The First Description of Cincinnati and Other Ohio Settlements: The Travel Report of Johann Heckewelder (1792)

The First Description of Cincinnati and Other Ohio Settlements: The Travel Report of Johann Heckewelder (1792)

by Don Heinrich Tolzmann
     
 

This work makes this translation of The First Description of Cincinnati and Other Ohio Settlements available for the first time. Johann Heckewelder recorded this description in 1792-93 as he traveled down the Ohio River, and then published this report in 1797 in Germany. H. A. Rattermann discovered the work a century ago, translated the work, but never published it

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This work makes this translation of The First Description of Cincinnati and Other Ohio Settlements available for the first time. Johann Heckewelder recorded this description in 1792-93 as he traveled down the Ohio River, and then published this report in 1797 in Germany. H. A. Rattermann discovered the work a century ago, translated the work, but never published it. Almost a century after Rattermann's work with the manuscript, Tolzmann "rediscovered" the work in the Rattermann Collection of German-American Manuscripts in the Illinois Historical Survey, University of Illinois-Urbana. This work is the edited version of Rattermann's translation and introduction. It provides a vivid description of the early settlement of Cincinnati and the mode of life, manners, and characteristics of the early pioneers.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of the Early Republic
...an important and appropriate contribution to Cincinnati's bicentennial.
Ohioana Quarterly
This is a fascinating little book describing in detail the author's first impressions, including a detailed account of the 'very pompous' burial ceremonies for General Tupper.
Ohioana Quarterly - Dr. Karl J.R. Arndt
This important book should have been published in the original German and English long ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819170712
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/25/1988
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.48(d)

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