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  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Albert Dickerman scrapbooks
    Creator: Dickerman, Albert, 1840-1917
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.007
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet 5 boxes 4 flats, 1 document box
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1912
    Language of Material: English .

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition


    Biographical / Historical

    Watsonville, CA - "A. Dickerman Enters Last Slumber"
    Albert Dickerman, the well known attorney and Civil War veteran, died at his home on East Third street yesterday afternoon after a comparatively brief illness, his death coming after the Pajaronian had been issued.
    He had been failing for the past few months but up to a few days ago had been able to walk to and from his office.
    A first class account of his life is contained in the "Dickerman Ancestry," a history complied by a member of his family, and "The Story of the Thousand," both books being in Judge Dickerman's library. The account is as follows: Albert Dickerman was born March 26, 1840, at Masonville, Delaware County, New York, and was a descendant of Thomas Dickerman who came to America from England in 1635. His grandfather was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. His father was Nathaniel Dickerman, and his mother was Mary Ann Ferry Dickerman. Mr. Dickerman was reared on a farm among the hills of Delaware County. His father having died when he was five years of age he assisted his mother, brothers and sisters in obtaining a livelihood, attended the district school until he was sixteen years of age. At that time he attended an academy for two terms.
    At the age of seventeen he moved with his people to Cleveland, Ohio. From that time until he went into the army he was studying and teaching, a part of the time in Ohio and Missouri, where he was when the war broke out and he witnessed a good deal of feeling and excitement.
    In July, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. "E- 105th Regiment of Ohio Infantry. On reaching camp he was appointed sergeant major, after about four months second lieutenant, in which capacity he served until the close of the war, twice declining captains' commission. His regiment was in the Fourteenth Army Corps under General Thomas and later under Sherman, participating in the movements of that corps through Kentucky and Tennessee; in the Atlanta campaign; the March to the Sea; through the Carolinas to Goldsboro; to Raleigh, Richmond and Washington and taking part in the Grand Review. The regiment was mustered out and disbanded in June 1865.
    After he was mustered out he studied law at Union College in Cleveland, and was admitted to practice in June, 1866. In August of that year he located at Hillsdale, Michigan. While living there he served for three years as Director of Public Schools, for four years as Probate Judge, and represented the county in the state Senate, during 1881 and 1882 practicing profession in the meantime.
    In the spring of 1882 he moved to Muskegon, Michigan. There he served in that capacity for six years. At the close of his term he declined to be a candidate for re-election and in 1894 moved to Watsonville.
    After his arrival in Watsonville Mr. Dickerman began the practice of law and was associated for a time with H. A. von C Torchiana, now in San Francisco. He was successful in the law and was known in this city as a man of high ideals, of fertile intellect and of Christian character. He was a prominent member of the R. L. McCook Post G.A.R., of this city and was respected and esteemed by all that knew him. Judge Dickerman was one of this community's most estimable citizens and his death will be mourned by all that knew him.
    He is survived by his wife, who resides here; a daughter, Mrs. Marcus Snow [Katherine Dickerman Snow] of Muskegon, Mich., a granddaughter, Miss Marcia Snow and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Palmer [Mary Elizabeth Dickerman Palmer] of Fostoria, New York.
    The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
    Obituary from the Watsonville Pajaronian (1917)

    Preferred Citation

    Albert Dickerman scrapbooks. MS 7. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Finding aid revision note

    This finding aid was revised in the Reparative Archival Redescription Project in 2021-2022. Previous versions of this finding aid are available upon request.

    Related Materials

    Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans by Robert L. Nelson.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of scrapbooks of clippings from California and Michigan newspapers from 1894-1912 compiled by Albert Dickerman, Civil War veteran, G.A.R. Member, Watsonville attorney and judge.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the creators and their heirs. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.

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