Albert Dickerman Scrapbooks

M. Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
© 2013
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Albert Dickerman Scrapbooks

Collection number: MS 7

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey
Date Completed:
March 2014
Encoded by:
M. Carey
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Albert Dickerman scrapbooks
Dates: 1894-1912
Collection number: MS 7
Collector: Dickerman, Albert
Collection Size: 5 linear ft.

4 flats, 1 document box
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection consists of clipping scrapbooks from California and Michigan newspapers compiled by Albert Dickerman (1840-1917), Civil War veteran, G.A.R. member, Watsonville attorney and judge.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit

Preferred Citation

Albert Dickerman scrapbooks. MS 7. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information



Watsonville, CA - "A. Dickerman Enters Last Slumber"
Albert Dickerman, the well known attorney and Civil War veteran, died at his home on East Third street yesterday afternoon after a comparatively brief illness, his death coming after the Pajaronian had been issued.
He had been failing for the past few months but up to a few days ago had been able to walk to and from his office.
A first class account of his life is contained in the "Dickerman Ancestry," a history complied by a member of his family, and "The Story of the Thousand," both books being in Judge Dickerman's library. The account is as follows:
Albert Dickerman was born March 26, 1840, at Masonville, Delaware County, New York, and was a descendant of Thomas Dickerman who came to America from England in 1635. His grandfather was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. His father was Nathaniel Dickerman, and his mother was Mary Ann Ferry Dickerman. Mr. Dickerman was reared on a farm among the hills of Delaware County. His father having died when he was five years of age he assisted his mother, brothers and sisters in obtaining a livelihood, attended the district school until he was sixteen years of age. At that time he attended an academy for two terms.
At the age of seventeen he moved with his people to Cleveland, Ohio. From that time until he went into the army he was studying and teaching, a part of the time in Ohio and Missouri, where he was when the war broke out and he witnessed a good deal of feeling and excitement.
In July, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. "E- 105th Regiment of Ohio Infantry. On reaching camp he was appointed sergeant major, after about four months second lieutenant, in which capacity he served until the close of the war, twice declining captains' commission. His regiment was in the Fourteenth Army Corps under General Thomas and later under Sherman, participating in the movements of that corps through Kentucky and Tennessee; in the Atlanta campaign; the March to the Sea; through the Carolinas to Goldsboro; to Raleigh, Richmond and Washington and taking part in the Grand Review. The regiment was mustered out and disbanded in June 1865.
After he was mustered out he studied law at Union College in Cleveland, and was admitted to practice in June, 1866. In August of that year he located at Hillsdale, Michigan. While living there he served for three years as Director of Public Schools, for four years as Probate Judge, and represented the county in the state Senate, during 1881 and 1882 practicing profession in the meantime.
In the spring of 1882 he moved to Muskegon, Michigan. There he served in that capacity for six years. At the close of his term he declined to be a candidate for re-election and in 1894 moved to Watsonville.
After his arrival in Watsonville Mr. Dickerman began the practice of law and was associated for a time with H. A. von C Torchiana, now in San Francisco. He was successful in the law and was known in this city as a man of high ideals, of fertile intellect and of Christian character. He was a prominent member of the R. L. McCook Post G.A.R., of this city and was respected and esteemed by all that knew him. Judge Dickerman was one of this community's most estimable citizens and his death will be mourned by all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife, who resides here; a daughter, Mrs. Marcus Snow of Muskegon, Mich., a granddaughter, Miss Marcia Snow and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Palmer of Fostoria, New York.
The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Obituary from the Watsonville Pajaronian (1917)

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of clipping scrapbooks from California and Michigan newspapers compiled by Albert Dickerman, Civil War veteran, G. A. R. member, judge and Watsonville attorney. The scrapbooks cover the time period from 1894-1912.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dickerman, Albert
Grand Army of the Republic

Related Material

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans by Robert L. Nelson.

Container List

box 1-4


box 1



A-Z index at front of album
box 2



A-Z index at front of album
box 3


box 4


box 5

Loose materials, 1894-1912