Stanton Dorsey letter to Peter Kaufmann, August 14, 1837   Save
Stanton Dorsey letter to Peter Kaufmann, August 14, 1837
Description: Letter from Stanton Dorsey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Peter Kaufmann, Canton, Ohio. This letter describes Dorsey's visit to the community of Zoar in Tuscarawas County, as well as mentioning passing through many other Ohio towns. Dorsey also describes his trip to Buffalo, New York, and a visit to Niagara Falls. 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_B05F03_11_01
Subjects: German Americans; Society of Separatists of Zoar; Zoar (Tuscarawas County, Ohio); Communal societies
Places: Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio); Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Buffalo (New York);