Der Deutsche Correspondent was a German-language newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the most influential newspaper among Germans in Baltimore, lasting longer than any of the other German newspapers in Maryland. It was established in 1841 by Friedrich Raine, a member of a family of printers from Westphalia, Germany. Raine saw the need for a German-language newspaper in a city populated by a large number of Germans. The paper closed on April 28, 1918, as a consequence of anti-German sentiment resulting from World War I. After its closure, many of its employees began to work at Bayrische Wochenblatt, a newspaper that had been published in Baltimore since 1880. The two newspapers merged and became a German weekly, called the Baltimore Correspondent. The content of the paper has been digitized and can be read at the Library of Congress in the Chronicling American database.


East Baltimore Street & Custom House Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202

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