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Ottenstraer family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ottenstraer

Scope and Contents

Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Ottenstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about 1906. His sons August and John lived their entire lives in Chicago, and another son, Rudolph Jr., lived in both Grand Haven and Chicago.

Dates

  • approximately 1885-approximately 1930
  • Majority of material found within 1885 - 1915

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unprocessed and is available by appointment only. Please contact reference@newberry.org at least 5 business days in advance to request an appointment.

Extent

1.9 Linear Feet (1 box and 2 oversize folders)

Abstract

Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Ottenstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about 1906. His sons August and John lived their entire lives in Chicago, and another son, Rudolph Jr., lived in both Grand Haven and Chicago.

Location

1 27 5

Creator

Source

Title
Ottenstraer family photographs, approximately 1885-approximately 1930
Status
Unprocessed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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