Contains 1906 earthquake photographs, mostly taken by Arno Richter, and a letter of earthquake recollections written by Ila
Koenig who was an earthquake survivor.
Louise Helene "Ila" Koenig was born Oct. 5, 1893 in California to Henry T. (Heinrich) and Sophie Koenig. Her father was a
refractionist, originally from Germany. He was in partnership with Dr. Kaspar Pischel for a time. Pischel's name is written
on Dr. Fusakichi Omori's seismograph report that is included in this collection. The Koenigs lived on Waller Street. Ila remained
single. She had a younger sister, Martha, whose married surname was Schaller. Schaller had a daughter named Dorothea. Ila
died on Nov. 25, 1979, at the age of 86.
(.18 Cubic Feet)
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