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Illustration from Abenteuer zweier kleiner Knaben.Abenteuer zweier kleiner Knaben. Erzählung für Kinder. Lahr; New York: Kaufmann, n.d. 96 pp., col. ill.
Author may be Lina Haarbeck, 1871-1954.
Donated by Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Concordia-Kinderchöre. Eine Sammlung von Liedern in vierstimmigem Satz für unsere Schulen und Sontagsschulen. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia, 1908. x, 292 pp.
Vorwort is signed "Das Komitee," in Meriden, Conn., April 1908. Some hymns are in English.
Donated by Renata Lucht.

Portrait of H. Henry GülichGülich, H. Henry. Der christliche Glaube. Handbuch der Heils- und Sittenlehre. Cleveland, Ohio: Mattill & Lamb, 1903. 310 pp., frontispiece portrait.
On title page: Von H. Gülich, Prediger.Vorwort signed "Der Verfasser, Brooklyn, N. Y., im November 1902."
Inscribed on flyleaf: "Mr. Louis Muehl, Menomonee Falls, Wis."
Donated by the United Methodist Church, Wisconsin Conference, Archives (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin).

Kapp, Friedrich. Die Sklavenfrage in den Vereinigten Staaten. Göttingen: Wigand; New York: Schmidt, 1854. vi, 185 pp.

Strong, Josiah. Unser Land, dessen mögliche Zukunft und gegenwärtige Crisis. (Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis). Revidirte, auf den Census von 1890 basirte Ausgabe. Cleveland, Ohio: Lauer & Mattill, 1891. iv, 278 pp. 2 copies.
On title page: Von Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., General-Secretär der Evangelischen Allianz fuer die Vereinigten Staaten, New York. Mit einer Einleitung von Prof. Austin Phelps, D. D. (Autorisirte deutsche Uebersetzung.) Uebersetzt von W. [William] Horn [William Horn ( 1839-1917), Bischof der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft].
From Wikipedia entry for Josiah Strong: His most well-known and influential work was Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis (1885), intended to promote domestic missionary activity in the American West. Historians suggest it may have encouraged support for imperialistic United States policy among American Protestants. He pleaded as well for more missionary work in the nation's cities, and for reconciliation to end racial conflict. He was one of the first to warn that Protestants (most of whom lived in rural areas or small towns) were ignoring the problems of the cities and the working classes.
He believed that all races could be improved and uplifted and thereby brought to Christ. In the "Possible Future" portion of Our Country, Strong argued that the Anglo-Saxon race had a responsibility to "civilize and Christianize" the world due to its superiority. The "Crisis" portion of the text described the seven "perils" facing the nation, namely – Catholicism, Mormonism, Socialism, Intemperance, Wealth, Urbanization, and Immigration. In 1891, a revised edition was issued based on the census of 1890. The large increase in immigration during this period led him to conclude that the perils he outlined in the first edition had only grown.
Donated by the United Methodist Church, Wisconsin Conference, Archive (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin).

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"The Airship Graf Zeppelin in Davenport, Iowa." Society for German-American Studies Newsletter, vol. 30, no. 3, Sept. 2009, pp. 1-2, ill.
On August 28, 1924, in honor of the city's heavily German population, Dr. Hugo Eckener piloted the Graf Zeppelin over Davenport, Iowa, on his flight around the world.

Portrait of J. H. A. LacherBaensch, Emil. "J. H. A. Lacher: November 27, 1856–October 31, 1936." Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 21, no. 3, Mar. 1938, pp. 251-255, ill.
"This eulogy was read by Judge Baensch at the annual meeting of the State Historical Society, October 21, 1937."
J. H. A. (John Henry A.) Lacher was the son of Martin and Catherine Lacher, who emigrated from the German Lorraine to America in 1848. His parents first spent two years in New Orleans before living on a farm near Cincinnati where J. H. A. was born. While Lacher made a living as a salesman, upon retirement he focused his energies on an interest in history. He was married to Louise Krumrey of Plymouth, Wisconsin; she was the daughter of German Forty-Eighter Karl Krumrey, a pioneer in Sheboygan County. They lived for many years in Waukesha.
Lacher developed a keen interest in the contributions of German-speaking immigrants to America, and authored The German Element in Wisconsin (Milwaukee: Steuben Society of America, 1925).

