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Image for German Pioneers in Early California: Erwin G. Gudde's History

German Pioneers in Early California: Erwin G. Gudde's History

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1822

ISBN: 078841822X

Condition: (1927), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, new index, 40 pp, Heritage Books


California has more German-Americans than any state in the Union, according to the 1990 U.S. Census. Close to five million Californians claim German heritage. This translates into roughly 17% of the state's population. View more info

CD: The German Colonial Era, (four volumes)

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1152

ISBN: 788411527

Condition: 1999, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 625 pp, Heritage Books


The four volumes included on this CD-ROM are: “Germany and America (1450-1700): Julius Friedrich Sachse's History of the German Role in the Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement of the New World (1991). The German role in the exploration of the "New World." “The German Immigrant in America”: F.W.Bogen's Guidebook (1992). First published in 1851, this guidebook shows the concerns of immigrants in general and the value of sharing one's experience with thos... View more info

CD: German-American Biographical Index (Midwest Families)

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1126

ISBN: 788411268

Condition: 1999, CD, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, c300 pp, Heritage Books


This CD contains three volumes by Don Heinrich Tolzmann essential to researchers studying Germans in the Midwest: Ohio Valley German Biographical Index (1992), Ohio Valley German Biographical Index: A Supplement (1993), and Upper Midwest German Biographical Index (1993) [visit our website for a complete listing of the original documents indexed]. Individuals in the indexes are arranged alphabetically by surname; the source is given with each name. More than 14,600 index ... View more info

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Kentucky’s German Pioneers: H.A. Rattermann’s History

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1735

ISBN: 788417355

Condition: (2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 130 pp, Heritage Books


By 1790 Kentucky’s population was 14% German, and by 1990 the population of German ancestry had risen to 22%. This work consists of a collection of articles translated from German, which originally appeared in the well-known 19th century German-American historical journal, Der Deutsche Pionier, published in Cincinnati by the German Pioneer Society, and which was edited for the greater part of its existence by H.A. Rattermann. This work concentrates on the pre-1848, or ... View more info

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Covington's German Heritage

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1059

ISBN: 788410598

Condition: (1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 140 pp, Heritage Books


Covington, Kentucky, is one of the three major centers in German-American heritage and is located directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. This book provides a survey history of the area's German heritage. Chapter topics include: the German Pioneers before 1810; the German immigration and settlement from 1810-1850; accomplishments of the German Pioneers; immigration, nativism and the Civil War; the German Pioneer Society of Covington; the German-American alliance;... View more info

Custer: Frederick Whittaker’s Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Major General of Volunteers, Brevet Major General U.S. Army and Lieutenant-Colonel Seventh U.S. Cavalry

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T3860

ISBN: 1556138601

Condition: (1876), 1993, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 648 pp, Heritage Books


First published in 1876 it was written from the contemporary perspective of Frederick Whittaker, an author who was well-known for his dime novels about swashbuckling adventurers, and who greatly admired Custer. In a new introduction, the editor discusses Custer, both man and myth, as well as his symbolic importance today. He traces the development of the public perception of Custer as a hero and as a villain, and eventually as a Civil War and Western hero, worthy of hono... View more info

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Biography of Baron von Steuben, The Army of the American Revolution and its Organizer: Rudolf Cronau's Biography of Baron von Steuben

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1066

ISBN: 0788410660

Condition: (1923), 2004, 51/2x81/2, paper, index, 166 pp, Heritage Books


Dr. Tolzmann continues his efforts to spotlight the historical contributions of German-Americans in this new edition of Rudolf Cronau's landmark biography of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. A professional soldier in the army of Prussian King Frederick the Great, Steuben came to the American colonies in 1777 at the urging of Benjamin Franklin to act as an advisor to Gen. George Washington. Washington's Continental Army was preparing for its desperate winter at Valley... View more info

Image for Outbreak and Massacre by the Dakota Indians in Minnesota in 1862: Marion P. Satterlee’s Minute Account of the Outbreak, with Exact Locations, Names of All Victims, Prisoners at Camp Release, Refugees at Fort Ridgely, etc. Complete List of Indians killed in battle and those hung, and those pardoned at Rock Island, Iowa

Outbreak and Massacre by the Dakota Indians in Minnesota in 1862: Marion P. Satterlee’s Minute Account of the Outbreak, with Exact Locations, Names of All Victims, Prisoners at Camp Release, Refugees at Fort Ridgely, etc. Complete List of Indians killed in battle and those hung, and those pardoned at Rock Island, Iowa

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1896

ISBN: 788418963

Condition: (2001), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 140 pp, Heritage Books


Much has been written about the 1862 Sioux Uprising, or Dakota Conflict, in Minnesota, as its impact was dramatic. An immediate result was the flight of nearly 40,000 people from their homes, and an est. 1000 deaths. For many years the value of this work has been recognized by the descendants of those who perished during the conflict. It will aid descendents attempting to identify their ancestors, and also help locate the sites where family members lost their lives. Not ... View more info

German Heritage Guide to the Greater Cincinnati Area

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 250077

ISBN: 1-932250-07-7

Condition: +115 pages; photos and illustrations; notes; bibliography; index, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company


The who, what, when, and where, of German immigration to this area. Many photos and illustrations. A timeline that takes you from the earliest settlers in the 18th century that includes the first mayor of Cincinnati, David Ziegler, to the new Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky, in 2003. Learn about the German halls and clubs that have survived throughout the years and are still welcoming members. Many notes and sources are also provided to aid in your German research. Use ... View more info

German Heritage Guide to the State of Ohio

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 250255

ISBN: 1-932250-25-5

Condition: 89 pp; 5.5 x 8.5, Photos, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company


This book contains a timeline of events relating to the German immigration and settlement in Ohio, influential people and their contributions, current sites open to visitors for tours or reenactments, and a list of libraries and museums in the state that provide additional resources for research. Another valuable resource guide by this author. View more info

Image for German Immigration to America: The First Wave

German Immigration to America: The First Wave

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T0797

ISBN: 1556137974

Condition: (1993), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 354 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


“In 1708, representatives of the first major wave of German immigrants arrived upon American shores. By that time, Germans had already been coming to America for a century, but this was the date associated with the first major wave—the first of many that would follow. The purpose of this work is to shed light on the history of this important event in the history of immigration and settlement in America. It addresses the question as to why German immigration suddenly ... View more info

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German-Americana: A Bibliography

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T0120

ISBN: 788401203

Condition: (1975), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 398 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Since its original publication in 1975, this book has become a standard reference to material published on German-American history. This selective bibliography lists over 5,300 sources (books, pamphlets, government publications, newspapers, periodical articles, dissertations, records, photo albums, and materials in other formats). Each source is alphabetically arranged by the author's last name within ten categories. This bibliography is an indispensable guide to German-... View more info

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Memories of the Battle of New Ulm: Personal Accounts of the Sioux Uprising. L. A. Fritsche’s History of Brown County, Minnesota (1916)

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T1863

ISBN: 788418637

Condition: (2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 214 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


New Ulm, Minnesota, bore the brunt of the Sioux Uprising in 1862 during two battles, which decided the fate of what became known as the Dakota Conflict. Drawn from Dr. Fritsche’s county history, this work provides a documentary history of the conflict, and elucidates New Ulmer citizen’s views of the conflict. The book is arranged in 6 parts: Biographical information about the Fritsche family, The Uprising (causes leading to the outbreak, complaints against Indian age... View more info

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The First Germans in America: With a Biographical Directory of New York Germans

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T3547

ISBN: 1556135475

Condition: (1992), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


The first permanent German settlement in America was at Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1683. But most people do not realize that Germans first arrived in America in 1608, settling at Jamestown, Virginia, and, within a few years, Germans began joining the Dutch settlement of New Netherland (later New York) and other colonies. These early settlers did not come as a group of families (as was the case with the Germantown settlement), nor were they sponsored by an organization.... View more info

Illinois' German Heritage

By: Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 250271

ISBN: 1-932250-27-1

Condition: 5.5 x 8.5; photos; illustrations; notes; sources; index, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company


This book explores the rich German heritage of Illinois from the early 19th century to the present in this first historical survey of the state's German element. Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, one of the nation's leading scholars of German-American history. View more info

Wooden Shoe Hollow:Charlotte Pieper's Cincinnati German Novel

By: Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 250166

ISBN: 1-932250-16-6

Condition: 275 pages, maps, photographs; notes; index, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company


A German-American classic! A historical novel that illustrates and illuminates the German-American heritage. An important historical novel that takes place around the turn of the twentieth century, Wooden Shoe Hollow is based on real people and existing places that follows a young immigrant German woman, Rica Heber, on her emigration from Germany. In her desperate attempt to escape an unbearable situation in her homeland, Rica ultimately will have to confront her problem... View more info

Missouri's German Heritage

By: Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 250220

ISBN: 1-932250-22-0

Condition: 5.5 x 8.5; v, 153 pages; photos, illustrations; index; notes, sources, paperback, Little Miami Publishing Company


Dr. Tolzmann provides an excellent study on the German-American immigration history from the nineteenth century up to its continued impact on the present. Explore the early German history of Missouri through the translated and edited writings of Gustav Koerner. Learn about the German pioneers, Gottfried Duden and Friedrich Muench through the writings of Dorris Keeven Franke and Siegmar Muehl. Read the words of the Catawba Wine Song and Wine Song by Friedrich Muench. Many... View more info

The Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, 1862: Jacob Nix's Eyewitness History

By: Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Max Kade German-American Center & Indian German Heritage Society:

Seller ID: 788020

Condition: Max Kade German-American Center & Indian German Heritage Society


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