This document was written by David Goeke in response to a question posed by Dr Charles Wukasch in his Blog, titled "Question on German Orthography." It is presented here because it merits its own place in Dave's blog.Read More
Welcome to the Wendish Research Exchange's WendBlogs section. Here you will read the musings and advice from one of several Wendish Blogmeisters whom have generously volunteered their time to participate. Please recognize that responses to your comments may or may not be forthcoming, but you are certainly encouraged to comment.
Latest CommentsDan (Of Beginnings and…): Lest I forget, this article reminds me of a chance encounter I experienced in 2012 at the Texas Folk…
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Just came across this newspaper clipping from the September 10, 1981, Giddings, Texas News about the 1981 Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. It used to be a four day affair, Thursday-Sunday. And we also had a time of worship on Sunday morning prior to the festival starting in the afternoon.Read More
The members of St John's Lutheran Church in Uhland, Texas celebrated its 125th Anniversary. David Goeke, Deacon, and Tim Ristow captured the thoughts of two of its members in this thougthful and thought provoking interview. St John Uhland | 125
At the Centennial Convention of the Texas District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod in 2006, David Goeke and Ron Lammert set up a mini museum of Texas Lutheran History.Read More
This article by Timothy Goeke first appeared in Stirpes, Texas State Genealogical Society, Volume 34, Number 1, March 1994, Frances Condra Pryor, editor, Journal/Magazine/ Newsletter, March 1994. It can be accessed digitally at the Portal to Texas History, University of North Texas. (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39868/:accessed December 10, 2015), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Genealogical Society, Tyler, Texas.
What follows is a portion of that account, slightly edited by Weldon Mersiovsky, to give you an example of fine and concise genealogical writing that would be of interest to a wide range of family and social historians. According to his father, David Goeke, Timothy did use some of his research, he also did much of his own research and he absolutely wrote the paper on his own.
Following the article is Timothy's Ahnentafel (Table of Ancestors).Read More
This article appeared in the April 2011 Newsletter of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society of Serbin, Texas. (www.texaswendish.org)Read More
The following letter was received from Mr. and Mrs. Johann Herzog in Copperas Cove, which was received from Germany and is, herewith, made public in the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.
It is presented here translated by David Goeke.Read More
David Goeke is of Wendish descent. Interestingly, for a good portion of his life, he didn't know it.Read More
A wonderful opportunity for two old Concordia University friends, David Goeke and Weldon Mersiovsky, to reconnect. Lots of potential plans made. The Lord kept us safe and blessed us with good times and new friends.Read More
Try This Authentic Wendish Recipe at Your Next Party. Source: Sorbisches Haus Gastlicher Tisch, printed by the Domowina-Verlag in Bautzen, p.12.Read More
A shortened version of this article was printed in the January 2015 issue of the Newsletter of the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. It is printed here in it's entirety.Read More
It goes without saying that our Wendish and German forebearers encountered illnesses and maladies of all sorts. How did they deal with them? Let's take a look at some of the remedies used to give relief and/or to bring about desired results for maladies, dating from the days back in Germany, all the way into the 1940's here in Texas. Hold on to your hats, because you may not believe that our forebearers could do such things. In fact, you may even find some of the methodologies offensive. But, what you are about to read contains both documented material and oral tradition. So, as Ripley would say, "Believe It or Not."Read More
Every January 25th, the Wends go to the birds. Want to know more?Read More