Lincoln Farm Association Member Cards

 

About This Collection

In 1905, the farmstead where Abraham Lincoln was born, just outside of Hodgenville, Kentucky, was in a state of neglect and disrepair. As detailed in the February 10, 1906 edition of Collier’s, the Collier’s purchased the property with the intention of creating a park for the people of the United States “to be held forever by them as a garden spot in the nation’s history, a trysting place whence North and South, East and West may find the inspiration of national unity” in a country still deeply divided more than 40 years after the Civil War. The Lincoln Farm Association was founded to restore the property to create the park. Those who donated between 25 cents and $25 to the Lincoln Farm Association were granted honorary membership and received a certificate in the mail. Certificates displayed the name of the member, along with a photo of Abraham Lincoln, his birth cabin, and signatures from the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees – including President William H. Taft, Samuel L. Clemens (who signed as Mark Twain) and other notable individuals. More background on this can be read here.

In a period of five years, mostly from 1906 to 1911, the bulk of public of donations occurred across the United States and internationally. Donations and certificates were handled in the New York City office of Lincoln Farm Association Treasurer, Clarence Mackay. Meticulous records were kept of each donation on index-sized cards, resulting in the Lincoln Farm Association Member Cards collection found here. When looking at records, the amount section typically has an alpha code. Records with “A” are believed to indicate a 25 cents donation while records with “Z” are in the $25 range.

Search for family names, hometowns, or current cities to browse donations. When possible, all records have been geocoded to street address or a city centroid.

 

Kentucky Members

Record of donation by ??? to Lincoln Farm Association,

Record of donation by Hammer Doo to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Wm. Reuff to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Merit O'Neal to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Aaron Lazar to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Paul Lansing to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Geo. Steitler to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Frank West to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Light Ogle to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Thraker Chas to Lincoln Farm Association, 1930

Record of donation by Lyman Maxwell to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Edward Grossman to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Frank Lee to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by S. L. Frazier to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Harry Harthe to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by F. Schlueter to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Eugene Rice to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Violet Strauss to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Essie Ragsdale to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation by Fayette Johnston to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Linnie Dunn to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation by Steve Nallia to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation by Pleasant Wesley to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Herman Menshouse to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Hufman Drake to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Kinzea Stone to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Junius Litsey to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Ernest Eskridge to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Raymond Wittig to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Andrew Volkmann to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Ed Buckman to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Mike Purth to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Harley Dever to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Bertram Mitchel to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Elmer Boyle to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Coleman Mattingly to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Pattie Miller to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation by D. Powell to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Banks Hudson to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Nelson Hayes to Lincoln Farm Association, 1908

Record of donation by Hardy Burton to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Simon Wolf to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Columbus Slaughter to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Matt Herold to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Alexander Pearson to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Leo Reeder to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Jesse Phillips to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Smith Rogers to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Sam Filch to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Lettie Stark to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Illinois Members

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Noslaughton to Lincoln Farm Association, 1910

Record of donation by J. Harvey to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by H.C. Crowell to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Paul Thunemann to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Al. Magnusson to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Risser Simon to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Lettie McClain to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Emanuel Hoiles to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Claude Householder to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Albert Wittler to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Ellwood Tansey to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Thomas Evans to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Francis Mead to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by George Cloutin to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Alf. Washington to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Jesse Bennett to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Paul Rudwick to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Richard Merz to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Gus Feterson to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Wm. McKinney to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Jacob Blumenstock to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Duncan to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Robt. Knox to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Alex. Glogan to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Raymond Robins to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Elias Buck to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Nicholas Elliott to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Emil Berr to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Walton Perkins to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Theodore Longabaugh to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by H. C. Diehl to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Carl Decker to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by K. Merris to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by G. W. Schmidt to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Fred Weimer to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Rudolph Ferdinand to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Eliot Armstrong to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Arthur Watts to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Ray N. Holmes to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Ensley Moore to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Irwin Leatm to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Richard Merz to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Kraft to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Clement Hey to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Aubrey Tealdi to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Frank Burton to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by A. L. Page to Lincoln Farm Association

New York Members

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Edw. Keith to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by ??? to Lincoln Farm Association, 1907

Record of donation by Edwan Simon to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Foster Studholme to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Allan Turner to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by P. Nelson to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Charlis Fracy to Lincoln Farm Association,

Record of donation by Edwin Fancher to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation to Lincoln Farm Association, 1909

Record of donation by Erhard Kennitzer to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Frank Barthelme to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Parkes Murphy to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Carl Nicolay to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Matias Romero to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Dempsey to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Frank Brown to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Gast to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Joseph Zeigner to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by William Remlein to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Arthur Wellington to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Theodar Schelling to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by George Wendt to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by David Rochein to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Robert Crothers to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Grady to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Bruno Dahlgren to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by William Knoop to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Emil Lawson to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Wm. Datton to Lincoln Farm Association, 1910

Record of donation by Henry Tettemar to Lincoln Farm Association, 1910

Record of donation by Emancel Boaslerg to Lincoln Farm Association, 1910

Record of donation by Sadie Lazarus to Lincoln Farm Association, 1906

Record of donation by Seth Morton to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Conrad Schweikert to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John ?lde to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Henry Phillips to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Henry Manne to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Hyatt W. Smith to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by John Peoroet to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Albert Lee to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Albert Leffingwell to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Edward Bowditch to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Bayard Bigelow to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Mieg P. Favor to Lincoln Farm Association

Record of donation by Lawrence Thompson to Lincoln Farm Association

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