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German Immigrant Papers Collection

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Last Name: A

Last Name: B

Last Name: K

Last Name: D

Last Name: E

Last Name: G

Last Name: H

Last Name: L

Last Name: M

Last Name: N

Last Name: O

Last Name: P

Last Name: R

Last Name: S

Last Name: V

Last Name: W

Last Name: Z

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Title: German Immigrant Papers Collection, 1847-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: COLL/079

Extent: 3.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: German Americans - Correspondence, German Americans - Personal narratives, German Americans - Social life and customs, Germany - Emigration and immigration, United States - Emigration and immigration

Abstract

The collection includes letters, memoirs, and recollections from Germany. The materials are written in German, Dutch, and/or a dialect. This mixture of languages is due to the geographic proximity of Germany and the Netherlands, plus the historic border alterations. Part of the collection has been transcribed and translated. Also includes a booklet entitled "Beloved family and friends: letters between Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany and America," Volume 1, 1847-1914. Compiled by Swenna Harger and Loren Lemmen, 2007 (with surname index).

Subject/Index Terms

German Americans - Correspondence
German Americans - Personal narratives
German Americans - Social life and customs
Germany - Emigration and immigration
United States - Emigration and immigration


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[Series 1: Last Name: A],
[Series 2: Last Name: B],
[Series 7: Last Name: K],
[Series 3: Last Name: D],
[Series 4: Last Name: E],
[Series 5: Last Name: G],
[Series 6: Last Name: H],
[Series 8: Last Name: L],
[Series 9: Last Name: M],
[Series 10: Last Name: N],
[Series 11: Last Name: O],
[Series 12: Last Name: P],
[Series 13: Last Name: R],
[Series 14: Last Name: S],
[Series 15: Last Name: V],
[Series 16: Last Name: W],
[Series 17: Last Name: Z],
[Series 18: Misc.],
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Series 1: Last Name: AAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Arends, Geert. Memoirs and letters: 11 p., photocopy, translation only. Uelsen, Germany - Graafschap, Michigan; G. Arends to children --- 1881-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Augenstein, Matthew. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, translation only. Lowell, Ohio - Germany; M. Augenstein to W. Bischoff --- 1880Add to your cart.
Series 2: Last Name: BAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Baker, Sue. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Osterwald, Germany - Holland, Michigan; Grete to Sue Baker --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Baumann, O. J. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with translations. Bunde, Germany - Holland, Michigan; O.J. Baumann to Sue Bakker --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Beckmann, Harmina. Letters: 9 items, photocopy with translations. Itterbeek, Germany - Graafschap, Michigan; H. Beckmann to B. Hindrick --- 1902-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beckmann, Zwenne. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation.  Itterbeek, Germany - Saugatuck, Michigan; Z. Beckman to her son, Jan. --- 1901-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Beckman, S. Letters: 5 items, photocopy, with translations. Itterbeek, Germany - Saugatuck, Michigan; S. Beckman to relatives --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8-10: Bielefield Family. Letters: 43 items, photocopy, with translations. Grafschaft, Bentheim - Holland, Michigan. Bielefield family to relatives --- 1887-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Boerrichter, Johanna. Letter fragment: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Osterwold, Germany - Graafschap, Michigan; J. Boerrichter to relatives --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Bouws, Gerrit. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Holland, Michigan -Emmelenkamp, Germany; G. Bouws to Harm Bouws --- 1847Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Bouws, Rieks. Recollections: Translation only. Grafschaft Benthiem, Germany - Graafschap, Michigan --- 1881Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15-16: Brandorf. Letters: 33 items --- 1873-1990Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Beerlink, Aleida Oortman. Letters: 7 items, photocopy (3), with translation. Nordhorn, Grafschaft Bentheim - Lamont, Michigan. A. Beerlink to Hindrikin (Hattie) Harmellink Harmsen and other relatives --- 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Series 7: Last Name: KAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Kunn, Koene. Letters: Clara City, Minnesota - unknown --- [1940s]Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Knoll, Memo. Letter: 1 item, photocopy with translation.  Vollenerfehn, Germany - Holland, Michigan; M. Knoll to Baker family --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Koning, D. Letters: 4 letters, photocopy, with translations. Itterbeck, Germay - U.S.A.; D. Koning, to Beckman family --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Koning, H. Letters: 2 items, photocopy,with 1 item translated. Itterbeck, Germany - U.S.A.; H. Koning to relatives --- 1905 - 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Krake, Albert. Letter: 1 item, transcription, with translation. Kalamazoo, Michigan - Bentheim, Germany; A. Krake to sister --- 1876Add to your cart.
