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Nebraska Wends

Sunday 20 May 2012 at 10:12 pm

This article first appeared in the October 2006 issue of the Texas Wendish Heritage Newsletter and was last revised on May 20, 2012.

Nebraska became the home for two groups of Wends. Both groups were from Lower Lusatia not far from Cottbus and migrated in the last three decades of the nineteenth century. The Wendish pastor, Mato Kosyk (Kossick) visited both communities and in all likelihood he informed the two groups of each other, but nothing indicates any association between the two.

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