Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur (1731–1813)

Crèvecoeur emigrated from France to England and then to America, where his farming experience provided the basis for his famous Letters from an American Farmer, which drew many French to the colony of Pennsylvania. After the Revolution he was appointed a French consul in New York, where he helped establish St. Peter Church and became one of its first trustees.


Catholic Encyclopedia * Famous Americans


Full-text, Letters from an American Farmer

H. Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer (purchase)

G.W. Allen and Asselineau, St. John de Crevecoeur : The Life of an American Farmer