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German Abolitionists in the Civil War

German Abolitionists in the Civil War will be the subject of a talk at the Hermann Branch of the Scenic Regional Library on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Market Street in Hermann. Author and Executive Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium Dorris Keeven-Franke will share the lives of the Muench family …

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Germans and Emancipation

Arnold Krekel, a Democrat, was elected President of the new Constitutional Convention that met in the Mercantile Library in St. Louis on January 6, 1865. On January 11, 1865 the convention, by a 60 to 4 vote, abolished slavery in the state with no compensation for slave owners.

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Where Missouri’s German settlement began

The beginning of German emigration to Missouri is the small village of Dutzow and located about 50 miles west of St. Louis along the Missouri River. In 1829, a German attorney named Gottfried Duden published a book about Missouri from 1824 until 1827, titled “A Report on A Journey to the Western States of North America.” This book caused many German immigrants to consider Missouri a land of opportunity. In the decade that followed, 120,000 Germans would immigrate to the United States, with one-third of them settling in Missouri due to Duden’s book.

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German Heritage Corridor of Missouri

What makes you think of the German Heritage in Missouri? Missouri Germans Consortium has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to create Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor. MHC’s new Director Steve Belko is…

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Summer Bus tour through Utopia

We will stop in the most famous and historic German place in Missouri (which some called Utopia) – the quaint little Dutzow – where Gottfried Duden wrote the book! There we will have beautiful photo opportunities, learn new things and have a delicious boxed lunch that is incredible. No body goes hungry. While we are there we will have a little wine, and a little music – and Gemütlichkeit.

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April Issue of Der Anzeiger

Friedrich Muench wrote “such that we had gathered considerable participation and then published the Society’s statutes. It was excellently received, and encouraged us to become bold; thousands wanted to join us, and to help with the plans necessary for the realization. This certainly would have happened, had everything gone according to our expectations.”

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Revisiting Utopia

On September 24, 2011, participants will have a unique opportunity to re-live and re-visit an important part of Missouri’s German history, on the upcoming bus tour Utopia Revisited…

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