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Object ID 1993.037.0163
Object Name Scrapbook
Year Range from 1886.0
Year Range to 1951.0
Collection Scott Family Papers
Title Koehne Family Scrapbooks
Scope & Content Three (3) scrapbooks of the Koehne family with two containing correspondence. The scrapbooks contain a variety of materials on a variety of topics. At least some of them, however, pertain to the central Florida towns of Gotha and Plymouth, which before 1907 had been called Grasmere, as evident in some of the letters. The breakdown of the scrapbooks' contents is as follows:

Koehne Family Scrapbook (1886-1951): a variety of newspaper clippings of interest to the creator, a letter from North Africa during World War II, materials concerning the Koehne family of Gotha, FL, interesting sayings, a list of Koehne family birthdays: father Charles, mother Kinna (?), and children George, Armin, Louis, Willy, Anna, Minna, Lillie, Adele, and Alma, and various poems.

Alma Thusuelda Koehne Scrapbook (1894-1906): photos, including members of the Koehne and Lorraine families and a photo print on fabric of a garden in Clarcona, FL; letters from John and Marion McDonald (assumed family friends) to Alma and Adelle Koehne concerning all manner of things, including the sickness and death of former Zellwood resident Fred Lorraine, Stanley Hill Scott as an infant, new "clay roads" (i.e.: bicycle paths) either built or planned between Zellwood, Apopka, Clay Springs, Winter Park, and Orlando, the shooting death of Marie Louise Gato (a first cousin to Mrs. Lorraine), diet, crops, the death of Marion McDonald's mother, the weather, general remembrances, Apopka's application for a charter to put in electric lights, an ice factory, and "waterworks", the planned extension of the phone line to Mt. Dora, the birth of Marion's niece and the status of his various farm animals, a local train wreck, general McDonald family news, the construction of the Clay Springs Hotel, the building of a trolley line and straw road, the construction of "rock streets" to accommodate the "autos [that] go chasing by every few hours", and a trip to Clay and Rock Springs.

Alma Thusuelda Koehne Scrapbook (1907-1917): a photograph of Oscar Lorraine taken at Gotha in 1912, an invitation to the wedding of Marion McDonald and Jean Ittner held at Apopka in 1915, and letters from Marion McDonald to several different people concerning several topics, including Oscar Lorraine, the weather, the status of his various crops, the death of Mina, the sickness and death of the father of Mayme Fudge as well as her long nursing-to-health of another relative named Will, Mimi's (?) trip to New York to work with orphans, Marion's plan to visit West Virginia, Philadelphia, and New York, a trip to Rock Springs, Will F.'s (?) stay at a sanitarium and the inability of the doctors there to do anything for him, Marion's planned trip to New York, Marion's stay at Kingwood, West Virginia, his time in New York and his boat trip back to Florida, recreation at Clay Springs, the 1908 Presidential campaign, a trip to the theater, McDonald's attitude toward his African-American field hands, his general loneliness, condolences to Alma on the death of her father Charles Koehne, diet, a trip to Jacksonville, a photograph of some pigs at a trough, politics, his cat having kittens, the purchase of a two year old colt, his longing for a wife, his age as of April 1, 1911 (43), his meeting and falling in love with Jean Ittner, whom he married on October 21, 1915, the birth and death of their first child, and as a result McDonald's conclusion that life is "so much harder for women than for men", various freezes, the death and funeral of a Mrs. Baker and McDonald's ruminations on how success in life should be measured by the lasting impact one has had on other people, and the sickness and death of Oscar Lorraine.
Condition Good
Dates of Creation 1886-1951, bulk 1902-1917
People Fudge, Mayme
Gato, Marie Louis
Ittner, Jean
Koehne, Adele
Koehne, Alma
Koehne, Anna
Koehne, Armin
Koehne, Charles
Koehne, George
Koehne, Lillie
Koehne, Louis
Koehne, William
Lorraine, Fred
Lorraine, Oscar
McDonald, Jean
McDonald, John
McDonald, Marion F.
Scott, Stanley, Dr.
Vonnegut, Franklin
Search Terms Clay Springs
Correspondence
Family Life
Gotha, FL
Grasmere, FL
Plymouth, FL
Containers Koehne Family Scrapbook
Alma Thusuelda Koehne Scrapbook -- Correspondence
Alma Thusuelda Koehne Scrapbook -- Correspondence