Otto Brauch papers
Held at: German Society of Pennsylvania: Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library [Contact Us]611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123
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Otto Brauch was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 17 July 1885. By 1917 he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1918 he was working for the Hamburg-American Line as a pantry cook.
Otto Brauch was an immigrant from Hamburg, Germany, who settled in Philadelphia sometime before 1917, and was working for the Hamburg-American Line in 1918. The collection includes a total of 7 items: three letters addressed to Brauch in 1919 from his brother Carl Brauch, who was a prisoner of war at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and returned home to Hamburg that year; three items related to Otto Brauch's employment at the shipping line (an identification card, 1918; a membership card in the insurance fund; a copy of new pension regulations, 1912); and a letter to Brauch from the Immigration Service, in December 1917, saying that a warrant for his arrest had been canceled.
The collection comprises one folder stored in GAC Mss. IIb (Legal-size folders), Box 1.
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- Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz
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- The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from the Max Kade Foundation, as part of the grant project "Retrieval and Cataloging of the German-American Experience, 1918-1960."
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3 items. One item is written on a postcard for mail of prisoners of war, and is dated from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The other two items are letters (one leaf each) written from Hamburg
1 leaf. Letter to Brauch informing him that the Assistant Secretary of Labor has canceled the warrant that had been issued for Brauch's arrest
Indicates birth date, 17 July 1885, and place, Hamburg; and position, pantry helper (Pantry-Gehilfe). Signed: O. Brauch
Indicates Brauch’s date of birth (lower right of front cover: 17/7.85), and position as pantry cook (Pantry-Koch)