Gerlach, Joseph Papers

Title:   Gerlach, Joseph Papers

Reference Code: Mss-0411

Inclusive Dates:  1853 – 1948

Quantity: 000.03 cu. ft.

Location: Sm Mss

Abstract: Joseph Gerlach was born in Prussia and immigrated to the U.S. sometime around 1850 and purchased land near Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.  A number of Joseph’s children moved to Milwaukee.  August Gerlach established the Gerlach Tea and Coffee Co. in Milwaukee in 1898.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of Joseph Gerlach’s Certificate of Naturalization as well as warranty deeds, tax documents, a survey certificate, mortgages and promissory notes related to Gerlach’s property in Dodge County.  Also included are Gerlach family histories by Thomas A. Gerlach and Mildred Gerlauch Raug.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English