The following book review was written by Bobbi King:
Mr. Schlichting consulted a wide variety of German migration references, and it shows in the background information he provides as he relates his family history within the larger context of the social times of their residencies in Europe and America. He notably brings to life the course of events his research uncovered.
The Hinrich Schlichtings immigrated in 1869 from northern Germany, passing through the American cities of Cincinnati and Milwaukee, finally making their homes in the farming areas of Wabasha County, Minnesota. Some families traveled farther west into Oregon.
Mr. Schlichting nicely transforms fact into story, such as when he describes an early Minnesota settlement: