PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
William Gottlob Brauer

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Description Albumen print on cardstock of William Gottlob Brauer.
Year Range from 1872
Year range to 1880
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view of William Gottlob Brauer. He is wearing a tweed coat and vest; shirt and bow tie. He wears a full beard. William Gottlob Brauer was born in Germany circa 1830 and came with his father Gottlieb Brauer to Oshkosh. His brother was Robert A. Brauer, Chief of Police in Oshkosh for many years. William was working as a clerk by 1868, and ran a German speaking book/newspaper shop, tobacconist shop, and music store. He also managed the north side Turner Hall. He married Alvina Ernst, daughter of Conrad Ernst, on October 9, 1872. The couple had at least four children: William (Jr.); Freya; Henry; and Alfred. William died in Oshkosh on September 5, 1894.
Object ID P2000.5.9
Object Name Carte De Visite
People Brauer, William Gottlob
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4 " x 2 1/2"
Subjects Portrait Photographs
Male
Tobacco shops
Tobacconist
Bookselling
Bookstores
Small Commercial Enterprises
Main Street
Turner Halls
German-Americans
Immigrants
Title William Gottlob Brauer
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