The Landis Family of Lancaster County; A Comprehensive History of the Landis Folk from the Martyrs' Era to the Arrival of the First Swiss Settlers, Giving Their Numerous Lineal Descendants; Also, an Accurate Record of Members in the

The Landis Family of Lancaster County; A Comprehensive History of the Landis Folk from the Martyrs' Era to the Arrival of the First Swiss Settlers, Giving Their Numerous Lineal Descendants; Also, an Accurate Record of Members in the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...design of "Christ Preaching and Healing Diseases;" this was commented upon by one of the Philadelphia papers, where it was once on exhibition, as indicating "an indubitable and high order of genius." Some This production was burned in the Lutheran church of Harrisburg, in October, 1838, when that edifice was consumed. other designs were named: "The Head of John the Baptist" (afterward exhibited in the Royal Exhibition, Pall Mall), "The Battle of New Orleans" (size of canvas 14 by 22 feet, with life-size figures), "St. Peter's Release by an Angel," etc. On August 1, 1833, he left for Europe; and, after a voyage of 42 days, he stepped on Brittania's shore at Liverpool. Took a stage for London, and located himself in the western part of the great city, where he pursued the study of his profession. During some unguarded moments, and for some unaccountable cause he was deprived of his personal liberty and imprisoned for at least two years. His religious knowledge there again manifested itself, and he wrote upwards of 200 hymns. In March, 1836, he left London and embarked for America, where he arrived in May. Here he pursued his studies as historical painter, and, also, wrote a poem entitled "Messiah," with a large number of verses. While in Chambersburg during the following year, he met with considerable success. He was the author of "A Soul's Aid," etc. There is, unfortunately, no record obtainable of his death or age. Jacob Landis3 was married and resided in Millersburg, this State. Henry Landis was a resident of Franklin county, this State, where he died. Joseph Landis moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Anna B. Landis2 it is said was married. Died May 23, 1818, aged 72 years...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738764
  • 9781236738769