Frederick William Muller (1832–1885), a native of Enger, Westphalia, immigrated to the United States in 1848 to serve an apprenticeship with his uncle William Asmann, who operated a store in Sandy Run, South Carolina. He traveled first class in a cabin aboard the ship Johann Freidrich from Bremen to Charleston, and recorded his experiences during this trip in this diary. Muller eventually married his uncle’s second daughter, Mary in 1853 and worked as a storekeeper in Charleston and Baltimore, before returning to Sandy Run following the Civil War. He died in 1885 and is buried at Sandy Run Lutheran Church.

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