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Lawyer

Friedrich Kapp, German lawyer. member of New York Board of Immigration, 1867-1870; member Prussian Landtag, 1874-1877.

Background

Kapp, Friedrich was born on April 13, 1824 in Hamm, Westphalia. Son of Doctor Friedrich Kapp.

Education

Attended U. Heidelberg, U. Berlin (Germany).

Career

Admitted to practice law at Hamm, 1845. Became disillusioned with revolutionary movement, left Germany, 1849. Arrived New York City, 1850, became member of law firm Fitz, Kapp & Froebel.

Editor New-Yorker Abendzeitung, 1850. American correspondent for Kolnische Zeitung, 1861-1865. Had great influence on German-Am, population, especially in getting them to support Union in Civil War.

Member of New York Board of Immigration, 1867-1870. Returned to Germany, 1870. National Liberal member German Reichstag, 1871-1878, 81-84.

Member Prussian Landtag, 1874-1877. Author: Leben des Americanischen Generals Johann Kalb, 1862. Aus und über Amerika, 1876.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Leben des Americanischen Generals Johann Kalb, 1862. Aus und über Amerika, 1876.

Membership

Member of New York Board of Immigration, 1867-1870. Member Prussian Landtag, 1874-1877.

Connections

Married Louise Engels.

father:
Doctor Friedrich Kapp. Kapp

spouse:
Louise Engels.