John Ammacher, Jr. indenture contract to Peter Kaufmann, 1831   Save
John Ammacher, Jr. indenture contract to Peter Kaufmann, 1831
Description: Indenture contract between Peter Kaufmann and John (Johannes) Ammacher, Jr. The contract includes rules for Ammacher's behavior and what pay and other amenities Kaufmann will provide for Ammacher. Peter 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.
Image ID: MSS136_B03F02_04_01
Subjects: Indentured servants; Printing industry and trade--Ohio; German Americans; Newspapers;
Places: Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio);