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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Heinrich Lienhard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1822 in Bilten, Canton Glarus, Switzerland

-- Heinrich Lienhard on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

In his childhood, the author emigrated to Highland, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Heinrich was a Swiss immigrant to the United States. He left Switzerland at the age of 21. His reminiscences for the years 1822 to 1850 are an important historical source for the California Trail and Sutter's Fort in California from 1846 to 1850.

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New worlds to seek :
ISBN: 0809322331. OCLC Number: 40901161

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

"Lienhard's account of his early years consists of four segments: his boyhood and young manhood in the Swiss canton of Glarus, 1824-1843; his journey to America, August-November 1843; his two and a half years in Highland, Illinois; and his life in the upper Mississippi Valley. This section ends in April 1846, when Lienhard began the arduous and dangerous journey from St. Louis to Captain John Sutter's fort at New Helvetia, California."