by Wilhelm His
Würzburg (1852 - 1853)
Among my colleagues at Würzburg, I have to thank (Emil) Trenkle from
Baden. He and his brother (Joseph) were expelled from Baden
during the Revolution of 1849. The brother went to American and
earned money by teaching music to support Emil’s medical
education. When (Emil) Trenkle completed his studies, he was to
go to America and enable his brother to return to Germany and complete
(Emil) Trenkle was expelled from Würzburg by the Bavarian Police.
Luckily he had completed his studies and was in the process of going to
Bremen and then to America.
After I left Würzburg, I had several brief messages from my friend
Trenkle, but lost contract with him though the years until 1895.
Then came the news that a German Doctor Trenkle in San Francisco had
bequest a considerable amount to the foundation “Gesellschaft deutscher
Naturforscher und Ärzte”. Dr. Rudolf Virchow is distributing the
interest earned on this bequest. Through this foundation, I
recognized the ideal senses of my old friend and was sorry that I had
not more ties with him during his lifetime.
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