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Re: New Book on Emerick/Astor Fortune
Posted by: Ingrid Hughes (ID *****5779) Date: August 23, 2004 at 06:47:30
In Reply to: Re: New Book on Emerick/Astor Fortune by carol caswell of 553

Hi, Carol, thanks for your response. You may find the booklet translation by accessing, and then to the left, please click on stories and legends. It is among those stories listed, showing all the chapters in the booklet. By the way, last Friday I ordered your book, and I am looking forward to reading it. It is such a shame that I was not that interested even though we joined the Emmerich Heirs Association at the time when my grandmother had all the data to prove that we were part of the family. Only one of our family members had it all later, and she would not give it out, even after she died they could not find it.
It occurred to me that the money really was not an issue for us, although in times past, it would have been kind of nice. But really, we did not do anything to earn it, so why should we profit. Yet, all the credit for achieving the fortune and the credit for actually being the first millionair in this country, the great businessman, should go to John Nikolaus Emerick, and yet he is totally skipped in history. He met Astor on the ship to the US, and while they were stuck in the Chesapeak bay, he started talking to him about the fur trade. Astor was a young boy, no money, no skills, hardly any knowledge of the English language. Well, all these things you can read in my translation. I hope you will find it. Have a great day. Ingrid

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