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Title Hintz Family, Miscellaneous Papers
Date 4 Oct 1946 - 5 Jun 1856
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC 028 Folder 1
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Hintz (Hinz) Family Papers, 1792-1913
Description Various personal papers belonging to the Hintz family, including Johanna [Jeannie] Hintz' small pox vaccination certificate, and correspondence in German and English, largely to and from Johanna Hintz.
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) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Places Konigsberg, Germany
Nationality German
People Hintz, Friederich; Hintz, Johanna Emilie
Keywords family, health and sickness, vaccination, small pox
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 Correspondence
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania