Month: November 2011

A Lament in the Midst of My Dilemna

A “Poem” that flowed forth from my typewriter, in Odessa’s parsonage, on Saturday afternoon, November 18, 1967, when my ‘morrow’s sermon – after hours and days of work, study & meditation – consisted of a blank sheet of paper!                                  A LAMENT IN MIDST OF MY DILEMMA Help me, O God, off the horns of …

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German Immigration to the USA

The table shows the German migration to the United States from 1821-1900*. 1821-1830             9,987 1831-1840         157,265 1841-1850         439,270 1851-1860         976,678** 1871-1880         781,273 1881-1890      1,641,571 1891-1900         728,348 Total               5,552,946 * Taken from Deutsch-Amerikanische Geschichtsblaetter, Vol III, No. 3 on page 30. ** Includes the large Wendish immigration of 1854.

Provinces (Länder) of Modern Germany After Unification of 1990

Names of the provinces of modern Germany in German and English. GERMAN                                                      ENGLISH Baden-Würtemberg                                      Baden-Wuertemberg Bayern                                                        Bavaria Berlin                                                          Berlin Brandenburg                                                Brandenburg Bremen                                                       Bremen Hamburg                                                     Hamburg Hessen                                                        Hesse Mecklenburg-Vorpommern                             Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Niedersachsen                                              Lower Saxony Nordrhein-Wesfallen                                      North Rhine-Westphalia Rheinland-Pfalz                                           …

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Emancipation of the Peasants in Silesia and Saxony

The emancipation of the peasants of Silesia was set in motion by the Oktoberedikt of 1807. This edict brought many reforms which abolished the feudal system.  It freed the peasants as of St. Martin’s Day (November 11), 1810.  The emancipation set aside servile or compulsory labor and services of the peasant class.  Those peasants who did …

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