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Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816–1872)

Gerstäcker, Friedrich (gār’stek-er). A German writer of travel and fiction; born in Hamburg, May 10, 1816; died in Brunswick, May 31, 1872. After a seven years’ tour in the United States, he returned to Germany and wrote: ‘Sight-Seeing and Hunting Trips through the United States’; ‘The Regulators of Arkansas’; ‘Mississippi Scenes,’ and other books. He afterwards journeyed through Mexico and Venezuela. As a story-writer—‘California Sketches,’ ‘Under the Equator,’ ‘In Mexico,’ etc.—he has been fairly successful.