Germans & the Civil War
Rudolph Lexow was a fellow revolutionary who owned a farm in Nanuet. He introduced Blenker to Rockland County and helped him secure a job training cadets.
Lexow was a newspaper man who started out working for Horace Greeley at the New York Tribune. Eventually he started his own German language newspaper called the Belletristisches Journal.
Col. Louis Blenker owned an extensive acreage near present-day Collyer Ave. and the corner of South Little Tor Road, not far from the Martinus-Hogancamp Cemetery.
Norman R. Baker states in his book The Way it was: an informal history of New City that Henry and Barbara Eberling were brought over by Blenker as "farmers and caretakers for his extensive acreage."