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[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872.
Date: October 17, 1872
Creator: Kinney, R. D.
Item Type: Text

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans.
Date: November 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with news from Belton, Texas. He claimed to be lonesome because his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting family in Pennsylvania and their eldest son Paul had moved out. He told her about how the remaining children at home were doing and shared other pieces of news from Belton. The letter ended with him prompting her to write more and to send notice before she starts for home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning.
Date: October 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church.
Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 26, 1879]

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing how family life had been since Junia left to visit with extended family. John let her know of local baptisms and poultry sales he had made at the recent fair. He and their daughter, Gertrude, were looking forward to Junia's return home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressing his regret that the house felt lonesome without Junia and the three children that were away. He hopes that his son, Paul, will return to live with them if the telegraph company relocates him to an office in town. John then told Junia that when she was ready to make the return home, she should consider whether or not to purchase a second class ticket for the train.
Date: October 29, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879. John began his letter with bad news. A fire broke out in Belton, Texas and John wrote of the difficulties he and his sons had in trying to save some of his books and papers. Otherwise, John says he and the children are in good health and mentioned work that Paul had done work in a telegraph office recently. Included is an envelope addressed "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout" and an article titled "Fire in Belton!" The article lists the losses incurred from the disaster.
Date: September 28, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 1, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. John's wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and two daughters returned from visiting family in Pennsylvania. He wrote about the state of his cattle and chickens and how he was tending to them. The letter ended with John hoping that Paul would join them for Christmas. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 1, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 5, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing local news from Belton, Texas. He informed Paul that if he came home for Christmas he would give him molasses. Also, he also updated him about various family members and farm animals and shared other pieces of news. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 5, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 30, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sally Osterhout, January 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his niece, Sally Osterhout. He wrote her after receiving a letter a couple weeks prior. He was glad to hear his mother was well and told Sally what was happening with John and his family. He mentioned some of the cases he was working on, his children's schooling, and how his wife had recently come down with a pneumonia.
Date: January 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote to tell his mother that he would be unable to visit this year and spoke of how his family had been. The letter finishes with news regarding the frontier. John wrote that Indians raided nearby areas and took horses.
Date: July 11, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, November 21, 1876]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to tell her that his children are in good health and that Junia is recovering from an illness. Also, he and his son Paul are planning to start a ranching business with their sheep.
Date: November 12, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 7, 1875]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter started out with Junia writing. She wrote very briefly about how she missed her husband. When she had to tend to the baby, her and John Patterson's son, John Jeremiah, finished writing the letter. He told his father how the hogs, cows, and sheep were doing and that they had purchased more corn and cotton-seed for the animals. On the back of the letter, Paul Osterhout, the eldest son, finished writing the letter. He mentioned a man who had been arrested for murder and that the accused was out on bail. In the post script, Paul asked if he could have a party for his 16th birthday.
Date: November 7, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts; Osterhout, John Jeremiah & Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter