Anthologie aus den sämmtlichen Schriften von Friedrich Jacobs: Mit Biographie und Portrait / Anthologie aus den Gedichten von E. A. Tiedge: Mit Biographie und Portrait / Gedichte von Mahlmann / Anthologie aus den Gedichten von F. Freiligrath: Mit Biographie und Porträt / Anthologie aus den Werken von Alexander v. Humboldt. Meyer’s Groschen-Bibliothek der Deutschen Classiker für alle Stände, vols. 203-208. New York: Herrmann J. Meyer, various pagings.
Although he never actually visited America, Ferdinand Freiligrath’s poems include “Die Auswanderer” (1832) and “Florida of Boston” (1833).
Deutsches Liederbuch. Ithaca, N.Y.: Thrift Press, n.d. 32 pp.
Contents: Burschen heraus! — Deutschland über alles — Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden — Die bange Nacht ist nun herum — Wenns die Soldaten — Gaudeamus igitur — Die Gedanken sind frei — Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz — Der Winter ist vergangen — Wie schön blüht uns der Maien — Das Lieben bringt gross Freud — Du, du liegst mir im Herzen — Rosmarienhaide — Horch, was kommt von draussen ‘rein? — Sah ein Knab ein Röslein stehn — Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten — Wem Gott will rechte Gunst erweisen — Als ich ein jung Geselle war — Guten Abend, gut Nacht — Ade, zur guten Nacht — O wie wohl ist mir am Abend (Kanon zu dreien) — Ich fahr dahin — Ach Gott, wie weh tut Scheiden — Rosestock, Holderblüh — Muss i denn zum Städtele ‘naus (schwäbisch) — Kein schöner Land — Am Brunnen vor dem Tore — In einem kühlen Grunde — Wohlauf noch getrunken — Vögelein singen (Kanon zu zweien) — O Tannenbaum — Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht — Es tönen die Lieder (Kanon zu dreien) — Juchheisa, juchhei (Kanon zu zweien) — Erwacht, ihr Schläfer (Kanon zu dreien). “..für zwei Stimmen gesetzt und kann und soll auch ohne Begleitung gesungen werden.”
Familienglück, ein Büchlein für Jünglinge und Jungfrauen, die sich verheirathen wollen. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Waisenfreund, 1903. 106 pp.
A marriage guide aimed at Catholic youth; includes lists of qualities and behaviors in men and women that should influence one’s choice in deciding whether or not to marry. Donated by Ronald C. Wagner.
Katechismus, oder kurze und einfältige Unterweisung aus der heil. Schrift, in Fragen und Antworten, für die Kinder zum Gebrauch in den Schulen. Schippach, PA.: J. M. Schünemann, 1848. 112 pp.
Porath, Curt, comp. Deutsches Liederbuch für Vereine u. Gesellschaften. Milwaukee: Voigt Printing Co., n.d. 36 pp.
“Dieses Büchlein enthält 50 der beliebtesten deutschen Sport-, Soldaten-, Commerce- und Volkslieder und ist dazu ausersehen, die alte deutsche Gemütlichkeit in die Vereine zurück bringen zu helfen.”
Rohlwes, Johann Nicolaus. Allgemeines Vieharzneibuch, oder Unterricht wie der Landmann seine Pferde, sein Rindvieh, seine Schafe, Schweine, und Hunde aufziehen, warten und füttern, und ihre Krankheiten erkennen und heilen soll; nebst einem Anhange. Schellsburg, PA.: Friedrich Goeb, 1823. xvi, 291 pp.
Veterinary advice for the farmer. Donated by Hugh H. Iltis.
Straubenmüller, Johann. Pocahontas, oder: Die Gründung von Virginien. Poetische Erzählung. Baltimore: W. R. Schmidt, 1858. 111 pp.
A poetic re-telling of the story of Pocahontas and the founding of Virginia.
Uiberall, Ernest [Ernst] Peter. Sieben Kurzgeschichten. [S.l.]: Selbstverlag, 1981.  pp. Short stories written in 1934 under various pseudonyms and which originally appeared in Austrian, German, and Swiss newspapers and magazines: “Begegnung im Quartier Latin,” “Der Spleen des Reginald Stirling,” “Andre,” “Mac und Jeff,” “Ehephotoskop,” “Glühende Farben,” and “Das Modell.” Donated by JoAnn Tiedemann.
Amstutz, J. Bruce. “A Friedline Genealogy: From Immigrant Johann Ludwig Friedlein of Pennsylvania to Some Indiana Descendants.” The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 28, no. 1, Dec. 2002, pp. 13-26, ill.
Follows the Friedline family for six generations from the arrival of Johann Ludwig Friedlein in Philadelphia in 1751 to the death of Susan (Friedline) Bloxsom in Pennville, Indiana, in 1922. Appendices include a discussion of possible place of origin for Johann Ludwig Friedlein (evidence suggests a Lutheran area, probably in the southwest area of Germany) and the probable maiden name of Johann Ludwig Friedlein’s wife, Anna Margaret, which was likely Lenhart.
Bohlman, Philip V., and Otto Holzapfel, eds. Land without Nightingales: Music in the Making of German-America. Studies of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. Madison, WI: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, 2002. xix, 301 pp., ill. + 1 compact audio disc.
Contents: “The Musical Culture of German-Americans: Views from Different Sides of the Hyphen,” by Otto Holzapfel and Philip V. Bohlman — “Ethnicity and Musical Culture among the German Catholics of the Sauk, 1854-1920,” by Kathleen Neils Conzen — “Glimpses of an Ethnic Mentality: Six German-Swiss Texts of Migration-Related Folk Songs,” by Leo Schelbert — “Music-Related Commerce in Some Moravian Accounts,” by Laurence Libin — “Lutheran Hymnody and Networks in the Eighteenth Century,” by A. Gregg R-ber — “Ethnic Musics/Religious Identities: Toward an Historiography of German-American Sacred Music,” by Philip V. Bohlman — “Musical Life among the Canadian Hutterites,” by Helmut Wulz — “The German Concertina in the Upper Midwest,” by James P. Leary — “‘Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit’: The Traditionalization Process in a German-American Singing Society,” by Alan R. Burdette — “Burgenland-American Music and the ‘Ethnic mainstream,'” by Rudolf Pietsch.
[CD] Traditional soundprints — Choral singing and social music making — Viennese urban traditions — Sacred traditions — Mixed languages/Mixed traditions — Polka and dance — Concertina traditions — Burgenland music from the Polka Belt.
“Books on 18th Century German Immigration.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 11-13.
A bibliography of helpful resources.
Budelier, Nomie. “Capt. John Peetz: A Rock Island Pioneer 150 Years Ago.” Infoblatt, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 2003, pp. 4, ill.
Brief profile of Peetz, who came from Bavaria in 1848 and served in Compnay A, 43rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
Deiss, Kathy. “Eighteenth Century German Immigration: Effectively Using the Published Passenger Lists.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 5-6.
A summary of a presentation given by Annette Burgert at the German Genealogy Society’s 2002 Spring Conference: “Only the colony of Pennsylvania maintained passenger lists. These began in 1727. Other colonies had ship arrival lists, but did not include the passenger names….The Pennsylvania passenger lists include immigrants who settled in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.”
Delhotal, Barbara L. “The Amish and Compulsory Education.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 28-29, ill.
On May 15, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, agreeing that “the Amish should be exempt from attending school beyond the eighth grade because of their religion.”
Dick, Wm. B., ed. Dick’s Dutch, French and Yankee Dialect Recitations. A Collection of Droll Dutch Blunders, Frenchmen’s Funny Mistakes, and Ludicrous and Extravagant Yankee Yarns. Each Recitation Being in Its Own Peculiar Dialect. [New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1879]. 170 pp.,  pp. of advertising.
Humorous anecdotes presented in dialect English popularly recognized as representative of Germans, French, and Yankees.
“Did Your German Ancestors Acquire U.S. Government Land?” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 14-15.
Examines the use of the Bureau of Land Management’s Internet site to search for land patents.
Dreyer, David, and Josette Steiner Hatter. “The Banat Settlement in Southwestern North Dakota.” German-American Genealogy (Burbank, CA), Spring 2003, pp. 4-7, ill.
