While a letter to President Lincoln from a number of Port Huron residents—concerning someone that never lived there—may not relate to the cause of historic preservation in the city, it’s a little historical tidbit that probably not too many residents know about (genealogists might find it quite useful). The letter was a show of support for promotion of a certain German-born citizen, Franz Sigel. After the beginning of the Civil War, President Lincoln looked for German-Americans who could rally support for the North’s cause amongst other German immigrants. Apparently, the large German population in Port Huron was familiar with Franz.
Port Huron Writes to President Lincoln