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Published in North America

Bible. German. Neue Illustrirte Pracht-Bibel, für das Deutsche Volk. Nach der deutschen Übersetzung Dr. Martin Luthers. Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis: Curts & Jennings, 1883. [1388] pp., ill.
Donated by Madeline D. Kanner.

A page from the book, Tisch und Küche Buel, Elizabeth C. Barney, comp. Taschenbuch über die Vereinigten Staaten für Einwanderer und Ausländer. Durchgesehene und erweiterte Ausgabe. [Washington, D.C.]: National-Gesellschaft der Töchter der Amerikanischen Revolution, 1924. 101 pp., ill.
Guidebook for German immigrants published by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Includes chapters on "Wie man Stellung finden kann, wie man Englisch lernen kann, Hilfe in der Vorbereitung zum Bürgertum, wie man Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten werden kann, kurze Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten, Unterstützung der Landwirtschaft, Über den Ankauf eines Landgutes, Die Industrie der Vereinigten Staaten, [and] Praktisches Ratschläge für Männer und Frauen."

Chicago und sein Deutschthum. Cleveland, Ohio: German-American Biographical Pub. Co., 1901-1902.
MKI has photocopy of title page and Inhalts-Verzeichniß der Biographien (names from A to Z) only; book is at Wisconsin Historical Society, F548.9 G3 C45 1901

Christliches Vergißmeinnicht. Chicago, Ill.: Wartburg, n.d. unpaginated, ill.

Pieper, R. Predigten über freie Texte. Milwaukee, Wis.: Germania, 1902. 316 pp.
Donated by Gary (Gerhardt) and Betty Hillmer.

Tisch und Küche. Eine Zusammenstellung von bewährten Koch-Rezepten. Sorgfältig ausgewählt für den Familiengebrauch und angeordnet für rasches Nachschlagen. Ergänzt durch kurze Winke für Tisch und Küche. Chicago, Ill.: Price Baking Powder Co., [1893]. 61 pp.
A German-language edition of the cookbook, Table and Kitchen. As an interesting note, the founder of the Price Baking Powder Company is reported to be the grandfather of actor Vincent Price.

Vieracker, Corbinian. Geschichte von Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co., Wis. Eine Festgabe zum Goldenen Jubiläum der ersten Ordensniederlassung der Kapuzinerväter in Nordamerika, 25. Juni, 1907. [S.l.: s.n., 1907]. 257 pp., ill.
MKI owns photocopy only; donated by Helmut Schmahl.

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Subject Collection

Arndt, Edward J. "E. L. Arndt and the Early History of the Missouri Synod in Minnesota." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 1, Spring 1995, pp. 6-17, ill.
"Dr. Arndt was the son of a shoemaker who came from Pomerania and settled on the prairie outside of Chicago. He was educated entirely in Missouri Synod schools, but was also self-taught. At Concordia Seminary in St. Louis he studied under Walther, Pieper, Lange, Stoeckhardt, and Günther. . . . He collected biographies of pastors and teachers written in their own hand, largely in German."

———. "Rudolf Lange's Letter Written One Year Before the Founding of the Missouri Synod." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 1, Spring 1997, pp. 21-37, ill.
Lange's letter provides a first-hand account of the hardships endured by immigrants coming to America in the 19th century.

Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws of the Free Congregation (Freie Gemeinde) of Sauk County. [Sauk City, WI: the congregation, n.d.] 8 pp.

"Barbara Lorenzkowski: Scholarship Recipient." German-Canadian Studies Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 1998, p. 5, ill.
Lorenzkowski is exploring the cultural messages learned by "girls and boys...in German-language schools in Waterloo County (Canada) and Erie County (United States) in the years 1850-1910."

Brohm, Theodor Julius. "Theodor Julius Brohm's Journal during Saxon Lutheran Emigration, November 18, 1838, to February 14, 1839." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 75, no. 2, Summer 2002, pp. 101-21, ill.
Describes the sea journey to New Orleans, and of the further journey from New Orleans to St. Louis.

Butts, Porter. Der Rathskeller + der Stiftskeller, 1928-1978. Reprint. [Madison, Wis.]: Wisconsin Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982. 24 pp., ill.
A history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Rathskeller—a gathering place for students that is reminiscent of the cellar of a German Rathaus, or village hall—and the Stiftskeller, or "cellar of the founders." Both rooms are decorated with murals that have legends in German; those in the Rathskeller were painted by Eugene Hausler, and those in the Stiftskeller were executed by Kurt Schaldach.

Cwirla, William M. "Grabau and the Saxon Pastors: The Doctrine of the Holy Ministry, 1840-1845." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 2, Summer 1995, pp. 84-99, ill.
Includes an examination of Prussian emigration history.

Driesler, Johann Ulrich. "A Mission Report from Frederica, Georgia, to Gotthilf August Francke (July 30, 1744)—Life in Frederica, St. Simons Island." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 2, Summer 1999, pp. 92-110, ill.
Part one of this article appears in the Spring 1999 issue of CHIQ.

———. "A Mission Report from Frederica, Georgia, to Gotthilf August Francke (July 30, 1744). Part 1." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 1, Spring 1999, pp. 27-45.
Includes information on conditions at sea during the journey to Georgia. Part two appears in the Summer 1999 issue of CHIQ.

Eastberg, John C. The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: The Finest Flemish Renaissance Revival Mansion in America. Milwaukee, Wis.: the mansion, 2002. 28 pp., ill.
Includes information the Pabst family, the brewing company, "the world of Captain Pabst," the architects George Ferry and Alfred Clas, and an illustrated guide to all the rooms in the mansion. Donated by representatives of the Pabst Mansion.

Enzie, Lauren Levine, ed. Exile and Displacement: Survivors of the Nazi Persecution Remember the Emigration Experience. Literature and the Sciences of Man, vol. 22. Peter Heller, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. xvii, 219 pp.
Individual accounts of emigration from Germany and Austria during the Nazi years in three sections: Departure from Nazi Germany, Leaving Austria after the Annexation, and Trying to Emigrate During the War.

Fange, Erich A. von. "A Poetic Study of the Song of Songs." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 3, Fall 1993, pp. 137-43, ill.
"Gustav Jahn...was born in 1818 near Sandersleben, Germany. . . . At the age of 27, in 1845, his poetic rendition of the Song of Solomon was printed in Germany. Gustav's son, Konrad, came to America in the latter half of the eighteenth century...[and] brought with him from Germany several copies of his father's poem which he, in turn, passed on to his sons, Richard and Paul. . . . [This article] is based on Paul Jahn's translation combined with some fascinating historical data taken from a 1983 volume on the Jahn family."

"Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 28, 1859: The Volksfest, or German May Festival." Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 23, no. 3, September 2002, pp. 20-21, ill.
Reprints text and images from newspaper article depicting the 1859 celebration in New Orleans.

Freund, Alexander. "Dealing with the Past Abroad: German Immigrants' Vergangenheitsbewältigung and their Relations with Jews in North America since 1945." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, no. 31, Fall 2002, pp. 51-63.
Article examines how Germans in North America have dealt with their own, their families', and their nation's past, inquiring whether their Vergangenheitsbewältigung [method "of effectively 'working through', 'coming to terms' with, or eliding [their] past"] has been similar to or different from that of Germans in Germany.

Goetz, Roger M. "Conrad Pfund: Swiss-American Lutheran Educator." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 2, Summer 1999, pp. 117-23, ill.
Pfund was born in 1815 at Unter-Hallau (now Hallau) in Canton Schaffhausen, and immigrated to the United States in 1857.

Heerboth, Paul M. "Walther as Director of Home and Foreign Missions." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 3, Fall 1994, pp. 99-112, ill.
Examines the activity of C. F. W. Walther before and following the organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, in the area of mission work both foreign and domestic.

Hippel, Wolfgang von. Auswanderung aus Südwestdeutschland: Studien zur württembergischen Auswanderung und Auswanderungspolitik im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. Industrielle Welt, Bd. 36. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1984. 352 pp.
MKI has photocopy only; donated by Helmut Schmahl.

Jacob, Alexandra. Niederdeutsch im Mittleren Westen der USA: Auswanderungsgeschichte -- Sprache -- Assimilation. Westfälische Beiträge zur niederdeutschen Philologie, Bd. 10. Jürgen Macha, Robert Peters, and Jan Wirrer, eds. Bielefeld: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 2002. 147 pp.

Johnston, Joel. "Peter Heinrich Dicke: Pioneer Missionary of Northern Wisconsin." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 3, Fall 1999, pp. 138-56, ill.
Dicke emigrated from Rothenhagen in Westphalia, Germany, in 1851. Article describes his early years in America and his missionary work in Saginaw County, Michigan, and in Dodge and Shawano counties in Wisconsin.

Koenig, Robert J., and Greg Koenig. "The Saxon Immigration of 1839: Why They Came; Why They Succeeded." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 1, Spring 1996, pp. 41-47.
Examines five events in Germany that led to the establishment of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod: the rise of rationalism in the Lutheran State Church of Germany; the changes, or anticipated changes, that resulted from the Prussian Union attempted by Frederick William III, king of Prussia; the activities of a group of ministerial students (who called themselves "the Awakened") at the University of Leipzig; the poor economy in Germany in the early 1800s; and the rise in prominence of Dresden pastor Martin Stephan.

Kremp, Werner, and Roland Paul, eds. Die Auswanderung nach Nordamerika aus den Regionen des heutigen Rheinland-Pfalz. Atlantische Texte, Bd. 16. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2002. 107 pp.
Contents: "Deutsche Einwanderer in South Carolina vor, während und nach dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg: Ein Beitrag zur deutsch-amerikanischen Kulturgeschichte," by Helene M. Kastinger Riley; "Pfälzische Gemeinden in Pennsylvania im 18. Jahrhundert," by Wolfgang Splitter; "Die Nordamerika-Auswanderung aus Eifel und Hunsrück. Ein Überblick," by Fritz Schellack; "'Ihr kent eich kein bekrif machen wis in Amerika ist...' Briefe pfälzischer Auswanderer und ihre Bedeutung für die Forschung," by Roland Paul; "Einwandererbriefe in der Schule," by Edith Hambach; "'We Are Not Strangers In This Land': Rheinhessische Auswanderer in Wisconsin," by Helmut Schmahl; "Auswanderung aus dem Westerwald im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Überblick," by Thomas A. Bartolosch; and "Castle Garden and the Old Immigration," by Barry Moreno.

Lehmann, Helmut T. "Missioner Extraordinary: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg [Part 1]." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 71, no. 2, Summer 1998, pp. 56-71, ill.
Muhlenberg arrived in Philadelphia on November 25, 1742, with five other clergymen to form what is "generally recognized as being the 'Mother Synod' of American Lutheranism." Part two of this article appears in the Fall 1998 issue of CHIQ.

Martell, Chris. "Crave a Smoked Pig's Head? Look No Further Than This 19-Century German Immigrant Cookbook." Wisconsin State Journal, 11 October 2002, Daybreak, pp. D1, D7.
Article discusses the reprint of the English translation of a popular nineteenth-century German-American cookbook. The original cookbook was written by Henriette Davidis and was titled Prakitsches Kochbuch für die deutschen in Amerika. The reprint, issued by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, will be titled Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie: A Nineteenth-Century Cookbook for German Immigrants.

Middelmann, Raoul F. "Two Letters, Two Worlds: Cultural Identity in the Making." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 2, Summer 1997, pp. 44-51.
Translated from letters originally written in German. "The following two letters, written some forty years apart, are of interest to historians, sociologists, theologians, and anyone else interested in the humanities. They were written by Carl Johann Holtermann: in 1890 as a young German Lutheran pastor at Cole Camp, Missouri; and in 1931, as a retired American Lutheran pastor at Rock Island, Illinois. A comparison between the two letters reveals how, over the period of forty years, Carl Johann had become Americanized in his outlook."

Mosse, Walter M. A Theological German Vocabulary: German Theological Key Words Illustrated in Quotations from Martin Luther's Bible and the Revised Standard Version. New York, N.Y: Macmillan, 1955. viii, 148 pp.
Donated by Gary (Gerhardt) and Betty Hillmer.

Reger, Adina, and Delbert Plett. Diese Steine: Die Russlandmennoniten. Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada: Crossway Publications, 2001. 691 pp., ill.
Examines the history of Mennonites in Russia. Donated by Jack Thiessen.

Sauer, Angelika, and Emily Stokes-Rees. "Who's Who in German-Canadian History: Wilhelm Hespeler [Part 1]." German-Canadian Studies Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 3, ill.
Born in 1830 in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Hespeler migrated to Preston, Canada West in 1850. He returned to Europe in the late 1860s and worked to recruit German immigrants to Canada. He was instrumental in helping German-speaking Mennonites in southern Russia find a new home in Canada.

