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Nordhoff, Charles 1830-
Author and journalist; born in Westphalia, Prussia, Aug. 31, 1830; came with his parents to the United States in 1835; received a common school education in Cincinnati, and was apprenticed to a printer, but soon afterwards shipped in the navy, and made a voyage around the world.
He remained on the sea—in the naval, merchant, and whaling service—about eleven years, when he found employment, first in a newspaper office in Philadelphia, and afterwards in Indianapolis.
From 1857 to 1861 he was in the editorial employment of Harper & Brothers, and from 1861 to 1871 was connected with the New York Evening post, and from 1872-87 was editor of the Herald, New York.
He afterwards visited California and the Sandwich Islands, and published several books, including Man-ofWar life; The merchant vessel; Whaling and fishing; Secession is rebellion; Freedom of the South Carolina Islands; The cotton States; California for health, pleasure, and residence; Oregon and the S