Stoll, John B.

John B. Stoll
1864 – 1926
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

            Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, June 2011         

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Biographical Note:

John B. Stoll, born in 1843, emigrated with his family from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1853. Stoll was the owner and publisher of Ligonier, Noble County Banner (1866-1914), and owner and editor of the South Bend, St. Joseph County Times (1883-1912). Besides his work in the newspapers industry, Stoll was involved with the Democratic Party, and associated with several Democratic newspapers in LaPorte and Elkhart. Stoll authored History of the Indiana Democracy, 1816-1916 in 1917. John Stoll died in 1926.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains letters to John B. Stoll regarding state and national Democratic Party politics (1866-1920), including correspondence relating to the 1870 and 1872 campaigns. Also included are letters from German Democrats in the state, as well as correspondence relating to northern Indiana newspapers and his work with the Democratic State Editorial Association. The collection has Stoll’s work on the history of the Democratic Party in Indiana along with his political speeches and writings.

Correspondents include Henry A. Barnhart, Albert J. Beveridge, Schuyler Colfax, John D. Defrees, Thomas Dowling, William H. English, Charles W. Fairbanks, William P. Fishback, Isaac P. Gray, Thomas A. Hendricks, David B. Hill, William S. Holman, John Worth Kern, Michael C. Kerr, Frederick Landers, Thomas R. Marshall, Claude Matthews, James A. Mount, William H. O’Brien, Henry B. Payne, Samuel M. Ralston, Horatio W. Seymour, Benjamin F. Shively, James R. Slack, Thomas Taggart, David Turpie, Daniel W. Voorhees, and Woodrow Wilson.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 11864 – 1926




Papers and Correspondence 1864 – 1869


Papers and Correspondence 1870 – May 1872


Papers and Correspondence June 2, 1872 – December 16, 1878


Papers and Correspondence 1880 – 1887


“An Address Upon the Life and Public Services of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks” by David Turpie, Hendricks Letter, April 1884


Papers and Correspondence 1890 – 1899


Papers and Correspondence 1900 – 1920


German Letter and Passport


Pamphlets and Broadside 1866 – 1896


Articles (no date)


Speeches (no date)


Correspondence and Clippings (no date)

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

1 mss box, 12 folders

Collection Dates:

1864 – 1926



Access :

The collection is open for research use



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.


Materials are in English and German

Alternate Formats:


Related Holdings:

L16 Albert Beveridge; L36 Schuyler Colfax; L73 William S. Holman; L100 Thomas Riley Marshall; L145 James R. Slack; L541 Thomas Taggart; L164 David Turpie; Henry A. Barnhart Papers (4th Floor collection)