SKETCHES FROM THE GERMAN-AMERICAN PERIOD OF STORM AND STRESS IN THE 1850s
The original edition, Aus den Erinnerungen eines Achtundvierzigers, was printed in Cleveland in 1896. It is an entertaining and informative portrait of immigrant life in the mid-nineteenth century. Mueller (1822-1905), after settling in Cleveland, was a newspaper editor and publisher, antislavery advocate, and civic leader who served as Lt. Governor of Ohio (1872-74) and U. S. Consul to Frankfort (1885-1889).
"The only claim I make for my sketches…is that they are true and faithful to nature, and that they give a concise portrayal…of the deeds and efforts of the German population during the fifties, until the outbreak of the Civil War. "
By Jacob Mueller; translated by Steven Rowan.
Western Reserve Historical Society Publication No. 181