contains materials on the Hihn family, as collected and donated by Wilhelmina Hihn Englander
(1909-2002). It includes correspondence, photographs, and legal and personal documents of
the Hihn family. Also included are some genealogical research files, newspaper clippings
documenting the Hihn family in Santa Cruz county, postcards showing Santa Cruz locales, and
collected ephemera and artifacts.
Wilhelmina "Billie" Marjorie Teresa Hihn Englander was born on November 10, 1909, in Santa
Cruz, California, the daughter of Eulice William Hihn and Kathryn "Kit" Carrie Mae Bothwell
Hihn. Hihn Englander was also the great-granddaughter of Frederick A. Hihn (1829-1913), a
prominent businessman and early settler of Santa Cruz. Hihn Englander attended Santa Cruz
High school, graduating in 1927. Her father Eulice was a member of the Santa Cruz Lodge No.
38 of the Free and Accepted Masons. Eulice died in 1915, and Hihn Englander's mother Kathryn
re-married John Thomas McGeoghegan in 1918. Hihn Englander married Jack L. Burns in 1931 in
Palo Alto, California, and was also later married to John Salazar, Mr. Morrison, and Mr.
Vidak (first names unknown), respectively. Hihn Englander married Herman "Seig" Sigmund
Englander in 1988. Wilhelmina Hihn Englander died on May 21, 2002 in Hemet, California.
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