The New International Encyclopædia/Knortz, Karl
KNORTZ, knṓrts, Karl (1841— ). A German-American author and educator, born at Garbenheim near Wetzlar, where he studied at the Royal Gymnasium. He graduated at Heidelberg University in 1863, and went the same year to the United States. He taught German language and literature at Detroit (1866-68), at Oshkosh till 1871, at Cincinnati, and New York (1882), and also edited German papers in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. In 1892 he was made superintendent of the German department in the public schools of Evansville, Ind. He translated Evangeline, Hiawatha, and The Courtship of Miles Standish ( 1872), and, in 1879, Whittier's Snow Bound and Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and he published in Berlin a Geschichte der nordamerikanischen Litteratur (1891). Besides literary essays and works upon child education, he wrote Märchen und Sagen der nordamerikanischen Indianer (1871); Amerikanische Skizzen (1876); Modern American Lyrics (1880); Aus dem Wigwam (1880); Kapital und Arbeit in Amerika (1881); and Amerikanische Lebensbilder (1884).