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Eine A. B. C. Geschichte. New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1905.  pp., ill. (some col.). Donated by Martin Chemnitz Library, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2008. In fragile condition.
Dr. Joh. Bugenhagen, oder Dem babylonischen Gefangnisse der Papstkirche glücklich entronnen. Historische Erzählung. Reading, Pa.: Pilger, n.d. [1800-1899?]. 149 pp., ill.
Stamped several times: “SPUPG AT EMIL” [Unclear]. Inscribed “Emma Telzerow” [?] at back of book. Johann Bugenhagen was a German Protestant reformer, born at Wollin near Stettin on the 24th of June 1485. He died in 1558.
Donated by Charles James, 2008.
Eichner, Karl. Wilhelm Löhe. Ein Lebensbild. Zweite Auflage. Chicago, Ill.: Wartburg, 1908. 173 pp., portrait.
On title page: Mit einem Bildnisse Löhe’s. Wartburg Publishing House.
Inscribed: “Ihnen, Frau J. Kielkopf, gegeben in Liebe und herzlicher Dankbarkeit von P. [Pastor] u. Frau F.W. Landdeck. Hedrick, Iowa, August, 1911”
From a Wikipedia entry: “Löhe was born on February 21, 1808 in the town of Fuerth. . . . Despite being confined to a pastorate in an out of the way village [in the village of Neuendettelsau, Bavaria], which he never left, Löhe nevertheless exhibited a keen interest in missionary work. He was particularly concerned about the state of German immigrants to North America. He solicited funds through a variety of sources to help bolster the spiritual state of the immigrant population beginning in 1841. He also encouraged the sending of pastors to North America to assist the settlers and help with conversion of the Native American populations. To this end, he constructed two schools to train missionaries. One of which became Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Individuals sent by Löhe were instrumental in the founding of the Synod of Ohio, though Löhe withdrew his support from the Synod in 1845 over doctrinal differences. Löhe’s emissaries also founded the Missouri Synod in 1846. In 1853, Löhe supporters established the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Iowa. While Löhe is most well remembered for his encouragement of missionary activity in the United States, he also supported work in Brazil, Ukraine, Australia, and New Guinea through his Foreign Missionary Society.”
Donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
[Kronoff, Frida von.] Das Weihnachtsbuch. Reading, Pa.: Pilger, n.d.  pp., ill. (some col.).
Illustrated cover. On cover: C. H. K. No. 842. On first page: Das Weihnachtsbuch. Mit Versen von Frida von Kronoff. On back cover: Pilger-Buchhandlung. Printed in Germany
Donated by Martin Chemnitz Library, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2008.
McCabe, James D. Geschichte des Krieges zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich. Mit biographischen Skizzen der am Kampfe betheiligten Hauptpersonen. Carl Theodor Eben, trans. [Philadelphia, Pa.]: National Publikations-Compagnie und Jones, Junkin & Co., ©1871. 766 pp., ill.
Also on title page: Von James D. McCabe, Jr., Verfasser von “Paris bei Sonnenschein und Gaslicht.” “Leben Wilhelm’s, des Kaisers von Deutschland,” “Leben Napoleon’s III,” “Leben und Feldzüge des General R. E. Lee,” “Pflanzungen in der Wildniss,” u. s. w., u. s. w.” Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Carl Theodor Eben. Mit mehr als 100 schönen Holzschnitten und Karten illustrirt. On t.p. verso: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by J. R. Jones, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.
Includes advertisments at the back of the book for other National Publishing Company books. Donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
Rechlin, F. Friedrich, Bearb. Erstes Übungsbuch für den Unterricht in der deutschen Sprache. Unterstufe. Für das 3. und 4. Schuljahr. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia, 1907. 47 pp. On title page: Bearbeitet von F. Rechlin, Professor am Lehrerseminar in Addison [Ill.].
From Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod Web site: “Rechlin, Friedrich. (February 16, 1851–December 9, 1915). Born Bergen, cental Rügen island, in the Baltic Sea, 16 mi. ENE of Stralsund, in former Prussian Pomerania province, North Germany; to America 1867; educated at the Ev. Luth. Teachers Sem., Addison, Illinois; taught at Davenport, Iowa, Albany, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio; prof. Addison, Illinois, 1893, and later at River Forest, Illinois, till his death.”
Second copy donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society. Inscribed: “Donor: Ellis Steinbach Estate.” Label inside back cover: “For furniture, musical instruments or sewing machines go to Krohn & Koepsell, the firm that treats you right, Mayville, Wisconsin.”
