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Edward Kern

 (1823 - 1863)
Edward Meyer Kern was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California.  Edward Kern is known for Expedition topography, drawing, painting, photography.

Biography   Edward 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.

In 1848 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 3608 characters.

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