||Joseph Noe was born in Künzelsau, Jagst, Württemberg, Germany on December 5, 1797, the son of Maria K. Schwab and Johann Wendelin Noe. He married Maria Kreszenzea Schiffman on August 8, 1831 and the couple had four children born in Germany: Sebastian; Charles; John; and William. The family immigrated to the United States in 1847 and settled on a farm in Nekimi Township, Winnebago County, Wisconsin and owned 80 acres in Section 11. By 1860 four more children had been born in Wisconsin: Joseph; Wilhelmena; Cresentia (Catherine); and Mary. Two of his sons, John and Charles, joined Company F, 19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. A letter from Charles is also in the collection. By 1870, Joseph and his wife were living in Oshkosh with their son Charles and his wife and daughter. Joseph died at Oshkosh on August 11, 1881 and Kreszenzea died April 4, 1883.
|Dates of Accumulation
||June 26, 1847
||Wurttenberg Passport from 1847 allowing Joseph Noe to immgrate to North America. He is listed as being 49 years old; 5 feet 8 inches tall; long legs; strong; good teeth; and single. There is one stamp inside. It is written in old German script and needs a literal translation.
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||EXHIBIT HISTORY: Memories and Dreams
EXHIBIT LABEL:EXHIBIT LABEL:German Passport, 1847
Gift of John Noe
This document allowed Joseph Noe to leave Wurttemberg "freely and unhindered". It described him as 49 years old, long legged, strong, with good teeth and straight legs.
EXHIBIT HISTORY NOTE:reproduction
|Related unit of descrip
||Letter from Charles Noe, Company F, 19th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his brother Sebastian Noe (?). Located in Civil War Small Collections SC411.5.42.
Emigration & immigration
||Passport for Joseph Noe, issued by the Kingdom of Wurttenberg
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