Rhodes Family Collection
L537, B65, OB56, OBC97, OBD24, OBE4
1821-1967, undated
3 ms boxes, 9 oversized folders

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Processed by: Ruth Light, November 2006

Biographical Note:

Jacob and Mary A. Kreglo came to Indiana from Maryland in the early 1850s.  The couple had at least four children, Sophia E., Ellen, Mary E., and Alice.  Jacob Kreglo worked as a carpenter; Mary A. and Sophia E. Kreglo were probably involved in real estate. 

John W. Rhodes was born in the mid-1830s in England.  He immigrated to the United States and became a real estate agent.  In the mid-1870s, he married Sophia E. Kreglo.  Together they had at least one child, Mary, although there was probably at least one son born to the couple as well.  Their grandson, John William Rhodes, was the proprietor of the Rhodes Pharmacy in Indianapolis. 

Joseph Lauler was a member of the Association of Master Bakers and worked at a bakery in the Indianapolis area.  He married Elizabeth Oeftering, and they had at least three children, Helen, Herman, and Ernest.  Helen Lauler married John William Rhodes on June 15, 1922.



1860 United States Federal Census Record. Ancestry.com. 21 Nov. 2006 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>

1900 United States Federal Census Record. Ancestry.com. 21 Nov. 2006 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>

1930 United State Federal Census Record. Ancestry.com. 22 Nov. 2006 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Ancestry.com. 22 Nov. 2006 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>

Materials within the collection.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the papers of the Rhodes family, including papers from the Kreglo and Lauler families which married into the Rhodes family.  It contains mortgages and deeds of Mary A. Kreglo, Sophia E. Rhodes (Kreglo), and John W. Rhodes from the late 19th century, as well as the legal papers of John William Rhodes.  It also includes various investment papers of Joseph Lauler, particularly those regarding oil prospects in Texas.  Finally, there are assorted personal items, such as greeting cards and travel souvenirs from members of the Rhodes family.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.

1. Mortgages, 1863-1870
2. Mortgages, 1871-1873
3. Mortgages, 1874-1903
4. Release of Mortgage Forms, 1871-1891
5. Chattel Mortgages, 1886-1890
6. Deeds, 1859-1891
7. Warranty Deeds, 1864-1870
8. Warranty Deeds, 1871-1874
9. Warranty Deeds, 1875-1899
10. Quit Claim Deeds, 1864-1890
11. Deed on Decree Forms, 1870-1884
12. Tax Title Deeds, 1876-1880
13. Miscellaneous Deeds, 1868-1887

Box 2.

1. Abstract of Title Forms, 1869-1897
2. Promissory Notes, 1863-1871
3. Promissory Notes, 1873-1901
4. Miscellaneous Papers, 1821-1869
5. Miscellaneous Papers, 1874-1940
6. John W. Rhodes Guardianship, Trust, and Estate Papers, 1934-1965
7. John W. Rhodes Checks, 1929-1961
8. Joseph Lauler Property Papers, 1929-1950
9. Joseph Lauler Oil and Gas Leases, 1927-1947
10. Joseph Lauler Assignment of Interest Papers, 1928-1935
11. Joseph Lauler Certificates of Interest, 1922-1937
12. Joseph Lauler Certificates of Receipt, 1925-1935
13. Joseph Lauler Stock Certificates, 1917-1949
14. Joseph Lauler Oil Correspondence, 1928-1938

Box 2.

1. Joseph Lauler Oil Correspondence, 1939-1960
2. Joseph Lauler Miscellaneous Papers, 1909-1950
3. Correspondence, 1910-1965
4. Association of Master Bakers, 1907-1910
5. California Travel Information, 1959
6. Postcards, Quebec, Canada, undated
7. Travel Brochures, Canada, undated
8. Souvenirs, New York, undated
9. Miscellaneous Souvenirs, 1909-1948, undated
10. Advertisements, 1909-1967, undated
11. Franklin Evening Star, 12 April 1946
12. Miscellaneous Items, 1897-1922, undated

B 65 

1865 Mar. 31 Mortgage Bond
1882 Mar. 22 Warranty Deed
1923 Dec. 11 Joseph Lauler Stock Certificate
circa 1929-1930 Rhodes Pharmacy Advertisement (2 copies)
1939 Trico Field Plat Map
1944 June 21 "Texas and Louisiana Gulf: New Sands in Two Pools and Interesting Tests in Brazoria" article

OB 56, Folder 1 

1876 Apr. 6 Tax Deed
1876 June 22 Tax Deed
1879 Aug. 8 Tax Deed
1879 Oct. 18 Tax Deed
1880 Feb. Tax Deed

OB 56, Folder 2 

1868 Apr. 20 Deed
1869 Nov. 26 Deed
1869 Dec. 3 Deed
1870 Jan. 20 Deed

OB 56, Folder 3 

1864 Nov. 3 Warrantee Deed
1871 July 18 Warranty Deed
1872 Jan. 10 Warranty Deed
1872 Dec. 31 Warranty Deed
1873 May 1 Warranty Deed
1874 May 21 Warranty Deed

OB 56, Folder 4 

1869 June 9 School Fund Mortgage
1870 Sept. 28 Deed on Decree
1871 May 1 Street Improvement Deed
1871 May 13 Mortgage (2 copies)
1872 June 10 Quit Claim Deed
1876 Apr. 20 Deed on Decree

OB 56, Folder 5 

circa 1909 Lake Minnetonka Travel Brochure

OBC 97 

1874 May 27 Mortgage
1878 Mar. 8 Tax Title Deed

OBD 24 

circa 1870-1900 Plat Map
undated Sketch of Foyer
undated Sketch of Room

OBE 4 

1918 Army Map of Western Europe

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 manuscript boxes, 9 oversized folders, (723 items)

Collection Dates:

1821-1967, undated


Mary Helen Rhodes Heimann, 6 October 2005

Access: This collection is open for research.



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