Barney, Robert Knight. "America's First Turnverein: Commentary in Favor of Louisville, Kentucky." Journal of Sport History, vol. 11, no. 1, Spring 1984, pp. 134-137.
Contests the claim that the first Turnverein in the United States was the one established through the efforts of Friedrich Hecker in Cincinnati in November of 1848. The author refers to notices from the Louisville Anzeiger published in 1848 that suggests that the Turnverein in Louisville, Kentucky, was founded on July 25, 1848. Documents that would confirm this claim were unfortunately destroyed in a fire set by Know-Nothing arsonists on January 18, 1858.

Bode, Daniel. "The Family of Wilhelm and Henriette (Schramme) Spreen." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 69-81, ill.
The Spreen family emigrated from Wehdem, Westphalia for Washington, County, Texas, in 1866. The Schramme family, also from Wehdem, arrived in Texas in 1868. Marie Henriette Caroline Henriette Schramme married Wilhelm Spreen in the Wiedeville Community of Washington County, Texas, on 29 January 1875.

Boock, Darcy. "The Emergence of the Surname Aufderheide from the Westphalian Surname Johann auf der Heide: A Case Study." Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, Fall 2009, pp. 17-23, 28, ill.
Includes listing of sources.
"According to a church record, Friedrich Wilhelm Aufderheide immigrated to America in 1870. . . . He first settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his older brother, Adolph, lived, as well as his sisters, Catharine Sophie Friederike, who was married to Bernhard Heinrich Rosenfled, and Sophia Bernhardine, who married Wilhelm Wiethoff later that year. Fred learned the brick-making trade. . .[and] in 1875, he brought this trade with him as he settled in New Ulm, Minnesota." This article describes the search to find the birthplace of Friedrich Aufderheide in Westphalia.

Citzler, Annette. "Johann 'Emil' and Clara J. Citzler." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 30-31, ill.
"Emil and Clara Citzler came to Texas from Glatz in Schlesien (Silesia) in 1884. . . . The family had been in the landscape gardening and florist business in Germany.  . . . Emil and Clara and family came to Fayette County, to a farm property just northwest of Rutersville and north of La Grange, where they grew cotton, kept cows and chickens and hogs, and tended an abundant vegetable garden and fruit trees. Clara died in 1927 and Emil in 1940."

Dietz-Lenssen, Matthias. "Narrhalla-Marsch in der Neuen Welt." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 73-79, ill.
History of the Mainzer Carneval-Verein in New York.

Efford, Alison Clark. "German Immigrants and the Arc of American Citizenship during Reconstruction, 1865-1877." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, no. 46, Spring 2010, pp. 61-76, ill.
Examines how German immigrants helped influence American citizenship after the Civil War and Emancipation, especially concerning the key issue of whether African-Americans would be granted the vote. Efford points out that German immigrants, particularly those who were refugees from the Revolutions of 1848 in Europe, were engaged in Reconstruction politics through the Republican Party and later -- after the unification of the German state -- the Liberal Republican Party. Highly conscious of their own new status as American citizens, German Americans infused with the ideals of liberal nationalism supported the claims of citizenship for black men in North America. The issue of political equality for women, however, was not upheld by German immigrant males.

[Fogel, Edwin M.] "How Did Your Early German Immigrants in Pennsylvania Observe Christmas and New Year's?" Der Blumenbaum (Sacramento German Genealogy Society), vol. 27, no. 2, Oct./Nov./Dec. 2009, pp. 68-69, ill.
Source: Edwin M. Fogel. "Of Months and Days," Proceedings of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, vol. 5, 1940.”

Freund, Alexander. "Die Auswanderung aus Nachkriegsdeutschland." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 81-92, ill.
"Tatsächlich wanderten zwischen 1946 und 1960 etwa acht Millionen Europäer nach Übersee aus. Davon gingen vier Millionen nach Nordamerika -- mehr als 1,8 Millionen nach Kanada und über 2,1 Millionen in die USA."
Topics include: Auswanderungswünsche in der Aufbruchgesellschaft -- Wanderungspolitik -- Die Auswanderung -- Auswanderungsursachen -- Einwanderungserfahrungen.

