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Folk Customs Preserve Wend's Hard-won Ethnic Identity

Sunday 29 April 2018 at 12:46 am

This article by Carlos Vidal Greth first appeared in the Lifestyles section of the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, May 26, 1989. it was a secondary story to The Way of the Wendish. Photos were done by Taylor Johnson.

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The Way Of The Wendish - Serbin Home For Traditions Of Ancestors

Saturday 28 April 2018 at 11:01 pm

This article by Carlos Vidal Greth first appeared in the Lifestyles section of the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, May 26, 1989. Photos were done by Taylor Johnson.

NB: The 1853 voyage of the Reform that shipwrecked off of the coast of Cuba did not stay in Cuba long enough for anyone to be required to work in the fields to earn passage to America. The voyage from Cuba to New Orleans was financed by the German Society of New Orleans.

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The Pioneers Own an Iron Will by Emilie Goldapp

Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 5:08 pm

This is a newspaper article[1] found in a box in the vault that had held Daphne Garrett's working files. Daphne had a sticky note on it indicating that copies of the article were to be filed in the vertical file under "Simmang," "1854 Immigration" and "1853 Immigration." Brackets within the text indicate handwritten notes written on the article. At the bottom of a photocopy was a business card with the name Wilbur L. Simank, Stillwater OK. Wilbur was a son of Edmund William Simank who died in 1970 and whose initials, EWS, appear at the bottom of the article.

Many thanks to Rox Ann Johnson of LaGrange for cracking the puzzle. All we have to do now is find the German language newspaper that the article was originally in. It was not the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt.



[1] The newspaper was published about 1935. That was the year that Friedrike Bartling Simank was 85 years old. (Rox Ann Johnson)

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