Sauer, Philip von Rohr. "Some Heinrich von Rohr Letters and a Tribute to His Widow." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 4, Winter 1989, pp. 170-179, ill.
Heinrich von Rohr's "reports about the success of their countrymen in Wisconsin caused the majority of Lutherans to settle in this state." This article presents translations of letters from 1853 while aboard the steamship Arabia and from 1866 while in Winona, Minnesota; and of a tribute written by Heinrich von Rohr to his wife, Margerete Lützel von Rohr, after her death in 1876.

Schmahl, Helmut. "Die Auswanderung aus dem Raum Oppenheim im 19. Jahrhundert." In Der Landkreis Mainz-Bingen: Region und Unterricht. Otto Kandler, Wolfgang Licht, and Elmar Rettinger, eds. Bad Kreuznach: Pädagogisches Zentrum Rheinland-Pfalz, 1997, pp. 185-99.

———. Finding Birthplaces of German Immigrants to North America. 2002. 8 pp.
Notes for a presentation given at the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society spring meeting in Jessup, Maryland, April 27, 2002.

———. Introduction to Family Research in the Palatinate. 2002. 9 pp.
Notes for a presentation given at the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society spring meeting in Jessup, Maryland, April 27, 2002. Includes annotated list of important addresses and maps showing the territories of Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland.

Schuchalter, Jerry. Narratives of America and the Frontier in Nineteenth-Century German Literature. North American Studies in Nineteenth-Century German Literature, vol. 25. Jeffrey L. Sammons, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. x, 302 pp.
Contents include: Charles Sealsfield's Fable of the Republic; Charles Sealsfield and the Frontier Thesis; Reinhold Solger's Bildungsreise to the New World; Power and Fable across Textual and Cultural Borders: Gustav Freytag's Rewriting of the Frontier Narrative in Soll und Haben; Geld and Geist in the Writings of Gottfried Duden, Nikolaus Lenau, and Charles Sealsfield; "Mein Eden, lieber Sigismund, öffnet seine Pforten nicht in Amerika": Dissenting Jewish Images in German Popular Fiction; and Literature, Representation, and the Negotiation of Cultural Lacunae: Studies of Berthold Auerbach, Ferdinand Kürnberger, and Charles Sealsfield.

Smith, Susan Lampert. "Free Thinkers Liked to Have Fun." Wisconsin State Journal, October 7, 2002, Local, pp. B1, B4.
Reports on the 150th anniversary of the Freie Gemeinde in Sauk City, Wisconsin.

Vieker, Jon D. "C. F. W. Walther, Editor of Missouri's First and Only German Hymnal." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 65, no. 2, Summer 1992, pp. 53-69, ill.
Includes information on Walther's musical background and his editorship of the Kirchengesangbuch für evangelisch-lutherische Gemeinde ungeänderter Augsburgischer Confession, and examines European sources for the 1847 hymnal.

Zersen, Katherina Maria Sophia Kirchhoff. "A Pioneer Pastor's Wife, 1903-1907." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 2, Summer 1991, pp. 53-67, ill.
Transcription of tapes made in the mid-1960s. "The tapes contain a vivid and fascinating account of the life of a missionary's wife on the North Dakota prairie in the early years of the 20th century. Mrs. Zersen's primary language was German, then the language of most of the Lutherans in the area of North Dakota....”

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Family Histories and Archives

[Documents relating to the von Puttkammer family].
Assorted photocopied family papers: Family crest; map showing where Puttkamers lived in Pomerania; four photographs: Heinrich von Puttkamer in Germany, Heinrich in the U.S., Heinrich with two other soldiers, and Fanny (Francesca) von Puttkamer in Milwaukee; Danish ship passage receipt for Heinrich von Puttkamer from Lagina[?] to Hamburg; Army certificate for Heinrich von Puttkamer for a suitcase repair; U.S. Army discharge papers for Heinrich (Henry) von Puttkamer (served 1889-1893); marriage certificate for Heinrich von Puttkamer and Francesca (Fanny) Metz, 1893; two postcards: one from [?] and Jesko von Puttkamer and one from Agnes von Selle to her son Heinrich von Puttkamer, with picture of Jesko, Heinrich's father who stayed in Pomerania. See also: FH Westphal. Donated by Mrs. Joan Meier.

[Documents relating to the Westphal family].
Assorted photocopied family papers: Passport for Friedrich Westphal and Albertine (Berta) Budtke from the Königlich Preussische Staaten, Provinze Pommern (1851); biographies (in German) for Friedrich and Berta; pox vaccination paper for Berta; photo of Hulda Westphal, daughter of Friedrich and Berta; wedding invitation for Hulda; four letters: from Wilhelmine Westphal to her brother, from Steffen [?] to his brother [?], from Friedrich Westphal to a friend, and a prayer; a poem for a new baby from Louise Newin, neé Bayer. See also: FH Puttkamer. Donated by Mrs. Joan Meier.

