- December 20, 1861
Part of Sims Family collection.
Letter of recommendation by school trustees written and signed in both German and English. "Translated by Solomon Hess [Ness?] Hawkesville We the undersigned certify hereby that the teacher Peter Sim [sic] of our school in the new school section between the fifth and sixth concession east section hath discharged his duties as such true and faithfully" and is signed by: William Klegholz, Henry Gerth, John Beckner, Stephan Schamber [not listed], Jacob Schamber, Henry Fleischhauer, George Zieck and Martin Happel.