The emigration von Wittgenstein in general (in German)

by Mr. Heinrich Imhof

It is estimated that as many as 12,500 people left Wittgenstein between 1719-1819. In this paper, Mr. Imhof discusses the reasons for emigration at this time, the types of people who left, and some of the major destinations. These included Australia, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Baltic states, and the Americas (South, Central and North). Southern- , Central- and North America.

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Causes for Emigration From the German Counties of Wittgenstein",

by Karl-Ernst Riedesel.

Auswanderung aus Wittgenstein im Allgemeinen.pdf

Hope for a better life (in German)

The emigration from Wittgenstein to

America in the 18th and 19th century

by Mr. Heinrich Imhof

560 pages and more than 5400 emigrants

Price 38,- Euro (plus shipping if necessary)

For further information please contact the author Mr. H. Imhof


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