Gustave Koerner – Travel in the Midwest

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[Coming Soon] – Koerner’s Travels in the U.S., particularly Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. Gustave Koerner arrived in the U.S. on the heals of the Uprising at Frankfurt. He explored the Utopia known as Missouri described in Gottfried Duden’s book for emigrants. Read Koerner’s first reactions to “The Far West” as the Mississippi River Valley region was known ca. 1833. Come with him as he struggles to establish himself in a career in a world where English was the main language and Law was patterned after the English court system. 

The Gustave Koerner House

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Belleville, IL 62220

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