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Missouri’s German Heritage

Missouri has become a “German” state, filled wth the rich traditions and culture our ancestors fought so hard for. From abolitionists to zither players, and everything in between, we are proud of this heritage.

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Arnold Krekel, German Abolitionist

n January 11, 1865, Arnold Krekel, serving as the elected President of the Missouri Constitutional Convention signed Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation thereby ending the enslavement of all African American’s in Missouri.

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