Gentmer, Ludwig, and Carl Klatt. [Patenbrief and prayer to Godchild: Hustisford am ersten heiligen Pfingsttage den 1ten Juni 1884]. [Hustisford, WI: the authors, 1884]. 3 hand-written pages in the old German script.

[Hand-bound book of letters].
Hand-written letters in the old German script between Catharine Juessen (neé Ruetz), an aunt of Carl Schurz living in Clay Centre, Kansas, and Emil C. Gaebler, living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later in Chicago. The letters date from Jan. 25, 1889 to Oct. 14, 1890, with the final pages showing a visiting announcement from a newspaper, a marriage announcement for Emil C. Gaebler and Catharine Jussen, and a poem entitled "Spätherbstblüthe." Donated by Max Gaebler.

Ley, Hans. Relief! Kurzes Schauspiel in 2 Akten. Madison, Wis.: the author, 1920. [87] pp.
Play written in journal in old German script, dated Feb. 12, 1920. The play is set in a city on the Rhein, and the characters include a father, mother, daughter, son, and uncle. Two letters written in red ink (the first dated 2. Juni 1914) appear interspersed in the text of the play.

[Photograph: Milwaukee Liederkranz—Deutschland-Fahrt im April 1926].
Photograph of the singing group on their trip to Germany in 1926.

Rügg, Amalia. [Two letters with advertisements]. Also contains a book of poetry: Pestalozzi-Album. Lieder und Gedichts von Schlewsig-Holsteinischen Dichtern und Dichterinnen, edited by C. Schmarje and published in Itzehoe in 1846. Written on the title page: H. Severin. 27 Dec. 1864 (or 1869). Two letters, in English, to H. Severing, Supt. of Schools in New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, from Amalia Rügg (also appears spelled as Amelia and Rüegg). The letters are written from Rockfield, Wisconsin, and are dated 1895 and 1896. The letter from 1895 includes advertisements for "Early Settlers on Lake Winnebago," a translation of Die Ansiedler am Winnebago, published by G. Brumder as part of the Jugend Bibliothek. The letter from 1896 also includes an advertisement for "The Settlers on Lake Winnebago: A True Narrative of Pioneer Life in the North-West."

Stammtisch, Cafe Martini, Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 1920 [photograph].
Includes guide to those seated at the table: Dr. Tienhaus, Max Griebsch, Oskar Burkhart, Dr. Jenner, Francis Duhne, Konrad Bolten, Prof. Roeseler, Mr. Seebach, Mr. Weisel, Gustav Trostel, Mr. Sorge, Dr. Netter, Baron v. Paumgarden, Ludwig Nachbauer, Dr. Alexander, Albert Trostel, Dr. Kurt Baum, William Oesterlein.

Worden, Patricia J. Goetsch Roots & Branches. Big Bend, Wis.: Roots & Branches, [1982]. 513 pp., ill.
Includes many photographs, the majority of them from weddings, and an index of names. Donated by Jim and Lydia Groetsch.

Zehren, Daniel J. Zehren Genealogy: Natives of Beuren, District of Trier, Germany, Pioneers of Ashford Township, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin, and Lomira Township, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1985. xviii, 81 pp., ill.
Donated by Daniel J. Zehren.

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Textbooks

Brandt, H. C. G. A German Reader for Beginners. Deutsches Lesebuch für Anfänger. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1889.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Goethes Faust: The First Part. Calvin Thomas, ed. Heath's Modern Language Series. Boston: Heath, 1892. lxxxii, 365 pp.
MKI owns vol. 1 only; donated by Gary (Gerhardt) and Betty Hillmer.

Scheffel, Joseph Victor von. Ekkehard: Eine Geschichte aus dem zehnten Jahrhundert. Carla Wenckebach, ed. Heath's Modern Language Series. Boston: Heath, 1893. vi, 235 pp., ill.
Donated by Gary (Gerhardt) and Betty Hillmer.

Schiller, Friedrich von. Schillers Wilhelm Tell. Robert Waller Deering, ed. [3rd ed.?] Heath's Modern Language Series. Boston: Heath, 1915. xlvi, 358 pp., ill.
Donatd by Gary (Gerhardt) and Betty Hillmer.

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