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Map of German Coast Settlements, illustration from book Germans of Louisiana

Karl Fredrick Darensbourg

aptain Karl Fredrick Darensbourg, a German-speaking Swedish soldier, left France on the Portefaix on March 7, 1721, bringing with him three hundred German-speaking Swiss and Alsatian colonists bound for Louisiana from the Alsace-Lorraine area... Read More


Karl Fredrick Darensbourg. (Photo courtesy Tulane University, Special Collections, Kuntz Collection)

Darensbourg's Life

Karl Fredrick Darensbourg, the first commandant of the German Coast, served for over forty-eight years. He was beloved by the people of the German Coast. Darensbourg was born on January 25, 1694, in Stettin, Pomerania (presently Poland, but... Read More