Family, Helen Kiesselbach Greene 1920s-1950s, 1920s-1950s, undated Box 14. Folder 11. Photos, negatives, Greene Family, Hank Greene, Phi Delta Theta fraternity class photos, 1936-1940 Box 14. Folder 12. Photos, negatives, Greene Family, Hank Greene, Phi Delta Theta fraternity class photos, 1936-1940 Box 14. Folder 13. Photos, Greene Family, Hank Greene studio portraits, 1938-1947, undated Box 14. Folder 14. Photos, Greene Family, Helen Kiesselbach Greene studio portraits, 1938-1970s Box 14. Folder 15. Photos, Greene Family, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene, 1942-1980s, undated Box 14. Folder 16. Photos, Greene Family, Hank Greene, World War II, 1944-1945 Box 14. Folder 17. Photos, Greene Family, Hank Greene, World War II, correspondence from H. Laird, B. Fisher, 1945, Mar. 6 (see also box 7, folder 2) Box 14. Folder 18. Photos, Greene Family, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene wedding, 1945, Mar. 11 Box 14. Folder 19. Photos, Greene Family, Helen Kiesselbach Greene group photos, Gamma Phi Beta pledge class 1947, undated Box 14. Folder 20. Photos, Greene Family, Billy, Rita, Dennis, Sandy Greene portraits, 1940s, undated Box 14. Folder 21. Photos, Greene Family, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene family, 1940s-1950s Box 14. Folder 22. Photos, Greene Family, Julie, Sarah, Molly Greene portraits, 1950-1980, undated Box 15. Folder 1. Photos, Greene Family, Christmas cards, 1951-1969 Box 15. Folder 2. Photos, Greene Family, Hank, Helen Kiesselbach Greene family photos, 1963-1985 Box 15. Folder 3. Photos, Greene Family, Billy Greene portraits, undated Box 15. Folder 4-5. Oversize photos, Greene Family, Billy Greene, "Any Home" Vaudeville play, Palace Theatre, New York City, undated (see oversize box 18, folder 12) Box 15. Folder 6. Photos, Fanny Thelen, Allie, Paul Thelen wedding portrait, 1909-1912, undated Box 15. Folder 7. Photos, Thelen family, 1909-1912, undated Box 15. Folder 8. Photos, Julius Harpham portraits, undated Box 15. Folder 9. Photos, unidentified portraits, undated Box 15. Folder 10. Photos, unidentified portraits, undated Box 15. Folder 11. Oversize, confirmation certificate, Sophia Aufenkamp (German), 1863, Nov. 6 Box 15. Folder 12. Oversize, naturalization certificate, John Aufenkamp, 1868 Box 15. Folder 13. Oversize, plot deed, Shelby Cemetery, Polk County, Nebraska, Alex Kiesselbach, 1888 Box 15. Folder 13. Oversize, plot deed, Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, Theodore, Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1962 Box 15. Folder 14. Oversize, physical training table, UN, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1903 Box 15. Folder 14. Oversize, Poem, "Little House," Blanche Meinsen Robinson, undated Box 15. Folder 15. Oversize, real estate deeds, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1905-1954 Box 15. Folder 16. Mortgage records, Warranty Deed, Butler County, Nebraska, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1943-1952 Box 15. Folder 17. Abstract of Title, Polk County, Nebraska, Theodore Kiesselbach, 1965 Box 15. Folder 18. Probate records, Theodore Kiesselbach estate, 1965-1967 Box 15. Folder 19. Unpublished pamphlet, Bush genealogy, undated Box 15. Folder 20. Publication, "The Music Makers," Helen Kiesselbach Greene, undated Box 16. Folder 1. Drawing, Kiesselbach family, Carl K portrait, 1874(?) Box 16. Folder 2. Postcard book, Theodore to Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1908-1909 Box 16. Folder 3. Postcard book, Theodore to Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, 1909-1910 Box 16. Folder 4. Oversize photo, Meinsen family, Francis Robinson Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, WW1 group portrait 1909-1910 Box 16. Folder 5. Photo album, Follett-Hyde family, "Grandmother Florence Hyde's family," including Hill, Trekell, Follett, Brancher family portraits, includes tintypes (FRAGILE), undated Box 16. Folder 6. Photo album, Follett-Hyde family, F.A. Hyde, Gleason families homesteads, undated Box 16. Folder 7. Framed photo, Kiesselbach family, Carl Theodore Arnd portrait, undated Box 16. Folder 8. Artifact, unidentified Keds brand baby shoe, undated Box 17. Folder 1. Photo album, Kiesselbach family, 1909-1924 Box 17. Folder 2. Photo album, Kiesselbach family, 1925-1944 Box 17. Folder 3. Scrapbook, Meinsen family, Francis Robinson career, 1944 Box 18. Folder 1. Poster, Second Annual Gymnastic Exhibition, UN (FRAGILE), undated Box 18. Folder 2. Oversize materialsItem 1.Civil War appointment certificate, second sergeant, 33rd regiment, Infantry Illinois volunteers, John Follett, 1861, Dec. 19 Item 2.Civil War honor certificate, State of Illinois, John Follett, 1865, Sept. 21 Item 3.Civil War Muster-in roll, 33rd Regiment, Infantry Illinois volunteers, John Follett, 1865, Oct. 1 Box 18. Folder 3. Oversize materialsItem 1.Confirmation certificate (German), Johann Meinsen, 1873, Apr. 8 Item 2.Marriage license, Henry, Minnie Meinsen, 1885, Dec. 31 Item 3.Land warranty deed, Union Pacific Railroad, Alex Kiesselbach, 1880, July 5 Item 4.Land deed, Polk County, Nebraska, Caroline Kiesselbach estate, 1905, Mar. 10 Item 5.Land deed, Polk