Saturday, July 26, 2008

Der Michigan Wegweiser

ADVERTISEMENT for Der Michigan Wegweiser (Michigan Guidebook) told those considering immigration from Germany, East and West Prussia, and Posen, to contact Maximilian Heinrich Allardt,who was appointed by Governor Henry Baldwin as Michigan's Immigration Commissioner. The office was first opened in Frankfurt and later moved to Hamburg. He held the post from 1869-74. Allardt and his assistant John Reisig filed monthly reports to Gov. Baldwin and the reports are held at the Archives of Michigan.