Charles Sealsfield, a German author, whose real name was Karl Postel, born at Poppitz, Moravia, March 3, 1793, died near Solothurn, Switzerland, May 26, 1864. He became secretary of a religious order at Prague, but escaped from his convent about 1822, and in 1832 settled in a farm house at Solothurn, both before and after which time he resided much in the United States, and visited Mexico and Central America. His principal works are: "Tokeah, or the White Rose" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1828; in German under the title Der Legitime und der Republikaner, 3 vols., Zürich, 1833); Transatlantische Reiseskizzen (2 vols., 1833); Der Virey und die Aristokraten, a Mexican novel (2 vols., 1834); Lelensbilder aus beiden Hemisphären (2 vols., 1834; 2d ed., entitled Morton, oder die grosse Tour, 1846); and Süden und Norden (3 vols., 1842-3). These and others of his works have been translated into English, and several of them into French. Two complete editions have been published at Stuttgart (15 vols., 1845-7, and 18 vols., 1846). - See Erinnerungen an Sealsfield, by Kertbény (Brussels and Leipsic, 1864). A monument to him was erected in 1875 in his native place.