This collection contains the papers of American Civil War Captain Gustavus Ferdinand Jochnick (1817-1890).
Chiefly consists of correspondence
from Gustavus F. Jocknick to his friend John Wilkin, including discussion of the Civil War and discussing army movements,
battles, and political events. Some
of the later letters also discuss Jocknick's work as a clerk at the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., and as a
farmer in Colorado.
Gustavus Ferdinand Jochnick (1817-1890) (he later modified his name to Gustavus F. Jocknick - in
some Civil War records he is referred to as the further Americanized name George F.
Jocknick) was born in 1817, probably in Göteborg, Sweden. He enlisted in the United
States Army in 1840, and in 1846 was one of the Swedish emigrants to obtain a patent
for 40 acres of public land in Lockbridge, Jefferson County, Iowa. In July 1847, he
again enlisted in the army and served in Mexico. He married Beatrice Nicholson (1826-1910) in
57 items in 2 boxes
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