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.
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