The Wheeler family papers were given to the McLean County Historical Society by Harriet W. Hoffman of Pontiac, Illinois. The documents are largely from upstate New York, Iowa and Missouri. These papers may be of interest to persons doing Wheeler family genealogy.

Harriet Wheeler apparently was an assistant professor of Business Education at Illinois State Normal University/Illinois State University from 1951-1968.

The Wheeler Family Collection contains estate settlement documents, land deeds, receipts, etc. Also included are diaries from Harry O. Wheeler, including a notepad of financial balances, spanning 1868-1876.