"Germans and the Civil War." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 35-36.
"Taken from the publication of the Archives and Records program of the Texas General Land Office, Saving Texas History. . . . This particular edition covered Germans to Texas."
Relates the story of Ferdinand Simon, who left Darmstadt and arrived in Texas in 1845. He signed German Immigration Contract #1871 with the Adelsverein, which entitled him to 160 acres of land in Bexar County in the Republic of Texas. "In 1862, the Confederate Conscription Act passed, requiring that all able-bodied men volunteer for service in the Confederate Army. This was a strong reminder of what many of the German immigrants fled from in Europe. German immigrants did not support the decision to secede from the Union. Many of them had already experienced the threat of conscription in Germany and did not want to have the same experience with the Confederate Army. To show their loyalty to the Union, the Hill Country Union Loyal League was formed, [consisting] predominantly of German-Texan members. . .  In April 1862, Confederate troops were sent to enforce conscription laws and extinguish the Union Loyal League." Ferdinand Simon was wounded at what is known as the Neuces [River] Massacre; he was captured and sentenced to death as an enemy of the Confederate States of America, although martial laws was suspended before his execution was to be carried out. The bodies of those killed at the Nueces Rive massacre were brought to Comfort, Texas, where a monument honors their memory.

Gessner, Urs. "Karl Friedrich Meyer, 1884-1974." Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 46, no. 1, Feb. 2010, pp. 64-81, ill.
Biographical information on one of the most influential and prolific scientists in numerous areas of infectious diseases in man and animals, the ecology of pathogens, epidemiology, and public health.

Halfeld, Adolf. Amerika und der Amerikanismus. Kritische Betrachtungen eines Deutschen und Europäers. Jena: E. Diederichs, 1928. xvi, 244 pp.  
Halfeld, a journalist who had spent several years in America as a correspondent, criticizes what he perceives to be the dehumanizing aspects of American society, particularly an obsession with success, "fetters of the spirit," and "cultural feminism."
Donated by Dirk Hoerder in memory of Christiane Harzig.

Holzer, Gerhard. "August Belmont (1813 Alzey-1890 New York)." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 103-106, ill.
"August Belmont ist der vielleicht berühmteste Auswanderer aus Alzey, wenngleich er in seiner alten Heimat weniger bekannt ist als in Amerika. Er erwarb nach seiner Niederlassung in New York nach 1837 ein riesiges Vermögen und war in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts einer der einflussreichsten Bankiers und Politiker in den USA."

———. "Samuel Adler (1809-1891) und Felix Adler (1851-1933)." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 100-102.
"Mit Vater und Sohn Adler betrachten wir zwei jüdische Auswanderer aus Worms bzw. Alzey. Die Lebensspanne Samuel Adlers umfasst etwa die gleiche Zeit wie bei August Belmont (1813-1890, vgl. Lebensbild Seite 103). Belmont wie Adler erlebten den Höhepunkt ihres Wirkens in New York. Das Zentrum von Adlers Tätigkeit -- der Tempel Emanu-El -- und die Stadtresidenz der Belmonts lagen beide in der Fifth Avenue in New York, nur wenige hundert Meter voneinander entfernt. Es ist nicht bekannt, ob der Bankier und der Rabbiner sich je persönlich begegnet sind. Wohl kaum, denn sie bewegten sich in sehr unterschiedlichen Kreisen: Belmont in der Welt des Geldes, Adler im Umfeld der Synagoge. Und doch gab es schon in der Alten Welt Berührungspunkte zwischen den Familien Belmont und Adler."

Hunka, Ron. "The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa -- The Tragic Final Voyage of the Rouse Simmons." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 43-45, ill.
Herman Schuenemann (born in the German-American community of Ahnapee, now Algoma, Wisconsin) was one of twenty-four sailing ship captains who participated in the trade of Christmas trees on Lake Michigan. Known as "Captain Santa," Schuenemann would also donate trees to orphanages and the poor, as well as to hotels and churches. This article tells of the sinking of Schuenemann's ship, the Rouse Simmons, in November of 1912. Heavily laden with Christmas trees bound for Chicago, the ship was last sighted in a strong gale off Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

"Immigration Contracts in the General Land Office." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 33-34, ill.
"Taken from the publication of the Archives and Records program of the Texas General Land Office, Saving Texas History. . . . This particular edition covered Germans to Texas."
A large number of German-speaking immigrants arrived in Texas during the years 1844 through 1847, primarily because of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants to Texas, or Adelsverein. "The immigration contracts for the Adelsverein, totaling 2,650 individual contracts, are housed at the Texas General Land Office."

"Johann Jacob Groos: Texas Land Commissioner from January 20, 1874 - June 15, 1878." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 36-37.
"Taken from the publication of the Archives and Records program of the Texas General Land Office, Saving Texas History. . . . This particular edition covered Germans to Texas."
Johann Jacob Groos was the second German immigrant since the Civil War to head the General Land Office in Texas. Born in Offenbach, Germany in 1824, Groos and his wife moved to Texas in 1845. He served in the Confederate Militia during the Civil War, was mayor of New Braunfels, and was elected Texas Land Commissioner.

Jochem, Marlene, and Jens Stoecker, eds. Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Schriften des Theodor-Zink-Museums, Heft 17. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009. 128 pp., ill. (chiefly col.). On title page: Ausstellung im Theodor-Zink-Museum Kaiserslautern, 30. April bis 2. August 2009, im Museum Alzey, 24. August bis 11. Oktober 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (pp. 119-125).
Contents: Grusswort / Ministerpräsident Kurt Beck -- Zu Ausstellung und Begleitband / Marlene Jochem, Eva Heller-Karneth, Rainer Karneth -- Die deutsche und rheinland-pfálzische Nordamerikaauswanderung im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Überblick / Helmut Schmahl -- ". . . in der edlen Illusion, doch noch eine feste Schanze der Freiheit gerettet zu haben!" Politisch motivierte Auswanderung aus Deutschland und dem heutigen Rheinland-Pfalz im 19. Jahrhundert / Steffen Wiegmann -- Vom Westerwald nach Milwaukee. Die Auswanderung Heinrich Georgs im Jahr 1852 / Cornelius Neutsch -- Auswanderungsagenten / Barbara Schuttpelz -- Die jüdische Emigration in die USA nach 1933 am Beispiel der Pfalz / Roland Paul -- "Die Ersten litten grossen Not, die meisten Zweiten holte ein früher Tod und erst die Dritten fanden Brot." Das Bild des pfälzischen Auswanderers in der landeskundlichen Literatur von 1850 bis heute / Sarah A. Sternal -- Narrhalla-Marsch in der Neuen Welt / Matthias Dietz-Lenssen -- Die Auswanderung aus Nachkriegsdeutschland / Alexander Freund -- Zur Geschichte und Zukunft des Pennsylvaniadeutschen in den USA / Michael Werner -- Lebensbilder: Samuel Adler (1809-1891) und Felix Adler (1851-1933) / Gerhard Holzer -- August Belmont (1813 Alzey-1890 New York) / Gerhard Holzer -- Carl David Weber (1814-1881), ein bedeutender Pfälzer im amerikanischen Westen / Roland Paul -- Konrad Krez (1828-1897) / Michael Martin -- Julius Dauber (1831-1879), ein Rückwanderer / Roland Paul -- Sebastian Walter (1848-1891): Pionier des Emaillierhandwerks in Amerika und Wohltäter seiner Heimatgemeinde / Helmut Schmahl -- Thomas Nast (1849-1903) / Michael Martin -- Auswahlbibliografie -- Autorenverzeichnis.
Donated by Helmut Schmahl.

"Karte des Staates Texas, Map #2123." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 36.
"Taken from the publication of the Archives and Records program of the Texas General Land Office, Saving Texas History. . . . This particular edition covered Germans to Texas."
Description of a map of Texas published by the Verein zum Schütze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, also known as the Adelsverein). The map was printed in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1851.

