A German immigrant advises others about coming to Wisconsin (1849)

Nordamerika, Wisconsin, Calumet: winke fur auswanderer

Carl de Haas, a young German schoolteacher, came to Calumet, Wisconsin, in 1847. Impressed with what he found upon his arrival, de Haas wrote this immigrant guide and had it published in Germany to encourage others to emigrate to his new home. Though not the first emigrant guide, de Haas' book was one of the most influential. While many Europeans tended to look at reports from the U.S. with suspicion, Nordamerika, Wisconsin, Calumet was widely regarded as trustworthy for its honest approach, and helped other German immigrants plan their own voyages based on de Haas' personal experiences. We give here a 1943 translation into English, followed by the original German edition (in two parts, dated 1848 and 1849).

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: De Haas, Carl
Pub Data: 2te vermehrte aufl. Publisher: Elberfeld ; Iserlohn : J. Bädeker, 1848-49
Citation: De Haas, Carl. Nordamerika, Wisconsin, Calumet: winke fur auswanderer. 2te vermehrte aufl. (Elberfeld ; Iserlohn : J. Bädeker, 1848-49); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=360 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=360; Visited on: 7/5/2022