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Title Bodler Family Personal Papers
Date 4 Feb 1837 - 28 Dec 1915
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera; Legal Papers; Shipping Papers
Reference SC 241, Folder 1
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Bodler Family Papers, 1837-1874
Description Receipt for a ticket from Libau to Philadelphia via New York after the emigrant ship S.S. Norge sunk after hitting an iceberg off the coast of Scotland. Also includes army discharge papers of John Bodler, discharged from the Pennsylvania volunteers in 1865 after three years service, a marriage certificate for John Bodler and Sophia Hubers, business documents of August Bodler and documents regarding the marriage of Johann Heinrich Huber and Sophie Staehler.
Series Description The collection provides a considerable amount of demographic information on the extended family and includes an account book, birth and marriage certificates, and a family genealogy.
Biographical Note / History August Bodler and his wife Katharine emigrated from Lindau, Bavaria, to the United States ca. 1850 with their four children. They settled in the Bergen Hill, New Jersey area. In the late 1850s the family moved to Germania, Potter County, Pennsylvania, where August took up farming.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places Pennsylvania, United States; Lindau, Germany
Nationality German
Ships SS Norge
People Bodler, John; Hubers, Sophia; Bodler, August; Huber, Johann Heinrich; Staehler, Sophie
Keywords marriage, war, ship, emigrant, family, law
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania