University of Minnesota

Wolsfeld Family, Collection

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: MacKinnon, Marcia
Dates: 1848-1980
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.
Language: English, German
Collection ID: IHRC3924

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Marcia (Smith) MacKinnon of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada in 2011.

HISTORICAL SKETCH


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Wolsfeld Family collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Wolsfeld Family collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Wolsfeld Family Collection, General Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

German
Community life
Fraternal organizations

 

 


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