The Dockweiler Family Papers, CSLA-12, includes both textual and non-textual materials, and runs from 1827 to 1996, with the
bulk dates between 1890 and 1950. The holdings on Isidore B. Dockweiler anchor this collection; most material after 1950 concerns
Mary Dockweiler Young or Frederick C. Dockweiler.
The Dockweiler family story has been closely intertwined with the course of Los Angeles and consequently California history.
The great Gold Rush was instrumental in bringing the first Dockweiler to Los Angeles,Henry Dockweiler(1824-1887), who settled here by 1852 after trying, apparently without success, his hand in the gold fields of northern California.
Part of the American story of immigration, Henry and his wife Margaretha (1827-1924) were both immigrants, he from Bavaria,
she from Alsace. They married in Los Angeles in 1861, after meeting in the Buffalo, New York area, their chief residence
in the United States before making Los Angeles their home
18 archives document boxes, 19 oversize boxes
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