Don Heinrich Tolzmann
A friend of the Muench Family Association, Don Heinrich Tolzmann is an author and editor of numerous books on German-American history and culture. He is an award-winning retired Curator of the German-Americana Collection and Director of the German-American Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati.
A former president of the Society for German-American Studies, he has worked for decades to help celebrate and publicize the connections between Germany and America including a successful effort to establish October 6 as national German-American Day and October as German-American Heritage Month. In 2008, he initiated plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Germans in America at Jamestown, Va.
He now provides guided tours of traditionally German areas of the United States, especially the Cincinnati area, which is recognized as one city in the “German Triangle,” which also includes Milwaukee and St. Louis.
A sample of his works include:
Don Heinrich Tolzmann, ed. Missouri’s German Heritage. 2nd ed. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2006). This contains many references to Friedrich Muench, as well as an article by Siegmar Muehl on “A Visit with Friedrich Muench,” pp. 96-108. http://www.littlemiamibooks.com/shop/pc/Missouris-German-Heritage-2nd-Edition-3p12.htm
Don Heinrich Tolzmann, “The German Heritage of Southern Illinois and Missouri,” The Palatine Immigrant. 36:2(2011): 14.23.
Don Heinrich Tolzmann, “Recollections of Friedrich ‘Far West’ Muench, German-American Nestor of Missouri,” The Report: A Journal of German-American History. 46(2011): 79-102.
*Editor's Note: Nestor was the wise old advisor to the Greek leaders in the Trojan War, as related in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Don Heinrich Tolzmann, “A New Germany in America: The Invitation and Explanation (1833) of Paul Follenius and Friedrich Muench,” Der Maibaum. 18:1(2010): 4-5, 14-15; 18:2(2010): 4-5, 14-15; and 19:1(2011); 4-5, 15.
Don Heinrich Tolzmann, "Far West: The Writings of Friedrich Muench," Der Maibaum. 16:1 (2008): 5-10. (It was also published in Tozmann’s German-Americana: Selected Essays. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2009, pp. 113-23.)