Young, James Rankin. Der Krieg der Vereinigten Staaten mit Spanien und ihre Kämpfe zu Wasser und zu Lande. Chicago, Ill.: Waverly Publishing Co., 1898. ix, 480 pp., ill. (some col.).
Inscribed “Theresa [Wis.], Okt 15th 1899, Gottfried Schellpfeffer. Donor: Mrs. Karla Zimmerman.”
Also on title page: Hochinteressante Schilderungen der Zerstörung des “Maine,” des glorreichen Dewey’schen Sieges bei Manila, der Vernichtung der spanischen Flotte zu Santiago, der Gefechte bei El Caney und bei San Juan, der Uebergabe von Santiago, Besitznahme von Porto Rico und des Abschlusses des Krieges; dazu eingehende Schilderungen früherer amerikanischer Seeschlachten u. dgl. m. Von James Rankin Young, Congressabgeordeneter und vormals der Schriftführer des Bundessenats. Unter Mitwirkung von J. Hampton Moore, bekannter Schriftsteller und Zeitungs-Correspondenten. Mit prachtvollen Holzschnitten reichlich ausgestattet.
Donated to MKI by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
Die Zillerthaler. Eine geschichtliche Erzählung. Reading, Pa.: Pilger, n.d. 90 pp.
Donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
Zweites Lesebuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Schulen. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia, 1891. viii,117 pp., ill.
Inscribed: “Paul Leyhe 1898”; “Theodor Christian, W. Mayville, Wis., Dodge County, 1900″; Erna Christian, Mayville, Wisc. RR. 1”; “Roland Christian.”
Donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
Blesi, Wayne C. “The Family Blesi: Swiss Pioneers of Old Minnesota.” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 44, no. 1, Feb. 2008, pp. 60-74, ill.
“Some of the early settlers of New Schwanden, Minnesota left Schwanden, Switzerland on August 25th, 1853 to come to America.” Family names of the first settlers include: Aubart, Blesi, Hefti, Hoesli, Kisch, Knobel, Paul, Schmid, Scott, Tschudi, Zimmermann, and Zopfi. Among the family names of those arriving later are: Ebert, Gigli, Maag, Ruegg, Schmidt, Weber, Wild, Wilmes, and VanDake.
Blos, Wilhelm. Die Deutsche Revolution. Geschichte der Deutschen Bewegung von 1848 und 1849. Stuttgart: J. H. W. Dietz, 1893. viii, 670 pp., ill.
Illustrirt von Otto E. Lau. Bookseller’s label: C. N. Caspar’s Book Store, 437 East Water St., Milwaukee, Wis.
Donated by Mayville [Wis.] Historical Society.
“Davenport, Iowa: Dedication of the Forty-eighter ‘German Freedom Fighters Monument’.” Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 10-11, ill.
Reports on the group of men from Schleswig-Holstein who in 1848 began a war with Denmark in an effort to attain national unity and democracy. “Unsuccessful in their struggle, many. . . . arrived at a single area in the Midwest, Scott County, Iowa. . . . In 1872 the organized a veterans’ society [in Davenport]” and in 1898 they dedicated a “massive stone monument commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Forty-eighters’ fight.” The monument was defaced during World War I and then it disappeared, and now several German-American organizations in Davenport have rededicated a new stone with an inscription identical to the 1898 original.
Denig, Ludwig. The Picture-Bible of Ludwig Denig: A Pennsylvania German Emblem Book. Don Yoder, trans. and ed. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with the Museum of American Folk Art and the Pennsylvania German Society, 1990. 2 vols. (viii, 180; ) pp., ill (some col.).
Includes text translated from the German. Includes index. Bibliography: v. 1, pp. 101-109. Ludwig Denig, a shoemaker born in Lancaster in 1755, produced an album of 60 full-page ink-and-watercolor-plates dated 1784; his work “portrays biblical scenes and religious emblems and is accompanied by explanatory notes written in the everyday German of colonial Pennsylvania.” The discovery of his album in 1975 added significant new dimensions to the field of folk art in America. This 2-volume work provides an examination of the artist and of colonial Lancaster, the book and its sources, and a reproduction of Denig’s picture-Bible in color plates.
Donated by Robert Meier, 2008.
Engel, Hans-Ulrich. Pommern: Unvergessene Heimat. 216 historische Fotos. Augsburg: Weltbild,  pp., ill.
Donated by Mark Louden, 2008,
Freitag, Duane H., and Robert A. Elmer. “The Planting of New Bilten.” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 44, no. 1, Feb. 2008, pp. 3-44, ill.
“Almost forgotten now, the farming region of New Bilten in Wisconsin’s Green County was once a pivotal part of the Swiss immigrant community there and deeply intertwined in the founding of the states’ renowned cheese-making industry. The regions is centered in a valley south of New Glarus once known as the Biltental (Bilten valley), where more than a dozen families from the Canton Glarus village of the same name settled as a group in July of 1847.” Includes details on the emigration of the estimated 16 families (70 people) who came to Wisconsin, the early years establishing farms, interactions between the Swiss and the Yankees, the Civil War and the beginning of the cheese industry, and family details. Family names include: Becker, Elmer, Wittenwyler, Luchsinger, Blum, Lienhard, Scharer, Pfändler, Schmidter, Laager, Hefti, Wollschlegel, Oswald, Salmen, Knobel, Stüssi, Kundert, Marti, Walliser, Schuler, Kaderli, and Zweifel.
Griggs, Joan Druesedow. “The Poems of Christian Diers.” The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 79-85, ill.
Christian Diers left Germany on September 20, 1872 and settled in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas. The author was provided with a book of poems written by Christian Diers; his poems had found their way to Germany from Texas, and wre bound in a book by Warner Harms. “There are forty poems in the book dealing with [Christian’s] decision to leave Germany, the journey to Texas, his marriage to Meta Renken, their life on the farm, and some of his philosophical thoughts. They serve as another view of the life of German immigrants in Fayette County during the nineteenth century.” Two poems are presented here, one in German and English, the other in English only.
Hertel, Herbert C. “Texas Germans in the Confederate Service: The Civil War Service of Henry J. Meyer.” The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 75-77, ill.
Henry J. Meyer was born Heinrich Johann Meyer at Wardenburg in the Oldenburgerland, Germany, on February 11, 1836. He immigrated to America in 1857 and in 1861 enlisted in the Confederate Guards from Houston and Harris County. Henry’s service is described in his own words, as recorded in Mamie Ann Yeary’s “Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865,” published in 1912. This article also provides information on Henry’s life after the war.
Kluge, Cora Lee. “Gerhard Weiss: Recipient of SGAS Award for Achievement.” Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 9-10, ill.
Provides a biographical sketch of Gerhard Weiss, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, highlighting his contributions to the field of German-American studies.
Koelsch, William A. “Three Friends of Swiss-American Science: Louis Agassiz, Arnold Guyot, and Cornelius C. Felton.” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 44, no. 1, Feb. 2008, pp. 45-59, ill.
2007 “marks the bicentennial of the births of two Swiss scientists from Canton Neuschatel who came to America in the 1840s, the natural historian Jean Louis Rodophe Agassiz and the geographer-geologist Arnold Henri Guyot. It is also the bicentennial of the birth of the Harvard classicist Cornelius Conway Felton, who became Agassiz’ closest American friend and his brother-in-law, and was the translator of Guyot’s first American lectures as well as the instigator of his first book.”
“New Research: Expellees’ Heimat.” German-Canadian Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, Apr. 2008, pp. 1.
Brief description of a Ph.D. dissertation written by Pascal Maeder: “Forging a New Heimat: The Expellees in Post-War West Germany and Canada.” Maeder utilized archival research for his social and political history, examining oral histories, autobiographies, and other primary documents. While his work focuses on the political activism of expellees, it also provides extensive descriptions of their migration experiences and how they made sense of these experiences.
“On March 14, 2008, in Fredericksburg: A Special Musical Concert to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Composer/Director Frank Valentin Van der Stucken (1858-1929).” The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 48-50.
Frank Valentin(e) Van der Stucken (October 15, 1858–August 16, 1929) was an American composer and conductor, and founder of the Cincinnati Symphony in 1895. He was born in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Frank and Sophie (Schönewolf) Van der Stucken. He died in Hamburg, Germany at age 70.
Ortlepp, Anke. German-American Women’s Clubs: Constructing Women’s Roles and Ethnic Identity. 2007. 14 pp.
Paper presented as a lecture in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 27, 2007.”This paper will explore the connections between gender and ethnicity. It will look at the ways in which women, as members of their own clubs and organizations, actively shaped the production of a collective identity for their ethnic group. And, by analyzing what women actually did and why they did it, it will examine the notions of femininity that were at the heart of Milwaukee German-American’s understanding of their ethnicity.” Discusses four examples of women’s organizational activism in Milwaukee: Ladies auxiliaries of Turner societies, Freethinkers, and political and labor organizations.
Rediscovering German Cookery in Adams County. [Quincy, Ill.: s.n., 1976]. 121 pp., ill. Prepared by Community Rediscovery ’76, a project of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts and Illinois Arts Council under contract with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; illustrations from the Atlas map of Adams County, Illinois, 1872.
Donated by JoAnn Tiedemann, 2008.
Rommelfanger, Karyl Enstad. “Manitowoc Wrestles with the Crimes of Charles Rosstaeuscher.” Voyageur, Winter/Spring 2008, pp. 20-27, ill.
The story of the justice system and a young German brewer in Manitowoc in the 1850s accused of murdering a bartender inside the city’s Franklin Hall.
Photocopy donated by Karyl Rommelfanger.
Schoon, Kenneth J., and Mark G. Urtel. Brosius Bred: The IU Family Camp in Wisconsin. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co., 2008. 112 pp., ill. (some col.). Illustrated history describing the evolution of the 1920s physical education teacher preparation facility on Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin into a popular family camp affiliated with Indiana University. The camp is named for George Brosius, a prominent gymnastics instructor in the late Milwaukee Turnverein during the nineteenth century.
Donated by Kenneth Schoon, 2008.
Sicher, Matthew. “Challenges for a New Generation of Deitsch.” Hollerbeier Haven: Newsletter for the Herbal and Healing Arts, vol. 2, no. 1, May 2008, pp. 14, 16.
“There are many inspiring and intelligent people working hard to ensure the continuation of our traditions. I conducted interviews with two Deitsch teachers: Rob Lusch and Edward Quinter. . . . Here, then, are some excerpts from the interviews: I asked both. . . why it was important for the dialect to survive into the 21st century.”
Tobin, Jesse. “Es Pennsylfaanisch Muunraad: The Pennsylvania German Moon Wheel.” Hollerbeier Haven: Newsletter for the Herbal and Healing Arts, vol. 2, no. 1, May 2008, pp. 4, 8-9, ill.
“Until the early part of the twentieth century the moon wheel would most likely not have been considered a part of Braucherei tradition. Truly, it fits more clearly with the traditional ways of agriculture, and I believe it would have been seen as essential to the Braucher mostly in terms of its relevance to the growing of crops and herbs for medicinal purposes. . . . The moon wheel we have today exactly lines up with and reflects the Greek moon wheel of the 12 zodiac signs. The wheel begins with the Aries/ Holzhaane (woodcock) moon and continues to the Pisces/ Graab (crow) moon. The information shared in this article about the various animals of the wheel will be almost entirely magical and spiritual information relevant to the time of the year of each moon, as well as some information as to characteristics of a person born with that “sun sign” or those born during the month of the animal in question. All of these animals are clearly of new world origin. . . [some] however have connections to European equivalents.”
Tscharner, Benedict de. Albert Gallatin (1761-1849): Geneva’s American Statesman. (Albert Gallatin (1761-1849): Ein Genfer im Dienste der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika). Pregny-Geneve [Switzerland]: Museum of the Swiss Abroad; Gollion [Switzerland]: editions Infolio & Editions de Penthes, 2008. 152 pp., ill. Includes bibliographical references (pp. -152).
Gallatin left Geneva at age nineteen “to discover America and get a taste of freedom. Even though he lived in the back country of Pennsylvania, his political career progressed rapidly, first as a congressman, then as Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. . . . To finish the war of 1812 with Great Britain, Gallatin was charged with negotiating the Treaty of Ghent. . . . His years of retirement were filled with intensive activity: Gallatin chaired a bank, founded a university and undertook research into the languages of Native American tribes.”
Donated by Swiss-American Historical Society, 2008.
Ullrich, Vicky. “Louisville German-American Gesangverein [Louisville’s Bloody Monday, August 6, 1855].” Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 2, June 2008, pp. 13-15, ill.
