Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Johan Reinert Reierson

Country of origin: Norway

Johan Reinert Reierson (April 17, 1810, Vestre Moland, Aust-Agder - September 6, 1864) was Norwegian-American writer, author and publisher as well as an early Texas pioneer and emigration activist.


Reierson had been sponsored in 1843 by a group of prospective emigrants and financiers to tour the United States and report settlement possibilities. He made his way to the Republic of Texas. Reierson traveled to Austin, where President Sam Houston encouraged him to bring Norwegian settlers to the republic and promised aid in the establishment of a colony.

To read more about Johan Reinert Reierson, visit his page at Wikipedia.

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