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Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with President Donald Trump

This Friday, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday March 17, 2017. It may be of interest to Missouri German Consortium followers as it marks a major event in German-American relations.

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German American Day

President Barack Obama has proclaimed October 6, 2016 German American Day! This day commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia. Those families subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement and organized the 1st petition in the colonies to abolish slavery in 1688.

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