“The society’s Auxiliary. . .sponsored the presentation of the drama “Necessity Knows No Law — The Lives and Liberties of Bloody Monday,” a short play about an immigrant’s experiences during the bloody riots in Louisville on August 6, 1855. It is a dramatic presentation derived from memoirs written by eyewitnesses to the events, and presented by members of the Kentucky Historical Society. In the mid 1800s, the American Nativists (also known as ‘Know Nothings’) were convinced that the newly arrived (German, Irish, and other Catholic) immigrants would undermine the American way of life. In cities across this country, there was unrest. . . . Louisville’s ‘Bloody Monday’ election day rioting in August 1855 was certainly among the most violent outbreaks, with 22 confirmed deaths.” Details the events in the German and Irish districts of Louisville during the riot.
“Visiting Professor Speaks About Ethnicity and Music.” German-Canadian Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, Apr. 2008, pp. 2.
Summary of a presentation by Dr. Barbara Lorenzkowski (professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal) titled “Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914.” Lorenzkowski described the lushness of German music festivals on both sides of the Great Lakes, and also developed a theoretical argument concerning music’s role in the creation of social spaces. Large festivals allowed for cultural exchange between German immigrants and Anglo-Saxon audiences because “unlike the German language, the festive tunes were accessible to all.” Lorenzkowski also discussed how music festivals helped in the creation of unique ethnic identities for German immigrants in both the United States and Canada.
Brock, Thomas D. The Ringwald Family in Wagenstadt (Baden) Germany and Chillicothe, Ohio. Madison, Wis.: the author, 2008. 104 pp., ill.
“This book describes the history and genealogy of the Ringwalds of Chillicothe, Ohio, and their connections with the Ringwalds of Baden, Germany. . . . The first recorded Ringwald immigration to Chillicothe was that of Andreas Ringwald, who with his son-in-law Alexander Santo purchased in 1836 part of the land that later became the Ringwald farmstead in Springfield Towsnhip. Andreas immigrated from the village of Wagenstadt, . . . a small village in southern Baden, near Herbolzheim.”
Donated by Thomas D. Brock, 2008. [See also: FH Fromm].
Collection of Letters to Richter Family in the United States. 1 compact disc, 13 pages, and 2 family trees.
Scanned images and photocopies.
Collection of scanned documents dating from 1894 to 1952. The documents are primarily letters written in the old German script during the 20th century to the Richter family in the United States. Also includes a 13-page family history written in 1971. From the family history: “The Richter family comes from Bavaria. Ludwig, Sr. was born in Cham, Nov. 21, 1876. He had a brother, Franz, who later moved to Brazil. There was a sister, Marie. . . [whose] married name became Maier. . . . Grandmother Margaret’s maiden name was Dubbel. She was born in Köln-Ehrenfeld . . . [on] Oct. 17, 1867. . . . Margaret learned tailoring. . . . and Ludwig learned the brewing trade. Margaret had a brother, Ferdinand, who later married Minna. There was also a sister Julia who married Johann Bensberg. . . . Letters from Ferdinand and Minna were later written by a Mrs. Herold, a friend, when they were too elderly or ill to write. Brewery work brought Ludwig, Sr. to New York and then to Great Falls, Montana, and later to Milwaukee. . . . Ludwig, Sr., and Margaret both died by the time Ludwig, Jr. was 21. . . . He married Lucille [Zahn] in 1935.” Lucille was adopted by Edward and Irma Zahn. The following facts are known: John Gottlieb Zahn was born in 1807 in Regenwald, Stettin. John came to the United States and located in Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1851, and by 1855 he and his family had moved to Rockland, Wisconsin. Names associated with the letters: Richter, Dubbel, Kastert, Pfeffer, Keppeler, Kretschmann, Maier, Bensberg, Kreidl, Bley, Neuser, and Weisg. Note: During the 1930s, Ferdinand Duppel was enamored of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party. His letters often feature swastikas. Documents include an April 1926 issue of Der Hermanns-Sohn in Montana.
Donated by Pat Ebert, 2008.
Gould, Ed Jr. Zimkoske/Simcosky Family Genealogy. 4 pp.
“We believe this family came to America from Berlin, Germany around 1864, and then to Augusta, Illinois. Valentine Zimkoske (or Zimkowski) was Russian-Polish. he married Ophelia Barbara Choph, who was German-Polish. Ophelia was a licensed physician trained in Berlin, and she paid for the family’s passage across the Atlantic Ocean aboard a merchant ship by being the ship’s doctor. She gave birth to a baby girl while at sea. . . . Ophelia’s sister was Mrs. J. D. Bessler, already living in America, possibly in Lincoln, Neb. Mr. Bessler was the General Superintendent of the Burlington Route Railroad. We believe that Mr. Bessler found work for the Zimkoske’s on the railroad in Augusta, Illinois.” The sheets contain a family tree as well as information from various newspaper articles, family stories, and obituaries. Surnames, with variations, include: Zimscoske, Zimkowski, Simcosky,and Kuykendall. Some of the locations mentioned include: Augusta, Ill.; Galesburg, Ill.; Rich Hill, Mo.; and Nevada, Mo.
