: "A calculation on paper-making, established on facts and experience," handwritten and signed by Henry Roedter, May 14, 1841. This document comes from the papers of Peter Kaufmann, who owned one of the the first power presses in Northern Ohio and was involved in publishing, as well as interested in paper-making.
Kaufmann was a German immigrant and intellectual. He arrived first in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1820; in 1826 he became professor of languages at the Harmony Society town of Economy, Pennsylvania. In 1827, Kaufmann led the establishment of Teutonia, a utopian community in Columbiana County, Ohio, and published its weekly titled "Teutonia: The Herald of a Better Time." Following this he moved to Canton, Ohio, where he became translator and editor of "Der Vaterlandsfreund und Geist der Zeit" under Solomon Sala. Additionally, Kaufmann wrote a number of books on education, as well as a German almanac. He was also an influential Democrat, counting President Van Buren among his friends, and knew Ralph Waldo Emerson. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS136_B06F02_18_01 Subjects
: Papermaking; Mathematics; German Americans; Printing industry and trade--Ohio Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)