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Eigenmann, Carl H.locked

(09 March 1863–24 April 1927)
  • Elizabeth Noble Shor

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Eigenmann, Carl H. (09 March 1863–24 April 1927), ichthyologist, was born in Flehingen, Germany, the son of Philip Eigenmann and Margaretha Lieb. Little is recorded of his background and earliest years. In his teens he emigrated with an uncle to Rockport, Indiana, where he completed high school. Much later he wrote: “In sheer desperation, for fear that I might do nothing but hew wood and carry water, early in my youth I took to looking at fishes.”...

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