“During the period 1892 to 1912 about 600 German families from the Hungarian province of the Banat homesteaded in the Stark and Hettinger counties of southwestern North Dakota.” Examines the migration from Central Europe to the Banat, the first Banater known to migrate to southwestern North Dakota, and the several waves of immigration that followed. Includes maps.
Duffy, Sue. “The Swiss in Eighteenth-Century South Carolina: Novelist Tracks Early Settlers.” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 38, no. 3, Nov. 2002, pp. 37-39, ill.
Profile of Carol Williams, author of three novels about Swiss and German immigrants in the eighteenth-century backcountry of South Carolina.
Edwards, Lois. “Case Studies and Research Strategies for Locating That Elusive Eighteenth Century German Immigrant.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 8-9.
A summary of a presentation given by Annette Burgert at the German Genealogy Society’s 2002 Spring Conference. Examines such research challenges as the “same-name problem,” unknown village, misspelled names on passenger lists, no emigration record, and extended-family relationships.
———. “Frankenmuth, Michigan: A Franconian, Lutheran, Missionary Colony.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 5-6, ill.
Protestant Franconians from Neuendettelsau, Bavaria, founded Frankenmuth in 1845, intending to provide German settlers in Michigan with Lutheran pastors and to bring Christianity to the Ojibway who lived in the area.
“Internet Update: 18th Century Immigrants, Hessians, Palatines.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, p. 13.
———. “Frankentrost Settlers and Their Villages.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 12.
List orginally appeared as the appendix of a 1997 sesquicentennial publication of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost, Michigan. Village of origin names include Gotzendorf, Wattenbach, Feuler, Neuendettelsau, Winsbach, Baiersdorf, Greffensteinberg, Ostheim, Schaitz, Wenslow, and Gemkow, among others.
———. “A Glimpse at Gothic Script–Part 2.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 18-19.
———. “Researching Bavarian Ancestors.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 10-11, ill.
Tips and hints for the genealogist.
———. “Starting Points for Germanic Genealogy: A First Look at German Marriage Records.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 16-17.
———. “Starting Points for Germanic Genealogy: Basic Bavarian History for Genealogy.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 16-17, ill.
Brief history of Bavaria.
———. “Starting Points for Germanic Genealogy: Basic East Prussian and West Prussian History for Genealogy.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 16-17.
Broad overview of the history of East and West Prussia.
Egenes, Linda. “The Budget.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 38-39, ill.
Brief history of the newspaper started by John C. Miller in 1890. The Budget is filled with letters from the Amish and some Mennonite communities; includes clippings from the March 25, 1987, issue.
———. “A Day with the Amish.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 14-17, ill.
Flynt, Josiah. “The German and the German-American.” Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 23, no. 4, Dec. 2002, pp. 25-31.
Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1896, this article provides an example of how the German immigrant was viewed prior to World War I in the American press.
Germer, Lucie. “Clothing in an Amish Community.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 34-36, ill.
Greco, Gail. “Men, Might, and Merriment.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 18-19, ill.
Provides details on an Amish barn-raising.
Gruling, Bob. “Jacob Completes Low German Field Work.” Dat Pommersche Blatt, no. 34/35, Jan. 2003, pp. 18-19, 21, ill.
Describes Alexandra Jacob’s 2002 project to document Pommersches Platt Düütsch speakers in central Wisconsin.
Hong, Karen E. “From Germany to Germantown.” Cobblestone, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2001, pp. 3-6, ill.
Article aimed at readers ages 9-14 examines how Francis Daniel Pastorius came to facilitate the emigration of Mennonite and Quaker families from Krefeld, Germany, to Pennsylvania in 1683.
Igou, Brad, comp. The Amish in Their Own Words: Amish Writings from 25 Years of Family Life Magazine. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1999. 400 pp., ill.
“In this collection of excerpts from the monthly Family Life, we get a taste of the reading material found in Old Order homes across North America. On topics ranging from child-rearing to war and peace, to aging and death–Amish writers reveal their perception of larger society, their interpretation of history, and their view of their own church.” Donated by Mark Louden.
Jones, Catherine Huth. “Treue der Union: The Price of Their Conviction.” Cobblestone, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2001, pp. 16-19, ill.
