Edward Meyer Kern
(1823 - 1863)
Edward Meyer Kern was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California. Edward Kern is known for Expedition topography, drawing, painting, photography.
Biography Edward Meyer Kern
Born in Philadelphia, Edward Kern was the youngest of three brothers
who were survey artists. Despite suffering from epilepsy from a young age on, he participated in several key expeditions
to the American West.
He served as topographer on John
Fremont's third expedition that crossed the Plains and Rockies to
California in 1846. He was under Fremont's command during the Mexican
War and later was artist and photographer on other expeditions to the
Northwest and from California to China.
and 1849, he traveled with Fremont on his Fourth Expedition, this time
with his brother, Benjamin, whom he persuaded to join. The expedition
goal was finding a railway route from the Atlantic to the Pac
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