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Helvetia (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Aegerter Family Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 2696

Genealogy of the Aegerter family of Helvetia, West Virginia, written in German. Material covers the years 1760-1968.

Dates: ca. 1968

Bill Brady, Collector, Glass Plate Negatives of Helvetia, West Virginia by Photographer U.C. Shock

Collection Number: A&M 3617
Overview Glass plate negatives of photographs taken by Uriah C. Shock documenting Helvetia, West Virginia, a small community of German-speaking Swiss immigrants located in Randolph County. Includes portraits of individuals and groups, apparently of family members and community groups. Many images feature woodland settings, and some pictures include evidence of logging operations, horse teams, buildings, and livestock. Plates are of varying dimensions, including 5 in. x 7 in. and 6 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in....
Dates: 1890-1915

David H. Sutton, Compiler, Photographs Regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3706
Overview Photographs and research papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia. Most of the collection consists of photographs. Subjects of the photographs include residents, activities, and locations, the majority of which date from the early twentieth century (1900-1920). There are group portraits of families, school children, and others, including shots of hunters, timber workers, and residents with musical instruments, among others. Special events recorded by the photographs include weddings,...
Dates: ca. 1880-2000; Majority of material found within ca. 1900-1920

David H. Sutton, Compiler, Research Papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3687
Overview Research papers compiled by David H. Sutton documenting the early history of Helvetia, West Virginia, including information regarding the work, recreation, and genealogy of Helvetia's early settlers. The collection includes family papers, letters, oral histories, genealogies, photographs, and other material, regarding the Schneider, Aegerter, Hofer, Favri, and other families. Of special interest are the oral histories conducted and compiled by David Sutton of Helvetia citizens who were...
Dates: 1835-2010; Majority of material found within 1890-1925, 1979

Edwin A. Smith, Author, Manuscript Regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 1346

Unpublished manuscript titled "Helvetia, the Swiss Land of West Virginia," by Edwin A. Smith. This collection consists of a photocopy of a typed document. The manuscript regards the history of Helvetia, a Randolph County community established in 1869 by a group of Swiss immigrants.

Dates: 1960

Helvetia Reformed Church Records

Collection Number: A&M 3031
Overview The records and papers of a Randolph County church the Helvetia German Evangelical Reformed (later Zion Presbyterian), containing minute books, treasurer records, newsletters, correspondence and photographs. The early records of the Helvetia church are in German, the original language of the immigrant Swiss pioneers and founders of the church and Helvetia. The records are reflective of the struggles of the congregation in financing and constructing the church building and becoming affiliated...
Dates: 1873-1987

Jacob Anderegg, Helvetia Resident, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3009
Overview This collection contains a pamphlet and correspondence. Included is a typed copy of the oral account of Jacob Anderegg's life story. "Some Recollections from the life of Jacob Anderegg." Anderegg, born in Switzerland, 1851 July 12, immigrated to the United States on 1871 September 16 and became a settler of Helvetia, WV. Correspondence are by and to David Sutton, village historian for Helvetia, WV. These correspondence relate to Sutton's attempts to acquire the original handwritten version...
Dates: 1931-1985

Ruth Ramsey, Postcard Album

Collection Number: A&M 3819
Overview Album of Ruth Ramsey's postcard correspondence from 1910-1918. Correspondence is generally addressed to Ruth in Penbro, Pickens, or Helvetia, West Virginia (WV), in Randolph and Webster Counties, though the 1918 postcards show her address in Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondents include her sister Alma, friends, and other relatives. Subjects of correspondence include writing, travels, health, and daily life. Postcard images include city landmarks in Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Elkins, Moorefield,...
Dates: 1910-1918