Win Copy of Finding the Way


Use the following link to win a copy of the book 

Finding the Way; From Prussia to a Prairie Homestead:

Summary Finding the Way:

While serving in the Prussian Army during the Franco Prussian war, Karl Mueller learns about the opportunity to homestead land in America. As the son of a landless peasant family this represented a great opportunity and he decides to immigrate to America.

Karl meets Heinrich Schlicter while crossing the Atlantic and the two men team up to survive and work their way west to where land can be homesteaded.Karl and Heinrich move to Chicago to work in the meat packing industry where Karl strives to accumulate enough money to fund his homestead plans. They find the meat packing work and living conditions oppressive and the compensation inadequate. They move onto the north woods of Wisconsin and work as lumberjacks for two winters. After Karl finally accumulates the funds he needs to fulfill his plans, Heinrich convinces Karl to join him in the 1876 Black Hill’s gold rush.

The Black Hills adventure includes deadly encounters with Indians, a lively existence in a lawless Deadwood and Karl falling in love with a mixed blood Indian woman.


Cover 2015

Categories Uncategorized

4 thoughts on “Win Copy of Finding the Way

  1. marianne McCann graham 07/20/2015 — 5:56 pm

    Fact or fiction? Mueller grwndmother fro Prussia 1850s

    1. Fiction but written around some facts related to my grandfather who immigrated from Prussia in 1872.

  2. marianne McCann graham 07/20/2015 — 5:58 pm

    Ok , I see it is fictional, was Mueller name made up, too?

    1. Yes fictional, but based in part to some facts that related to my grandfather when he immigrated to this country in 1872.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close