Schweigerhausenm, Iola Iowa Register, Oct 27 1903, p. 6
CLAIMS RECORD FOR CYCLmO. German Jnurnaliiit Han Travpmed Five ContinenlH on a nir>cle— Ilan lliddrn .VI,Oil!) Slilrs. William Schwiegerhausen, a journalist of Leipsic. Germany, claiming to be the ] only cyclist who has traversed the five contlnfnis on his wheel, recently arrived j at St. Louis. In the last four years he has traveled .'>4.000 miles, and by the time he winds up his record breaking trip the figures will reach Cit.OOO. With two companions companions he left Germany In June, 1S99. In rJ 'Mi onoof thtcycIlstR was left behtml at Balrut. Later, Schwlegrrhauson and L. Werner were attacked by Bedoulnn In an Arabian desert and the latter killed. Undeterred, Schwiegerhauscn traversW India, China, Australia, South and North America, and will complete his trip by wheeling to New York.