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Germans in the Civil War: The Muench Family

St. Louis Community College education class led by historian  Dorris Keeven-Franke, who will share the lives of the Muench family who emigrated to Missouri in 1834. Friedrich Muench was a co-founder of the Giessen Emigration Society, who served in Missouri’s State Senate from the First District during the Civil War. He was an abolitionist and was widely published. His daughter was Pauline, who left behind a journal and letters, which will also be shared. Her writings explains life for women leading up to the Civil War and their relationship with the issue of slavery. She was married to Gordian Busch who lived near Washington, Missouri and raised fourteen children. Her younger brother is Berthold,  who joined Franz Sigel’s Regiment; and who was present at the attack on Camp Jackson and the Battle at Wilson’s Creek.  The program will be at the Missouri History Museum in the Museum’s Lower Level. This event which is at 10:30 am on March 28, 2017 is free, but reservations are required. Call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777.

When: Tuesday, March 28 2017 at 10:30 am
Where: Lower Level
How Much: Free


5 responses to “Germans in the Civil War: The Muench Family”

  1. Will “Pauline’s Diary” be available for purchase at the STL History Museum?


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