Portrait of Francis A. Hoffmann, aka Hans BuschbauerLacher, J. H. A. [John Henry A.] "Francis A. Hoffmann of Illinois and Hans Buschbauer of Wisconsin." Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 13, no. 4, June 1930, pp. 327-355, ill.
Francis A. Hoffmann (1822-1903), was born in Herford, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, and fled the Prussian draft in 1840. He settled in Illinois where he was a teacher and Lutheran minister. In 1851 he moved to Chicago and became an attorney and banker on behalf of German immigrants. He was instrumental in leading German-American voters away from the Democrats and helping to found the Illinois Republican Party in 1854, over the issue of slavery. Elected Lt. Governor in 1860, he largely ran the state in the governor's absence through the Civil War, opposing the Copperhead movement that sympathized with the South. In 1875 he retired to a farm outside Jefferson, in the Wisconsin county of the same name, and devoted his time to writing articles on farming and horticulture for the German language press under the name Hans Buschbauer.

Lemke, John. "Tracing the Lemke Family Back to Pomerania." Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 20-23.
The author's grandfather, Henry Lemke, was born in 1873 and died in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The author documents his search for information on the family, beginning in O'Brien County, Iowa and in Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, and ending in the town of Labehn, Kreis Lauenburg, Pomerania.

Madsen, Myra. "Heirloom Document Adds to Family Knowledge." Germanic Genealogy Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 24, ill.
Document provided the author with information about the marriage of Christian Mielke to Louise Kowalske in Czierwienz, Kreis Stolp, Pomerania. Their son, Johann Ludwig Mielke, brought his family of eight to Minnesota.

Martin, Michael. "Konrad Krez (1828 Landau–1897 Milwaukee)." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 109.

———. "Thomas Nast (1840-1903)." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 116-118, ill.
Born in 1840 in Landau, Thomas Nast was six years old when his family arrived in New York. Nast became famous in the 19th century as an American caricaturist.

"Moving West: 'Collective Biography' of Postwar German Immigrants." German-Canadian Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, Sept. 2009, pp. 1, 3, ill.
Describes the research of Christian Lieb, whose dissertation investigates German immigrants' experiences in British Columbia between 1945 and 1961.

Neutsch, Cornelius. "Vom Westerwald nach Milwaukee. Die Auswanderung Heinrich Georgs im Jahr 1852." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 42-48.
Heinrich Georg was born 1821 in Langenaubach near Dillenburg, and emigrated in 1852 for economic reasons. He described the experiences during his journey to America in an extensive diary, which was published 1853 in Dillenburg.

Notes on Carl Heinrich Beiderbecke.

Notes gathered from the Internet on Carl Heinrich Beiderbecke, author of Gottes Licht im dunklen Erdteil. Eine Übersicht der Länder, Völker und Arbeiten der evangelischen Mission in Africa (Reading, Pa: Pilger, 1889); Erinnerungen eines afrikanischen Missionars. Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen (Chicago: Wartburg, 1922); and Life among the Hereros in Africa (St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia, 1922).
Carl Heinrich Beiderbecke was born Aug. 3, 1845 in Deppendorf, Germany. He was a missionary of the Rheinische Missionsgesellschaft in Otjimbingwe, Namibia from 1872 to 1880, when he emigrated to America. He was minister of German Lutheran Congregations in New York from 1881 to 1917, including Saugerties, Troy, and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran in Morrisania (Bronx). Beiderbecke was married to Emma Sarah Margarita (Gita) Hahn and they had a son, Henry, who was also a pastor.

Page, H. Dwight. "The Swiss American Presence at the Battle of Shiloh." Swiss American Historical Society Review, vol. 46, no. 1, Feb. 2010, pp. 40-57, ill.
Mentions Swiss Americans in the last three pages of the article, including Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer (who fell at the Battle of Mill Springs), Union Brigadier General John Eugene Smith who was born in Berne in 1816, and Union Colonel Jacob Ammen, of Swiss descent.

Paul, Roland. "Carl David Weber (1814-1881), ein bedeutender Pfälzer im amerikanischen Westen." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 107-108.
Weber was born in Steinwenden, and grew up in Homburg. In 1836 he arrived in New Orleans, although little is known of his time there. In 1841 he went to Belleville, Illinois and joined with the Bidwell Bartleson Party in St. Louis to travel to California. He is the founder of the town of Tuleburg, later known as Stockton, California.

