Month: December 2016

Wending Through Rumplich Country by Joe Holley

The following article was written by Houston Chronicle writer Joe Holley and appeared on Page A3 of the Saturday, December 24, 2016 issue of the Houston Chronicle. (joe.holley@chron.com). You can view the article and see pictures by clicking on the following link: online. NATIVE TEXAN Wending through Rumplich country             SERBIN — Meandering through the pleasant, wooded countryside …

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October 8, 1936 Something New From the Old Wendish Homeland

As I was translating one of the many articles which my grandfather, Rev. Gotthilf Birkmann, submitted to the Giddings Deutsches Volksblatt during the 1930’s, that are now in the Birkmann Blog on the Wendish Research Exchange website, I spotted this article immediately following his in the October 8, 1936, issue of that paper. Mr. Proske, the publisher …

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