Guide to the German Letters, 1852-1888

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Guide to the German Letters, 1852-1888



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: German Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1852-1888
Box Number: 1156
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], German Letters, California State Library.

Access Points

Mother Lode (Calif.)--Biography.
Gold mines and mining--California--Amador County.
Gold mines and mining--California--Calveras County.
California--Gold discoveries--Personal narratives.

Contents

The collection consists of several apparently unconnected sets of correspondence written in German and Low German. Letters are addressed to friends and relatives in California mining towns during the period 1852-1888. Several sets were sent to Richard Vorlander in Jackson --notably from his brother, Ewald, in Sonora and from Friedrich Euler in San Francisco. Another substantial set is addressed to members of the Leding family in Sonora (Charles, Elise and Wilhelmine) from their Mother.

Biography

Richard Vorlander emigrated from Germany to California via Massachusetts. He was naturalized on August 17, 1858 in Del Norte County. In 1860 he lived in Crescent City and between 1862 and 1865 in Jackson, Amador County. From 1884 to 1904 he was first a miner and then a farmer in Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County. He died on November 15, 1905 in Calaveras County. (Source: City directories, Great Register of Voters and the California Death Index)
Friedrich Euler lived in San Francisco between 1862 and 1868 and is listed as a draughtsman/draftsman at the Vulcan Foundry in San Francisco. (Source: S. F. city directories)

Correspondents

  • Brule, G.
  • Euhler, Friedrich
  • Fischer, Helene
  • Fischer, Henriette
  • Leding, Jenny
  • Leding, S
  • Leding, Wilhelmine H
  • [Lodbranz?], Gustav
  • Lodtmann, Ernst
  • Lodtmann, Otto
  • Schleider, Jacob
  • Treichler, Heinrich
  • [Vollhaben?]
  • Vorlander, Ewald
  • Vorlander, Richard, d. 1905
  • Westhoff, William

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Container List

Box Box 1156

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent:

 

Sets of correspondence written in German and Low German. Letters are addressed to friends and relatives in California mining towns during the period 1852-1888. Several sets were sent to Richard Vorlander in Jackson -- notably from his brother, Ewald, in Sonora and from Friedrich Euler in San Francisco. Another substantial set is addressed to members of the Leding family in Sonora (Charles, Elise and Wilhelmine) from their Mother.