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Joseph Austrian Autobiographical and Historical Sketches
Collection — Consolidated Box P14, Folder: P-506
Joseph Austrian emigrated from Germany to New York in 1850, and settled in Michigan. His memoirs depict his life in Germany, his trip to Castle Garden, and his life in Michigan and Illionois. Austrian began by working for his brother Julius, a shopkeeper in La Pointe and Eagle River; and eventually opened up a shop of his own in Hancock and later in Chicago, Illinois. Austrian later was involved in the steamboat and copper businesses.