Das Buch der Deutschen in America: Pages 388 - 392



He was publisher and editor of the Glocke. He twice received recognition at the Cologne Flower Festival and he received two prizes from the Baltimore Flower Festival. From him we have the following works: The Countess of Manderscheid, epics and Passions; he wrote a drama in three acts and My Songs, poetry, Affairs of the Heart and American humorous stories and novellas. In the first volume of his work we find: Poetry - Wild Roses, Children of the Age, Pleasant Histories and American Humorous Stories and Novellas. In Volume 2: Angel and Devil, a criminal novel - authorized edition; Meister Erhard, a song of the previous empire; epics. In an earlier version Wild Roses, new poetry, second edition; The Way to Heaven, a novella; She Must Yield, American Humorous Stories and Novellas. Volume 3: The Cooking Prize Contest and other American humorous stories. Volume 4: The Smiling Grave and other American novellas. Volume 5: His comedy The Stony Heart, which was successfully produced at the beginning of 1908 in the Germany Theater in Philadelphia.

Ewald F. Bargmann, born in Schwartau near Lübeck in 1860, has been in America since 1888. He was head draftsman of the Illinois Central in Chicago. He wrote poetry. E. Washington Baruch, born in New York 1869, was a physician and lecturer on literary holdings in the German language at Columbia University. He wrote poetry and other works. Carl Ferdinand Bauer, born in Crailsheim in 1869, emigrated in 1883. He was professor at the prose seminary of the German Evanglical Synod in Elmhurst, Illinois. He wrote poetry.

Hermann Wilhelm Heinrich Benignus, born on February 17, 1861 in Heilbronn, enrolled as an ordinary student at the Stuttgart Technical High School. He came to America in 1882. Here his destiny underwent several changes. He is currently a newspaper correspondent and illustrator. He lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He wrote Songs of the World River, Compositions and his newest illustrated book on the American landscape, Voices of the Water, which poetically glorifies the unique beauty of the American landscape.

Dr. Clara L. Nicolay, born in Berlin on February 27, 1863, received her education there. Later she went to England for a few years, where she taught and studied. In 1897 she came to America. Except for a few hiatuses, she has lived in Philadelphia. She received her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania on June 17, 1907, after attending there for a few years, first completing her Master of Arts degree. She taught ancient and modern languages at various schools

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Caption under picture at right center reads Conrad Nies.


and for the past three years has been at Bryn Mawr College. She has written poetry, novellas, short stories and scientific treatises.

Georg von Bosse, born in Helmstädt in 1862, emigrated in 1889. At present he is a pastor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wrote poetry.

Paul Brandner, born in Weissdorf, Bavaria in 1852, came to America in 1883. He has been an architect in New York since 1890. Johannes Braun, born in Marienwerder in 1857, left the homeland in 1885. Doctor of Philosophy Carus, born in Ilsenburg in 1852, came to America in 1884. (His biography is found in another section of this book.) He wrote Helgri and Sigrun and many other works. Hans Demuth, born in St. Wendel in 1868, came in 1893 as a newspaper correspondent to the World Exhibition in Chicago. He was publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper, the Nachrichten-Herold in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He wrote poetry.

Martin Drescher, born in Wittstock in 1863, emigrated in 1891. He was an editor in Chicago. He wrote Poetry and other works. Georg Edward, born in Giessen in 1869. emigrated in 1893. He was a professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He wrote Symphony and other works. Amalie von Ende, born in Warsaw in 1856, came as a child to America and settled in New York. She was a contributor to the New York Staats-Zeitung and a writer. She wrote Four Songs and other works.

Edna Fern (Fernande Richter), born in Rössing near Hannover in 1861, emigrated in 1881. She was the wife of physician Dr. Geo. Richter in St. Louis. She wrote A Fairy Tale, Poetry and many other works. Carl August Fickeissen, born in the Palatinate in 1847, emigrated at the beginning of the 1870s. He was a real estate broker in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote poetry. Joseph Erhardt Fischnaller, born in Innsbruck in 1862, emigrated in 1884. He wrote poetry. Kuno Francke, born in Kiel in 1855, was appointed a professor at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1883. He wrote poetry and other works.

Julius Göbel, born in Frankfurt on the Mainz in 1857, came as a child to America. He wrote Poetry. Martha Gödel, born in Herford Westphalia, came to Philadelphia in 1894. She has since returned to the homeland. She wrote Poetry. Constantin Grebner, born in Bronnbach in 1830, came to America in 1875. He was a pedagogue and secondary school teacher in the schools in Cincinnati. He wrote poetry and other works. M. Greenblatt, born in Tann on the Rhone in 1842, emigrated in 1866. For 17 years he was chief editor for the California Demokrat in San Francisco. He wrote poetry and other works. Carl Gundlach, born in Springstille, Smalkaldia in 1852, emigrated in 1887. He was a journalist in Philadelphia and then St. Louis. He was a writer of novels and dramas and Poetry. Friedrich Adolf Harter, born in Bärwalde in 1843, emigrated in 1856 and took part in the Civil War. He was a German book dealer in Chicago. He wrote Memories of the War and other works. Ernst Henrici was born in Berlin in 1854. He came to America in 1902 and has since returned to Germany. He was a prominent dramatist, founder of the Baltimore Flower Festival, researcher and recitationist. He wrote Aztec Blossoms and many other works.