———. "Die jüdische Emigration in die USA nach 1933 am Beispiel der Pfalz." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 55-62.

———. "Julius Dauber (1831-1879), ein Rückwanderer." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 110-111, ill.
Dauber traveled with Carl Adolph Weber in 1853 to Stockton, California. Meeting with little success, he returned home in 1857. This article includes passages from Dauber's diary.

Penner, Nikolai. "Immigrants' High German Influenced by Russian and English." German-Canadian Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, Dec. 2009, pp. 3, ill.
Penner's research focuses the High German spoken by the second- and third-wave Russian Mennonite immigrants to Canada, examining patterns of language use by each group in Russia and how they changed in Canada, and looking at how this variety of High German corresponds to standard High German.

Plumb, Ralph G. "Emil Baensch." Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 23, no. 3, Mar. 1940, pp. 264-268, ill.Portrait of Emil Baensch
Emil Baensch was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1857, son of a refugee from Germany who arrived in America in 1848. Emil studied law and was appointed in 1888 by Governor Rusk to serve as county judge in Manitowoc County. Baensch served as a Republican Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1895 through 1899, and ran unsuccessfully for governor against Robert La Follette, Sr. in 1904. He had an interest in German contributions to American life and was involved in "the gathering of reminiscences and the preservation of letters written by the German immigrants to their homeland."

Schafer, Sue. (Voices from the Past: John Dennis Schafer Family Letters, 1842-1898). [Bloomington, Ind.]: Xlibris Corp., 2009. 313, [3] pp. and [24] pp. of plates, ill.
Johann Dionis Schafer was born in 1821, in Witterschlick, near Bonn. He married Margaret Schumacher in 1847, and that same year the couple immigrated to America. They settled in Springfield Corners, Dane County, Wisconsin, and Dionis's two sisters came later to settle in the neighboring township of Cross Plains. After his wife died in 1852, "Dionsis was restless and unhappy, so he left Wisconsin," heading west. He eventually ended up in the Washington Territory, along the Satsop River. This book explores the life of John D. Schafer as reflected in the correspondence between him and his family in Germany and America.
Donated by Sue Schafer.

Schlortt, Minnie Backhaus. "The Backhaus Family of Texas." The Journal (German-Texan Heritage Society), vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 41-42, ill.
Five Backhaus brothers emigrated from Jaderberg, Germany, to Texas between 1878 and 1887.
Schmahl, Helmut. "Die deutsche und rheinland-pfälzische Nordamerikaauswanderung im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 8-36, ill.
Overview examines emigration from the Rheinland-Palatinate during America's colonial period and in the 19th century, including beginnings, mass migration to New York in 1709, Pennsylvania, the "Redemptioner System," settlements and ethnic cohesion, the Ephrata Cloister, acculturation and assimilation, economic and social background, reasons for emigrating, attitudes held by the German states, chain migration, organized emigration (Mainzer Adelsverein), farming and trades practiced by German Americans, the press and literature, societies, and nativism and politics.

———. "Sebastian Walter (1828-1922): Pionier des Emaillierhandwerks in Amerika und Wohltäter seiner Heimatgemeinde." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 112-115, ill.
Born in Ober-Flörsheim, Sebatsian Walter immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1866.

Schuttpelz, Barbara. "Auswanderungsagenten." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 49-54, ill.
Examines the role of emigration agents.

Sternal, Sarah A. ""Die Ersten litten grossen Not, die meisten Zweiten holte ein frueher Tod und erst die Dritten fanden Brot." Das Bild des pfälzischen Auswanderers in der landeskundlichen Literatur von 1850 bis heute." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 63-72, ill.
Vom 19. Jahrundert bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg: "Reicher Onkel aus Amerika" -- Weimarer Republik: 250 Jahre Auswanderung -- Nationalsozialismus: Auswanderung als "Export deutschen Volkstums" -- 1945 bis heute: Wissenschaftliche Neuorientierung der Pfalzforschung.

Stolz, Gerd. Das Leben der Margarethe Meyer Schurz. Wegbereiterin des Kindergartens in den USA. Husum: Husum, 2007. 101 pp., ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Familientafel Schurz -- Das Elternhaus -- Die Geschwister -- Hochschule für das weibliche Geschlecht -- Aufbruch in die Freiheit: Hamburg, London, Carl Schurz -- Amerika -- Die "deutsche Idee": die Kindergarten -- Zwischen Neuer und Alter Welt -- Literaturverzeichniz.
Donated by Gerd Stolz.

Werner, Michael. "Zur Geschichte und Zukunft des Pennsylvaniadeutschen in den USA." Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 93-99.

Wiegmann, Steffen. "". . . in der edlen Illusion, doch noch eine feste Schanze der Freiheit gerettet zu haben!" Politisch motivierte Auswanderung aus Deutschland und dem heutigen Rheinland-Pfalz im 19. Jahrhundert."  Aufbruch nach Amerika 1709-2009. 300 Jahre Massenauswanderung aus Rheinland-Pfalz. Marlene Jochem and Jens Stoecker, eds. Kaiserslautern: Theodor-Zink-Museum; Referat Kultur der Stadt Kaiserslautern, 2009, pp. 37-41, ill.

Zink, Joel K., trans. and ed. The Indexed Burial Records of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Massbach, Illinois. Record Books 1-3: 1858 to 1932. Alexis, Ill.: the author, 2009. 52 pp. Translated, transcribed, indexed, and introduction by Joel K. Zink. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Massbach, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, was founded in 1857. The introduction contains information parish history and boundaries, place names and names of people, and the Rite of Christian Burial in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. "For many years, the pastor of the Rush Creek congregation was the only resident German-speaking pastor in southern Jo Daviess County and northern Carroll County. The other two German churches in Derinda Township, Derinda German Methodist Episcopal Church and the Massbach German Evangelical Association Church, were usually served by traveling circuit riders. The Roman Catholic churches at Hanover and Elizabeth were served by English-speaking priests that were often not equipped to minister to their German-speaking parishioners. As a result, the Rush Creek pastor was often asked to conduct services of German-speaking non-members. This fact is often noted in the 'Comments' section."
Donated by Joel K. Zink.

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Family Histories and Archives  

Connelly, Sally. Doring Lineage. [62] pp.
The Doerings originally lived in Thuringia near Hessen and Lower Saxony. The four sons of Georg Werner Doering immigrated to America between 1850 and 1870, settling near each other at Gratiot in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Other surnames mentioned in this history include: Brede; Gainer (Gager, Geiger, Gaenger); Weidemann; Werner; Krug.
Donated by Sally Connelly.

Ruedebusch, Charles A. The Story of Jacob Sternberger and Franziska Leute. [2010]. 48 pp., ill.
Jacob Sternberger emigrated from Kaaden, Bohemia (now Kadan, Czech Republic) to the United States in 1850. He married Franziska Leute November 4, 1865, in Columbus, Wisconsin, and later settled in Bangor, Wisconsin. This document -- incorporating information from censuses, vital and land records, newspaper clippings, family stories, and original letters -- provides background on the Sternberger family; Jacob's life in Europe (education, political ideals, and decision to emigrate); his arrival and early years in America; plans for the communal society to be known as Marienstern; chain migration of friends and family; Jacob's Civil War service; Jacob and Franziska's married life; and the Leute family history in both Schwenningen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and in America.
Donated by Charles A. Ruedebusch, the great-grandson of Jacob Sternberger.

[Steian? Steiger?], E. Letter to Frau Senator Schurz, 18 February 1871.
Letter found in The Kindergarten, a book by Dr. Adolf Douai, published in New York by E. Steiger in 1871. The book is inscribed "Mrs. Schurz with respects of E. [Steian? Steiger?]," and is from the library of Carl Schurz.
Addressed to Frau Senator Schurz [Margarethe Meyer], Washington D.C., and written on letterhead of E. Steiger, German News Agent, Importer and Bookseller, Publisher and Printer, 22 & 24 Frankfort Street, New York, 1871, Feb. 18.
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