Guide to the Keith Lingenfelter Collection

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California State University, Chico. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Keith Lingenfelter Collection

Collection number: MS 110

Special Collections



Meriam Library

Chico, California

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  • Special Collections
  • Meriam Library
  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California 95929-0295
  • Phone: (530) 898-5710
  • Fax: (530) 898-4443
  • Email: wjones@oavax.csuchico.edu
  • URL: http://www.csuchico.edu/lbib/spc/spbrochr.html
Processed by:
The Meriam Library Special Collections staff
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© 1999 California State University, Chico. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Keith Lingenfelter Collection
Collection number: MS 110
Creator: Lingenfelter, Keith
Extent: 35 Boxes
Repository: Meriam Library

California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0295
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

[Name of Item], Keith Lingenfelter Collection, MS 110, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

Biography

In 1979, Keith Lingenfelter, a family history researcher from Red Bluff, California, gave Special Collections Department, Meriam Library, a large group of family records he had compiled. Among these records were nearly 50,000 names of the early immigrant families and individuals who lived in or near Tehama County (including some from Butte, Colusa, Shasta and Glenn) from before 1850 well into the mid twentieth century.
This compilation was begun as a class project at Shasta College in 1962. Keith continued to work on it until his death in 1984. Besides the genealogy of married and unmarried persons in Tehama County the collection contains source materials used in his research, such as cemetery records, probate records, newspaper clippings, a listing of marriages, death certificates, census records and other miscellaneous research.
Just before his death the collection was given to Special Collections, Meriam Library. Through a series of donations from Tehama County friends and family the genealogy sections (Boxes 1- 19) have been published in book form. They can also be found on the web at www.csuchico.edu/lbib/spc/lingenfelter 

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 34 boxes divided by headings: Genealogy: Married (Boxes 1-16). Genealogy: Unmarried (Boxes 17-19), Marriages, Death Certificates, Cemetery Records (Boxes 22-23), Tehama County Probate Files (Boxes 24-25), Census Records (1852-1880), Miscellaneous Research (Boxes 27- 30) and Newspaper Articles ( Boxes 31-33 ). Box 34 contains articles written by Keith for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
Miscellaneous Research boxes contain material on many subjects. Research information can be found on the Bear Flag Revolt, Deeds, Peter Lasses, Mexican Land Grants, Northern California Bounty Land Grantees, Naturalizations, Nome Lackee Indian Reservation, Paskenta, Probates by name, Early Red Bluff, Tehama County Births, Tehama County History, Military Veterans of Tehama County, Usual and Unusual Weather, Veteran's Land Patents, and Wagon Trains. There is also additional biographical material about some Tehama County pioneer families.
Photographs from this collection have been added to the Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

Container List

 

Genealogy

 

Married

Box 1, Folder 1

Abbitt - Alexander, Charles Graham

Folder 2

Alexander, Henry - Alvord

Folder 3

Amato - Apsey, Issac

Folder 4

Apsey, James - Azovedo

Folder 5

Babcock - Baldwin, John Walter

Folder 6

Baldwin, Marguerite - Barnett, Francis Marion

Folder 7

Barnett, H.B. - Baumgardner

Folder 8

Baumgarten - Beaumont

Folder 9

Beaver - Bemis

Box 2, Folder 1

Bender - Bickerton

Folder 2

Bidwell - Blackburn, William

Folder 3

Blackburn, William Gus - Botinger, Charles August

Folder 4

Botinger, Fritz - Booth, J.

Folder 5

Booth, Luke - Boyce

Folder 6

Boyd - Brazee

Folder 7

Brazil - Brooks, James Munsell

Folder 8

Brooks, Jasper Marion - Brown, Francis R.

Folder 9

Brown, Frank - Browne

Folder 10

Brownell - Bullard, Martin

Folder 11

Bullard, Benjamin - Burroughs

Box 3, Folder 1

Burroughs - Byrne

Folder 2

Cabeen-Carberry

Folder 3

Carden-Carroll, Charles

Folder 4

Carroll, James C. - Cezar

Folder 5

Chadbourne - Chittenden,

Folder 6

Chittenden - Clark, Thomas

Folder 7

Clark, Thomas Patrick - Cluter

Folder 8

Clymer - Coffey,William H.

Folder 9

Coffey,William Henry - Colledge

Folder 10

Collett - Conant

Box 4, Folder 1

Conard - Cooper, David M.

Folder 2

Cooper, Emma J. - Courtney

Folder 3

Courtz - Crews

Folder 4

Crews, Gilbert - Crowley,Timothy

Folder 5

Crowley, William - Czerney

Folder 6

Danhloff - Davis

Folder 7

Davis, Albert - De Haven, Edward

Folder 8

De Haven, Ray Oscar - Deyarime

Folder 9

Diamond - Dodd

Box 5, Folder 1

Dodd - Dow

Folder 2

Dowding - Dubois

Folder 3

Dubs - Dyson

Folder 4

Eachus - Edwards, Cromwell Oliver

Folder 5

Edwards, Edwin - Engle, David

Folder 6

Engle, George B. - Ezrey

Folder 7

Fabbinger - Fields, Benjamin

Folder 8

Fields, J.M. - Fletcher, Leslie Arthur

Folder 9

Fletcher, Rodney - Fonda

Box 6, Folder 1

Fong - Foster

Folder 2

Foster - Freeman

Folder 3

Freemyers - Fyfe

Folder 4

Gaar - Gates

Folder 5

Gates - Gildea

Folder 6

Giles - Gneiling

Folder 7

Goar - Gould

Folder 8

Gouthard - Gray

Folder 9

Grayson - Grieve

Box 7, Folder 1

Guffin - Gyle

Folder 2

Haakonson - Hall, John

Folder 3

Hall, John A - Handy

Folder 4

Hanes - Harris, Almarinda

Folder 5

Harris, Edmund - Hatch, James Elyah

Folder 6

Hatch - Healy, Grace Rowena

Folder 7

Healy, James - Henderson

Folder 8

Hendrick - Hess, David

Folder 9

Hess,William George - Hoaring

Box 8, Folder 1

Hobbs - Holly

Folder 2

Holman - Horn

Folder 3

Horne - Hovey

Folder 4

Howard - Hudson, Charles

Folder 5

Hudson, George Edward - Hunt, Charles R.

Folder 6

Hunt, Daniel - Hynes

Folder 7

Icha - James, Gilbert Abbot

Folder 8

James, George - Johnson, Charles

Folder 9

Johnson, Charles J. - Jones, Elias

Folder 10

Jones, Francis - Justus

Folder 11

Kaak - Kemp

Box 9, Folder 1

Kendall - King, Edward

Folder 2

King, Ernest V. - Knothe

Folder 3

Knott - Kyler

Folder 4

La Bounty - Latten

Folder 5

Laub - Le Mone

Folder 6

Lemstrom - Livingstone

Folder 7

Livingstrom - Love, James

Folder 8

Love, Lamount Alexander - Lyons

Folder 9

McAleer - McCoy

Box 10, Folder 1

McCoy, George Washington - McInnis

Folder 2

McIntoch - McKessick

Folder 3

McKinnon - McWilliams

Folder 4

Macdonnelly - Marksley

Folder 5

Marks - Mattes

Folder 6

Mattheis - Merrill

Folder 7

Merritt - Miller

Folder 8

Millet - Montgomery

Box 11, Folder 1

Montgomery - Morgan

Folder 2

Morin - Mulholland

Folder 3

Mullaney - Murphy

Folder 4

Murray - Myrick

Folder 5

Nachmias - Nickle

Folder 6

Nickle, Ferrill Bratchen - Oaks, David J.

Folder 7

Oaks, Francis Tibet - Orates, Jose

Folder 8

Orates, Antonio - Oyer

Folder 9

Pacholke - Parwin

Box 12, Folder 1

Paschal - Perry, James Edward

Folder 2

Perry, John A. - Phipps

Folder 3

Pialus - Post, Andrew Jackson

Folder 4

Post - John Johnson - Price, Fanny Lee

Folder 5

Price, Burt Tipton - Quraim

Folder 6

Raab - Rebur

Folder 7

Reblin - Rice, W. H.

Folder 8

Rice, William - Ridgeway

Folder 9

Ridley - Rizor

Box 13, Folder 1

Roach - Robinson

Folder 2

Robinson - Rose

Folder 3

Rose - Rud

Folder 4

Rudolph - Rymer

Folder 5

Sableman - Schenck

Folder 6

Schermerhorn - Scragg

Folder 7

Scranton - Shellhorn

Folder 8

Shellman - Shumaker

Folder 9

Shuman - Smead

Folder 10

Smiley - Smith

Box 14, Folder 1

Smith, Henry - Smith, William W.

Folder 2

Smock - Soyster

Folder 3

Spaeth - Starr, James

Folder 4

Starr,William F. - St. John

Folder 5

Stock - Strong, Mark H.

Folder 6

Strong, William - Symonds

Folder 7

Taafe - Taylor, Thomas G.

Folder 8

Taylor, Vincint B. - Thompson, Albert

Folder 9

Thompson, Andrew - Tipton, Joseph

Box 15, Folder 1

Tipton, William - Troutman

Folder 2

Trowbridge - Tyrell

Folder 3

Udell - Vroman

Folder 4

Wackerman - Ward, Frank Matthew

Folder 5

Ward, Fred J. - Webb, Abraham

Folder 6

Webb, Hayward - Westinghouse

Folder 7

Westlake - White, Prince H.

Folder 8

White, Ralph - Wilburn

Box 16, Folder 1

Wilburn, John - Williams, B. F.

Folder 2

Williams, Carroll - Wilson, Roy S.

Folder 3

Wilson, Samuel - Wixon

Folder 4

Wodey - Woodward, D.

Folder 5

Woodward, Elza - Wright

Folder 6

Wright - Yokum, John Foster

Folder 7

Yokum, A. J. - Zelner

Folder 8

Zenter - Zurhorst

 

Unmarried

Box 17, Folder 1

Abbot - Azevedo

Folder 2

Babb - Byrd

Folder 3

Cady - Cutter

Folder 4

Dailey - Dyson

Folder 5

Eachus - Eyles

Folder 6

Fader - Fumereau

Folder 7

Gage - Gwang

Folder 8

Haden - Hickman, Albert Luther

Folder 9

Hickman, Emanda Jane - Innes

Folder 10

Jackman - Judson

Folder 11

Kane - Kurlbaum

Folder 12

Lacardi - Lytle

Box 18, Folder 1

McArthur - McWilliams

Folder 2

Mace - Mitchell

Folder 3

Moe - Myers

Folder 4

Naismith - Nutting

Folder 5

Oakley - Oxedine

Folder 6

Paccaud - Phelps

Folder 7

Philaber - Quong

Folder 8

Rader - Ryan

Folder 9

Samuel - Sherwood

Folder 10

Shields - Sowden

Box 19, Folder 1

Spangle - Synia

Folder 2

Taber - Tyndle

Folder 3

Ubert - Vincent

Folder 4

Wade - Wilcox

Folder 5

Wilcox - Zwisler

 

Marriages, 1854-1910

Box 20, Folder 1

Marriages 1854-1910

Folder 2

Marriages 1854-1910

 

Death Certificates

Box 21, Folder 1

A - C

Folder 2

D - G

Folder 3

J - K

Folder 4

H - I

Folder 5

L - M

Folder 6

N - P

Folder 7

Q - R

Folder 8

S

Folder 9

T - V

Folder 10

W - Z

 

Cemetery Records

 

Oak Hill Cemetery Records

Box 22, Folder 1

Abel - Cocking

Folder 2

Cofer - Gwine

Folder 3

Haakonsen - Kyler

Folder 4

Lacey - Ryan

Folder 5

Sabelman - Zumwalt

 

Tehama County Cemetery Records

Box 23, Folder 1

Single Graves - Indian Burials

Folder 2

Inks Creek - Red Bank Area

Folder 3

Rosewood - Vina

Folder 4

Anderson - Millville

Folder 5

Montgomery - Oroville Pioneer

 

Probates

 

Tehama County Probates, 1855-1910; 1910-1960 (#1066 - #1945)

Box 24, Folder 1

Probates 1855-1910 A - E

Folder 2

Probates 1855-1910 F - J

Folder 3

Probates 1855-1910 K - P

Folder 4

Probates 1855-1910 R - Z

Folder 5

#1066 - #1578

Folder 6

#1587 - #1742

Folder 7

#1743 - #1846

Folder 8

#1847 - #1945

 

Tehama County Probates, 1910-1960 (#1946 - #6133)

Box 25, Folder 1

#1946 - #2083

Folder 2

#2084 - #2211

Folder 3

#2212 - #2358

Folder 4

#2359 - #2492

Folder 5

#2500 - #2623

Folder 6

#2624 - #2771

Folder 7

#2772 - #5199

Folder 8

#5200 - #6133

 

Census Records, 1852-1880

Box 26, Folder 1

1852-1860

Folder 2

1870-1880

Folder 3

1880 continued

 

Miscellaneous Research

Box 27, Folder 1

Brown, John

Folder 2

Barber, William C.

Folder 3

Bartell, Englehart (Mexican War)

Folder 4

Bear Flag Revolt

Folder 5

Bradley, Jefferson (Mexican War)

Folder 6

Biographies A - L

Folder 7

Biographies M - Z

Folder 8

Brodt, Helen Tanner

Folder 9

Cemeteries (Lassen, Oroville, Shasta)

Folder 10

Cassin, John W. (Mexican War)

Folder 11

Census: Bedford County, Pennsylvania 1800-1860

Folder 12

Census: Blair County, Pennsylvania 1850-1860

Folder 13

Census: Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 1800-1850

Folder 14

Census: Fulton County, Cambria County, Indiana County, Frederick County, Washington County, and Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 1800-1860

Folder 15

Chase, Hiram B. (Mexican War)

Folder 16

Conklin, Levi

Box 28, Folder 1

Conway

Folder 2

Criswell, Benjamin C.

Folder 3

Crosby, Elisha Oscar

Folder 4

Cunningham, Leo T.

Folder 5

Deeds: Tehama, Butte, Colusa, and Shasta Counties

Folder 6

Deer-Lick Springs

Folder 7

El Dorado County Cemeteries and Environs

Folder 8

Ford, Henry L.

Folder 9

Fremont, John C. (Mexican War)

Folder 10

Geiger, Vincent E. (Mexican War)

Folder 11

Gillespie, Archibald

Folder 12

Genealogies A - C

Folder 13

Genealogies D - W

Folder 14

Givens, Issac

Folder 15

Gridley, Dorthea

Folder 16

Gridley Family

Folder 17

Hensley, Samuel (Mexican War)

Folder 18

Homesteads: Butte, Colusa, Shasta, and Tehama Counties

Box 29, Folder 1

Indentures

Folder 2

Indians

Folder 3

Lassen, Peter

Folder 4

Land Patent Index , Tehama County

Folder 5

Marriages, Tehama County 1911-1922

Folder 6

Mexican Land Grants of Tehama County

Folder 7

Micklethwaite Family

Folder 8

Miscellaneous Information

Folder 9

Missionary Catholic Church

Folder 10

Montgomery, J.W.B. Family

Folder 11

Naturalizations 1855-1910

Folder 12

Newspapers: Tehama and Shasta Counties

Folder 13

"Northern California Bounty Land Grantees Under Acts of 1847-1855"

Folder 14

Nome Lakee Indian Reservation

Folder 15

Obituaries - Red Bluff Independent, Peoples Cause, Daily News 1860-1920

Folder 16

Postmasters, Tehama County

Folder 17

Reading, Pearson B.

