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Letter from John Bermont to Philip Sachs, October 24, 1852

Philip Sachs was born in Hessen, Germany, in 1799. He brought his young family to the United States in 1830 and settled in Hagerstown, Maryland. In 1836 the Sachs family moved to Indianapolis. They lived on East Market Street, next door to Presbyterian minister Henry Ward Beecher, who became a close friend of Sachs. This letter from Sachs's nephew John Bermont (who probably lived in Maryland), provides clues as to why Germans immigrated to the United States and demonstrates that Germans in this country stayed in touch with their relatives in Germany.

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Sachs-Bauer Family Papers, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jb letter to Ps, 1
Letter from John Bermont to Philip Sachs, 10/24/1852. (page #1)

Jb letter to Ps, 2
Letter from John Bermont to Philip Sachs, 10/24/1852. (page #2)


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