Media Production Intern Ursula Kremer takes a look at the names and information regarding the servants of the Barker family from the 1850s through the 1910s. She also offers a glimpse as to the expectations and daily routine placed on the servants by Mrs. Barker by looking at her handwritten notes and the oral history passed onto the Mansion staff.
Sources used for this podcast include:
1940 Census Record. https://www.familytreenow.com/search/census/results?first=Christine&last=Wall&citystatezip=Michigan%20City%2C%20IN&rid=0s0&smck=YssQA0CIrrtTKFR08vSnoQ Courtesy of FamilyTreeNow.com.
Possible Grave of Christine Wall. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199332957/christina-wall Courtesy of FindaGrave.com.
Possible Grave of Ottomina Chellberg. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24679167/mina-chellberg Courtesy of FindaGrave.com.
“Cultural Landscape Report: Chellberg Farm.” Quinn Evans Architects. March 2000. http://www.npshistory.com/publications/indu/chellberg.pdf Courtesy of National Parks Service History eLibrary.
Census History Staff. U. S. Census Bureau. Last modified May 30, 2019. https://www.census.gov/history/www/genealogy/decennial_census_records/availability_of_1890_census.html
“Servants are Pallbearers.” The Indianapolis News. Published June 1, 1910. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Star. Downloaded June 9, 2017. Courtesy of the Indianapolis Star’s indystar.newspapers.com.
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