What happened to Charles Olm?

Our forebear Charles Olm was by all accounts a very accomplished and well regarded chap. He had a good job and was recognised and sought after as an expert in different fields. But as we know the wheels fell off and Charles left Luxembourg for America.

Charles-Olm

Thanks to Jos. A. Massard http://massard.info/ we now know why.

Jos has written a paper published on Nov. 30, 2012 in the bulletin of the Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois. You can get your copy here: http://www.snl.lu/publications/bulletin/SNL_2012_113_003_039.pdf. In it a substantial review of the life of Charles Olm prior to his departure to America.

I have quickly created an English translation here. I won’t spoil the fun and explain what happened, but I will quote Elodee who said “it certainly looks like Charles’ life was not at all boring!”.

This is a very detailed dissertation on the life of Charles in Europe and many thanks to Jos for sharing it with us.

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