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17th St House
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

Home Places Index August & Mabel Haas       Sources Images
Lease Option Warranty Deed            



 

Location
-  1927 E 17th St. - Muncie, Center Township, Delaware Co, Indiana
-  South side of east 17th Street between Macedonia on the west and Mock on the east. It is located closer to Mock
-  31 July 1931, full address: 
R. R. 6, Box 24 1927 E. Seventeenth Street  S14,
Coordinates: 4010'24.31N 8521'51.98W
Map:  A very good map showing the 17th St. area in Apr 1928 - the map is page 2 - Doc1605.pdf
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House Floor Plan - Doc1728.pdf  (S3)
1919:  Built for August and Mabel Worthen Haas  S2, S6,

Aug 1955:  Sewer Installed  S13,

Postcards sent to occupants of this house - Link  (See:  Index/17th St. House)
 
 

 

1919 - 1978
August lived here until his death on 17 July 1943 and Mabel until her death on 13 March 1978
This home was also the residence of the five girls that made up the family of August and Mabel who were all born in the house.  Not long after the construction of the home, August built a single car garage and a small structure that was used as a coal storage facility during the winter but was then cleaned in the spring and used by the girls for their playhouse until fall.  Later August dug a partial basement I9, under the home.  The basement was then used to store coal and the playhouse was mostly used as a playhouse from that point on.
At some point Caroline Whetstone, mother of August, came to live with the family and lived in a room (porch?) off the back of the house which was later removed.  When this room was attached there was a door between the back bedroom and this room.  After that room was removed the door was replaced by the window that is present today.
Following the death of Mabel in 1978 an estate sale was held in May and the home sold shortly thereafter.  The neighborhood has taken a turn for the worse today.  Most of the homes in the area have not been well taken care of as this home was used to when August and Mabel occupied it.
There was a piano in the house - I10,
July 1931 - Gas probably first available at this location - S14,
 

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Family Members who Lived Here
August Haas ID0377 Norma Louise Haas Robbins ID0006
Mabel Worthen Haas ID0378 Barbara Jane Haas ID0382
Wilma Haas ID0379 RobbHaas ID0001 (Dec 1944 to Fall of 1945)
Olive Haas ID0380 Caroline Whetstone Haas ID0385
Marjorie Haas ID0381  

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Stevenson Elementary School -  I5, I8, S12
Location:
-  Located on Mock at the end of E 17th Street - This building has been torn down. (See S12 for info on school)
-  Coordinates: 4010'24.28N 8521'44.21W
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The girls all attended this school
 
 


 

Ball Brothers Factory
Location
-  On the west side of Macedonia, north and south of 12th St. (Now Memorial Drive)
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Coordinates: 4010'43.33N 8522'10.04N
WikiPedia Article
August Haas ID0377 was a supervisor at the plant and was employed with them from 1913 to 1943.  Most of the girls, with the exception of probably Barbara, also worked at the plant.  August contracted his lung disease from working in the plant being exposed to the silica sand used in production of the glass.  He spent some time in Washington, Pennsylvania at a clinic for his lung condition and died shortly after returning home from the treatments.  Letters and Diary Link

Other members of the family, including John Haas, brother of August and William Franklin Worthen, Brother to Mabel Worthen Haas also worked at this plant.
 
 

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Sources
 

Source Citation

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S1 Polk's Muncie Directory , digital images, Ancestry.com/City Directories (www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 January 2010).


Extracts
1938, p 136
: "Haas Aug (Mabel M) formn h1927 E 17th" 
1940, p 155:  Haas/ "Aug (Mabel) glasswkr Ball Bros Co h1927 E 17th"
1941, p 164, 165:  "Haas Aug (Mabel M) glasswker Ball Bros Co h1927 E 17th"
1943, p 132: "Haas Aug (Mabel M) reprmn Ball Bros Co h1927 E 17th" - "Haas Marjorie emp Excel Mfg Corp r 1927 E 17th" - "Haas Norma clk r1927 E 17th" - "Haas Olive J bkpr r609 Wald av" 
1945, page 140
:  "Marjorie R USN r1927 E 17th" -  "Olive J USN r1927 E 17th" -  "Haas Robt A (O Jean) USA r609 Wald av" 
1946, page 152:
 "Haas Mabel M (Wid Aug) h1927 E 17th" 
1948, page 183:  "Haas Mabel M (wid Aug) h1927 E 17th"

 
S2 Document, Misc, Lease Option, 17th St. House - 28 Mar 1919 - Harold CR Wall and August and Mabel M Haas. Acc000158/Doc1421.pdf

Notes:
Contract between Harold C. R. Wall and Mabel M. Haas - Document signed by August Haas - for the home at 1927 E 17th St - This document gives details about the building of the home, its cost and the date and the name of the builder. The date was 28 March 1919, the builder Harold C. R. Wall and the price was $1295.00. This house was built with electricity included. This document shows August's signature.)

 

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Doc1421.pdf

S3 Floor plan of 17th St House, 1927 E. 17th St., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Floor plan drawn by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001 from memory and verified by Norma Haas Robbins ID0006, 19 Mar 2002. Acc000113/Doc1728.pdf

 

 

Doc1728.pdf

S4 Document, Misc, Electric Service Deposit receipt. Invoice# 8436 - Indiana General Service Company, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. $3.00 - Dated 23 June 1919 - From August Haas. Acc000132/Doc0598.pdf

Extract:
Consumer's Deposit Receipt
No 8436/ $3.00/ June 23 1919
Received from August Haas
Three and No/100 Dollars in Advance for Electric Current used at
1919 [S/B 1927] E 17th St. 4th house E of Mac [Macedonia] which Amount is to be Refunded in Final Settlement, the
Bills, meanwhile, to be Paid Regularly as Rendered in Accordance wit Contract.
This Receipt is NOT TRANSFERABLE, and must be Returned to the Office upon Discontinuance of Services.
Indiana General Service Company/ Signed Per H. Pickerill
Paid June 23 1919 Rubber Stamp at bottom right


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Doc0598.pdf
S5 Indiana Bell Telephone Directory 1946, page 35 -Acc000138
 

Notes:  Telephone listing in Muncie Phone book for Indiana Bell Telephone dated April 1946 lists August Haas residing at 1927 E 17th Street with a phone number of 9410. August was already dead by this time - Mabel kept the phone in August's name for a long time after his death.


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S6 Warranty Deed 17th St House, from Harold C R Wall and Minnie S Wall to August Haas and Mabel M, husband and wife. Recorded 20 May 1920 - Record 175, page 561, James L Davis, Recorder. Acc000159/Doc1422.pdf


Notes:  Between Harold C R Wall and Minnie Wall and signed by August Haas and Mabel M. Haas Dated 20 May 1920 - This document gives details about the building of the home, its cost and the date and the name of the builder. The date was 28 March 1919, the builder Harold C. R. Wall and the price was $1295.00. - Warranty Deed. dated 20 May 1920 for house at 1927 E 17th St Muncie, IN.

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Doc1422.pdf
S7 Haas, Norma ID0006. Autobiography of Norma Haas Robbins. Yorktown, Indiana, 1992., Thoughts about the 17th St house. Acc000502.

Extract:  "Mother made pies, jelly and canned a lot of fruit. I remember she used to make lemonade and put cherries in to make it look pretty & appetizing. She made homemade bread - so delicious, we would go around from house to house & sell it. She also baked pork loins and make big sandwich buns. She sold the sandwiches to the employees of Ball Brothers. They really did enjoy them. I also remember she would fix noon meals for the teachers at Stevenson. They would come down to our house and buy their lunch.") - [August and Mabel had this house built in 1919. August later built a garage. He also dug a basement by hand under the South portion of the house. August also built a small building that was originally used to store coal until the basement was dug. During the summer the coal house was cleaned and used by the girls as a play house. August built them furniture to use in it. The house had a back porch that went across the entire length of the back of the house. There was a door in Bedroom #2 where the south window is located. This was used by the mother of August (Caroline Whetstone Haas ID0385) while she lived with them. This door was later removed and replaced by a window. The front porch originally had 3 round pillars. The front porch was enclosed in the 1950s. The back porch was removed. House built June 1919. Phone number 9410. I can recall when it was AT (Atlas) 9410

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S8 1920 Federal Census, Muncie Ward 8, Delaware County, Indiana. SD 8, ED 43, Sheet 15. dwelling 169, Family 169, 1927 E 17th St, Line 1, August Haas. Original Data: NARA, T625, roll 427. www.ancestry.com  Acc000713.

Extract
August Haas - 25 yr old white male, Head of household, owned home with mortgage, married - Able to read, write and speak English - Born in Ohio, Father in Germany and Mother in Ohio - Father speaks German - Occupation: laborer at Ball Bros, Worker. Mabel M Haas 29 yr old white female, married - did not attend school during year, Wife of head of household - Able to read, write, and speak English. Born in Indiana, Father born in Indiana, mother in Ohio - Occupation: None. Wilma N Haas: 1-9/12 yr old white female, single, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother in Indiana. Norma Louise Haas: 9/12 yr old white female, single - Born in Indiana, father in Ohio and Mother in Indiana. Marguerite Worthen: Sister-in-law to head - 13 yr old white female, single, attended school during the year, able to read, write, and speak English - Born in Indiana, Father in Indiana, Mother in Ohio - Occupation: None.
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S9 1930 Federal Census, Muncie, Center Township, Delaware County, Indiana. SD 5, ED 17-20, Sheet 35B, 1927 E 17th St, Dwelling 783, Family 849, Line 51, August Haas. Original Data: Nara, T626, Roll 583. www.ancestry.com  Acc000758.  

Extract
August Haas: 35 yr old white male - 25 yrs old when first married - Owns home - Value $1800 - Family has a radio set - Did not attend school during the year - Able to read and write and speak English - Born in Ohio - Father born in Germany - Mother born in Ohio - Occupation: Furnace man in a glass factory [Ball Brothers - Veteran of US military service - WW [WW1] Mary M [Mabel] Haas: - 30 yr old white female - 17 yrs old when first married - Did not attend school during the year - Able to read, write and speak English - Born in Indiana - Father born in Ohio - Mother born in Indiana - Occupation: none. Wilma N Haas: 11 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to read, write and speak English, born Indiana, Father in Ohio, Mother Indiana. Norma L Haas: 10 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to read, write and speak English, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana. Olive J Haas: 8 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to speak English, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana. Marjorie R Haas: 6 yr old white female, single, attended school, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana.
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S10 Database On-line, US World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, August Haas, Local Board: Muncie, Indiana. Original Data: Selective Service Registration Cards, NARA Roll: WW2_2281512. www.ancestry.com , accessed 1 March 2008. Acc001073.

Extract:  Serial Number: 1862 - Name: August Haas - Place of Residence: 1927 E 17th St Muncie Indiana - Mailing Address: [Same as residence] Telephone: 9410 - Age in Years: 47 - Place of Birth: Defiance - Date of Birth: Aug 29, 1894 - State of birth: Ohio - Name and address of person who will always know your address: Mabel Marie Haas - 1927 E 17th St, Muncie, Indiana - Employer: Ball Bros Muncie, Indiana - Registrants Signature: August Haas - Race: White - Height: 5 10-1/2 - Weight: 125 - Complexion: Light - Tattoo on right arm, wears glasses - Signed: Mrs W F Wilson, Local Board 2, Muncie, Indiana, Apr 27 - 42.
 
S11 Military Record, WW1 Draft Registration Card. Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. August Haas. 5 June 1917.  Acc00796.   101005-003.jpg

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S12 Newspaper Article. "Eager to Learn" - Probably Muncie Star, Sunday, nd. Olive Haas ID0380 is in 2nd vertical row, 4th back.  Acc001625.

Extract: "EAGER TO LEARN: Members of the 1932-33 sixth-grade class in Muncie's Stevenson School pose for a picture Dec 13, 1932. Teacher Joseph S. Shepard, also the school's principal, is standing at the rear. The school was at Mock Avenue and 18th Street. Until the area was annexed by Muncie before 1920, the school was operated by the Center Township trustee. It was closed in the 1970s, and the early 1900s building was razed. The photograph was furnished to The Album by Gene Carter of Muncie, a class member who is pictured in center foreground" 


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S13 Documents, City: Sewer Installation Receipts, 1927 E. 17th St., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, Aug 1955. Mabel M. Haas ID0378. Acc000152/Doc1771.pdf

Extract, City Controller Receipt:
Muncie, Ind. Aug. 5, 1955
Received of Mabel M. Haas
One hundred eighty six 16/100 Dollars
To apply on payment for new sewer
in East 17th St. Lot #22 Walls 1st Add.
$186.16
John R. Hiner City Controller

Extract, Sunday Bros. Drainage Contractors:
Statement
Muncie, Indiana, Aug 6 1955
Mrs. Mabel Haas/ 1927 E 17th St Muncie
in account with SUNDAY BROS. DRAINAGE CONTRACTORS
3405 South Beacon Street/ Telephone 2-0447
Connecting Sanitary Sewer to House 74.00
Manfred Sunday/ Pd in Full

Extract, Office of Controller
Lot #22 Walls 1st E??? Add
Office of City Controller
No. 1750
$186.16
Received from Mabel M. Hass
One hundred eighty six .16 Dollars
on account of Unwaived Assessment fund for Sewer in E. 17th St.
Page 276, Line 1
Contractor: Sunday Bros
Principal: 186.16
Total: 186.16
Paid in Full - Signed John R. Hine, City Controller

Doc1771.pdf
S14 Document, Misc. Meter Deposit Receipt, Central Indiana Gas Company, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. August Haas, 31 July 1931. Acc002741/ Doc1685.pdf, page 1

Extract:
Central Indiana Gas Company
Meter Deposit Receipt
Location: Muncie, Indiana July 31, [19]31
Received From: August Haas
Address R. R. 6, Box 24 1927 E. Seventeenth Street
The sum of Five 00/100 Dollars $5.00

Doc1685.pdf, page 1
S15 1940 U.S. Census:  Muncie, Delaware County, SD 10, ED 18-3, Sheet 26B, Ward 1, Line 48, 1927 E. 17th St., Dwelling 620, August Haas Household. Original Data: NARA, T-627_1037. www.ancestry.com , Accessed 2 Apr 2012. Acc002128/Ph9430.jpg

Extract:
1] August Haas: Head of household. 45 yr old white male, married - Highest grade of school completed: 4 - Born Ohio - Code E: 1 - Worked 45 hours during week of 24-30 March 1940 - Occupation: Foreman Clay Fast Department in Glass Factory - Class of worker: Pw - Code F: 316-25-1 - Worked 52 weeks in 1939 - Income in 1939: $1825 - No income of $50 or more received in 1939 -
2] Mabel M. Haas: Wife of head - Code A: 1 - 40 yr old white female - School Grade completed: 6 - Born Indiana - Code B: 6 - Occupation: None - Housework - No income received in 1939
3] Norma L. Haas: Daughter of Head - 20 yr old white female, single - Highest grade of school: High School 4 - Code B: 30 - Born Indiana - At work week of 24 March 1940: Yes - Code E: 1 - Number of hours worked week of 24-30 March 1940: 55 - Occupation: Housekeeper in a private home - Class of worker: Pw - Code F: 500-86-1 - 48 weeks worked in 1939 - Amount earned in 1939: $192 - No other income -
4] Olive Jean Haas: Daughter of Head - 19 yr old white female, single, Code A: 2 - Highest grade of school: High School 4 - Code B: 30 - Born: Indiana - at work the week of 24 March 1940 - Code E: 1 - Number of hours worked week of 24-30 March 1940: 30 - Occupation: Laborer, Glass factory - Worker Code: Pw - Code F: 988-25-1 - 13 Weeks worked in 1939 - Income 1939: $169 - No other income
5] Marjorie Haas: Daughter of head - 16 yr old white female, Single - Code A: 2 - Highest grade of school: High School 2 - Code B: 26 - Born Indiana - Did not have a job - in School - Code E: 6 - No income
6] Barbara Haas: Daughter of Head - Code A: 2 - 5 yr old white female, single, no school attended - Born Indiana -

Family:
- Home Owned, Value of home $2300
- None attended School
- All lived in the same house on 1 Apr 1935
- Code C: 60 - all but August who is 59

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Mabel and Wilma - Abt 1919 Olive, Marjorie - Abt 1930 abt 1960 Jan 1979 Stevenson School -
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6th grade class 1932
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July 1961 Norma Haas
Stevenson School
Muncie
14 Sept 1941
Norma, 1944
17th St. House
Back Door
Cellar Entrance
Norma, 1944
17th St. House
Piano - Living Room
Norma, ND
Kitchen
17th St. House
The gang of the neighborhood, 1932
Front Row:  2nd from left:  Olive - 3rd from left:  maybe Marj
Back Row:  2nd from right:  Norma
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Bill Crabill, back Yard
New Garage, Garage built by
August Haas, PlayHouse
Abt 1968
NE corner
Abt 1978
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