|Abstract:||Collection consists of three binders containing: Volume I – “Wolsfeld Family Story,” compiled and written by Marcia MacKinnon, 1999; Volume II (red binder) - historical documentation related to the Wolsfeld family. Johann Wolsfeld, 1796-1854, immigrated to the United States with his family from Prussia in 1852, the surviving family settled in Minnesota’s Hennepin County in 1855. Included are ship contracts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, records pertaining to German American organizations in Hennepin County (the original constitution of the “Friendship and Support Club” from 1856 includes 39 signatures of the founding members), and a reproduction of a painting of the Wolsfeld Farm,1852-1887; Volume III (contents of original oversized black binder were placed in Folder 1) – birth certificates, emigration release, correspondence, maps, and subscription records of the Wolsfeld family. Included are also translations from German into English.|
|Quantity:||1 lin. ft.|
Collection acquired from Marcia (Smith) MacKinnon of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada in 2011.
The Wolsfeld Family collection is available for public research.
The Wolsfeld Family collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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The Wolsfeld Family Collection, General Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
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