“Today, German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Initially platted in 1814 in Columbus’s South End, the German Village area primarily developed between”
Missouri is the state where “the Sun of Freedom shines” according to Friedrich Muench, co-founder of the Giessen Emigration Society in 1834. This land was uncharted, fertile, inexpensive and wide open. young attorney named Gottfried Duden from Remscheid Germany had taken notice of this newly formed State called Missouri just five years earlier.
Follow Missouri Germans as we kick off summer with a Road Trip! Join us as we tour the U.S. in search of more German Heritage! We’ve teamed up with Missouri Immigrant and Refugees Advocate (MIRA) leader Joan Suarez and are heading east, back to the coast, where many of our German ancestors and immigrants to the U.S. began their journey to Missouri!