IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
CORA EVERSMEYER (1876-1952)
2 linear inches
The papers (donor no. 609) were donated by Mary Helen Stewart in
The papers are open for research.
Copyright held by the
donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.
In Box 1.
Andrea Sheehan, 2003.
4, 1876, Cora Wende was the youngest of
the six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wende of Keokuk,
Her father Henry Wende was an immigrant from Germany
and made his living as a farmer in Lee County, Iowa. Cora Wende attended
in Muscatine, Iowa
where she received the Second Kilbourne Prize for her
academic achievement. She married
physician B. E. Eversmeyer in July 1909; they had two
daughters, Margaret and Bernice. Bernice
Eversmeyer become a physician and also married a physician. Cora Eversmeyer
taught fifth through seventh grades in Keokuk.
She died at the age of 76 in 1952.
Scope and Content Note
papers date from 1848 to 1950
and measure 2 linear
inches. The papers are comprised of correspondence, family history,
German books, and photographs. The correspondence in German comes from family
members living in Germany and from a German immigrant
family residing in Pennsylvania. The correspondence in English is addressed to
the Eversmeyer family from Cora Eversmeyer’s
uncle and contains information about his life as a soldier. The family history folder includes
biographical and professional information about Cora Eversmeyer’s
husband, B. E. Eversmeyer, her nephew Walter H.
Peters, and her son-in-law Gerald Brown.
Photographs of Cora Eversmeyer’s uncle and his
wife and two German books complete the collection.