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Guide to the Christiam W. T. Benedix Letters
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Description
Christian W. T. Benedix (1839-1919) was a German immigrant who operated a farm in Franklin, California. This collection consists of letters written by Benedix and addressed to family in Germany (1893-1906).
Background
Christian William Theodore Benedix was born on August 10, 1839, in Plau, Mecklenburg-Scherwin, Germany, and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1852. Soon after arriving, they settled in Scott County, Iowa. Christian was a private in the Company G, 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry and fought for the Union in the Civil War. He was honorably discharged in August 1861 after serving out his commitment of four months. Christian moved to Idaho in 1864, where he worked as a miner for two years. He then moved to California in 1866 and in the spring of 1868 bought 160 acres of farmland in Franklin, California, outside Sacramento. Christian married Emily Weismann in 1870, and they raised five sons: Fred, Albert, Christian, Frank and Henry.
Extent
.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Restrictions
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.