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Barkhausen family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-074

Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, a notebook, and an account book, all in one folder.

Correspondence (1854-1862) is either unidentified or from August Barkhausen to "Louis." The handwritten notebook (ca. 1857-1872) contains English pronunciation notes for common words (and their German translations), some poem passages, and copies of contracts and letters from a "Louis Voliker." It is not determined whether or not the Louis Voliker mentioned in the notebook is the same as Louis in the salutation of the letters. The account book (1888-1889) lists daily income and expenditures


  • Creation: 1854-1889



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Barkhausen family papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Barkhausen family papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of the Barkhausen family

German family who settled in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

August Barkhausen was a farmer, born ca. 1819 in Hessia, Germany. It is not known when he immigrated to the United States and settled in Mequon, Wisconsin, but it must have been by at least 1854. He married Marie Huecker and they had seven children.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Small collection of family documents, all in German, relating to the Barkhausen family of Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Includes correspondence, 1854-1862, a small notebook, ca. 1857-1872, and an account book, 1888-1889.


Items arranged by type of material.

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Processed by

Alison Hinderliter, 2010.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Inventory of the Barkhausen family papers, 1854-1889
Alison Hinderliter
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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