Happy German American Day! n 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German American immigration and culture to the United States. This year Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has declared Saturday, October 7, German American Day in Missouri! For more info about the events to celebrate see https://mo-germans.com/2017/10/04/german-american-day-5/
EVENTS coming up in the next six weeks!
October 8 OKTOBERFEST German Cultural Society – – Donau Park Old Hwy 21 /West Four Ridge Road – Info www.germanstl.org
October 14 – Deutscher Maennerchor – FALL CONCERT AND DANCE St. Louis German Cultural Society Hall -Info 314-487-9296 or email@example.com
October 18 – Explore Missouri’s German Heritage Dorris Keeven-Franke, St. Louis Community College Continuing Education; Stories of the German Heritage of our State, Missouri History Museum 10:30 am http://mohistory.org/node/59186
October 21 – Germanic Genealogy Society –GATHERING Info 636-537-2784 or ggsstl.org Discovery Day – UPDATED DATE9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.St. Louis Public Library – Central Library – History and Genealogy Department Join members of Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis for individual assistance with your family history research. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve hit a roadblock with your research, you’ll get plenty of support to move your family history search forward. Please bring your family charts and any other relevant information that could help your search.
October 29 – Please note date change! Volksmarsch Club – WALK BELLEFONTAINE CEMETERY – Info 314-379-4493 or www.sites.google.com/site/stlouisava/
November 1 – St. Charles County German Heritage Society – SPRINGERLE and Other German Christmas Customs, Speaker Dorris Keeven-Franke 1781 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 63301 Community Room -Info 636.221.1524 or http://www.stcharlesgermanclub.org/ Everyone is welcome.
November 4 The German School Association’s Fifth Annual Trivia Night, German Cultural Society Hall, 3652 South Jefferson Avenue St. Louis, MO63118 Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m. Regular table ($200) – (8 / table maximum) Round Sponsor ($250) – includes advertising prior to one round (Admission includes refreshments)Silent Auction –50 / 50 Raffle , All proceeds benefit the German School Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation , For information phone: 314-691-4199 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5 Bosseln in Bay, MO Contact Cynthia Brownebrownecindy@gmail.com
November 5 German Cultural Society TOTENGEDENKFEIER (Memorial Tribute) German Cultural Society – Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Info: www.germanstl.org
November 6 – St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities – ANNUAL MEETING – Four Seasons Hotel Info 636-530-1010 or www.stl4stuttgart.com
November 7 – Germanic Genealogy Society – GATHERING TBA Info 636-537-2784 or http://ggsstl.com/Discovery Day 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.St. Louis County Library – HQ – History and Genealogy Department 5th floor Join members of Germanic Genealogy Society of St. Louis for individual assistance with your family history research. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve hit a roadblock with your research, you’ll get plenty of support to move your family history search forward. Please bring your family charts and any other relevant information that could help your search.
November 9 North American Premiere of the feature-length animated documentary “1917 – The Real October” at the St. Louis International Film Festival at 6:45 pm, Plaza Frontenac Cinema St. Louis See Trailer at http://www.maxim-film.de/en/portfolio-items/1917-the-real-october/
November 18 – D’Froehliche Schuhplattler – HERBSTFEST, Concord Farmers Club Info – 314-739-6740 or www.stlouis-schuhplattler.com
OUR GERMAN HERITAGE New Series…
Coming to America. In the decade of the 1830s alone over 120,000 Germans immigrated to America, and one-third of those settled in Missouri. Those are the emigrants that made it. Thousands would not survive the journey at sea or the difficult overland trek westward. Nicholas Krekel: “In the fall of the year 1832 we sailed from Bremen. It took about three months, we landed at New York, went up ….. Continue Reading