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Ehresman, John H.



  • Existence: June 19, 1868 - November 9, 1961

Biographical Information

John H. Ehresman was born on June 19, 1868, near Monitor, Indiana, and lived in the area for the majority of his life. He attended Purdue University's Preparatory Academy during the 1893 - 1894 academic year. Ehresman was then enrolled directly into Purdue University from 1894 - 1897 and took courses in Mechanical Engineering, although there is no record of him beginning his senior year or graduating from Purdue. The final records on his transcript are from the fall semester of 1896. He worked as a farmer in Perry Township, and in 1912 he married Lillie Tucker. They had a son, William, before she died in 1918. He was a member of the Buck Creek Methodist Church, and was living in Buck Creek, Indiana, at the time of his death. He died on November 9, 1961, at the Goodwill Nursing Home in Camden, Indiana.


The majority of this information was sourced from Purdue University records and the November 10, 1961 obituary in the Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana. Date of birth supplied by collection donor.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John H. Ehresman papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 302
Content Description This collection contains materials that belonged to John Ehresman, a student who attended the Purdue Preparatory School in 1893-94 and attended Purdue University during the 1894-1896 academic years. Items include class notes, personal essays, commonplace book, engineering drawings and lab notes. This collection will be helpful to researchers interested in Purdue's early mechanical engineering education curriculum and farming practices of the late 1800s.
Dates: circa 1894-1896