Baer Family Papers WLU Coll. 0155

Baer Family Papers WLU Coll. 0155


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
WLU Coll. 0155
Baer Family Papers 1744-1929
.25 Linear Feet
Baer, Joseph
Baer, John
Baer, Jacob
Goodman, Ethelyn B.
Baer Family
The materials in this collection are in English and German.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Baer Family Papers, WLU Coll. 0155, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collected by Ethelyn B. Goodman. Gift of her estate, 1974.

Biographical / Historical

The Baer family were German immigrants, who settled in Panther Gap area of Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains principally business and family correspondence of Jacob, Joseph, and John Baer. Includes land maps, indentures, wills, militia fines, bills and receipts. Also included are a German family Bible (l744) and other genealogical materials, some relating to the Decker and Hite (Heyt) families, as well as two farming account books of Joseph Baer, 1853-1859. The collection mainly concerns the sale, rental, and inheritance of the Baer property.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Agriculture
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Decker family
  • Genealogy
  • Germans
  • Goodman, Ethelyn B.
  • Hite family
  • Immigrants
  • Indentures
  • Maps
  • Promissory notes
  • Receipts (Acknowledgments)
  • Virginia -- Goshen
  • Virginia -- Panther Gap
  • Wills

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Baer, Jacob
  • Baer, John
  • Baer, Joseph
  • Goodman, Ethelyn B.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- Goshen
  • Virginia -- Panther Gap