Donated by Ed Gould, 2008.
Letters, 1892-1902. 1 CD and 72 pp.
Scanned images of 11 letters written in the old German script, along with transliterations and translations. The letters date from as early as 1892 to 1902. Ten of the letters are from a son [Karl] in the military writing to his mother; he is anguished that the family is planning to immigrate to America. These are all written on stationary printed: Cuirassier-Regiment von Seydlitz (Magdeburg) Nr. 7, Halberstadt. The 1902 letter is written from Leeds and may be from Karl’s mother; a Karl is mentioned who has injured his foot with a pitchfork. The family name of Kaestner is mentioned; this apparently is the name of Karl’s cousins.
Donated by Don Hohlstein of Rio, Wisconsin, 2008. Transliterations and translations by Laurie Bowman.
Remp Family Documents and Photographs.
Examination certificate, possibly associated with a test to become a tailor, dated 14 December 1867 for Gottfried Richard Remp, born in Greifenberg — Death notice for a John Tiedchen[?] who was interred in Baw[?] cemetery on 7 Jan. 1871 [card issued by Moses John Hickman, Furnishing Undertaker, 1. Princes Place, Corner of Morgan Street Commercial Road, and 111, Corner of William Street, Cannon Street Road, St. George’s East] — Old German handwriting on a piece of paper dated 4 April 1872 for Albert Gottfried Richard Remp in Hütten, signed in Neustettin, and apparently regarding the military — Ausmusterungs-Schein [note declaring one unfit for military duty] dated 1872 for Albert Gottfried Richard Remp (born 2[?] August 1849 — Old German handwriting on a stamped piece of paper dated 18 July 1873 for Reinhold Remp — German passport (Reise-Pass for the Koenigreich Preussen) provided on 1 May 1873 (also dated 1 May 1872 on second page) to the journeyman tailor (Schneidergesel) Albert Gottfried Richard Remp from Hütten (Kreis Neustettin), allowing him to travel to America at the age of 22 — German passport (Reise-Pass for the Koenigreich Preussen) provided on 18 July 1874 (also dated 18 July 1873 on second page) to the sailor (Matrose) Reinhold Remp from Hütten (Kreis Neustettin), allowing him to travel to America at the age of 18 — Letter in English from Geo. R. Pattison[?] to Henry Remp dated June 28, 1876 regarding a threatening letter for payment on a note — Small book with Remp on cover and three pages of accounting figures apparently for labor provided, dated 1878 — Final certificate of naturalization issued in the State of Minnesota, County of Winona to Reynold Remp on 11 October 1880 — Quit-Claim Deed provided to R. Remp for a lot in Dresbach (Winona County, Minn.) on 1 Dec. 1882 — Commission of postmaster for the post office at Dresbach (Winona County, Minn.) for Reynold Remp, dated 20 August 1883 and signed by Walter Q. Gresham, Postmaster General — Certificate of sale, 4 May 1891, for parcel of land in the Village of Dresbach (Winona County, Minn.), sold to R. Remp and signed by James O’Brien, County Auditor — Tax receipt from the County Treasurer’s Office, Winona County, Minn. for R. Remp, 26 May 1896 — A letter from the Deposit Bank and Trust Company of Winona, Minnesota dated 6 May 1924 and written to Reynold Remp concerning the interest on the Ole O. Hopperstad mortgage — Tax receipt from the County Treasurer’s Office, Winona County, Minn. for Reynold Remp, 1944.
12 photographs, some indicating photographic studios. Three photographs depict children, three depict men, five depict women, and one is of a family. Studio information: F. W. Mould, Photographers, 413 S. Third St., La Crosse, Wis. — Meason, 128 North Third St., La Crosse, Wis. — Pryor, La Crosse, Wis. — Myers, 116 South Fourth St., La Crosse, Wis. — Curtis Artistic Photography, Madison, Wis. (Vilas House Block, Take Elevator).
Donated by Roberta Mackin of Billings, Montana; sent to MKI from Western Heritage Center in Billings, Montana.
No materials donated to this collection at this time.