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Winegrowing in the Hermann Area: Early Years' Chronicle
Article about winegrowing in the early years of the settlement of Hermann, Missouri, a mostly German community, from the late 1830s to the 1850s.
Who Was the "Enemy Among Us": Missouri's World War II Prisoners of War
This article explores the question of ideology among German and Italian prisoners of war in Missouri, focusing particularly on Camp Crowder, Camp Clark, and Fort Leonard Wood. The question of how many...
Vintage Village: Founded as a "Second Fatherland," Residents of Historic Hermann Cling to Their German Roots
Article about the tourist and historic sites in Hermann, Missouri, a predominantly German town with well-preserved old buildings and wineries.
Utopia in Missouri
Article on German intellectual efforts to encourage German settlement in Missouri in the mid-19th century. Between 1834 and 1837, more than 30,000 Germans immigrated to Missouri, hoping to take advantage...
The Old Communistic Colony at Bethel
History of the Bethel commune of German Methodists in Shelby County, Missouri, founded by Dr. William Keil in the mid-1800s. Description of William Keil (1811-1877), "a native of Prussia," Germany establishing...
The Old Bethel Communistic Colony
Story of "the success of Dr. William Keil and his Bethel Communistic Community," founded in 1845 five miles north of Shelbyville, Missouri, by "Dr. Keil and his little band of some 500 sturdy German pilgrims,"...
The Inner Light of Neighborhoods: KCK's Ethnic Communities and the Churches They Built
March 9, 1980
Article about the ethnic neighborhoods, largely Eastern European, in Kansas City, Kansas, especially Strawberry Hill, centering often around churches. Description of the following ethnic groups: Croatians,...
The German Hospital
Article about a meeting of 200 local Germans at Turner Hall to discuss building a "German Hospital."
The First Lutherans in the State of Missouri
History of the earliest Lutheran and some other Protestant Churches in Missouri, starting in the late 1700s and early 1800s and organized by Germans and Swedes.
The Fallen Foe: America's German Prisoners of War, 1942-1946
Manuscript, "Presented by the Fort Leonard Wood Museum,"consists of pictures and accompanying material with historical narrative, charts, and statistics on World War II German and Italian prisoners of...
The Enemy Among Us--POW's in Missouri During World War II
Article reviews "The Enemy Among Us," a book by David Fiedler describing Italian and German POW's in Missouri during World War II. Specific instances of the use of POW labor in the Kansas City area are...
The American Flag and Cherry Strudel
Brief description of Hermann, Missouri, "a place untouched by time." Hermann was founded in 1836 by members of the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, which likened its region of Missouri to the...
South Dakota Historical Collections
English translation of the "First Journey to North America in the Years 1822 to 1824" by the German Duke of Wuerttemberg, Friedrich Paul Wilhelm (1797-1860), originally published in 1835 and with information...
Short Ethnic History of the Germanic People in Wyandotte County
The third in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas, this article provides an historical overview of early German settlers to the area, as well as neighborhoods, churches,...
SC133 William Weber Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains sketches by William Weber. Weber was a German-born artist who lived in Kansas City, taught drawing at Central High School, and designed floats for local parades.
Rhineland: Winter in a Missouri Rivertown
Article about the small town of Rhineland, Missouri, close to the center of the state and "nearly one hundred percent German" in ethnic character, settled "probably late in the 1830's and 1840's," with...
Information on the town of Rhineland, Missouri on the Missouri River "about 40 miles west of Jefferson City" and "settled by German Catholics" around the 1840s.
Records of the Leavenworth Turnverein, 1857-1923
Records of the Leavenworth Turnverein from 1857 to 1923 in German manuscript on two rolls of microfilm, related to the Turner Society's newspaper in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Priests of Pallas Parade Float
People in costume atop horse-drawn float bearing sign that reads "We Germans must stick together".
POWs in Missouri
Overview of the four major POW camps in Missouri: Camp Crowder in Neosho, Camp Clark in Nevada, Fort Leonard Wood, and Weingarten, south of St. Louis. Sidebar includes list of camps located in Missouri...
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