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Title Hintz Family Passports and Certificates
Date 8 Mar 1839 - 6 Jun 1856
Document Type Legal Papers
Reference SC 028 Folder 11
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description Legal documents belonging to the Hintz family, including Friederich Hintz' passport and apprenticeship diploma and [Wilhelmina] Bertha Hintz' birth certificate. This document also includes a message of birthday greetings from Bertha.
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) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Konigsberg, Germany
Nationality German
People Hintz, Friederich; Hintz, Bertha
Keywords passport, birth, birth certificate, apprenticeship, carpenter, skilled migration
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 Passport and Miscellaneous Documents
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania