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Author Clay, Cheryl D., 1947-

Title Immigrant in peril : Carl Tangeman's heroic journey across America, 1847-1848 / Cheryl D. Clay.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Adventure Six Press ; Newton KS : Printed by Mennonite Press, Inc., 2016.


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 Axe Kansas Collection  813.6 C579i 2016    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xv, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Summary "'Go courageously your path, trust in God, and live happy if it is so ordained by God to give you a better life." These parting words were written to Carl Tangeman by his father when he left Sulingen, Hannover, Prussia, on a precarious journey of struggle, sorrow and triumph in America. When starvation and revolutions threatened their lives in 1847, Carl and Elizabeth Tangeman chose a perilous journey at sea in hope of safety, plenty and reunion with his brothers, George and Wilhelm Tangeman in New York. The Tangemans' paket ship blew off course in a ferocious storm on the Atlantic Ocean. Carl coped with tragedy in New Orleans and made his way to New York through the American frontier of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. Carl's riverboat journey up the Mississippi River nearly turned to tragedy, and Carl encountered firsthand the forces destined to collide 14 years later in civil war. Slavery markets, runaways, river hazards and abolitionists had washed the river country in conflict. Eventually, Carl arrived in New York and discovered his brothers had given up and left for Ohio. Carl's heroic journey to find them is a twisted path of danger, disappointment and triumph, courage and perseverance. Carl's immigrant journey, from the moment he felt "his heart rip from its mooring" as he left Sulingen is as heartwarming as it is gut-wrenching."--Back cover.
Subject Tangeman, Carl -- Fiction.
Tangeman, Elizabeth -- Fiction.
Clay, Cheryl D., 1947- -- Family -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Germany -- Sulingen -- Fiction.
Sulingen (Germany) -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Germans -- Ohio -- Fiction.
Harvey County (Kan.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780997151503

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