Folder 18

Revere, Joseph Warren

Box 30, Folder 1

Scott, John W. (Mexican War)

Folder 2

Stilts, John (Mexican War)

Folder 3

Swift, Granville

Folder 4

Tehama County Births 1861-1880

Folder 5

Tehama County Cemeteries

Folder 6

Tehama County Civil War Veterans

Folder 7

Tehama County Civil War Veterans: Resume A - H

Folder 8

Tehama County Civil War Veterans: Resume I - Z

Folder 9

Tehama County History

Folder 10

Tehama County Mexican Land Grants

Folder 11

Tehama County Sheriffs 1856-1974; pictures

Folder 12

Transportation: Railroads

Folder 13

Veterans: Land Patents

Folder 14

Wagon Trains

Folder 15

Veterans: Revolutionary War - World War II, Part I

Folder 16

Veterans: Revolutionary War - World War II, Part II

Folder 17

Wilder Family

Folder 18

Wilson, Henry Clay

Folder 19

"Usual and Unusual Weather at Red Bluff and Vicinity 1858-1970."

Folder 20

Washington Family

 

Newspaper Articles

Box 31, Folder 1

Agriculture: Farm Equipment

Folder 2

Animal Culture: Horsemanship, Cattle, and Sheep

Folder 3

Antelope

Folder 4

Architecture: Victorian

Folder 5

Artifacts

Folder 6

Bend District

Folder 7

Black History

Folder 8

Brown, John

Folder 9

Butte County

Folder 10

Chinese, Japanese

Folder 11

Corning

Folder 12

Gerber

Folder 13

Glenn County

Folder 14

Hooker District

Folder 15

Hospitals

Folder 16

Hotels

Folder 17

Ide Adobe

Box 32, Folder 1

Indians

Folder 2

Industry: Lumber, Mills, and Mining

Folder 3

Lassen County

Folder 4

Manton

Folder 5

Musical Bands

Folder 6

Organizations: American Legion, Rotary, and Women's

Folder 7

Paskenta

Folder 8

Personal and Family Histories; Biographies and Obituaries

Folder 9

Pioneer History

Folder 10

Posen, Sam

Folder 11

Red Bluff

Folder 12

Red Bluff: Fire Department

Folder 13

Red Bluff: Industries

Folder 14

Red Bluff: Miscellaneous Buildings

Folder 15

Red Bluff: History

Folder 16

Red Bluff: Miscellaneous People

Folder 17

Red Bluff: Street Scenes

Folder 18

Religion; Churches and Circuit Riders

Folder 19

Schools

Box 33, Folder 1

Shasta County

Folder 2

Siskiyou County

Folder 3

Smith, Jebediah

Folder 4

Snow Scenes

Folder 5

Sports

Folder 6

Sutter County

Folder 7

Tehama: Los Molinas

Folder 8

Transportation: autos, aviation, boats, ferries, garages, river, wagon

Folder 9

Trinity County

Folder 10

Tuscan Springs

Folder 11

Vina, Stanford Ranch

Folder 12

Water: bridges, laws, legislation, power, rights, river

Folder 13

Yuba County

Folder 14

Tehama County

Folder 15

Tehama County: District Attorneys

Folder 16

Tehama County: Land Grants

Folder 17

Tehama County: War History

 

National Genealogical Society Quarterly

Box 34, Folder 1

"National Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol. 51, June, Sept., Dec., 1966.

Folder 2

"National Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol. 71, June 1983, number 2.

Folder 3

"National Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol. 72, March 1984, number 1.

Folder 4

"National Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol. 72, June 1984, number 2.

Folder 5

"National Genealogical Society Quarterly" Vol. 72, September 1984, number 3.

Box 35, item Item 1

Plaque in memory of Keith Lingenfelter