Mrs. Ada Perry Beinhacker

Mrs. Ada Perry Beinhacker
n.d., 1887-1934
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Reprocessed by: Edythe Huffman, Apr. 2013


Biographical Note:

 Ada Perry was born Aug. 27,1882.  She lived in Fort Wayne, IN and Angola, IN.  She married Alexander Beinhacker, who emigrated to the United States in 1904.  Ada died Nov. 27, 1952 and is buried in Angola, IN.

“Beinhacker, Ada Perry”. Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990.
“Beinhacker, Ada Perry”. (1974)  In Indiana Authors and their books, 1917-1966. (p.43).  Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College.  ISLI 16.810 B291I.
 “Ada P. Beinhacker”.  1930 United States Federal Census. Apr. 23, 2013.
Alexandria Beinhacker <Alexander Beinhacker> 1930 United States Federal Census. Apr. 23, 2013.
“Ada Beinhacker”.  Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Apr. 19, 2013.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of an advertisement and envelope for Johnson and Johnson’s Zonas Corn Leaf [Plaster], a bookmark for Geo. W. Schults, Jr. from Cambridge City, 2 Indiana State Teacher’s licenses for Flora Harvey, a newspaper article about Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a newspaper article about Ada Perry Beinhacker’s poem about Sara D. Roosevelt, and a letter with envelope addressed to Ada Perry Beinhacker from Sara D. Roosevelt.

The Zonas Leaf advertisement is on a piece of cardboard covered by the face cloth for the plaster(?), inserted into an envelope with the picture of a girl tying her shoe, labeled Zonas Corn Leaf, New Brunswick, N.J.,

The bookmark says “The Readers Friend,” and has a picture of a woman and deer and advertises other wares.

Flora’s teacher license dated 1887 is for 12 months, with very high marks and an average of 84.  The 1888 license is for 24 months and has an average of 90.

The newspaper article about Howard Chandler Christy shows the painting and discusses benefit dances throughout the country with funds benefiting the Warm Springs Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.  Fort Wayne, IN’s dance will feature Ada Perry Beinhacker’s recitation of her poems.

The newspaper article about Ada Perry Beinhacker’s poem  quotes Mrs. Roosevelt’s letter and the poem.

Mrs. Roosevelt’s letter is headed with a New York City address and thanks her for the poem.  The envelope has the address of the White House and is postmarked Washington, D. C.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

n.d. Advertisement for Johnson and Johnson’s Zonas Corn Leaf
n.d. Envelope for Zonas Corn Leaf advertisement
n.d. Bookmark advertisement for Geo. W. Schults. Jr., Druggist, Cambridge City, IN.
3-26-1887 State of Indiana, County of Marion, Teacher’s License for Flora Harvey
3-31-1888 State of Indiana, County of Marion, Teacher’s License for Flora Harvey
1-23-1934 Fort Wayne, IN News-Sentinel article: “Artist Pays Tribute to Roosevelt”
1-23-1934 Fort Wayne, IN News-Sentinel article: “President’s Mother Likes Fort Wayne Woman’s Poem”
1-20-1934 Envelope addressed to Miss Ada Perry Beinhacker from The White House
1-20-1934 Sara D. Roosevelt to Ada Perry Beinhacker, ALS

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: n.d., 1887-1934
Provenance:  Mrs. Ada Perry Beinhacker, 1952
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 Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: Poems ISL O 811 NO. 259
Potawatomi Indian legend, and other poems. 1932? ISL O 811 NO. 258
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 6-11-2013