From the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart;
"Proceedings of the Wurttemberg Privy Council, 1753, page 192 Session of 11 May 1753. . . . . Gottlieb Wohlhaupter from Nurtingen for permission to move to the New World. . . . Michael Merkle from Hoheneck, Ludwigsburg district, for the same. Decision: Allowed." (translated from the German)
From the New York Gazette:, November 16, 1761
"Gottlieb Wolhaupter, living at the sign of the
Musical Instrument-Maker, opposite Mr. Adam
Vanderberg's has just imported from London, a
choice parcel of the best English box-wood: Where
he continues to make and mend, all sorts of
musical instruments, such as German flutes,
hautboys, clareonets, flageolets, bassoons, fifes;
and also silver tea-pot handles."
16 Nov 1761:12 (150)
New York Gazette
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