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Title Hintz Family, Greetings Cards and Invitations
Date 4 Oct 1846 - 17 May 1888
Document Type Postcard; Ephemera
Reference SC 028 Folder 6
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description A collection of greetings cards and invitations sent to the Hintz family, largely relating to Christmas and weddings.
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; Boston, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nationality German; American
People Hintz, Johanna Emilie; Hintz, Emma Louise Betty
Keywords marriage, family, religion, celebration, Christmas
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; German
Document(s) linked to Hinz Family Papers, Miscellaneous Writings
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania