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Busch, Wilhelm. Max und Moritz. Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen. New York: Frederick Ungar, n.d. [1900-1960?]. 56 pp., ill.
Donated by Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
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Chase, A. W. Deutsche Ausgabe von Dr. Chase’s drittem letzten und vollständigem Recept-Buch und Haus-Arzt, oder, praktische Lehren für das Volk. Das Resultat langjähriger Beobachtungen des Verfassers, enthaltend die werthvollsten und neuesten Recepte in allen Zweigen der Medizin, und Gemeinnutziges für den Haushalt, einschliesslich einer Abhandlung über Frauen- und Kinder-Krankheiten, thatsächlich Das Buch für Millionen, mit Bemerkungen und Erklärungen für den täglichen Gebrauch der Menge, in interessanten Abschnitten geordnet, und mit leicht übersichtlichem Inhaltsverzeichniss versehen. (Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician, or, Practical Knowledge For the People). Cleveland, Ohio: R. C. Barnum Co., 1919. xiv, 873 pp., ill. (some col.).
Donated by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
Evangelischer Missionsbote. Eine Monatsschrift zur Förderung der Mission. Cleveland, Ohio: Verlag der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft. Vol. 27, no. 7, Juli 1922.
Donated by Will Bloy, 2006.
Feller, F. E. New Pocket Dictionary, English and German, to Which is Added a Pocket Companion for Travellers, Containing a Collection of Conversations, a Geographical Vocabulary and a Table of Coins, &c. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1891. 504, 425, 45 pp.
Stamped Theo. Tischner, 616 Hartford Ave. [Milwaukee, Wis.].
Donated by Rolf G. Schünzel, 2006.
Hanaford, P. A. Abraham Lincoln. Sein Leben und seine öffentlichen Dienste. (Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services) Translated by Julius Würzburger. New York: Haasis & Lubrecht, 1865. 189 pp., ill.
Second copy donated by Paul Hartwig, 2006.
Kallmeyer, Charles. How to Become a Citizen of the United States of America. Wie werde ich Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika? In English and German. New York: Charles Kallmeyer, 1911. 88, 34 pp.
Donated by Rolf G. Schünzel, 2006.
Koehler, Friedrich. English-German and German-English Dictionary = English-Deutsches und Deutsch-Englisches Taschen-Wörterbuch. New York: Allison & Webster, n.d. ,  pp., ill.
Stamped: The Stein Co., Publishers and General Booksellers, 340-342 State St., Chicago, Ill.
Donated by Rolf G. Schünzel, 2006.
National German American Teachers’ Seminary. Zwanzigster Jahresbericht des Nationalen Deutsch-Amerikanischen Lehrerseminars und seiner Musterschule, der Deutsch-Englischen Akademie [Catalogue 1898-1899]. Milwaukee, Wis.: The Seminary, . 29 pp, ill.
Photocopy; original in Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection, 57- 823. In German and English.
Inhalt: Kurze Berichte der Präsidenten der Anstalten. Seminar- und Schulnachrichten des Direktors.
Donated by Ethel-Maria Nikesch, 2006.
Rosenstengel, W. H. William Henry, and Emil Dapprich, eds. Deutsches Lesebuch für amerikanische Schulen. Herausgegeben von W. H. Rosenstengel und Emil Dapprich, Milwaukee, Wis. Deutsch-Englische Akademie [Advertisement]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Deutsch-Englische Akademie, [189?]. 3 pp.
Photocopy. Original in Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection 74-1134. Advertisement describing a series of volumes with the same title as the advertisement. “Bei der Abfassung der Lesebücher sind die Herausgeber von den Grundsätzen ausgegangen, das 1) nur das Best für unsere Kinder gut genug ist, 2) auf die Pflege der Gemütsbildung besonders Gewicht gelegt werden sollte, 3) das Heimatliche und Vaterländische (das Amerikanische) stärker betont werden muss, als dies in den hier erschienenen deutschen Lesebüchern geschehen ist, 4) Einfachheit der Form und Durchsichtigkeit des Inhalts notwendig sind und dass 5) das Lesebuch als Mittelpunkt des sprachlichen Unterrichts den Forderungen der modernen Pädogogik entsprechen muss.” Includes testimonials.
Donated by Ethel-Maria Nikesch, 2006.
———, eds. Deutsches Lesebuch für amerikanische Schulen. I. Teil. Nach der Schreiblesemethode. Milwaukee, Wis.: Deutsch-Englische Akademie, ©1898. 125 pp., ill.
Inscribed Theo. Tischner, 616 Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.
Donated by Rolf. G. Schünzel, 2006.
Some Facts of Interest about the German-English Academy, Founded 1851. [Milwaukee, Wis.: The Academy, 1904].  pp.
Photocopy, donated by Ethel-Maria Nikesch, 2006. Original in Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection, 57- 826. In German and English.
Vriesen, D. W. Dietrich Wilhelm. Aus meinem Leben. Sheboygan Falls, Wis.: Reformierter Schriftenverein, 1937. 24 pp.
On title page: Pastor D. W. Vriesen, D. D. Verfasser von “Des Hernn Wort bleibt in Ewigkeit”; Vorwort written by Caleb Hauser.
Autobiography of Pastor Dietrich Wilhelm Vriesen, who was born in 1852 in Suderwick, Westphalia. He was called to preach in America in 1872. This work covers his life and education in Germany.
Donated by Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
Bronner, Simon J. “‘Heile, Heile, Hinkel Dreck’: On the Earthiness of Pennsyvlania German Folk Narrative.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 77-99.
Brown, Joshua R. “Dedication: For ‘Herr Beam’.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 1-4, ill.
Cat Spring Agricultural Society. The Cat Spring Story. San Antonio, Tex.: Lone Star Printing Company, 1956. 166 pp., ill.
From the Introduction: “This is the intriguing story of one of the earliest successful German settlements in Texas. Cat Spring is in Austin County, a few miles southwest of the county seat, Bellville. . . . Near the original settlement is a large spring. It is reported that someone killed a wildcat nearby and it was first called Wildcat Spring but was later shortened to Cat Spring (Katzenquelle). Many names still prominent in the life of Texas are found in the original list of those who first settled here in the early 1830s; names such as Von Roeder, Kleberg, Hintz, Eckelberg, Amsler, Mueller, Welhausen, Meyer, Engelking, Reibenstein, Trenckmann, Vornkahl, Regenbrecht, Keuffel and Rinicke. Charles Nagel, born near Cat Spring in 1849, was Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Taft. The settlement was founded in 1832 when Austin County had a population of about a thousand people. . . . Settlers of Teutonic origin came from various parts of Western Europe. Frequently mentioned in the minutes and in related literature are such localities as Hanover, Westphalia, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Hamburg and Saxony. Others came later from Switzerland and Moravia.”
Donated by Glenn Gilbert.
Danner, Karl H. “Friedrich Karl Franz Hecker.” The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 31, no. 3, June 2006, pp. 35-36, ill.
Biographical sketch of Hecker, who participated in the 1848/1849 revolution in southwestern Germany and eventually settled in Belleville, Illinois. Like other prominent 1848ers, he supported the Northern States against the Confederation, serving as an officer of a regiment. There are monuments to Hecker in St. Louis and in Cincinnati.
Dirksen, Theresa. “The Long Journey to Gross Dohren.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 16-18, ill.
Recounts the author’s search for the name of an ancestral village. “Barney (Bernhard Lucas) Dirksen arrived in Baltimore in November 1859 on the ship “Ernestine” from Bremen . . . . [H]e was accompanied by his father, brother, and sister. . . . My attempts at researching Barney’s brother, sister and father had turned up little information about them and nothing about the emigrants’ ancestral village.” After researching the family of Dirksen’s wife, Christine Josephine Kleine, the author discovered the Kleines came from Herzlake, and later was able to learn that the Dirksens came from nearby village of Gross Dohren, all in the Emsland region of Hanover.
Edwards, Lois Hemmeter. “A Famous Physician’s Biography.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 19-20, ill.
Recounts the author’s search for the name of an ancestral village for the Hemmeter family of Cleveland, Ohio. She discovered a brief biography of Dr. John C. Hemmeter of Balitmore, a renowned 19th-century physician connected with Johns Hopkins. Hemmeter’s father had come from Baiersdorf, Bavaria, at the same time as the author’s family came to Cleveland. In the regional state archives in Nuremberg, the author discovered that her family actually came not from Baiersdorf, but from the hamlet of Weiler bei Rohr. But the clue had narrowed the possibilities and identified a region to research. “Fortunately, an emigration index existed from that region.” Later, upon writing to the pastor in the village of Rohr and receiving a birth record, she learned that the family had moved to Rohr from the town of Thalmässing, south of Nuremberg, where she was able to make more discoveries.
Feig, Guido, ed. Auswanderungsanzeigen. Auszug aus “Herzoglich Nassauisches allgemeines Intelligenzblatt”. .  pp.
A summary of emigration notices originally published in issues of the Intelligenzblatt from 1850, 1851, and 1852. Among other information, includes name of emigrant, date of announcement, and destination (most often given as America or North America, but occasionally as Texas ).
Donated by Guido Feig, 2006.
Feig, Guido, and Gerhard Wick. Sespenroth 150 Jahre nach der Auswanderung 1853. Feier zu Ostern 2003. Texas-Echo, Nr. 8, April 2003. Montabaur, Germany: Deutsch-Texanische Gesellschaft, Montabaur-Fredericksburg e.V., 2003. 24 pp., ill.
Introduction in both German and English. Translated by Hans-Konrad Sittig; From the Introduction: “More than 150 years ago many people of the Montabaur region emigrated to America . . . . Three villages of what was then the duchy of Nassau were given up altogether, among them Sespenroth which was situated in what is now the communal land of Heilberscheid. 48 people of then 60 inhabitants left for Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Only three families stayed behind.” Includes a listing of the 48 people who emigrated.
Donated by Guido Feig.
“German-Speaking Catholics in Bay View Start Their Own Parish in Which to Pray.” Perspektiven (Goethe House of Wisconsin ), vol. 5, no. 3, Summer 2006, pp. 10-11, ill.
“German-speaking Catholics in Bay View [Wisconsin] in 1887 wanted a parish of their own, so they bought land, won approval from a Bavarian immigrant archbishop, and a year later were able to celebrate Mass in German in their new church.”
Habein, Jr. Harold C. “A Civil War Soldier.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 15-16.
Recounts the author’s search for the name of an ancestral village in Alsace. Christian Schmitt immigrated to America with his parents and several siblings in 1829, and lived in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Marion County, Ohio; and eventually in Barton Township, Washington County, Wisconsin (here the name was listed as Smith in the census of 1850 and 1860). The author eventually discovered an obituary that listed the town of Hatten as Christian’s birthplace. Christian’s second son, George, enlisted in Company E, 27th Volunteer Wisconsin Regiment, in 1862.
Hopkins, Leroy T. Jr. “Afro-German Diasporic Studies: A Proposal.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 123-35.
“While focusing primarily on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and addressing Afro-German interaction in a geographically restricted area, it is hoped that this essay will not only suggest topics by also encourage research into those topics. By moving beyond an analysis of German attitudes towards Africans in the context of slavery and abolition to the exploration of other social, economic, and cultural contexts in which Afro-German contact occurred, it is possible to gain new perspectives on the current interplay of ethnicity and race and perhaps develop better strategies for coexisting in an increasingly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-racial world.”
Johnson-Weiner, Karen M. “Teaching Identity: German Language Instruction in Old Order Schools.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 13-25.
Keel, William D. ” Deitsch, Däätsch, Düütsch, and Dietsch: The Varieties of Kansas German Dialects after 150 Years of German Group Settlement in Kansas.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, 27-49, ill.
Keeven, Dorris. “Franz Schwarzer: The Zither King.” Infoblatt ( German American Heritage Center, Davenport, Iowa ), vol. 11, no. 3, Summer 2006, pp. 10-12, ill.
Schwarzer was born in 1828 in Olmutz, Austria. He immigrated with his wife to Missouri in 1864, eventually settling in 1865 in the town of Washington. There he opened a zither factory that produced award-winning instruments.
Kloss, Heinz. “German-American Language Maintenance Efforts.” Language Loyalty in the United States: The Maintenance and Perpetuation of Non-English Mother Tongues by American Ethnic and Religious Groups. Joshua A. Fishman, et al. London: Mouton, 1966, pp. 206-252.
Includes bibliographical references. MKI has photocopy of this chapter only; book is in MadCat, MEM P 377 F5.
“Six factors contributing to language maintenance in the United States can currently be isolated on the basis of careful study. . . 1. religio-societal insulation; 2. time of immigration: earlier than or simultaneously with the first Anglo-Americans; 3. existence of language islands; 4. affiliation with denominations fostering parochial schools; 5. pre-immigration experience with language maintenance efforts; 6. former use as the only official tongue during pre-Anglo-American period.”
Kopp, Achim. “Evidence of Convergence in Pennsylvania German.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 49-65.
Kraybill, Donald B., and Steven M. Nolt. Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. xiv, 300 pp., ill. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-292) and index.
Based on interviews with more than 150 Amish entrepreneurs, the authors trace the rise and impact of micro-enterprises in Lancaster, Pennsylvania ‘s Amish settlement over the past decades. They document the proliferation of more than a thousand Amish-owned enterprises in the area — some 14 percent of them boasting annual sales above $500,000. Contents: Part One: The Cultural Context. The Roots of Amish Life — Part Two: Cultural Resources for Entrepreneurship. From Plows to Profits — A Profile of Amish Enterprises — Homespun Entrepreneurs — Labor and Human Resources — Part Three: Cultural Constraints on Entrepreneurship. The Moral Boundaries of Business — Taming the Power of Technology — Small-Scale Limitations — Part Four: The Public Face of Amish Enterprise. Promotion and Professional Networks — Coping with Litigation and Liability — Negotiating with Caesar — Failure and Success — Part five: The Transformation of Amish Society. The Fate of a Traditional People.
Donated by Mark Louden, 2006.
Kriebel, David W. “Powwowing: A Traditional Pennsylvania German Healing Practice.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 101-10.
Kunze, Konrad. DTV-Atlas Namenkunde. Vor- und Familiennamen im deutschen Sprachgebiet. 5. durchgesehene und korrigierte Auflage. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2004. 255 pp., ill. (some col.), maps.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -226) and indexes.
Donated by John J. Waldmer, 2006.
Louden, Mark L. “Edward H. Rauch’s Pennsyvlania Dutch Hand-Book.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 111-22, ill.
Includes bibliographical notes.
Describes “some of the more interesting aspects of the content of Rauch’s Hand-Book, with an eye to modern research questions in Pennsylvania Dutch linguistics.
Luick-Thrams, Michael. Out of Hitler’s Reach: The Scattergood Hostel for European Refugees, 1939-1943. Iowa City, Iowa: Goodfellow, x, 321 pp., ill.
From 1939 to 1943, about 185 refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe found refuge at Scattergood, a temporary hostel hosted in what had been a Quaker boarding school near West Branch, Iowa. Among them were Jews, but also political opponents of Hitler’s regime, religious figures, professionals, merchants, journalist, artists, elderly ladies and single young men, students and children. This book examines the refugees’ backgrounds, their flight from Europe, their arrival in the United States and the process through which they formed identities in America.
Donated by Michael Luick-Thrams.
Marzahn, Wolfgang. The Nobleman Among the Brothers: The Life of the Pomeranian Farmer, Christian, and Statesman Adolph von Thadden-Trieglaff. (Der Edelmann unter den Brüdern. Ein pommerscher Landwirt, Christ und Politiker. Aus dem Leben des Adolph Ferdinand von Thadden-Trieglaff). Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2006. xi, 75 pp., ill.
Translated from the German by Alma Ihlenfelds, transcribed by Peter Natzke. Biography of Pomeranian nobleman, Adolph von Thadden of Trieglaff in Kreis Greifenberg, 1796-1882. A devout Christian who cared for the welfare of his workers, von Thadden also was instrumental in converting Otto von Bismarck to Christianity. In the cause of religious freedom von Thadden held meetings on his estate which were attended by those (called “Old Lutherans”) who eventually moved to America and settled in Buffalo, NY, and in Milwaukee, Freistadt, Cedarburg, Grafton, Kirchhayn, and Lebanon, WI.
