Born: 1824-XX-XX Germany
Died: 1862-04-06 Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee
Flourished: 1853 to 1861 Belleville, Illinois
Franz Grimm, newspaper editor, was a native of the Duchy of Brunswick, Germany, and worked as an editor in his native country before he fled to the United States following his participation in the German revolution of 1848. By 1853, he had settled in Belleville, Illinois, where he edited the German language Belleviller Zeitung for four months that year, then again served as editor, 1856 to 1857. Grimm briefly edited the anti-slavery
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