Adalbert von Heyne, born in Neisse in 1836, emigrated in 1862. He fought in the Civil War and was seriously wounded at Fredericksburg. He was employed as a journalist at the Germania in Los Angeles. He wrote poetry.

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Caption under picture at right center reads Mrs. Fernande Richter, pseudonym Edna Fern.


Alfred Walter Hildebrand, born in Schkeuditz in Saxony in 1862, was a minister, who emigrated in 1890. He was a pastor in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He wrote Poetry.

Julius Hoffmann, born in Worms in 1840, came to America in 1881. He was a practicing physician in New York. He wrote poetry.

Friedrich von Holdt, born in Hamburg in 1860, emigrated in 1882. He settled in Denver, Colorado. He wrote poetry. Helmut P. Holler, born in St. Margareten, Holstein in 1871, emigrated in 1895. (His biography is in a different section of thie book.) He wrote Spherical Rondeau and other works. Lutz Horn, born in Gerdauen in 1867, emigrated in 1898. He was a pastor in Fresno, California. He wrote Waves of Voices.

Julius Hofmann is an especially prominent German-American intellectual, indeed he is without a doubt one of the most important of the younger generation of German pioneers. He was born in Friedberg in the Wetterau in 1865, studied theology, philosophy, Germanics and history in Giessen. In 1889 he was appointed to the Zion congregation in Baltimore. He has an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Giessen. He wrote poetry, published in 1907. He is a prominent lecturer and a teacher at Johns Hopkins University.

Friedrich Wilhelm Ihne, born in Schwerte, Westphalia in 1835, has been in America for more than twenty years. He has his doctorate in mine engineering. He is the founder of Graphitville, North Carolina. He writes poetry. Anna Kirchstein, from Prüm on the Eifel, came to America in 1868 and settled in Chicago. She wrote poetry and other works. Georg Koob, born in Heppenheim in 1869, emigrated in 1886. He was a Catholic priest in Neier, Missouri. He wrote poetry. Filibert Korndörfer born in Darmstadt in 1860, emigrated in 1886. He was an importer of apothecary wares in New York. He wrote poetry. Laura Wilhelmina Krech, from Suhl, Thuringia, lives in Hackensack, New Jersey. She writes poetry. August Lange, born in Elfsen, Westphalia in 1867, is a minister, who came to America in 1890. He is pastor of one of the largest German congregations in the country, the Evangelical St. John's Church in Evansville, Indiana. He wrote In the Quiet Hours and other works. Ernst Eduard Lemcke, born in Pasewalk in 1844, came to America in 1869. He was a book dealer in New York, head of the firm Lemcke & Büchner, a partner of the Braunschweig publishing firm of B. Westermann & Co. He wrote in German, English and French Creation-Re-Creation.

F. H. Lohmann, born in Eckernförde in 1857, emigrated. He came with his parents to Texas, where he lives to this day. He was successfully active as a German teacher. In 1908 he published a small volume of poetry under the title Texas Blossoms, which contains many beautiful works. Especially worthy of note are the poems Happiness and Oh, German Song. He also wrote The German Languages. Carl Eugen Gustav Lorenz, born in Stuttgart in 1858, came to America in 1880. He wrote Withered Leaves. Fred R. Minuth was born in East Prussia in 1854. He has been in America for nearly twenty years. He wrote Her Crimes and other works.

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Caption under picture at right center reads Georg von Skal.


Lotte L. Leser (1), born Nicolay, was born on September 15, 1864 in Berlin. Her first novella, St. John's Day appeared in print in 1880 in the Sunday supplement of the Berlin Volkszeitung. Numerous other novellas, stories, fairytales and similar items followed. L. L. Leser contributed articles to Schorer's Familienblatt, Post, Norddeutschen Allgemeine, Staatsbürgerzeitung, Deutsches Tageblatt, Volkszeitung, Montagsblatt, Stuttgarter Musikzeitung, Münchener Jugendblätter, etc. In 1888 she married Dr. Victor Leser of Philadelphia and went with him to America in 1892. Since that time she has lived in Philadelphia. She was awarded a first prize for a German-American humorous story by the Glocke in Chicago; she won a second-place prize from the editorial staff in Milwaukee for a short novella titled About the German Housewife. Her dramas, Namego and Masked Freedom as well as her fairytale drama Beautiful Rothtraut and the folkpiece, The Seeker of Fortune in America (In the Land of the Lotus Eaters) were produced in Philadelphia. The Torn-up Picture and other Stories appeared in book format in 1904.