Series 3: Last Name: DAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: De Frel, Rieka Ensing. Letters: 13 items, transcription with translation. Graafschap, Michigan - Kleinringe, Germany --- 1874-1968Add to your cart.
Series 4: Last Name: EAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Elbert, Fritz. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Osterwald, Germany - U.S.A.; F. Elbert to relatives --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Elbert, U.V.G. Letters: 11 items, photocopy. Itterbeek, Germany - U.S.A.; U.V.G. Elbert to friends --- 1904-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Ensing, Harm. Letter: 1 item, transcription with translation. Fremont, Michigan - Laar, Germany. --- 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Ensing, Hillegien Arens. Letter: 1 item, transcription with translation. Graafschap, Michigan - Nelsen, Germany. --- 1920s.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ensing, Lucas. Letter: 1 item, transcription with translation. Graafschap, Michigan - Kleinringe, Germany; L. Ensing to brother and sister --- 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Ensink, J.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Haar, Germany - Holland, Michigan; J.H. Ensink to Sue Baker. --- 1977Add to your cart.
Series 5: Last Name: GAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Geerdes, H.H. and R. Autobiographies: 1 booklet, 35 pages, illustrated, transcription in English. Weenermore, Germany - Freeport, Illinois and Kit Carson, Colorado --- 1863-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Gemmen, Gerhard. Letter: 1 item. photocopy, with partial translation. Germany - Holland, Michigan; G. Gemmen to brother --- 1882Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 26: Gemmen, J.A. Letter and army discharge attestation: 2 items, photocopy, with partial translations. East Saugatuck, Michigan - Germany; J.A. Gemmen to Gerhard Gemmen --- 1884, 1877Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 27: Genzink, Albert. Letter: 1 item, transcription with translation. Graafschap, Michigan - Achterhorn, Germany; A. Genzink to a friend --- 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Ghurt, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Jhrove, Germany - U.S.A.; J. Ghurt to unknown --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Grüppen, Hermannus H. Letters: 16 items, photocopy, with partial translations. Graafschap, Michigan - Emlichheim, Germany; H.H. Gruppen to family --- 1898-1934Add to your cart.
Series 6: Last Name: HAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: Halger, John. Letters: 86 items, photocopy. Germany - Holland, Michigan; Family and friends to J. Halger --- 1901-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Heetderks, Bernhard. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with translations. Campen, Germany - Holland, Michigan; B. Heetderks to Baker family --- 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Heinz, Deinem (sp.?). Letter: 1 item, original.  [?]  - Grand Rapids, Mich. D. Heinz to L. Hengst (sp.?) --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hellendorn, L. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Vorwald, Germany - Holland, Michigan; L. Hellendorn to Geesje Reinink --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hensen, Gerhard. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Coopersville, Michigan -Emlichheim, Germany; G. Hensen to family --- 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hinrichs, Etta. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, transcription with translation. Grimersum, Germany - Holland, Michigan; E. Hinrichs to Jane Baker --- 1948Add to your cart.
Series 8: Last Name: LAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lambers, Fenna. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translations. Getelomvor, Germany - U.S.A; F. Lambers to relatives --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lefers, H.J. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translations. Picardie, Germay - U.S.A.; H.J. Lefers to relatives --- 1906 - 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Litzman, Lodewijk. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Litiz, Pennsylvania - Oostburg, Germany --- 1824Add to your cart.
Series 9: Last Name: MAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Masselink, G.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Edgerton, Minnesota - Germany; G.H. Masselink to family --- 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Meier, H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Emlichheim, Germany - unknown; H. Meier to relatives --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Meyer, Ida Karsjens. Article: 1 item, photocopy. “My Life Story”. Hanswehrun, Germay - Iowa --- 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Minge, Engbert. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translations, Pathuis, Germany - unknown; E. Minge to family --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Series 10: Last Name: NAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Nordhof, G. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Wilsum, Grafshaft Bentheim - Michigan; G. Nordhoff to relatives --- 1891Add to your cart.
Series 11: Last Name: OAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Overweg, J.H. Letter fragments: 3 items, photocopy, with transcription. Oak Harbor, Washington - Germany; J.H. Overweg to Hensen family --- 1912Add to your cart.
Series 12: Last Name: PAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Palmbos, A.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Gelsenkirchen, Germany - U.S.A.; A.H. Palmbos to sister --- 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 23: Palmbos, A.W. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Gelsenkirchen, Germany - U.S.A.; A.W. Palmbos to brother and sister --- 1809Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 24: Palmbos, L. and M. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Gunnigfel, Germany - U.S.A.; L. and M. Palmbos to brother and sister --- 1906-1908Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 25: Plesscher, Z.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Clara City, Minnesota - Germany; Plesscher to relatives --- 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Plesscher, H.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. East Saugatuck, Michigan - Emlichheim, Germany; H.H. Plesscher to J. Hensen --- 1882Add to your cart.
Series 13: Last Name: RAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Ruirink, J.H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Klein Ringe, Germay - Holland, Michigan; J.H. Ruirink to Susanna Baker --- 1947Add to your cart.
Series 14: Last Name: SAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Scholten, Albert. Letter: 1 item, translation.  Graafschap, Michigan - Bentheim, Germany; A. Scholten to brother --- 1870Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Schubert, Dirk. Letter excerpts: Newspaper clippings, photocopy --- 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Spykman, Albert. Travel account: 10 pages, photocopy, transcription, and translation. Emlichheim, Germany - Holland, Michigan --- 1924Add to your cart.
Series 15: Last Name: VAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Veldink, Lukas. Letter: 1 item, photocopy transcription. Zeeland, Michigan - Emlichheim, Germany; L. Veldink to relatives --- 1881Add to your cart.
Series 16: Last Name: WAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Wolters, Joe. Letters: 12 items, photocopy, with translation. East Friesland, Germany - Holland, Michigan; J. Wolters to relatives --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Series 17: Last Name: ZAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Zagers, Evert. Articles: 2 items, photocopy --- 1944, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 34-36: Zondag, J.B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, transcription, and partially translated. Bentheim - Ostfriesland --- 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Zwafink, Zwenna. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Bakelde, Germany - U.S.A; Z. Zwafink to Gerd and Berend Hendricks --- 1948Add to your cart.
Series 18: Misc.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Beloved family and friends:  letters between Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany and America. Volume 1. Compiled by Swenna Harger and Loren Lemmen, 2007 (with surname index) --- 1847-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Rundschrift.  Pamphlet --- 1902Add to your cart.

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[Series 7: Last Name: K],
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[Series 4: Last Name: E],
[Series 5: Last Name: G],
[Series 6: Last Name: H],
[Series 8: Last Name: L],
[Series 9: Last Name: M],
[Series 10: Last Name: N],
[Series 11: Last Name: O],
[Series 12: Last Name: P],
[Series 13: Last Name: R],
[Series 14: Last Name: S],
[Series 15: Last Name: V],
[Series 16: Last Name: W],
[Series 17: Last Name: Z],
[Series 18: Misc.],
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