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Guide to the Volle Family Collection, 1838-1978
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
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  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Volle Family Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1838-1978
    Box Number: 2027-2029
    Creator: Volle Family
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Volle Family Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Citrus Heights (Calif.)--History
    Germans--United States
    Rusch, Frederick H., 1881-1977
    Rusch, Julia M., 1878-1973
    Rusch Park (Citrus Heights, Calif.)
    Rush family
    Volle, Frederick W., 1824-1888
    Volle, Julia Dora, 1829-1916
    Volle family


    Family papers including correspondence, greeting cards, business papers, newspaper clippings, diary, graduation and birth announcements, wedding invitations, Golden Sheaf Awards, deeds, naturalization paper, wills, newspapers, photographs, and genealogy notes.


    The Rusch and Volle families were pioneer residents of Citrus Heights, California. According to family records, Ernest Heinrich Volle and his family emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1846 and settled in Evansville, Illinois. In 1851 their son, (August) Frederick W. Volle married Julia Dora Heimroth, a native of Elberfeld, Germany. In 1853 Frederick and Julia journeyed to Sacramento, California by covered wagon. In 1858 they moved to Center Township (Citrus Heights, Calif.) and established a 480-acre ranch.
    Herman H. Rusch emigrated from Prussia in 1868. In 1872 he married Louisa M. Volle in Sacramento. In 1916 their children, Frederick Herman and Julia Matilda Rusch, inherited 320 acres from their grandmother, Julia Volle. In 1950 the Rusches donated 15 acres of the land to establish Rusch Park.


    • Bleckman, Martin
    • Citrus Heights Senior Citizens Club
    • Lauppe, Ethel
    • Lyon, Shirley
    • Steinmetz, Adeline
    • St. Angelo, Lillian Salat

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Baptism: Rusch, Louisa Dora

    Oil painting

    • Rusch, Louisa M. Volle


    • Bleckman, Martin
    • Blueher, Lizzie
    • Brown, Lorena
    • Brown, Orin
    • Bum, Lily Rusch
    • Burgett, Belle
    • Burgett, Will
    • Demuth, Gladys Gardner
    • Fertig, Mrs.
    • Gardner, Albert
    • Gardner, Frank Albert
    • Gardner, Julia Volle
    • Gardner, Leroy
    • Gum, Glen
    • Gum, Irwin
    • Gum, Lily
    • Gum, Wilma
    • Heimroth, Ann
    • Heimroth, Henry
    • Heimroth, Herbert
    • Heimroth, Ida
    • Heimroth, Jules
    • Heimroth, Louie
    • Heimroth, Sam
    • Heimroth, Ted
    • Heimroth, William
    • Hoehner, Mr.
    • Hoehner, Mrs.
    • Holfilter, Emma
    • Larson, Myrtie Gardner
    • Lauppe, Charles
    • Lauppe, Sadie
    • Miller, Mrs.
    • Peck, Ada Lauppe
    • Pilcher, Alice
    • Pilcher, Bertha Rusch
    • Pilcher, Lester
    • Pilcher, Ruth
    • Pilcher, Will
    • Risley, Victoria
    • Rusch, Amelia
    • Rusch, Fred
    • Rusch, Grover
    • Rusch, Herman H.
    • Rusch, Julia M.
    • Rusch, Laura
    • Rusch, Louisa Volle
    • Rusch, Will
    • Salat
    • Salat, Dominicus
    • Salat, Will
    • Sanders
    • Sanders, Carrie
    • St. Angelo, Mr.
    • Strader, Verna Lauppe
    • Thomas, Rosemary
    • Valinricous[?], Maggie
    • Volle ??
    • Volle, Avis
    • Volle, Cary Sylvester
    • Volle, Charles
    • Volle, Emma Brown
    • Volle, Eunice
    • Volle, Fred
    • Volle, Julia
    • Volle, Lena
    • Volle, Reuben
    • Volle, Viola