Sarah Goodtime Packscher (same photo as PA002A with photo taken out of frame)
Sarah Goodtime Packscher showing details of copper photo frame.
Sarah Goodtime Packscher showing details of photo frame
Samuel David Packscher, son of Adolph and Sarah
Henry Buck Packscher, son of Adolph and Sarah, large
Ruth Bock, wife of Henry Buck Packscher
Henry Buck Packscher, son of Adolph and Sarah, small
Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake. The Packscher home is the third building at left (2521 Sacramento Street). Photo taken two weeks after Earthquake.
Henry Bock Packscher (Henry, Jr.) as a young man.
Henry Bock Packscher (Henry, Jr.)
Street scene following San Francisco earthquake. Printed on back “Photo taken by S. D. [Samuel] Packscher, 2521 Sacramento Street, S. F., California”
Alaska miners (photo perhaps taken by Henry Packscher, Jr.).
Interior of Packscher home in San Francisco
Family photo. Hazel (center front), Samuel (rear left), Malvina, and Sarah (Henry Sr.’s wife).
Cloth-framed portrait of Packscher family, Henry, Sr. and wife Ruth, left, mother Sarah, middle, and three adult children (probably any three of Henry, Jr., Leon, Teresa, Hazel, and Malvina.)
Native Alaskan family (photo perhaps taken by Henry
Gold seekers on their way by ship to Alaska gold fields (photo perhaps taken by Henry Packscher, Jr.).
Painting of bark Melrose built by Packscher, Pincus And Light.
Printed bill of “Adolph Packscher of New Tacoma, W.T.” Bill is dated Oct 31, 1883. Shows Adolph’s address as 423 and 425 Jackson Street, San Francisco although he was doing business in Tacoma.
Painting of the bark Henry Buck. As reported on Sep 23, 1890 by the Tacoma Daily Ledger, “The bark Henry Buck which arrived in San Francisco in a dismantled condition from Australia”. Adolph Packscher was half owner of the ship.
Blank receipt showing “Bought of Adolph Packscher, Successor to Pincus & Packscher, Importer and Dealer in general merchandise in Spars, Ship Knees [Note: a natural or cut, curved piece of wood], Piles, Bolts, Hoops, Grain, Hops, Wool, Hides, and Furs, Bought and Sold.
Display of 1915 ticket for Panama Pacific Inernational Exposition issued to Hazel Packscher in San Diego
Ruth Bock Packscher and son, Henry Bock Packscher
At left, Henry Buck Packscher (Henry, Sr.) and his wife Ruth Bock Packscher.
Henry Bock Packscher and his wife, Ethel Lorraine Durst Packscher. He died in 1991, she in 1993.
Memorial to Henry Bock Packscher (Henry, Jr.) upon his death in 1991.
The Steilacoom Packscher family originated in Prussia. The following photos include: Adolph Packscher of Prussia and his German wife, Sarah Goodtime; Son, Henry Buck Packscher and his wife, Ruth Bock, who arrived in Steilacoom from California sometime around 1875 and established a mercantile business; and Henry’s son, Henry Bock Packscher (sometimes called “Henry, Jr.” below) who was born in Steilacoom in 1876. These photos were gifted in 2014 to the Steilacoom Historical Museum from Packscher family researcher, Sonia Cook.
Henry Bock Packscher (Henry, Jr.) (b. 1876) at left with other children and some of their favorite toys.
Note the teddy bear sitting on a ledge behind the children. Henry, Sr.’s children were Charles (b. 1863), Caroline (b. 1865), Maurice, (b. 1875), and Henry (b. 1876), all born in Steilacoom. Those born in California were Malvina (b. 1867), Malvina’s infant twin (b. Jul 1867, d. Aug 1867), Teresa (b. 1873), Samuel (b. 1877), Cherof (b. 1887), Leon, b. 1880, Albert, (b. 1885), and Hazel (b. 1888).
An eldery woman (perhaps Rachel Bock as annotated on the back of the photo, although she is not mentioned elsewhere in this photo collection).
Portrait of a middle-aged man (perhaps Adolph Packscher since it was taken in Berlin, Germany)
The Packscher home in Steilacoom, corner of Lafayette and Pacific Streets (across Lafayette from what was then the Oberlin Church, and now the Steilacoom Tribal Museum). Photo taked by Henry Packscher, Jr., before sailing to Alaska, or perhaps by his brother, Samuel.
Back yard of Packscher home at Lafayette and Pacific