The Fall issue of the Der Anzeiger, the e-journal of the Missouri Germans Consortium is out. Join us as we take a closer look at more stories that share the beginning of the German heritage of Missouri…
In this issue, as we are examing the German element we take a closer look at Emigration Societies of the 1830s on page 55. The 1830s were the decade of massive groups, some organized and some not. And while the motivation behind the groups had common purposes, the personal issues remained just that – personal. This was the first decade of mass emigration to Missouri, and the safety found in numbers far outweighed any need for a common purpose. We explore the stories of several of the emigration societies of this decade and the purpose behind them.
The first steps taken by thousands of immigrants was their Naturalization. This record of the process is examined, and how these records can be used to locate our ancestors in Germany is discussed in Naturalization Records on page 66.
Many wonder why Hermann is so German? In The German Settlement Society of Philadelphia we follow the U.S. German’s migration (from the most German state in the U.S. prior to 1804) to Missouri. On page 74 discover what may be the only Society for German settlement created inside the United States.
Synonymous for Germans is wine! In Missouri the wine industry was crucial for those earliest immigrants success. The deep conviction to make a new life in the U.S., sometimes took a resourceful form. The hilly terrain, that reminded one of home, would resemble the fatherland even more with grapevines adorning it. This Brief Look at the Birth of the Wine Industry in Missouri is just that. Not a comprehensive history, but a look at those who were involved in its’ earliest beginnings.
We conclude the fall issue with a story of the Missouri Humanities Council’s new initiative to create a German Heritage Corridor and its progress so far.
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