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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ellen C. Merrill  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: September 17, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois

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She was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Merrill is a writer. She worked at Loyala University in New Orleans, Louisiana fron 1965-1967, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, 1967-1969. She was the curator of education and director of German archive at the Historic New Orleans Collection from 1977-1985. She worked at Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 1984-1985. Was associate professor and chair of Department of World Languages, from 1986-2001 at Dillard University, in New Orleans.


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Germans of Louisiana
ISBN: 1589802446

Pelican Publishing. 2004

During the antebellum period, New Orleans was the largest German colony below the Mason-Dixon line. Later settlements moved upriver between New Orleans and Donaldsonville, near Lecompte, and in North Louisiana near Minden. Germans of Louisiana is the first unified published study of the influence the German people made on the state of Louisiana and its inhabitants. Beginning with the French and Spanish colonial periods and working through the post-Civil War period, this book covers the heritage those German settlers left behind.