Article aimed at readers ages 9-14 examines the death of thirty-five German Americans in Texas who sought to remain loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
Keel, William. “German Americans & World War I.” Cobblestone, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2001, pp. 29-31, ill.
Article aimed at readers ages 9-14 examines anti-German sentiment during World War I.
Kurtz, Karen B. “Wheels Made by Hand.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 30-32, ill.
Profiles an Amish buggy repair shop in Goshen, Indiana.
Lake, Ann M. B. “The Amish: A Plain People.” Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Young People, vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1987, pp. 6-10, ill.
Overview of the Amish faith and lifestyle.
Lee, Janice Kniker. “A History of the Family Henze.” The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 14, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 268-72, ill.
Includes history of the Henze and Wildgrube families in Coupland, Texas, beginning around 1890.
Martin, Ruth O. “From Franken to Frankenmuth.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 7-9, ill.
“This is the story of the 1847 journey of John Michael Hemmeter (b. 24 Sep. 1822, Wolfsbronn, Bavaria; d. 5 Nov. 1897, Saginaw, Michigan) and Anna Barbara Mary Leidlein (b. 15 May 1822, Polsingen, Bavaria; d. 17 Dec. 1896, Saginaw) from Bavaria to Frankenmuth, Michigan.”
Meusberger, Josef Fidel. “Letters from America: A New Immigrant Writes Home.” Der Blumenbaum (Sacramento German Genealogy Society), vol. 20, no. 3, Jan./Feb./March 2002, pp. 125-28, ill.
Translations of letters written by Meusberger from Troy, New York, and Waukee, Iowa, to his family in Austria. In the letters he describes the journey from Bremen to New York and his experiences making a life for himself in America.
Perrone, Toni. “Migration & Emigration.” German-American Genealogy (Burbank, CA), Fall 2002, pp. 1-7, ill.
German-speaking people migrated to other countries besides the United States, and sometimes lived “for a few months to a few generations in other countries” before immigrating to the U.S. The author examines cases of German-speaking peoples settling in (and sometimes then emigrating from) England and Ireland, the Banat (now Hungary), Russia (Volga, Ukraine, “mother/daughter colonies,” Bessarabia, and Bukovina), Australia, and Brazil.
Pfister, Hans Ulrich. “Swiss Migration to America in the 1730s: A Representative Family–The Pfister Family of Höri, Canton Zürich and the Feaster Family in America.” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 39, no. 1, Feb. 2003, pp. 3-22.
Prinz, Harvey L. “The Inside Story of the Davenport Turner Hall [Part 1].” Infoblatt, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 9-11, ill.
Designed by local architect F. G. Clausen and built in 1887-88, the monumental Davenport Turner Hall was demolished in 1960. Quoting from an 1887 newspaper account, the article describes exercise classes and gymnastic exhibitions, the Grand Theater (Opera House), and the gymnasium at the Turner Hall.
———. “The Voss Brothers of Davenport, Iowa: Changing the World of Laundry. Part 2, From Woodworking to Washers.” Infoblatt, vol. 7, no. 4, Autumn 2002, pp. 5-9, ill.
Article chronicles the Davenport woodworking business of the Voss brothers, and their shift to an emphasis on making washing machines in the late 1890s.
———. “The Voss Brothers of Davenport, Iowa: Changing the World of Laundry. Part 3, Thriving through the Depression and Beyond.” Infoblatt, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 2003, pp. 5-9, ill.
Prinz, Merle E. “The Contributions of Carl Schurz, 1829-1906: A Radical, a Fugitive, and a German-American Leader. Part 3, Insurrection.” Infoblatt, vol. 7, no. 4, Autumn 2002, pp. 13-17, ill.
———. “The Contributions of Carl Schurz, 1829-1906: A Radical, a Fugitive, and a German-American Leader. Part 4, The Rescue of Gottfried Kinkel.” Infoblatt, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 2003, pp. 17-22, ill.
———. “The Contributions of Carl Schurz, 1829-1906: A Radical, a Fugitive, and a German-American Leader. Part 5, America!” Infoblatt, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2003, pp. 15-18, ill.
“Publications by Annette Burgert.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 10-11.
A bibliography relating to eighteenth-century immigration to Pennsylvania.
