The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Title Hintz Family Correspondence in German
Date 22 Apr 1856 - 30 Apr 1894
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC 028 Folder 4
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description Correspondence recording the daily life and family news of the Hintz family, including details about births, illnesses, and payments to the German land Association of Minnesota.
Series Description The collection contains correspondence between Friederich Hintz (Hinz) and his wife before their reunion in America. His letters describe his voyage and living conditions in the United States. Included are his descriptions of work as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, hard times, and American politics. Letters from Maria's family discuss conditions in the old country. Also included are passports, a vaccination certificate, papers relating to Hintz's professional qualifications and experience, and to the purchase of property in New Ulm, and other personal items. English translations are available for some of the correspondence.
Biographical Note / History Friederich Hintz (Hinz), a carpenter, was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1853 from Konigsberg, Germany. He lived in East Cambridge and Roxborough, Massachusetts. In 1856 his wife Maria and their three daughters joined him. They later settled in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Konigsberg, Germany; Brooklyn, New York City, New York, New Ulm, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nationality German; American
People Loeffler, Julia; Loeffler, Julia; Lachmanski, Franziska; Kasper, Amanda; Hintz, Johanna Emilie
Keywords family, birth, health and sickness, payment, German Land Association
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language German; English
Document(s) linked to Hintz Family, Certificates, Receipts, Announcements
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania