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Frederick S. Mojonnier diary of a voyage to America

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1059

Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of diary kept by Mojonnier on the family's trip. Briefly details each day of their trip by stage, sleigh and train to Havre, France where they spent several days before sailing. On board ship he details the weather, any family problems, passenger problems, sea life they observe, a ship wreck and their entrance into the Mississippi with the help of a tug boat. He describes the boat they take to St. Louis and the sights he sees along the way.


  • Created: Undated


Biographical / Historical

Father, mother and seven children left Aubonn, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, traveled to France where they left by ship for America, landing in New Orleans and changing boats they traveled up the Mississippi to St. Louis and settled in Highland, Illinois. Apparently they were leaving Switzerland because of religious beliefs and in St. Louis they were met by Brother Tripod who along with others of their religious convictions were settling in Highland.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 12 pages

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