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The Resource Hold dear, as always : Jette, a German immigrant life in letters, edited by Adolf E. Schroeder and Carla Schulz-Geisberg ; translated from German by Adolf E. Schroeder

Hold dear, as always : Jette, a German immigrant life in letters, edited by Adolf E. Schroeder and Carla Schulz-Geisberg ; translated from German by Adolf E. Schroeder

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Hold dear, as always : Jette, a German immigrant life in letters
Title
Hold dear, as always
Title remainder
Jette, a German immigrant life in letters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adolf E. Schroeder and Carla Schulz-Geisberg ; translated from German by Adolf E. Schroeder
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Henriette Geisberg Bruns was twenty-three when she arrived in 1836 at the isolated Westphalia Settlement in central Missouri with her husband, baby son, two brothers, and a maid. Jette, as she was known to her family and friends, had not come to America by inclination, but from duty. Her husband Bernhard, a physician, had fallen victim to the emigration fever sweeping Germany in the 1830s and was convinced that he could provide a better life for his family in the American Free States where land was plentiful, the soil was fertile, and taxes were low. Born into a large, prosperous, closely knit family, Jette had set out for the New World reluctantly; but once in Missouri, she was determined not to give up and go back home, as a neighboring family did. Although she maintained her resolve, this collection of letters written to her family in Germany shows that her life in America was often beset by deprivation, disease, and loneliness. Jette had been persuaded to emigrate for the sake of her children{u2019}s future; however, of the ten born in central Missouri, five died in childhood, three within three weeks in September and October 1841. Despite the family responsibilities and the hardships she faced in Missouri, Jette maintained a lively interest in American political and social life. For fifteen years in Westphalia and almost fifty in Jefferson City and St. Louis, she observed and offered astute{u2014}if sometimes acerbic{u2014}commentary on the historic as well as the daily events of nineteenth-century life. Left destitute by the death of her husband, who had served as mayor of Jefferson City during the Civil War, she opened a boarding-house in her home across from the state capitol to support her own children and those of her brother. There the German radicals in state government gathered to argue and debate. This rare collection of personal family letters, combined with an autobiographical sketch Jette wrote after the Civil War, illuminates the experience of one immigrant woman in a land that was always foreign to her."--Publishers website
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1813-1899
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruns, Jette
Dewey number
977.8/00431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F475.G3
LC item number
B787 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schroeder, Adolf E
  • Schulz-Geisberg, Carla
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bruins family
  • Geisberg family
  • Bruns, Jette
  • German Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Missouri
  • Westphalia (Germany)
Label
Hold dear, as always : Jette, a German immigrant life in letters, edited by Adolf E. Schroeder and Carla Schulz-Geisberg ; translated from German by Adolf E. Schroeder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In Germany, 1813-1836 -- Life in America. The years in Westphalia, 1836-1853 ; The years in Jefferson City, 1853-1868 ; The restless years, 1868-1899 -- Epilogue
Control code
16523084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780826206589
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
87022382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)16523084
Label
Hold dear, as always : Jette, a German immigrant life in letters, edited by Adolf E. Schroeder and Carla Schulz-Geisberg ; translated from German by Adolf E. Schroeder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In Germany, 1813-1836 -- Life in America. The years in Westphalia, 1836-1853 ; The years in Jefferson City, 1853-1868 ; The restless years, 1868-1899 -- Epilogue
Control code
16523084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780826206589
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
87022382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)16523084

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