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Schreyer family letters

Label
Schreyer family letters, 1846-1886
Title
Schreyer family letters
Inclusive dates
1846-1886
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains copies of typed transcriptions of 3 letters sent and received by Johann and Margaret Schreyer. The letters were written in German and translated into English by Miss Thekia Sack. The first letter was written by Johann and sent on June 22, 1846 to his sister-in-law and brother-in-law in Haag, Germany. He shares his experiences and observations about living in America and writes about farming, trades, politics, and social life. The second letter, written September 22, 1846, is a response to Johann's letter and includes the announcement that his in-laws were planning to immigrate to America the following spring. The third letter, dated January 6, 1886, was written by Margaret Schreyer and contains her remarks concerning the letter written in 1846 that inspired many to immigrate to America
Biographical or historical data
Johann "John" Wolfgang Schreyer (1804-1873) and his wife, Margaret Hagen Schreyer (1816-1891), were German immigrants and early pioneers of Marshall County, Indiana. They arrived in America in 1841 and first settled in North Canton, Ohio before setting off for Indiana in August, 1843. They had 3 children: Christiana (1843-1906), Margaret (1850-1901), and John C. (1852-1919). They moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1870 and lived in that city until their deaths.Sources:Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "John W. Schrayer." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/."Death of Mrs. Margaret Schreyer." South Bend Tribune (IN), February 28, 1891. "John Schreyer, Old Resident, Dies." South Bend Tribune (IN), April 19, 1919.
Cataloging source
ISL
Language note
Materials in German and English
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schreyer Family
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Immigrants
  • Marshall County (Ind.)
  • South Bend (Ind.)
Label
Schreyer family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2714
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/27 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20833909
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the South Bend Public Library in 1943.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965373087
  • (OCoLC)965373087
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Schreyer family letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2714
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/27 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20833909
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the South Bend Public Library in 1943.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn965373087
  • (OCoLC)965373087
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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