Pula, James S. “The Writing on the Walls: Badger Graffiti in Civil War Virginia.” Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 86, no. 3, Spring 2003, pp. 38-49, ill.
Relates the history behind the discovery of nine names—Schlosser, Scholz, Van Eweyk, Reifenstuhl, Froelich, Rook, Fernekes, Hoene, and Koege—written on the attic walls of the Blenheim Estate in Fairfax, Virginia. The names can be traced to the 26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed “the Sigel Regiment” in honor of Franz Sigel, the German revolutionary leader of 1848 who was then a popular leader of the national German American community.
Raku, Myke. “Are Your German Ancestors Really Swiss?” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 5, ill.
A summary of a presentation given by Annette Burgert at the German Genealogy Society’s 2002 Spring Conference: “If your German ancestors came to America n the eighteenth century, you may discover that they had lived in Switzerland in the seventeenth century. About one half of Pennsylvania Germans were originally Swiss.” A map shows migration routes from Switzerland into Germany.
Rankin, James H. “The Pabst Theater Heritage.” Filmmakers, vol. 2, no. 5, May 2002, pp. 2-5, 10, ill.
The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee “is the fourth oldest continuously operating theatre on the same site in the United States” and a designated National Historic Landmark. Originally an opera house, it was purchased and remodeled by Frederick Pabst in 1890, who named it Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater. This article describes the architecture and history of the theater up to its purchase by the Cudahy Foundation in 2002. Donated by Patricia Balon on behalf of the Pabst Theater.
Schield, Ray. “Pommern Weddings in Wisconsin.” Dat Pommersche Blatt, no. 31, Feb. 2002, pp. 14-15, ill.
Describes typical wedding celebrations by Pomeranian immigrants in Wisconsin in the early 1800s, discussing music, food, and other customs. Includes wedding photographs taken by Oscar Borchardt in Lincoln and Marathon counties showing two wedding parties, cooks, and a band.
Schlemper, Beth. “Building Identity in the Holyland.” Max Kade Institute Friends Newsletter, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 1, 10-11, ill.
The Holyland region is among the most distinctive settlements of Catholic German-speaking immigrants in Wisconsin, comprising an area primarily in Fond du Lac and Calumet counties. Prof. Schlemper examines reasons for nineteenth-century emigration from the Vulkan Eifel region of what was then Rhenish Prussia to the Holyland area, and identifies how these settlers have affected the identity of east-central Wisconsin up to the present day.
Specht, Christa, and others. Sersheim: Geschichte und Geschichten, 792-1992. [Stuttgart: Aldus Verlag], 1992. 279 pp., ill.
History of Sersheim, in Kreis Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart. Donated by Phyllis M. Bunnelle.
Stewart, Anne Seidensticker. “Die Bürgerkrieg (Civil War) in German West Texas: 1861-1865.” The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 14, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 224-29.
Reports on some of the effects the Civil War had upon the “German-Texas villages of Comfort, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and Grape Creek.”
Teske, Robert T., and Harold W. Pfohl. The German-American Farm: A Cedarburg Chronicle: Photographs of the Nieman, Fromm, and Lueders Families, 1850-1950, Collected by Harold W. Pfohl. Cedarburg, WI: Cedarburg Cultural Center, 1994. Pamphlet for a 1994 exhibition of photographs that explored German-American agricultural life in Ozaukee and Washington Counties from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The Nieman family emigrated in 1852 from an estate near Spornitz in Mecklenberg-Schwerin.
Thomas, Delphine. “Locating the European Village of Origin for Your 18th Century German.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 7-8.
A summary of a presentation given by Annette Burgert at the German Genealogy Society’s 2002 Spring Conference: “Over 30,000 Germans immigrated to Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century. Many came from northern Switzerland. These Swiss first settled in Alsace, Kraichgau, Odenwald, or the Palatinate before leaving for America.”
Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. “German Settlements in the Midwest.” Cobblestone, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2001, pp. 10-12, ill.
Article aimed at readers ages 9-14.
Turbes, Donna. “Primary Evidence of German and Swiss Origins: Eighteenth Century Documents.” Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, Fall 2002, pp. 6-7.
