J. Heinrich Lienhard papers, 1843-1933  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lienhard, Heinrich, 1822-1903
Title
J. Heinrich Lienhard papers
Dates
1843-1933 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0089
Summary
The J. Heinrich Lienhard papers (1843-1933) consist of a translated portion of Lienhard's diary about his life in California before and after the gold rush, and photocopies of correspondence, certificates, and other items relating to Lienhard and his family.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English, German, French


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Johann Heinrich Lienhard was born in Canton Glarus, Switzerland, on 19 January 1822. He lived and worked on his father's farm until 1843 when he left home to fulfill his ambition to emigrate to the United States. During his first years in the United States, he worked on various farms in Illinois, or as a woodcutter. In 1846, he joined a company of emigrants heading for California. Upon arrival, in order to pay his debts incurred by his western trek, he accepted the bounty offered and joined the United States Army and fought in the war with Mexico. Upon discharge, he went to work for John Augustus Sutter where gold was discovered in January 1848. Increased prosperity prompted Sutter to send Lienhard to Switzerland to escort the remainder of the Sutter family to California. The trip took about six months. Lienhard returned again to Switzerland and married Elsbeth Blumer in 1851. Three years later, he and his family traveled back to the United States and settled in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1856 they moved to Illinois and purchased the home formerly owned by Heber C. Kimball, LDS Church member of the Twelve Apostles. J. Heinrich Lienhard died on 19 December 1903 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The J. Heinrich Lienhard papers (1843-1933) consist of a translated portion of Lienhard's diary about his life in California before and after the gold rush, and photocopies of correspondence, certificates, and other items relating to Lienhard and his family.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: J. Heinrich Lienhard papers, Ms 89, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 89.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
1 1 Diary translation
Folder
1 1-2 Correspondence 1847-1930
1 3 Certificates 1843-1857
1 4 Will and probate 1904-1905
1 5 Newspaper clipping 1933
1 6 Miscellaneous

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries