Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers
Scope and Content
The Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963, consists of two Hollinger boxes and a few oversize materials dealing largely with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, in what would become Page County, Virginia in 1831, and a few related families. There are scattered documents relevant to related families, especially the Civil War correspondence of the Kauffmans, but the bulk of the collection documents parts of the lives of two Mary Stricklers (1860s, 1907-1940s); Joseph and Joseph T. Strickler (1810-1856, 1890s); and Baptist Elder Reuben T. Strickler (1854-1937). There is also some correspondence concerning the Strickler land claim and experiences in Oregon and Washington Territory (1860s-1880s).
- Creation: 1776-1963
- Strickler family (Family)
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Abraham Strickler was one of the original settlers of the Shenandoah Valley at Massanutten (now Page County) in the 1720s. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He first settled in America around 1700 in the province of Pennsylvania. He then migrated to Virginia and settled about 4 miles west of Luray. His descendants figured prominently in the life of the region. Abraham is credited as being the ancestor of most of the Stricklers in Shenandoah County.
1 cubic feet (2 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
This collection deals mainly with the Strickler family of Massanutten, Egypt Bend, and Luray, Virginia, along with a few other related families.
The collection is arranged in three series:
- Letters & Genealogy, 1776-1963
- Business & Legal Documents, 1810-1928
- Miscellaneous, 1865-1904
Donated to Carrier Library by Mrs. James Hoover of Harrisonburg in May 1993.
Joseph H. Wenger's History of the Descendants of Abraham Beery was removed from the collection, individually cataloged, and placed in the rare book collection.
This collection was minimally reprocessed in May 2017 and renamed Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, a change from Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection. In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2062.
- Hoover, Anna B., 1937-2008 (Donor, Person)
- Hoover, James B. (James Beery), 1934-2017 (Donor, Person)
- Strickler, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1828-1889 (Person)
- Strickler, Joseph, 1786-1856 (Person)
- Strickler, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1854-1937 (Person)
- Kauffman family (Family)
- Strickler, Mary (Person)
- Hoover family (Family)
- Ebenezer Baptist Association (Va.) (Organization)
- Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 10th -- History (Organization)
- Mill Creek Regular Baptist Church (Va.) (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Family papers
- Financial Records
- Genealogies (histories)
- Legal documents
- Letters (correspondence)
- Tax records
- Egypt (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Luray (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Massanutten (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Oregon -- History -- 1859- -- Sources
- Page County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Economic conditions -- Sources
- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources
- United States -- History -- 1913-1921
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
- Virginia -- Genealogy -- Sources
- Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources
- Washington Territory -- History -- To 1889 -- Sources
- African Americans -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
- Business records -- Sources
- Church buildings -- Virginia -- History -- Sources
- Debt -- Virginia -- Sources
- Inventories of decedents' estates -- Virginia -- Sources
- Land settlement -- Washington (State) -- To 1889 -- Sources
- Prospecting -- Nevada -- Sources
- Prospecting -- Oregon -- Sources
- Railroads -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Timetables
- Railroads -- Virginia -- History -- Sources
- Real property -- Virginia -- Sources
- Real property and taxation -- Virginia -- Sources
- Romanies -- Virginia -- Page County
- Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence
- A Guide to the Mr. and Mrs. James Hoover Collection of Strickler Family Papers, 1776-1963
- Pat Paczkowski and Chris Bolgiano, Alicia Henneberry, Tiffany Cole
- February 1994, October 2013, May 2017
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- October 2013: Revised by Alicia Henneberry
- Feb 25, 2004: converted to conform to eadVIVA.dtd by vivastrict.xsl
- 2013-11-21: Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl.
- 2017-05: Collection renumbered.
- 2022-12-01: Oversize series was intellectually removed and items were arranged into other existing series.