Donated by Royal Natzke.
“Naturalizations from Washington County.” Hessischer Verein ( Germantown, WI ), vol. 1, no. 4, June 2006, pp. 4-5..
Alphabetical listing of names from Nichol to Zimmerman born in Kassel, Darmstadt, Nassau, Hesse, Waldeck, and Frankfurt am Main, who naturalized in the 1840s to 1912 in Washington County, Wisconsin. Also includes a short listing for Ozaukee County, Baerenz to Lano.
Nikesch, Ethel-Maria. Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the Midwest: Post-War German Immigrants Recall Their Experiences. [Moorhead, Minn.: Concordia College], 2006. 39 pp.
Senior thesis submitted for the History Research Class 410, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, April 2006. Includes bibliographical references.
“German immigrants who came to the United States after WWII brought with them their Holocaust past and feelings of co-responsibility that resulted in feelings of embarrassment, shame, and in some cases even guilt. They dealt with these challenges in different ways until they found a new identity as German-Americans. . . . The following three questions . . . are addressed in this paper based on interviews with post-WWII German Americans in the Midwest: How were the German immigrants’ relationships with Americans? How were they confronted with and how did they deal with the Holocaust? In which ways have they shaped a German-American identity?”
Donated by Ethel-Maria Nikesch, 2006.
Sauer, Walter. “‘Ein grus an dig meine liebe frau’: A Civil War Letter from a Pennsylvania German Soldier to His Wife.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 67-76, ill.
Wellauer-Lenius, Maralyn A. “German-Speaking Swiss in Wisconsin: Settlements in the Nineteenth Century.” Perspektiven (Goethe House of Wisconsin ), vol. 5, no. 3, Summer 2006, pp. 12-13, ill.
“Approximately 12,000 Swiss immigrants came to Wisconsin in the 19th century, according to the U.S. Federal Census. In 1870, three large concentrations of Swiss appeared in Green County with 1,246, Buffalo County 941, and Sauk County with 601. . . . No comprehensive, in-depth study of Swiss immigration to Wisconsin has been compiled. The author has been working on a long-range project since 1980. The goal is to produce brief biographical and genealogical studies of all persons of Swiss birth who resided in Wisconsin prior to 1900.”
Werner, Michael. “Das pennsylvaniadeutsche Zeitungsprojekt Hiwwe wie Driwwe und die Rolle von Profesor C. Richard Beam.” Yearbook of German-American Studies, Supplemental Issue (Preserving Heritage: A Festschrift for C. Richard Beam), vol. 2, 2006, pp. 5-11.
Wilson, Verna Forbes. “Learning the History of Anna Catharina Ruby.” The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 31, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 26-31, ill.
Reveals a genealogical search through baptismal and other church records. “The 1907 obituary of Anna Catharina Ruby, my paternal great-grandmother, from an old Illinois newspaper, was what started the search that led us back to 17th century Switzerland . . . . Her birthplace was the mill known as the Weyermuhl near Walhalben.” Anna Catharina, her parents, and her siblings immigrated to the United States in 1826. Around 1855, Anna Catharina, her husband, and her children moved to McLean County, Illinois. Includes images of parish and civil records.
Zamzow, Don. “Famous Pommerns—August Kickbusch: Pioneer, Settler, First Mayor of Wausau.” Dat Pommersche Blatt (Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin ), no. 49, May/June/July 2006, pp. 16, ill.
Born in Colberg, Pomerania, in 1825, August Kickbusch emigrated in 1857. In 1860 he established the A. Kickbusch Grocery Company in Wausau. Part two of this article will show how Kickbusch helped to develop Marathon County.
Nigbor, Joyce Hasselman, comp. Asbach, Private John William (Johann Wilhelm). [Madison, WI]: the author, 2006. 65 pp., ill.
“In this booklet, I wanted to show not only where John traveled in the nine months he served with the 3rd Iowa Voluntary cavalry, but the conditions under which he served his country. The following account is Private John William Asbach’s story as best I know it.” John William Asbach died October 25, 1864, in the Battle of Osage, Kansas.
Donated by Joyce Hasselman Nigbor, 2006.
No materials donated to this collection at this time.