Albert A. Reichert papers
Albert A. Reichert, who lived for many years at Seneca, Kansas, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving with the 22nd Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment. These papers include several of his letters of 1898, written to his parents of Holton, Kansas while he was posted at military camps in Virginia and Pennsylvania. His papers contain a small quantity of additional correspondence and his wife's funeral notice of 1951.
- 1862 - 1951
- Reichert, Albert A., 1876-1963 (Person)
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Biography of Albert A. Reichert
Albert Alvin Reichert was born in Illinois on August 9, 1876. His father, Francis J. Reichert, was a Presbyterian minister. In the 1880s, Albert Reichert's parents emigrated to Pottawatomie County, Kansas. They were living in the community of Holton, Kansas in 1898, when Albert Reichert joined Company D of the 22nd Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Spanish-American War. During 1898, he was posted at Camp Alger, Virginia; Camp Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia; and Camp Meade, Pennsylvania.
Following the war, Reichert worked as a dry goods salesman at Corning (Nemaha County), Kansas. In 1901, he married Corning resident Myrtle Winifred Slocum, daughter of Willis and Alice M. Slocum. The Reicherts' son Carroll was born in 1906. From 1905 to 1917, the Reicherts lived in Marshall County, Kansas, where Reichert operated a photography studio. In 1917, they returned to Nemaha County, living at Seneca, where Reichert was a rural mail carrier, was later in the hotel business, and worked from 1925 to 1932 as an insurance agent. He died in 1963.
.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
RH MS 1028
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Ann Cobb, 1995
- Holton (Kan.) -- History
- Nemaha County (Kan.) -- History
- Reichert family.
- Reichert, Albert A., 1876-1963
- Reichert, Myrtle Winifred, 1881-1951
- Richards family
- Seneca (Kan.) -- History
- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Kansas -- Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Kansas Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1898)
- Guide to the Albert A. Reichert Collection
- Albert A. Reichert papers
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Reichert, Albert A, 1876-1963, Papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1028, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries