• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

A German Born Soldier

German Volkschule Diploma
Christian was born in Eberbach, Baden, Germany on August 2, 1836. He graduated from a local school before sailing to the United States with his parents, Catherina and Johann Georg Nix.
 
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The Nix family sailed in steerage aboard the Hendrik Hudson. They landed at the Port of New York in 1851 when Christian was fourteen.
 

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