Jim Merkel

World War I

On this day 100 years ago, the U.S.A. entered the war against Germany. This would not only change world history, but it would also be the beginning of a huge shift in the perception of our German-American culture as well. We will explore that history in the coming months. But today we wanted to draw your […]

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Name Dropping

In his book Beer, Brats and Baseball (Second Edition) author Jim Merkel writes about “The Streets with Two Names” in St. Louis, sharing how Frank Knapstein, a German immigrant had his own name on a block long street just south of Meramec in 1916. He was a contractor and he was building brick homes along the […]

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