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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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German Immigrant Papers Collection, 1847-2007 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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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 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.

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[Series 1: Last Name: A],
[Series 2: Last Name: B],
[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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