Saturday, July 09, 2011

Election Handbill in German

The handbill above was donated to the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center by Dr. Norbert Lange, who also provided the English translation:

German Fellow Citizens!
Do not neglect to vote for the
school candidates on the Volks-Ticket:

For members of the Board of Education:

Jacob A. Barker
Cornelius Schnaitter

The election will be held in the court house on
Tuesday the 9. of  July 1872.
Polls open until 5 o’clock in the evening.

In 1872 there were many German social groups which met in Sandusky, and it is most likely that when they met, this handbill was distributed just prior to the July 1872 election. According to the 1893 Annual Report of the Board of Education of City of Sandusky, Cornelius Schnaitter served on the Board of Education for the Sandusky City Schools from 1872 through 1876, while Jacob A. Barker was on the Board of Education from 1872 through 1878.


Jack Phillips said...

Thanks for the handbill. Cornelius Schnaitter is my great great grandfather. I wonder who won the election?

Jack Phillips said...

Never mind. I didn't read far enough. It looks like both won.