Publisher: Jo-An Books
Hard Cover, 350 Pages
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Sigrid Wilshinsky - Author Page
Translator from the German for "My Life in America Before, During and After the Civil War,", by Louis Hensel in his letters to his granddaughter
Sigrid Wilshinsky was born in Berlin, Germany in 1943. Her love of animals and natural habitat is exemplified by her style of living. High in the mountains in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, she has created her own paradise. A naturalist, writer and artist, she lives there with her beloved animals: 7 cats, a dog, 1 bird and 5 chickens. Delaware Highlands Conservancy has her land under conservancy, and it will always be a nature preserve. Until 1952, she lived outside Berlin in East Germany, in which year the family escaped to West Berlin. In these early years, she studied painting from her Grandmother and later, Art and Design in Berlin. She migrated to the United States in 1962 and become a world traveler as a stewardess with Pan Am. Her multi talents include writing, creating metal sculptures, fabric design, dress and shoe design. When she gets a request for an animal portrait, she asks only for a donation to animal shelters. She has recently been appointed as counselor to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Her children’s book, Let Me Tell You All About (amazon.com) is about wild, orphaned animals that are being raised by a Mother Racoon. Wilshinsky proclaims her main good habits are her loyalty to her friends and her love of animals. She is an avid gardener (petportraitsbysigrid.com). Currently, she is working on her first novel, The Stockbroker’s Wife.
Louis Hensel was born in Germany in 1817 and worked and traveled from Germany to France, Holland, and then arrived in New York City in 1848. On his first day in Manhattan, he started working in an Art Shop as a carver of artistic ivory pieces. In 1850, he moved to Long Island to become a farmer. He also spent many years traveling with the German Opera Co. of New York. He settled in Hawley, Pennsylvania with his family, and in his later years, became a music teacher and taught violin and guitar. He died in Hawley in 1908. Sigrid Wilshinsky was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1943. Her love of animals and natural habitat is exemplified by her style of living, high in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has her land under conservancy, and it will always be a nature preserve. She migrated to the United States in 1962. Her talents include writing, metal sculpture, fabric design, and dress and shoe design.
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