Colonial Sense logo
Home
     
Login:
Member:      Password:
Remember Me Lost your info?    
Colonial Sense NavBar Start


   Featured Articles

   Community
     10 Questions
     Event Calendar
     Downloads
     Business District
     Online Resources
     Marketplace
     Town Square Forums
     Broadsheet Archive
     Ye Olde CS Shoppe

   Society-Lifestyle
     Holidays
     Signs of the Times
     Food and Farming
     Recipes
     Colonial Dictionary
     Colonial Quotes
     Kolonial Kids

   Antiques
     Furniture
     Other Antiques
     Auction Results

   How-To Guides
     Crafts
     Interior
     Outdoors
     Restoration

   Architecture
     Houses
     Towns

   Regional History
     Timeline
     Trivia Challenge
     Journals
       Friedrich
         Gerstäcker

       The Journal of Jasper
         Danckaerts

       The Journal of Madam
         Knight

       Journey to America
       Daniel Lefever's Legacy
       Massacre at Hancock's
         Bridge

       Shakerism Unmasked
       John Woolman's Journal
     Oddities

   Colonial Sense
     FAQ
     Contact Us
     Advertising
     Member Info
     About Us

Colonial Sense NavBar End

Journey to America

Biography

Heinrich Gudehus: Stranger in a Strange Land




ForewordChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3
Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7
Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11
Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Notes
BiographyDownloads  

Johann Heinrich Jonas Gudehus was a native of Braunschweig Germany and was an accredited schoolmaster prior to his emigration to the United States seeking wealth. He was born July 12, 1776 to Earnst Christian Gudehus and Catherine Elizabeth. On April 18, 1804, he married the daughter of a miller. Her name was Johanne Friederike Henriette Thormann. She was by his side on their trip to America but died prior to Heinrich. There was another young widow by his side when he died.

Gudehus applied for a teacher post on January 2, 1802 at 3301 Essehof and was installed into the position January 26. He was accepted as schoolmaster at 3341 Remlingen four years later. Before leaving Germany, his final destination was 3301 Vallstedt in 1811. At Vallstedt he taught 120-130 undisciplined children. He was a strict disciplinarian and frequently appeared in front of the local justice. However, his supervisor, Pastor Lungerhausen praised him as a competent teacher. Eventually the relationship between Pastor Lungerhausen and Gudehus deteriorated so much that Gudehus became sick with ulcers and palsy. He was inclined to seek another teaching post. It was during this time that he intended to travel to western North America. Officially he was discharged September 15, 1821. He did not care to travel during the winter months, and their was no immediate successor. He taught until the following March and was endorsed April 22, 1822.

What happened to Heinrich Gudehus? How were his travels through America? Did he continue to teach in his native German dialect? Did he remain in America? Read his journal "Journey to America" to find out!

Source: Edited by Bryan Wright

Add a Comment:

• Sorry, you must be logged in to post article comments...

[Colonial Ads -- click for more info]Colonial Sense Ad

Amazon Deals Start
On Sale!



See these
and other items in
Ye Olde CS Shoppe


Colonial Sense NavBar End

Colonial Sense Ad

Go2Top
Go to Top

Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-14 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.
ref:T4-S15-P401-C104-M