A. O. Müller, born in Altmark in 1845, emigrated in 1899. He was head of German Instruction at the German Schools in Davenport, Iowa. He wrote Miller Songs. Hugo Münsterberg, born in 1863, was a professor in Harvard, Massachusetts. He wrote psychological and ethical works and poetry. He wrote under the pseudonym Hugo Terberg.

Gotthold August Neeff (2), born in New York in 1860, was a minister in Ellenville, New York. He was the publisher of In the Land of the Star Spangled Banner, Primula Veris and many other works. Pastor Neeff died on July 20, 1909. Nicolaus Johannes Otto, born in Filsch near Trier in 1871, emigrated in 1895. He was a Catholic priest in Chicago. He wrote Quiet Habits.

Joseph Rainer, born in Kaltern, Tyrolia in 1845, came to America in 1867. Since 1877 he has been rector of Salesianum, the well known priests' seminary in St. Francis, Wisconsin. In 1904 he was appointed house prelate by Pius X. He wrote Jubilant Chimes from America, a commemorative piece for the pope's jubilee and other works. Ernst Richard, born in Bonn in 1859, emigrated in 1883. He was an instructor at Columbia University in New York. He wrote Old Stories from the Mohawk Valley and other works.

Matthias Rohr, born in Zemmer near Trier in 1846, emigrated in 1868. He was editor of the Volksfreund in Buffalo, New York and then a general agent for the Germania Life Insurance Company, also in Buffalo. He wrote At Niagara. Gustav Rommel, born in Königseggewald, Württemberg, emigrated in 1877.

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Caption under picture at right center reads Henry F. Urban.

(1) Portrait of Mrs. Leser can be found on page 385. Return to text

(2) Portrait of Gotthold August Neeff can be found on page 387. Return to text


In New York he worked for the Germania Life Insurance Co. He wrote poetry.

Johannes Ernst Rothensteiner, St. Louis Missouri in 1860, was a Catholic priest in Frederickstown, Missouri. He wrote Indian Summer and other works. Elisabeth Rudolf, born in Dresden, lives in Baltimore. She writes poetry. Friedrich Heinrich Sauer, born in Wiesbaden in 1861, left Germany in 1882. He wrote poetry. Clemens August Schlüter, born in Nordkirchen, Westphalia in 1837, emigrated in 1872. He was a pastor at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He wrote Nature and Grace. Georg M. A. Schöner, born in Steinach, Baden in 1864, emigrated in 1890. He was a Catholic priest in Rochester, Pennsylvania and an expert in church architecture. He wrote German Customs in America. Heinrich Christian Strack, born in Reiskirchen, Hessen in 1848, emigrated in 1884. He was editor of the Washington Journal. He wrote poetry. Johannes Wilhelm Theiss, born in Zelionopol, Pennsylvania in 1863, was a Lutheran minister in Los Angeles, California. He wrote Plucked Along the Way with illustrations by the author, In the Festive Hours and other works. Martha Toeplitz, born in Breslau in 1872, was the wife of physician Dr. Max Toeplitz and lived in New York. She wrote poetry. Carrie, Baroness of Veltheim-Hülse, was born in Beirut, Syria and lives in Berkeley, California. She writes poetry. Georg Sylvester Viereck, born in Munich in 1884, has been in America since 1897. He wrote Poetry and many other works.

Johann Bernhardt Vincke, born in Heede on the Ems in 1854, came to America in 1873. He lost his life with the sinking of the "Elbe" on January 20, 1895. He wrote poetry.

Hermann Weigand, born in Halberstadt in 1858, emigrated in 1887. He was a minister. He wrote poetry. Carl Christian Wendel, born in Bierstadt near Wiesbaden in 1857, lives in Brooklyn. He writes poetry.

Paul Wienand, born in Zellin on the Oder in 1857, left in 1869. He was preacher of the German Reform Christ Church in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote poetry. Stanislaus von Wyneken, born in Upper Silesia in 1866, lives in San Francisco. He writes poetry.

Georg von Skal (1) was born in Posen in 1854. There he was a German officer. He emigrated in 1876. He tried his luck at various things in the new environment and then became editor of the New York Staats-Zeitung and later Commissioner of of Accounting for the State of New York. He was a representative for the Berliner Lokalanzeiger and publisher of the periodical America. He was a prominent orator. He wrote poetry, sketches, etc., The American People and many other works.

Hugo Bertsch, born in Margarethenhausen in the Black forest in 1851, lives as a furrier in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote The Siblings and other works. Rudolf Cronau, born in Solingen in 1855, lives in New York. He is a well known traveler and recitationist. He is a contributor to many prominent periodicals. He wrote In the Wild West and many other works.

Ernst Freyburger, born in Karlsruhe in 1858, lives in New York. He wrote Unassuming Stories and other works.

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Caption under picture at right center reads Albert Pulvermacher.

(1) Picture of Georg von Skal can be found on page 390. Return to text


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Imaging and translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks