Lot 82    

Clark County, Ohio Schoolgirl Sampler
6/20/2015 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American (Ohio), 1850. An early Clark County, Ohio sampler with a vine border, having upper and lower case alphabet lines followed by a number line, signed Mary J Keifer's Sampler Worked in / The 12th year of her age April 9th 1850, housed in a grain-painted frame; 15.5 x 12 in. (sight).

Mary Jane Keifer (ca. 1838-1935)  was the daughter of John (1802-1865) and Elizabeth (Donnels) Keifer (d. 1865) of Clark County, Ohio. They were early settlers in the area and the cabin site for their home was recently unearthed in an archaeological excavation. Mary Jane was one of three children born to John and Elizabeth. In 1859 she married Stephen Robert Cross, who served as a Private in the 19th Ohio Infantry in the Civil War. Eventually, Mary Jane and her husband moved to Kansas and later to Iowa, where they are both buried. This lot is accompanied by a binder with biographical information on Mary Jane and her family. 

Mild toning. Chips to frame.
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