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Volle family collection, 1838-1978.
10/31/97 T03/30/92 T
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Volle family collection, 1838-1978


Family papers including correspondence, greeting cards, business papers, newspaper clippings, diary, graduation and birth announcements, wedding invitations, Golden Sheaf Awards, deeds, naturalization papers, wills, newspapers, photographs, and genealogy notes.


1838 (issued)


Volle family
Rusch family
Rusch, Frederick Herman -- 1881-1977
Rusch, Julia M -- 1878-1973
Volle, Frederick W -- 1824-1888
Volle, Julia Dora Heimroth -- 1829-1916
Rusch Park (Citrus Heights, Calif.)
Citrus Heights (Calif.) -- History
Parks -- California -- Sacramento County
Germans -- California


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Volle and Rusch families. Citrus Heights (Calif.) pioneers. According to family records, Ernest Heinrich Volle and his family emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1846 and settled in Evansville, Illinois. In 1851 their son, (August) Frederick W. Volle married Julia Dora Heimroth, a native of Elberfeld, Germany. In 1853 Frederick and Julia journeyed to Sacramento (Calif.) by covered wagon, In 1858 they moved to Center Township (Citrus Heights, Calif.) and established a 480 acre ranch. Herman H. Rusch emigrated from Prussia in 1868. In 1872 he married Louisa M. Volle in Sacramento. In 1916 their children, Frederick Herman and Julia Matilda Rusch, inherited 320 acres from their grandmother, Julia Volle. In 1950 the Rusches donated 15 acres of the land to establish Rusch Park.
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