Iowa, die Heimat für Einwanderer (1873)

Revised 1873 German edition of Iowa, the Home for Immigrants, a handbook published by the State Board of Immigration to attract immigrants to the state. Demand for the handbook was high: The 15,000 copies of the original 1870 German edition had quickly run out. An additional 15,000 copies were printed for the updated 1873 edition.

The following text was transliterated from the microfilm copy of the 1873 edition in the Iowa City library of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Follow the links below to access alternating transliterations and translations of individual chapters. All pages below are searchable.

We wish to thank Ms. Sonja Thiele for her generous work in transcribing this book.