Manufacturer Notes: Dauffenbach, Stoeckert & Co.Fire Clay.
From the cretaceous, near New Ulm, Mr. Christian Dauffenbach manufactures a good fire brick. The bank from which he takes the clay is fifteen feet above the river. It is of light color, and when wet is plastic, but if dry it is hard and difficult to quarry, the use of powder becoming necessary. Horse power is used for his machinery. He has three kilns.
The Cretaceous also supplies, near the same place, but from a higher stratum, a good potter's clay, which is largely employed at New Ulm and at Mankato. It is owned by Silas Barnard. Mr. H. B. Kauffer, potter at Mankato, regards it as equal to the Carboniferous potter's clay of Ohio. The manufactures at New Ulm are Winckelmann and Dauffenbach, and John Stoeckert. The pottery sells fro twelve and fifteen cents per gallon. (see p. 186.)
Annual report of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to the Governor of Minnesota for the Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 1873 (Saint Paul, St. Paul Press Company, 1874)
New Ulm was the site of still another productive stoneware plant in 1870. As might be expected, it was operated by three German Settlers, Christian Dauffenbach, John Steckert, and Franklin Friedmann. The manuscript schedules of the Brown County Census for 1870 reveal that their capital came to thirty-three hundred dollars and that they paid seven hundred in wages to three employees. Among the materials used during the year 1869-70 were a hundred tons of clay and a hundred and eighty cords of wood. The plant produced twenty-eight thousand gallons of stoneware valued at $3450.
Blegen, Theodore Christian , Heilbron, Bertha Lion; Minnesota History Bulletin (St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society, 1915).
John Stoeckert began the pottery business in 1867 with with two partners. In 1870 he established alone.
Bryant, Charles S.; History of the Minnesota Valley (Minneapolis, North Star Publishing Company, 1882)
Josephine Friedmann was born in Elkhart County, Indiana on May 27, 1859, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Friedmann. At the close of the Civil War the Friedmann family moved to Cedar Falls, Ia., and in 1866 Mr. and Mrs. Friedmann, their two daughters Josephine and Carrie and a son Alvin, and Mr. and Mrs. Dauffenbach, also of Cedar Falls, came to New Ulm, making the trip in covered wagon in two weeks of steady rain. Mr. Friedmann, Mr. Dauffenbach and Mr. Stoeckert operated a pottery factory in New Ulm, and later on Mr. Friedmann, John Neumann and Mr. Baltrusch conducted a general store.
New Ulm Review Journal - February 3, 1938
735 637 Frederick Herman 41 M Potter 8000 600
Barbara " 30 F
Ulrich Cordin 22 M Potter
Christian Dauffenbach 18 M Potter
1860 Wisconsin Milwaukee Ward 7 Census
114 114 Frank Friedman 27 M Potter 100 France
Cleora 18 F Canada
Josephina 1 F
1860 Indiana Elkhart County Olive Census Goshen P.O.
Enlisted as a Corporal on 21 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 21 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 13 Jun 1865.
Franklin Friedman Elkhart County, Indiana 24 Sep 1861 Indiana Union
John Stoeckert 44th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Union Illinois
Civil War Records
206 232 Steckert, John 41 M W Potter 900 280 Bavaria
-- Catharine 43 F W Keeping house Bavaria
-- Amelia 14 F W at home Wisconsin
-- Edward 12 M W Wisconsin
-- William 8 M W Wisconsin
-- Charles 4 M W Wisconsin
-- Henry 1 M W Minnesota
207 233 Dauffenbach, Christian 28 M W Potter 900 280 Prussia
-- Caroline 27 F W keeping house Waldeck
-- Pauline 1 F W Minnesota
208 234 Friedman, Franklin 33 M W Potter 900 280 France
-- Flora 29 F W keeping house Canada
-- Josephina 10 F W Indiana
-- Erwin 8 M W Indiana
-- Caroline 4 F W Iowa
1870 Minnesota Brown County New Ulm Census
65 68 Winklemann, W. 44 M W Farmer & Brick Manufacturer 6000 3700
-- Caroline 28 F W Keeping house
-- William 11 M W
-- Leonora 9 F W
-- Albert 7 M W
-- Henry 5 M W
-- Ida 3 F W
1870 Minnesota Brown County Cottonwood Census
39 Christ Dauffenbach 33 M W Germany
Lina " 32 F W Germany
Paula " 6 F W Minn.
Augusta 4 F W Minn.
135 Frank Friedmann 42 M W Germany
Clara " 34 F W Canada
Josephine " 16 F W Indiana
Alvin " 14 M W Indiana
Carry " 9 F W Iowa
Frank " 2 M W Minn
Bertha Haag 19 F W Germany
295 Wm Winkelmann 46 M W Germany
Caroline Winkelmann 33 F W Germany
1875 Minnesota Brown County New Ulm Census
289 431 Dauffenbach Christian W M 38 works in pottery
-- Carolina W F 37 Keeping House
-- Pauline W F 11 at Public School
-- Augusta W F 9 at Public school
Rachel, Robert W M 25 works in pottery
-- Helen W F 34 Keeping House
1880 Wisconsin Milwaukee District 124
157 181 Friedmann, Frank 47 M W Huckster France
-- Cliora 38 F W keeping house Canada
-- Josephina 21 F W At home Indiana
-- Alvin 19 M W At home Indiana
-- Caroline 14 F W At home Iowa
-- Frank 6 M W
-- Harriett 4 F W
1880 Minnesota Brown New Ulm District 21 Census
Christian Dauffenbach, potter, 306 5th
1890 Milwaukee Directory
306 108 161 Dauffenbach Christian W M 58 Germany Engineer
----- Lona W F 57 Germany
1900 Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Ward 2 District 17 Census
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