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Title Hintz Correspondence and Translations
Date Jun 1853 - 17 Jul 1859
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC 028 Folder 9
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description Correspondence to Friederich Hintz concerning financial matters, such as deeds, shares, taxes and payments to the German Land Association of Minnesota, and includes some details of how the town of New Ulm is growing. A document describing the contents of each letter is included.
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 Roxburgh, New Ulm, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality German; American
People Hintz, Friederich
Keywords German Land Association of Minnesota, shares, finances
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language German
Document(s) linked to Hintz Family, Miscellaneous
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania