The Rutan Collection2017-12-08T16:32:51+00:00

The Rutan Collection

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey—Prepared by Janet T. Riemer (2002)

This manuscript collection is housed at Special Collections and University Archives, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Rutan Collection was donated by J. Robert Meachem, 6557 Katherine Court, West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to his own research work, the collection contains papers from the following individuals:

  • Charles Hercules Rutan of Boston, MA, given by his grandson, Charles R. Strickland;
  • Clinton Norman Rutan of Irvington, NJ, copied in 1971;
  • Abraham A. Rheutan, given by his grandson, Donald Rheutan of Richmond, VA;
  • J. Frank Rutan of Washington, PA, given by his children, Mabel, Kenneth and Katherine; and
  • Mrs. Phay B. Rutan of Elmira, NY, loaned by her husband and son, Arthur, of Corning, NY.

Processing was done in 2002 by Janet Riemer, President of the Genealogical Society of NJ. The papers were placed in new file folders with an alkaline reserve to assist in the preservation of the papers. Mr. Meachem’s  file folder headings were used and the order of the papers within each folder was retained as much as possible. The bulk of the collection is arranged geographically and have been boxed alphabetically by geographical location.

1 The Rutan Family in America, Herbert A. Fisher, Jr. (copy of original), pgs. 1-197
2 The Rutan Family in America, Herbert A. Fisher, Jr. (& McCoy), Index & pgs. 1-65
3 The Rutan Family in America, Herbert A. Fisher, Jr. (& McCoy), pgs. 66-150
4 The Rutan Family in America, Herbert A. Fisher, Jr. (& McCoy), pgs. 151-248
5 Personal – on Charles H. Rutan
6 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, #1
7 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, #2
8 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Church Records
9 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Correspondence
10 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Deeds & Mortgages
11 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, French Records, Coats of Arms, Charts & Maps
12 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Genealogical Info.
13 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Misc.
14 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Photocopies
15 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Rutan Genealogy
16 Papers of Charles H. Rutan, Wills & Inventories
17 Papers of A.A. Rheutan
18 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Church Records
19 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Coats of Arms
20 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Correspondence
21 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Correspondence, Copies & Notes
22 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Correspondence, Notes, French Records, & Indentures
23 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Deeds & Mortgages
24 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Drafts
25 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Misc. Notes, Family Records, & Deeds
26 Papers of A.A. Rheutan, Wills
27 Papers of Clinton N. Rutan, Addresses
28 Papers of Clinton N. Rutan, Leads & Notes
29 Genealogy by J. Frank Rutan
30 Some Ruttan Family History, Vernon W. Ruttan
1 California Correspondence
2 Delaware Correspondence
3 Florida Correspondence
4 Illinois Correspondence
5 Illinois – Coles County & Cumberland County
6 Illinois – Iroquois County
7 Illinois – Vermilion County
8 Indiana Correspondence
9 Indiana – Bartholomew County & Jackson County
10 Indiana – Morgan County
11 Indiana – Steuben County & DeKalb County
12 Indiana – Tippecanoe County, Clinton County & Montgomery County
13 Iowa Correspondence
14 Iowa – Marshall County
15 Iowa – Marshall County – Correspondence with Edward Elliott
16 Kansas Correspondence
17 Maryland Correspondence
18 Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island Correspondence
19 Michigan – Kent County & Montcalm County
20 Michigan – Sanilac County – Folder #1
21 Michigan – Sanilac County – Folder #2
22 Michigan – Shiawassec County
23 Minnesota Correspondence
24 Montana Correspondence
25 New Jersey – Passaic County (formed 1837)
26 New Jersey – Sussex County – VR-Genl 1
27 New Jersey – Sussex County – Fkfd, Gideon, 1A#1
28 New Jersey – Sussex County – Fkfd, Gideon, 1A#2
1 New Jersey – Sussex County – Vernon & Barent 2
2 New Jersey – Sussex County – 3 Sons of Vernon & HENcon 3
3 New Jersey – Sussex County – Log Cabin & DREW 4#1
4 New Jersey – Sussex County – Log Cabin & DREW 4#2
5 New Jersey – Sussex County – V – LEDGER 5
a VAC
b VHC
c VRC
6 New Jersey – Union County
7 New Jersey – Warren County
8 New Jersey – Census & Vital Records by County – Atlantic-Somerset
9 New Jersey – Wills #1
10 New Jersey – Wills #2
11 New York Correspondence
12 New York – Albany County
13 New York – Chemung County a Correspondence with Mrs. Phay Rutan
14 New York – Dutchess County
15 New York – Kings County
16 New York – New York City
17 New York – Orange County
18 New York – Richmond County
19 New York – Rockland County
20 New York – Schoharie County
21 New York – Seneca County
22 New York – Steuben County
23 New York – Sullivan County
24 New York – Westchester County
1 New York State Indexes, Rutan, Retan, Ruttan
2 New York Service Records
3 New York Vital Records – Births
4 New York Vital Records – Marriages
5 New York Vital Records – Deaths
6 New York Vital Records – Retan
7 New York Vital Records – Ruttan – Births & Deaths
8 New York Vital Records – Ruttan – Marriages
9 Ohio – Ashland County
10 Ohio – Belmont County
11 Ohio – Carroll County & Harrison County
12 Ohio – Champaign County #1
13 Ohio – Champaign County #2
14 Ohio – Champaign County #3
15 Ohio – Crawford County
16 Ohio – Darke County
17 Ohio – Licking County
18 Ohio – Logan County (Bellefontaine)
19 Ohio – Richland County
20 Ohio – Southwest – Butler County & Preble County
21 Ohio – Trumbull County
22 Ohio – Van Wert County
23 Oregon Correspondence
24 Pennsylvania & New Jersey – Penney a – Correspondence with Margaret Wilson
25 Pennsylvania – Adam Poe
26 Pennsylvania – Beaver County
27 Pennsylvania – Bradford County
1 Pennsylvania – Luzerne County
2 Pennsylvania – Northeast- Pike County & Wayne County
3 Pennsylvania – Tioga County
4 Pennsylvania – Washington County #1
5 Pennsylvania – Washington County #2
6 Pennsylvania – Washington County #3
7 Pennsylvania – Westmoreland & Patterson’s Creek, WV
8 Rhode Island Correspondence
9 Texas Correspondence
10 Vermont Correspondence
11 Virginia Correspondence
12 Virginia – Hampshire County
13 Washington & Oregon Correspondence
14 West Virginia – Monongalia County (VA)
15 Wisconsin
16 Canada – Ruttan of Canada (outline), Nov. 1974
17 Canada – Ontario – Northumberland County
18 Canada – Ontario – Ontario County
19 Canada – Ontario – Oxford County
20 Canada – Ontario – Peterborough County & Loughborough County
21 France Correspondence
22 France – Correspondence with Joan Miller
23 Abstracts of Church Records
24 Arms and Crests
25 Bible Records Originals
1 Census Through 1850, Folder 1
2 Census Through 1850, Folder 2
3 Census, 1860-1880, Folder 1, AL-MN
4 Census, 1860-1880, Folder 2, NJ-WI
5 Civil War and War of 1812
6 Correspondence
7 Correspondence with Glenn C. Rutan
8 Descent
9 Directories
10 French Records, Littel’s Book, Samuel Table
11 LDS Notes and Orders
12 Marriages – NY & Northeast NJ
13 Military Service Records #1
14 Military Service Records #2
15 Military Service Records #3
16 Military Service Records #4
17 Military Service Records #5
18 Miscellaneous Notes
19 Miscellaneous Notes, Correspondence, Etc. “Photocopied or not Needed”
20 New York Times Obits
21 Other (Rutten, Rattan)
22 Photocopy of Rutan Genealogy
23 Prisoners & Paulus Hook (NJ)
24 Revolutionary War
25 Service Records Index
26 1880 Soundex
27 World War I, Address & Interview
Video – Rutan Flight, 12/86