Annals of an Immigrant Family 1866-1913
by David Schlichting
Tracing a German immigrant family across
post-Civil War America forming its first American generation.
Hinrich traces the immigrant Schlichting family from the unrest of 1860s Germany to the hope of post-Civil War America. The journey
passes through Cincinnati and Milwaukee to the farming frontier of Minnesota and westward to Oregon. The episodic separation and
reunion of the family is mirrored by a young nation undergoing similar success mixed with challenges. Like their adopted country, the
Schlichtings depended on resourceful leadership, persistence of spirit, and a sense of obligation to one another. It is a story of vision,
opportunity, and the value of family.
About the author
David Schlichting was raised in rural Mower County, Minnesota, in the company of four siblings and an extended Schlichting family. His
first exposure to a scientific pursuit was while working in a research laboratory at the Hormel Institute in Austin, Minnesota. He
received his bachelorís degree in zoology from San Diego State University in 1966. He attended medical school at the University of
California, San Francisco, followed by a residency in pathology. His pathology career began with a three-year tour of duty in the U.S.
Air Force stationed near Madrid, Spain. From 1977 to 2008 he was a practicing pathologist in Chico, California.
Now retired, David enjoys time spent pursuing avocational interests in anthropology, history, and genealogy. He is particularly fond of
American history writer David McCullough. He counts classical music and jazz as essential elements in his mental health. Together
with friends, he solves world problems each week over breakfast and coffee at Cafe Coda. Outdoor interests include long walks in
Chicoís Bidwell Park and, after many years, he remains a high-handicap golfer. He and his wife Melanne are parents of a daughter and
son. They are also the grandparents of "the four greatest grandchildren on the planet."
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