DescriptionThe Friedrich and Graessle Families papers consist of documentation of the families' emigration to, and life in Newark, New Jersey. Wilhelm Friedrich (b. 1854) emigrated with his wife, Mary (b. 1850) to the United States in 1883. That same year, Christian Frederic Graessle and his wife, Wihelmina (b. 1853) also emigrated to the U.S. As was customary during that time period, both Christian Graessle and Wilhelm Friedrich used altered versions of their names upon settling in America. Christian worked as a baker in Newark, while Wilhelm worked as a tanner. Both families had several children.
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