A summary of a presentation given by Annette Burgert at the German Genealogy Society’s 2002 Spring Conference: “The records that may name villages of origin for the large group of German-speaking immigrants arriving before the Revolutionary War can be divided into three main groups based on their location–in American records, in immigrants’ possession, and in European records.”
Weeter, Gary K. “From Saarland to Pennsylvania: Archives Jackpot.” The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 28, no. 2, March 2002, pp. 3-6.
Table presents information on persons granted permission by local authorities of Ottweiler to immigrate to Pennsylvania (1738, 1748-1749); data comes from Weeter’s research in Ottweiler, Germany, with correlations to Werner Hacker’s Auswanderungen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarland im. 18. Jahrhundert (1987).
Wiant, Allen. “John Wiant of Albemarle County, Virginia: A Hessian POW in America.” The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 28, no. 1, Dec. 2002, pp. 8-12.
Johannes Wiegand, of Kempfenbrunn in Hesse-Hanau, served under the command of General Burgoyne in Canada during the American Revolutionary War. Burgoyne’s defeat at the Battle of Saratoga in October 1777 resulted in Weigand becoming a prisoner of war; Weigand and other prisoners were marched to a location west of Charlottesville, Virginia. The author believes Weigand may have become John Wiant of Abermarle County, Virginia, who first appears in a census of 1787.
Wiederhoeft, Linda. “Prisoners of War in Wisconsin?” Dat Pommersche Blatt, no. 36, April 2003, pp. 1, 4, ill.
Summary of talk by historian and author Betty Cowley.
Williams, Carol. “Response to Kristina Marcy’s “Review Essay”” Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 38, no. 3, Nov. 2002, pp. 40-48.
Novelist Carol Williams discusses her three novels, The Switzers (1981), By Wonders and By War (1999), and Brightness Remembered (2001), books that chronicle the experiences of three Swiss families in South Carolina.
Zamzow, DuWayne. “Letters from the Field: Friedrich Krenz, Civil War, 1864.” Dat Pommersche Blatt, nos. 34/35, Jan. 2003, p. 14, ill.
Krenz emigrated from Pomerania in 1854 and bought a farm in the Town of Berlin, Wisconsin. In 1864 he was drafted into the Union Army on September 22, 1864, serving in the Third Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. This letter was written November 2, 1864, in Madison, Wisconsin.
———. “Letters from the Field: Friedrich Krenz, Civil War, 1864. Second in a Series.” Dat Pommersche Blatt, no. 36, April 2003, p. 14, ill.
This letter was written November 12, 1864, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Zeidler, Frank P. Reflections: The Poetry of a Young Frank Zeidler. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Library, 2002. xx, 85 pp.
Introduction by John Gurda; “On Frank Zeidler’s Poetry” by John Koethe.
[Bublitz, Irma.] Krone’s deutsche Schul-Vorschriften in zehn Heften. Neue revidirte Ausgabe. Krone’s Paragon System of Penmanship. German Edition, no. 3. New York: Krone Brothers, 1885. [24 pp.].
Old German script practice booklet, this volume “introduces Capitals, singly and in words.” The exercises have been completed by Irma Bublitz, who signed the cover and dated it Nov. 17, 1909. MKI has only no. 3 of this ten-volume set.
Children, Grandchildren and Nephew of Martin Kressin, Sr. and Dorothea Rüge/Ruege.
Genealogical tree with information on individuals with the names Dallmann, Kressin, Ruege, and Bentz. Includes a map and text relating to Treptow, Kreis Greifenberg, in Pomerania.
[Death Notice/Prayer Card for Rev. Johann Peter Probst.]
Card reads, in part: “Zum frommen Andenken an den Hochw. Johann Peter Probst, geboren zu Lullingen, Luxemburg, am 21. April 1838; zum Priester geweiht am 18. Dezember 1869; gestorben zu North Washington, Iowa, am 2. September 1913.”
Goebel, Julius. “Aus Vaterland.”
A poem clipped from an unidentified newspaper, “von Professor Julius Goebel, Urbana, Ill.”
Becker, Henrietta K. Elements of German: A Practical Course for School and College. The Lake German Series. Chicago: Scott, Foresman & Co., 1903. 334 pp.
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