Romena O. Elder

Romena O. Elder
L50, V60
1857 – 1942
1 mss box, 26 volumes

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, March 2012

Biographical Note:

Romena Oehler Elder, daughter of Civil War veteran Roman Oehler, lived in Indianapolis and Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana most of her life. Elder married Marion G. Elder, who was an Indianapolis florist. She owned a jewelry store and managed property in Indianapolis and Greenwood. Her family home, which she later owned, was the Hanna-Oehler-Elder home, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The house is located at the intersection of Hannah Ave. and South Meridian St. Alexander Hannah, former member of the Indiana General Assembly, was the original property owner.


Information found within collection. 3/20/12.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists principally of account books and financial records of the Indianapolis jewelry store she owned and the Greenwood property managed by Romena Elder. The collection also contains personal papers and family accounts. Included are papers and accounts of Alexander M. Hannah (1821 – 1895), a farmer who resided in Marion County, and letters of Ingram Fletcher regarding land speculation in the Orlando, Florida area (1884 – 1888).

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 1. 

1. Alexander M. Hannah Papers, 1857 – 1879
2. Alexander M. Hannah Papers, 1880 – 189(?)
3. Alexander M. Hannah Papers, No Date
4. Roman Oehler Papers, 1872 – 1879
5. Roman Oehler Papers, 1880 – 1892
6. Roman Oehler Papers, No Date
7. Political Material, 1876 – 1931
8. Newspaper Clippings


V60-1 Record Book of Insurance 1877 – 1925
V60-2 Roman Oehler, Personal Account Book, 1897
V60-3 Roman Oehler, Account Book, Jewelry Store, 1883 – 1888
V60-4 Account Book, Jewelry Store, 1885 – 1895
V60-5 Account Book, Jewelry Store, 1891
V60-6 Account Book, Senate Hotel, 1917 – 1923
V60-7 Account Book, 1918 – 1921
V60-8 Roman Oehler, Hotel Account Book, 1895 – 1897
V60-9 Roman Oehler, Receipts and Expenses, 1917 – 1920
V60-10 Account Books of Virginia Ave., Building & Loan Association, 1920 – 1927
V60-11 Account Books of Virginia Ave., Building & Loan Association, 1873 – 1925
V60-12 Alexander M. Hannah, Farm Account Book, 1871 – 1877
V60-13 Alexander M. Hannah, Farm Account Book, 1878 – 1883
V60-14 Account Book, 1920 – 1925
V60-15 Account Book, 1910 – 1917
V60-16 Account Book, Jewelry Store, 1889 – 1892
V60-17 Real Estate Account Book, 1922
V60-18 Exercise Book in Accounting
V60-19 Roman Oehler, Account Book of Senate Hotel and Real Estate, 1895
V60-20 Record Book, Leases, Indentures, Jewelry Store, 1893 – 1911
V60-21 Account Book, 1897 – 1902
V60-22 Expense Account Book, 1902 – 1911
V60-23 Account Book, Real Estate, 1920 – 1929
V60-24 Exercise Book in Accounting
V60-25 Southport & Indianapolis Gravel Road Company, 1860 – 1888
V60-26 Roman Oehler, Account Book of Jewelry Store, 1875 – 1881

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 26 volumes
Collection Dates: 1857 – 1942
Provenance: Romena Elder November 4, 1966
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in
Alternate Formats: None
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