Burrer Family Collection

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Burrer Family Collection


The Burrer Family Collection contains writings from Carleton Sperry Burrer, a prominent Sunbury business man and local historian who enjoyed traveling with his wife, Dorothy, to research the history of the name Sunbury. Mrs. Burrer was the first director of Community Library, having earned a degree in Library Science from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. The documents in this collection tell the story of Sunbury's history as well as the Burrer family's contributions to the development of Sunbury's business community.

Collection Items

The Origin of the Name Sunbury
This book presents Carleton and Dorothy Burrer's research findings of how the town of Sunbury in Berkshire Township, Ohio, received its name. The Burrer's trips to England and people encountered during their travels are described. Some information on…

The Sunbury and Galena Communities and how they were in 1938 when Sunbury Lions Club Originated
Carleton Burrer's history of the origin of the Sunbury Lion's Club and a description of what the communities of Galena and Sunbury were like at the time of the club's establishment in 1938. Mr. Burrer describes each of the businesses located on the…

Early Delaware County Sunbury and Community
Carleton Burrer's brief history of early Delaware County and Sunbury was written upon the 175th anniversay of the establishment of Delaware County. The growth and development of the Village of Sunbury, and the evolution of the Burrer's flour mill and…
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