County, Nebraska, Caroline Kiesselbach estate, 1911, Sept. Box 18. Folder 4. Oversize materialsItem 1.Publication, "Dr. T.A. Kiesselbach, Nebraska's Mr. Corn," Sunday World Heraldmagazine, 1950, Oct. 22 Item 2.Newspaper ad, "Vote Helen Greene Nebraska State Board of Education District 4," 1980, Oct. 30 Box 18. Folder 5. Oversize materialsItem 1.Map, Saunders County, Nebraska, undated Item 2.Campaign sign, "Morrison for Nebraska," undated Box 18. Folder 6. Lithograph print, Bayrhoffer portrait, 1849 Box 18. Folder 7. Oversize materialsItem 1.Confirmation certificate, W.H. Meinsen, 1862, Jan. 22 Item 2.Military service homestead land grant (H. Meinsen farm, Greenwood, Nebraska), Rebecca, David Epsy, 1867, Dec. 20 Item 3.Homestead certificate, Samuel Cheuvront (?), 1873, Apr. 1 Box 18. Folder 8. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, T.A., Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach, wedding portrait, 1909 Item 2.Photo, Richard, Charles, Betty Roberts undated Item 2.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach with corn, 1950 Box 18. Folder 9. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, Francis Robinson studio portrait, undated Item 2.Photo, Roberts portrait, undated Box 18. Folder 10. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, Sembot group portrait, UN, 1906 Item 2.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, unknown group portrait, undated Item 3.Photo, "Families of C. Bayrhoffer, Alex, Caroline Kiesselbach," family portrait, undated Box 18. Folder 11. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, Alpha Zeta group portrait, 1912 Item 2.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, UN class football team, 1907? Item 3.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, Lincoln High School football team, 1903-1907 Box 18. Folder 12. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, Francis Robinson, Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner, Omaha, Nebraska, 1960, May 7 Item 2.Photo, Florence Meinsen class photo?, undated Item 3-4.Photo, Billy Greene, "Any Home" Vaudeville play, Palace Theatre, New York City, undated Box 18. Folder 13. Oversize photosItem 1.Photo, F.A. Hyde, Florence Follett, Cambridge High School group portrait, 1875-1884 Item 2.Photo, Abram Hyatt, Lorraine Meacham Follett, Cornwall, Illinois, undated Item 3.Photo, F.A. Hyde picnic party, Cambridge, Illinois, 1880 Item 4.Photo, T.A. Kiesselbach, UN class football team, 1907? Item 5.Photo, Richard Roberts studio portrait, undated Box 18. Folder 14. Oversize mapItem 1.Map, Melun, France, World War II, Hank Greene, 1944-1945(?) (see map case 17, drawer 5)
Related Material and Resources: For more information relating to Theodore Kiesselbach's career see also Theodore A. Kiesselbach, Agronomy Papers (RG 08-05-10). For more information on Scott Laidig's research paper and online exhibits on the Follett family, see"The Later Civil War Perspectives of an Illinois Soldier as Reflected in his Letters: From Vicksburg to Montgomery,""The Later Civil War Perspectives of an Illinois Soldier as Reflected in his Letters: From Vicksburg to Montgomery," The Follett Brothers Letters, The Melville Cox Follett Diary at Ohio State University.Information for Kiesselbach Family Papers biographies were taken from the following sources:Follett Family: The Later Civil War Perspectives of an Illinois Soldier as Reflected in his Letters: From Vicksburg to Montgomery, Scott Laidig, (see box 2, folder 17), "Follett Family Pictures, Letters, and Diary,"(see box 2, folders 10-13), and pension and military records (see box 2, folders 5-7).Kiesselbach Family: What's in a Life: Autobiography of T.A. Kiesselbach(RG 08-05-10, box 3, folders 8-9), "Mister Corn: A Report on Dr. T.A. Kiesselbach, Whose Research Career Spans Agriculture's Period of Greatest Achievement," University of Nebraska Research Report, 1950 (see RG 08-05-10, box 1, folder 2), "Highly Regarded NU Ag Research Bulletin on Corn Reprinted 50 Years later," UN Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources press release, 1999 (see RG 08-05-10, box 1, folder 13), and "Theodore Alexander Kiesselbach: Versatile, Prolific, Research Agronomist," Harvey O. Werner, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 1967(see RG 08-05-10, box 1, folder 11), and "Alexander and Caroline Kiesselbach," Helen Kiesselbach Greene (see box 2, folder 26), Aufenkamp-Meinsen Family: Henry, Minnie Meinsen biography by Hank Greene (see box 4, folder 12) and death certificates and announcements (see box 4, folder 11), Kiesselbach-Meinsen genealogy, 1993-1998 (see box 2, folder 1), Aufenkamp legal documents and naturalization certificates (see box 3, folders 22-23), and newspaper articles (box 5, folder 13, box 6, folders 5-6).Greene Family: What's in a Life: Autobiography of T.A. Kiesselbach(RG 08-05-10, box 3, folders 8-9), "Hank's Account of World War 2," (see box 8, folder 1), Tell Me a Story Grandpa: Autobiography of Dennis Greene (see box 8, folder 15), news articles (see box 8, folders 10-12), and Helen Kiesselbach Greene obituary (Lincoln Journal Star website, 2010).



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