From: Kathy Rosenwinkel
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 14:29:50 EDT
Subject: 49er - Henry ROSENWINKEL
Looking for Heinrich or Henry ROSENWINKEL, wife Charlotte. Heinrich came to U.S. from Germany through New Orleans in 1848. He later brought over his fiancee Charlotte and they were married in New Orleans in 1853. Later that year, Heinrich, Charlotte, and Heinrich's brother Dietrich sailed to California via Cape Horn. They lived in a primitive, rough mining camp. Charlotte may have been the only woman in the camp. She gave birth to their first child, Henry, but the baby died two days later. Heinrich apparently mined enough gold to take back to Philadelphia in 1855 and have it minted. It was enough for the young couple and the brother to purchase farms in northern Illinois, where they then lived until their deaths. I do not know which mining camp in California Heinrich worked in, nor even the county. If anyone has run across this name in their own searches, I would appreciate hearing about it. Thank you!
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