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Photograph

Abraham Schmocker Seated Outside His Log Cabin

Abraham Schmocker Seated Outside His Log Cabin | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty.
DESCRIPTION
Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:25660
Creation Date: 1885
Creator Name:Gesell, Gerhard
City:Alma
County:Buffalo
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Gerhard Gesell photographs and negatives, circa 1875-1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:WHi(G473)172
Original Dimensions:8 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
He was a Swiss immigrant, arriving in the United States in 1844, one of the first settlers of Buffalo County. His name appears on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records in the township and village of Alma. He lived to be eighty-five years old.
SUBJECTS
Cats
Windows
Work clothes
Implements, utensils, etc.
Log cabins
Men
Outdoor photography
Pioneers
Swiss
Poverty

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