Destinies and Adventures
from Saxony to America
Journey to St. Louis, their Settlement
there and the Situation of their Colony
in Perry County
F. ? ? Schmidtz (unclear signature stamp)
Printed and Published by C. Heinrich.
In Commission of Arnold Book Distributors
Webpage 1: Title page and Preface.
Webpage 2: Preface (concluded) and pages 1 - 3.
Webpage 3, pages 4 - 8: Leaving Germany & the Voyage - November 1838.
Webpage 4, pages 9 - 13: The Voyage continues - December 1838.
Webpage 5, pages 14 - 18: The Voyage continues - December 23, 1838 through January 6, 1839.
Webpage 6, pages 19 - 23: The Voyage continues - January 10-26 1839, election of Stephan as bishop, arrival at the port of New Orleans.
Webpage 7, pages 24 - 28: In New Orleans, Travel up the Mississippi by steamship, January 23-31, 1839.
Webpage 8, pages 29 - 33: Grounded on a sandbar in the Mississippi, Arrival in St. Louis, February 1839.
Webpage 9, pages 34 - 38: Harsh winter in St. Louis, the bishop's palatial residence.
Webpage 10, pages 39 - 43: Cold reception by the German population of St. Louis, editorials to the German newspaper, Anzeiger des Westens.
Webpage 11, pages 44 - 48: Further criticism of the "Stephanists."
Webpage 12, pages 49 - 53: Stephan's extravangances, reports of the congregation's abuse by its clergy.
Webpage 13, pages 54 - 58: More reports on the utter poverty of most of the immigrants.
Webpage 14, pages 59 - 63: Refutation of the reports and more charges by the Anzeiger des Westens.
Webpage 15, pages 64 - 68: More editorials in the Anzeiger des Westens.
Webpage 16, pages 69 - 73: More editorials in the Anzeiger des Westens, background on the charges leveled against Stephan back in Germany.
Webpage 17, pages 74 - 78: The settlement in Perry County, April 1839.
Webpage 18, pages 79 - 83: Charges of establishing a priestly regime and refutation of those charges.
Webpage 19, pages 84 - 88: Further refutation of the charges.
Webpage 20, pages 89 - 93: Four young women accuse Stephan of sexual impropriety, the ministers and congregation administrators demand his resignation.
Webpage 21, pages 94 - 98: The German population's response to the news.
Webpage 22, pages 99 - 103: The deficit in the congregation's community funds, Stephan's ouster from Perry County.
Webpage 23, pages 104 - 108: Stephan sues the congregation to recover his property, the German population of St. Louis rallies to the aid of the Stephanists.
Webpage 24, pages 109 - 113: The town meeting to help the congregation and the measures to be taken.
Webpage 25, pages 114 - 118: The dreadful conditions in Perry County.
Webpage 26, pages 119 - 124: The clergy's grand plans for Perry County, news of the probable sinking ot the ship Amalia and the passenger manifest.
Copy of text provided by the Concordia Theological Seminary Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
Imaging and translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks