The Collection of John Parker Clark

 

John P. Clark (1929-1993), son of Robert Otto & Sadie (Robinson) Clark and grandson of Robert & Adeline (Wittkopf) Clark, was intensely interested in his Clark and Wittkopf family history.  His stories, The Clarks and The Wittkopf Family History, sum up what he had learned by the late 1980’s, perhaps; but he learned more after that.  Some of this has been passed along to us by George J. Clark, who worked with John from time to time.  The rest has been contributed by John’s widow, Christine, and daughter Karen.  A wealth of Wittkopf and Hellwig family information is contained in a number of letters which John inherited, to and from August and Eleanor (Hellwig) Wittkopf, all of which John had had translated from the original German by one or more unknown translators.  John was also able to make contact with Hannelore (Wittkopf) Bauer, a descendant of August’s nephew Fritz Wittkopf (much mentioned in the letters to August from his parents).  Hannelore, whom John and Christine visited in Germany around 1990, had traced her Wittkopf family history much further back than any of us in the U.S. could ever have hoped to do.  This work has been passed along to us, via George.  One very nice item in John’s collection is a picture of Nonesuch, the Robert & Adeline Clark farm in Dulaney’s Valley, Baltimore County, Maryland, circa 1900.

 

Family histories by John P. Clark  (probably written in the 1980’s)

The Clark’s (PDF, 2.6 MB)

The Wittkopf Family History (PDF, 5.7 MB)

 

Translations of letters to August & Eleanor Wittkopf

(August & Eleanor lived near Detroit, Michigan, during this period,  August’s parents lived in Altenwalde, Hanover, Germany.  Eleanor’s parents lived in Melsungen, Hesse, Germany.  Eleanor’s brother, Justus W. Hellwig, lived in Baltimore, Maryland.)

To August from his parents, 18 June 1865 (PDF, 754 KB

From August to his parents, 6 Aug. 1865

To August from his parents, 18 Mar. 1866 (PDF, 486 KB)

To August from his parents, 2 Nov. 1866 (PDF, 400 KB)

To August from his parents, 20 Oct. 1867 (PDF, 569 KB)

To August from his parents, 14 Apr. 1868 (PDF, 918 KB)

To August from his parents, 22 Nov. 1868 (PDF, 568 KB)

To Eleanor from Justus, 19 Mar. 1869 (PDF, 677 KB)

To Eleanor from her parents, 14 Jun. 1869 (PDF, 287 KB)

To August from his parents, 6 Nov. 1869 (PDF, 563 KB)

To Eleanor from Justus, 19 Feb. 1871 (PDF, 146 KB)

To August from his parents, 26 Mar. 1871 (PDF, 405 KB)

 

The original letters to and from August & Eleanor Wittkopf

(All in German, all PDF, ~1 MB apiece)

To August from his parents, 18 June 1865:  Page 1, 2, 3, 4

From August to his parents, 6 Aug. 1865:  Page 1, 2

To August from his parents, 18 Mar. 1866:  Page 1, 2, 3, 4

To August from his parents, 2 Nov. 1866:  Page 1, 2

To August from his parents, 20 Oct. 1867:  Page 1, 2, 3

To August from his parents, 14 Apr. 1868:  Page 1, 2, 3, 4

To August from his parents, 22 Nov. 1868:  Page 1, 2, 3

To Eleanor from Justus, 19 Mar. 1869:  Page 1, 2, 3, 4

To Eleanor from her parents, 14 June 1869:  Page 1, 2

To August from his parents, 6 Nov. 1869:  Page 1, 2, 3, 4

To Eleanor from Justus, 19 Feb. 1871:  Page 1

To August from his parents, 26 Mar. 1871:  Page 1, 2

 

Ancestry of August Wittkopf from Hannelore Wittkopf Bauer

Family group sheet for Friedrich Nicholas Wittkopf b. ~1797 (JPEG, 931 KB) 

Ancestral tree of Christian Friedrich Nicolaus Wittkopf b. 1823 (JPEG, 955 KB)

(Notes on the above two items by Conrad Terrill, 2012)

 

Pictures

Nonesuch, the Dulaneys Valley farm of Robert & Adeline Clark, c. 1900 (JPEG, 871)
(Back: JPEG, 499 KB)

Robert & Adeline Clark, and Robert O. & Sadie Clark, and others, c. 1921 (JPEG, 1.0 MB)
(Back: JPEG, 510 KB)

Robert O. & Sadie Clark, 1944, at their home (JPEG, 713 KB)

Clark family reunion, 1921 (JPEG, 1.0 MB)
(There was nothing on the back of this small picture.)

Mary C. Robinson (Sadie’s mother), 1922 (JPEG, 570 KB)

Robert Otto Clark, 30 Sep. 1918, Germany (JPEG, 467 KB)

Robert O. & Sadie (Robinson) Clark (JPEG, 494 KB)

Robert Otto Clark (JPEG, 423 KB)

Sadie (Robinson) Clark and daughter Deane, 1921 (JPEG, 660 KB)

Sadie Robinson (JPEG, 660 KB)

Sadie Robinson, 1918 (JPEG, 634 KB)

Margaret Deane Clark c. 1939 (JPEG, 709 KB)

John Parker Clark c. 1945 (JPEG, 759 KB)

The Robert O. & Sadie Clark house in Lutherville, formerly the Robert & Adeline Clark house (JPEG, 739 KB)


 
Search this web site
Who's Online?
We have 22 guests online