PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
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Admin/Biog History Sebastian Genter was probably born in Sabeck, Baden Germany circa 1801. He served eight years in the Artillery Brigade of the Baden Army from 1822-1830. He married and had at least three children: Theresia; Ludwig (Louis); and Conrad. His wife's name is unknown and she probably died prior to 1853, since her name does not appear in immigration documents and he is listed as a widower. The family immigrated from Sasbach, Baden (Germany) through New York in 1853 when Sebastian was fifty-two years old. His daughter Theresia was married in Oshkosh on January 2, 1854. He was living with his two sons in the 2nd Ward of Oshkosh in 1860 and worked as a day laborer. He was listed in 1868 as a carpenter boarding at 95 Washington Street in the city of Oshkosh. Louis and Sebastian Genter were also boarding at that address. He died in Oshkosh on March 7, 1878 and was burried the following day at Riverside Cemetery.
Classification Archives
Collection Small Collections, People
Dates of Accumulation 1853
Abstract Passport for Sebastian Genter and his family, residents of Sasbach, from the Gand Duchy of Baden. He is listed as age 52, 5 feet 6 inces tall, blond hair and gray eyes and a widower; daughter Theresia Genter age 22; Ludwig Genter age 9; Conrad Genter age 7; and Marianna Trogis(?). It allows them to travel unhindered to North America. Document written in German. No literal translation. There are several stamps on the passport: Grand Duchy of Baden; illegible; and Prussia.
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Language German
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC618.2.5
Object Name Passport
People Genter, Sebastian
Genter, Ludwig (Louis)
Genter, Theresia
Genter, Conrad
Trogis, Marianna
Subjects Immigrants
German-Americans
Title Passport
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