Heinrich Block papers
Typescript copy detailing the account of the emigration trip of Heinrich Block and his family from Russia to the United States and their life in the United States from 1813 to 1896. The account was gathered from Heinrich's son Peter H. Block's history and translated by Paulina Foote sometime between 1900 and 1973.
- [sometime between 1900 and 1973]
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Biography of Heinrich Block (1813-1901)
Heinrich Block was born near Graudenz, Prussia [previously and again part of Poland] in 1813. Orphaned at the age of 16, he earned his living as a tailor and weaving linen cloth. He married Katharine Buller in 1841, with whom he had 4 children before she died in 1854. Later that same year he married Susanna Unrau, with whom he had 7 children.
The family lived in Poland and Russia before emigrating to the United States in 1875. Block became a charter member of the Mennonite Brethren Church at Hillsboro, Marion County, Kansas. Heinrich Block died in 1901 at the age of 88, his wife Susanna died in 1904.
[Information taken from the collection.]
1 folder : 4 pages, typescript
RH MS P365
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Marion Liewer, 1973.
- Guide to the Heinrich Block Collection
- Heinrich Block papers
- Finding aid prepared by cmp, 2021. Finding aid encoded by cmp, 2021.
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Heinrich Block papers, RH MS P365, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.