Thursday, April 18, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Henrietta B. Cooper of St. Mary's, Ohio & List of her Students


1880s autograph album that belonged to Henrietta B. Cooper, "Nettie", of St. Mary's, Ohio.  Several autographs and four pages listing Nettie's students from the school year 1885-1886.

Another post features the autograph album of Nettie's sister, Ida May Cooper, which happens to contain a page signed by Nettie at St. Marys, Ohio, on 9 September 1882.


Nettie's album is approximately 7" x 4-1/2" with puffy red velvet covers and contains 8 autographed pages, plus the four pages of students' names mentioned above.  An alphabetical list of the signers and students appears at the end of this post.


From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Henrietta B. Cooper, "Nettie" was born 1 January 1858 at St. Marys, Ohio, the daughter of Robert and Lydia (Hay) Cooper.  I believe Nettie dedicated her life to teaching and didn't marry.  

Nettie's sister Mary, "Madie", signed a page at St. Marys, Ohio, on 1 January 1886.


Nettie was still teaching at the time of the 1920 Census of St. Marys, Ohio; her niece Fern Stephens, daughter of Ida May (Cooper) Stephens was living with her.  Nettie died in 1943.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above or information on any of the people mentioned below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Nettie's friend Amanda Corey signed a page at St. Mary's, Ohio, on 27 December 1885.


Charles Vandergrift signed a page at St. Marys, Ohio, on 25 January 1885.


H. E. Fledderjohann signed a page at New Knoxville, Ohio, on 27 March 1890.


D. S. Bricker signed a page at St. Marys, Ohio, on 31 December 1885.


C. W. Wheaton signed a page at St. Mary's, Ohio, on 20 February 1886.


Mollie Flanery signed a page at St. Marys, Ohio, on 17 February 1886.


May Wegley-Bricker signed a page at St. Marys, Ohio, on 31 December 1885.


Nettie's students of the school year 1885 and 1886.





Alphabetical list of signers and students: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]


  • Mary Winville or Hinville or ?; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Alma Althansen; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Charles Bishop; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Edgar Botkin; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Nora Boyd; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • D. S. Bricker, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 31 December 1885
  • Katie Brodbeck; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Augusta Buehler; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Harry Bush; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Henrietta B. Cooper, "Nettie"; album owner
  • Madie, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 1 January 1886; Nettie's sister Mary Cooper
  • Amanda Corey, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 27 December 1885
  • Hattie S. DeRush; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Julia Diodore; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Emma Diodore; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Willie Doty; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Stella Ennis; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Mollie Flanery, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 17 February 1886
  • H. E. Fledderjohann, signed at New Knoxville, Ohio, on 27 March 1890
  • Florence Freeman; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Gustie Frey; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Daisy Fultz; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Bertha Garrett; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Gustie Geiger; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Clara Gill; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Lizzie Gill; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Libbie Grigg; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Carl Gross; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Aggie Gross; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Maggie Hauss; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Addie Hecker; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Willie Heinzer; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Charley Heusch; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Alpha Huffer; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Clara Kattmann; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Willie Knotz; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Aggie Koehl; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Emma Koenig; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Clarance Koop; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Emil Koop; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Forest A. Levering; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Calvin Limbert; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Perryman McCoy; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Rettie Mohler; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Maggie Mohler; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Fred Muller; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Louis Myer; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Frances Nye; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Julia Quandt; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Johnie Risk; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Henie Rowe; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Eva Saum; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Lizzie Smith; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Lizzie Stonerck [Stonerock]; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Nora Thompson; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Charles Vandergrift, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 25 January 1885
  • May Wegley-Bricker, signed at St. Marys, Ohio, on 31 December 1885
  • C. S. Wheaton, signed on 20 February 1886
  • Jennie Widner; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Frank Wieser [not sure of surname]; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
  • Guy P. Young; listed on one of the four pages of Nettie's "Scholars of '85 and '86", apparently in each child's own handwriting
St. Marys, Ohio


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