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Elfriede Beyer papers

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Identifier: MSS 71
Overview Elfriede Leschewski Beyer was a German immigrant, a member of the Black Hawk Hiking Club, and an award-winning artist active in the Rock Island area in the mid-twentieth century. The Elfriede Beyer papers, 1927-1989 and undated, contains two of Beyer's sketchbooks, Beyer's obituary, and personal notes removed from the sketchbooks.

John Henry Hauberg papers

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Identifier: MSS 27
Overview John Henry Hauberg was a businessman, philanthropist, civic organizer, researcher, and photographer active in Rock Island and the Quad Cities area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hauberg and his wife, Susanne Denkmann Hauberg, were very active in the Quad Cities community, serving on many advisory boards and organizing dozens of philanthropic initiatives. Hauberg was also an avid photographer, capturing some 100,000 photographs over the course of his life. The John Henry Hauberg...

Collection on the Huber family

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Identifier: MSS 167
Overview The Huber family, a prominent family in Rock Island, Illinois in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, included Ignatz, Catherine, Otto, Amelia, and Lilile Huber. Ignatz and Otto were instrumental in the founding and management of the ROck Island Brewing Company and People's National Bank in Rock Island, as well as several other businesses and organizations in the Midwest, primarily related to brewing. The collection on the Huber family, 1897-1986, contains scrapbooks, biographical...

Kahlke Bros. Boatyard records

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Identifier: MSS 338
Overview John and Peter Kahlke, two brothers born in Germany, opened the Kahlke Bros. Boatyard in Rock Island, Illinois in 1868. The business, which focused on building and repairing wooden boats of various types, was well known throughout the United States for its high quality work. In 1924, the boatyard was passed on to Peter's sons, Fred and Ed. The Kahlke Bros. Boatyard records include correspondence and other records related to the management of the business.

Pressel family papers

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Identifier: MSS 322
Overview Paul Pressel was born in Germany. He later moved to Moline, Illinois, and became a citizen of the United States in 1890. He and his wife had two sons, Harry and Ernest. The Pressel family papers, 1890-1967 and undated, contains correspondence, postcards, and legal documents created by four members of the Pressel family: Paul Pressel, Harry Pressel, Ernest Pressel, and Jane Pressel Kaminski.

Alice Elizabeth Schall diary

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Identifier: MSS 96
Overview Alice Elizabeth Schall was born in 1860, the daughter of John Schall, a second generation German landowner and farmer, and Matilda Ann Cunningham Schall, an Irish immigrant. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy in Davenport, Iowa, then moved to Coe Township near Port Byron, Illinois, to live with her family. The Alice Elizabeth Schall diary dates from 1 January 1880 to 31 December 1880. In this diary, Schall writes about the events of her everyday life and the things that are important to...

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