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Collection Austin Moherman papers (1817-1894)
Title Austin Moherman papers (1817-1894)
Accession number 09-06
Admin/Biographical History Ashland College Charter, dated February 20, 1878-this document formally established Ashland College.

Photograph of the Moherman family dating from 1880's.

Biogrpahies of the Moherman family.

Ashland Times-Gazette newspaper article dated April 2, 1976. This article details the life of Austin Moherman and the farm located in Ashland County, Ohio.
Archival History The papers of Austin Moherman were presented to Ashland University on July 28, 1993 by the family of Austin Moherman. The family had obtained these papers from an old desk belonging to Austin Moherman, which was located in the house he had built in 1850.
Caption Austin Moherman family
Catalog Number 09-06
Classification Ashland College
Ashland, Ohio
Dates of Accumulation 1878 to 1976
Dates of Creation 1878
Exhibit# 0
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Notes Austin Moherman papers containing the following:
Ashland College charter dated 1878, 16 pages [loose]
Ashland Times Gazette nesclipping dated April 2, 1976.
1 photograph of the Moherman family ca. 1880's.
3 biographies on the Moherman family.
Ashland Times Gazette newsclippings dated December 9, 1886.
1 book A History of the Church of the Brethren Northeastern Ohio, by T. S. Moherman, S. R. Garver and A. W. Harrold, Elgin, Ill., Brethern Publishing House, 1914.
1 book Centennial 1860 1960 100 years with the Brethren in this Community Theme: "The Call to Discipleship" History and Directory of the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren.

Special circumstances: The Mansfield Dulcimer Club was (and still is at this writing) a large group of individuals, mostly playing lap dulcimers, with some other instruments included.
Rev. Arthur A. Reed - dulcimer history
Wayne Emory - introducing songs
Mansfield Dulcimer Club - probably 40 or so individuals

Object Name Austin Moherman papers
People Moherman, Austin.
Related Publications [booklet] History and Directory of the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. 1860 to 1960.

Scope & Content Austin Moherman was born June 2, 1817 to Frederick Moherman and Hary (Horn) Moherman. He was the seventh of nine children who lived on a farm in Austintown, Ohio. In the 1840's Austin Moherman came to Ashland County to try his hand at farming by purchasing 210 acres sounth of Ashland City. These original acres were expanded to 1258 acres, and eventually became known as Moherman Corners.

Being a firm supporter of the German Baptist Church, in February 20, 1878 he plus several other members of the Ashland community meet to formally establish Ashland College. Donating $1000.00 at this initial meeting would illustrate his belief in the importance of higher education. Over the course of several years he would donate an additional $5000.00 to support the work of Ashland College during its formative period.

He died January 6, 1894 at the age of 77 years.
Search Terms Ashland College
Brethren Church
Ashland, Ohio
Subjects German Baptist Brethren
Ashland, Ohio