April 5, 1899
Princess Felix zu Salm-Salm arrived in New York today on board the Kaiser der Grosse, according to the Associated Press early morning report. She plans to spend two months in the United States, "most of the time at the home of her brother-in-law, Col. Edmund Johnson" in Vineland, New Jersey. The American-born widow of Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm, has not been in this country "for many years." She will also travel to Washington, D.C., where a reception will be given in her honor at the home of Mrs. Chamberlain. The princess may also visit Chicago.
She is the widow of Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm, who came to this "country and fought on the Union side during the war. He rose to the rank of brigadier-general. His wife, the former Agnes Leclerq, "for her services in behalf of the Union soldiers, was commissioned a captain" by Illinois Governor Yates. Agnes received "the pay of the rank" but "gave it to the relief of sick and wounded soldiers."