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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

"Biographical Sketch of Herman Pfaender" 1952

Page address:

Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
"Biographical Sketch of Herman Pfaender." 1952.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1215

"Biographical Sketch of Herman Pfaender." 1952. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1215. 1 folder, 9 pages.


This collection consists of positive photocopies of a typescript, which describes the life of Herman Pfaender. The biography was written by, his daughter, Alwina Pfaender Withington. The sketch discusses Herman Pfaender's studies at the University of Minnesota and his later exploits as a resident of New Ulm, Minnesota. The work fills eight pages, with the ninth page being a listing of lyrics to German songs.

Biographical Note:

Herman Pfaender was born January 25, 1872, the son of William and Katherine Pfau Pfaender, who were leading pioneers in the founding of New Ulm, Minnesota. Herman Pfaender attended the University of Minnesota, and returned to New Ulm to reside. While living in New Ulm, Pfaender was a dairy farmer, and was also involved in the New Ulm Rural Telephone Company and the Minnesota Valley Cooperative Burial Association. Herman Pfaender died August 3, 1952.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

"Biographical Sketch of Herman Pfaender."1952. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1215, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


The Minnesota Historical Society donated this photocopy collection in January 1977.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in February 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Herman Pfaender available elsewhere. The original copy of this typescript is in the possession of the Minnesota Historical Society.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Pfaender, Herman, 1872 - 1952
New Ulm (Minn.)
University of Minnesota