Wolsfeld Family collection
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 (Folder 1) – birth certificates, emigration release, correspondence, maps, and subscription records of the Wolsfeld family. Included are also translations from German into English.
Language of Materials
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
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1 Linear foot
Collection acquired from Marcia (Smith) MacKinnon of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada in 2011.
- Community life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fraternal organizations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- German Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the Wolsfeld Family collection.
- IHRC Archives
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid in English
Collecting Area Details
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