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Hobart Cooper Papers Regarding "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1286

This collection houses correspondence and notes that Hobart S. Cooper created while writing his M.A. thesis, "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee" (1925). Also included are account books, letters, and other documents created by German and Swiss settlers between 1846 and 1900.

Dates

  • 1846-1925

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (9 folders)

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and notes that Hobart S. Cooper created while writing his M.A. thesis, "German-Swiss Colonization in Morgan County, Tennessee" (1925). Also included are account books, letters, and other documents created by German and Swiss settlers between 1846 and 1900.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hobart Schofield Cooper was born to William R. and Isabella (Nave) Cooper on March 2, 1897. He earned his B.A. (1924) and M.A. (1925) at the University of Tennessee. Hobart Cooper died in 1959.

John Dedrick Kreis (sometimes given as Johannes Kreis) was born in Igis, Graubunden, Switzerland on August 16, 1820. He married Elisabeth Kaufmann (1824-1904) in 1840 and the couple had five children: Anna (Kreis) Bardill (1845-1902), John Dedrick (1848-1933), Leonard G. (1851-1918), Deadrick (1854-1934), and Jacob Davis (1857-). The family immigrated to the United States in 1846 and settled in Morgan County, Tennessee. Kreis served as a Trustee of Morgan County from 1880 to 1886 and died on January 24, 1892.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these materials in 1986.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480