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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Czeikowitz, Herman 1858 � 1946 Letter, 1940

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Czeikowitz, Herman (1858 - 1946). Letter, 1940
SMHC Manuscript Collection 160

Czeikowitz, Herman (1858 - 1946). Letter, 1940. SMHC Manuscript Collection 160. 1 folder (6 pages).


The letter contained in this collection was written by Herman Czeikowitz (also known as Henry Harmon) to his sister Mathilda Czeikowitz in 1940. It is Mr. Czeikowitz's memories of the 1872 Sioux attack on New Ulm. The letter contains his recollections of the attack on his home in New Ulm, the gathering of the women and children, the people of New Ulm's intense fear that the Indians would start the prairie grasses on fire, and the additional things his father had told him about the attack.

Biographical Note:

Herman Czeikowitz (1858 - 1946) was a professional actor, working under the stage name of Henry Harmon. He worked as an actor from 1884 through 1918, acting in both traveling troupes, and the well-known productions of New York and London. Czeikowitz grew up in New Ulm, MN, where his father, Francis Xavier von Czeikowitz, was a farmer and fur trader to the Indians. Following the attack on New Ulm, Czeikowitz moved his family to St. Paul, where he established a fur business. Herman was the second of four children. He had one older brother, Richard, and two younger sisters, Juliana and Mathilda. It was to Mathilda that the letter which makes up this collection was originally addressed.


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Collection Citation:

Czeikowitz, Herman (1858 - 1946). Letter, 1940. SMHC Manuscript Collection 160, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Mrs. Otto H. Mueller donated this collection on July 15, 1975.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in August 1975.
Finding aid revised by Robert Russell September 2000.

Related Collections:

tThere are two related manuscript collections at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Archives division. They are the Henry Harmon Papers and the Dorothy Little Mueller Papers.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Czeikowitz, Herman 1858 - 1946.
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
New Ulm (Minn.)