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Julius Eichwald
(1828-1897)

Julius Eichwald, a piano teacher and (apparently) mineral collector, was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1828, and came to the US some time before 1861. He served in the Civil War as a private in the Unassigned Reserve Corp (listed as a "musician") from 1861 to 1864, then settled in Philadelphia where he lived until his death. The various annual city directories list him as a music teacher. He appears on the 1870 census (as a "music teacher") living in a boarding house in Philadelphia.

At least three of his mineral specimens (staurolite and chiastolite from Nerchinsk) were acquired by the Yale Peabody Museum in 1863. Eichwald also wrote six letters to George Jarvis Brush, in 1861, 1862 and 1864.

Eichwald died February 6, 1897. His will makes no mention of minerals or immediate family.
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