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Title Hintz Family Passport and Miscellaneous Documents
Date 27 Jan 1842 - 6 Jun 1856
Document Type Legal Papers; Correspondence
Reference SC 028 Folder 12
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description Miscellaneous personal papers belonging to the Hintz family, including a passport for Friederich and Maria Hintz and their three daughters, a reference from Friederich's employers in Konigsberg, and messages of congratulations for the baptism of Johanna and Bertha. This documents also contains some transcriptions and translations.
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) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places Konigsberg, Germany
Nationality German
People Hintz, Friederich; Hintz, Maria; Hintz, Johanna Emilie; Hintz, Bertha; Hintz, Emma Louise Betty
Keywords birth, baptism, religion, passport
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, Miscellaneous Papers
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania