Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Henry J. Koopman Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Henry J. Koopman Papers
Creator: Koopman, Henry J.
Inclusive dates: 1871-1913, and undated
Extent: .25 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Abstract:
Papers include published materials, meeting minutes, and organizational records of three units of the Modern Woodmen of America and Koopman family papers.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Henry J. Koopman Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Henry J. Koopman Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Collection is organized alphabetically.


History

Biography:

The son of John Koopman, Henry J. Koopman was born in Holland in 1865. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1870, where, after settling in Missaukee County, Michigan, in 1879, his father engaged in mercantile activities and became prominent in local politics. Henry Koopman was a farmer and lumber manufacturer. He married Miss E. F. Uridge and raised three sons and four daughters. In 1907, he became clerk of Camp 7660 of the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal beneficiary society incorporated under the laws of the state of Illinois. (This information is from the collection.)

According to Michigan Place Names, Henry J. Koopman built a store in Falmouth, Michigan, in 1879, and bought the village plat and its saw, shingle, and grist mill in 1881. Also, a Henry J. Coopman (probably really spelled Koopman and possibly Henry’s father) became the first postmaster of Butterfield, Michigan, in 1895.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The majority of the Koopman Papers focus upon the activities of the Modern Woodmen of America, particularly Camp 7660 (Falmouth, Michigan), and include correspondence, by-laws, membership certificates, catalogs, and financial records. The minutes of Camp 10399 of Butterfield are also included. Some Koopman family correspondence and miscellaneous materials complete the collection.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Koopman, Henry J.
    • Modern Woodmen of America.
    • Modern Woodmen of America. Camp 10399 (Butterfield, Mich.)
    • Modern Woodmen of America. Camp 7660 (Falmouth, Mich.)
    • Fraternal organizations.
    • Fraternal insurance.
    • Missaukee County (Mich.)--History.
    • Missaukee County (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    • Missaukee County (Mich.)--Societies and clubs.
    • Falmouth (Mich.)--Societies and clubs.
    • Butterfield (Mich.)--Societies and clubs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Henry J. Koopman Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Correspondence, 1871-1910
    Box   1 F   2
    Miscellaneous [Greeting and Name Cards, Poetry], 1873-1885, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Modern Woodmen of America, Booklets, 1904-1913, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Modern Woodmen of America, By-Laws, 1908
    Box   1 F   5
    Modern Woodmen of America, Fliers, 1909-1913, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Modern Woodmen of America, Forms (Blank), undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Modern Woodmen of America, Ode (Music), undated
    Box   1 F   8
    Modern Woodmen of America, Rates and Fees Notices, 1907-1913, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Modern Woodmen of America, Supply Catalog, 1913
    Box   1 F   10
    Modern Woodmen of America, Supply Catalog, 1913
    Box   1 F   11
    Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 10399 (Butterfield), Meeting Minutes, 1902-1903
    Box   1 F   12
    Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 7660 (Falmouth), Account Books, 1902-1903
    Box   1 F   13
    Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 7660 (Falmouth), By-Laws, 1902
    Box   1 F   14
    Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 7660 (Falmouth), Correspondence, 1910-1913
    Box   1 F   15
    Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 7660 (Falmouth), Account Books, 1902-1903