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BOOKWALTER - CROSTHWAITE BIBLE

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No further information is known about the location of this Bible.


  • A badly worn Bible was retrieved from an auction sale recently with the following information inside:

    The Front and Back Covers were embossed with the names John Bookwalter and Abigail Bookwalter.

    Inside was a Wedding Certificate for John Bookwalter of Richland Co. Ohio and Abagail Crosthwaite of Richland Co. Ohio on Aug. 30 A.D. 1849 at Samuel Taylors by Elder William Gass, witnessed by Simon Bookwalter and Catharine Bookwalter.

    There is a Confirmation certificate with very faded handwriting for what looks like Marie Elisabeth Morgel written in German.

    Also inside were separate pieces of paper with the following entries using ditto marks exactly as written:

  • John B - Born Sep 16, 1826
  • Alex " - " July 6, 1850
  • Elvira B - " May 26, 1852
  • Sam (T or F) - " Dec 12, 1853
  • John 2 - " Sep 14, 1859
  • W S L (T or F) - " Nov 26, 1862
  • Eva - " May 6, 1868

     
  • Samuel (?) - Died Oct 2, 1855
  • John B - " Sep 17, 1872
  • Alex - " Nov 2, 1889
  • Eva - July 29, 1894
  • Abigail Crosthwaite Born March 24, 1823

    Page #2
  • John - " Book.'t (as spelled) - Died May 24, 1874 Aged 73 y. 5 mo.
  • Catherine, Wife of John B. - Died Sept. 27, 1883 Aged 79 ys, 9 Mo. 6 days
  • Catherine Howell, Daughgter of J. C. Book. Died Aug. 31, 1871 Aged, 29 Yrs. 2 Mo, 25 Ds.
  • David Book. Died. Oct. 3, 1861 Aged 40 Yr. 2 Mo. 19 da's.

    Page #3

  • Samuel Book, "Son of (- - - ) & A Book."
  • John Book. Died Sept. 17, 1872 (Notation: "Copied")
    Aged. 46 Yr. 1 Day.
  • A. M. Book. (Abigail Mary) 1823-1910 * 3/24/23 - 1/9/10

    There were quite a few family portraits in the back, some identified, some not.

    This Bible was published by The National Publishing Company, Ziegler & McCurdy, Jones, Junkin & Co., "entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1870, by J. R. Jones, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia"



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