Ties of Friendship

By Donna Lippert on Email

What do the years 1683 to 1983 mean to you? October 6th, 2011 is the 328th anniversary of which thirteen families from Krefeld, thirty-three people all together of Mennonite and Quaker decent, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after a long sea voyage. Under the leadership of Franz Daniel Pastorius, a legal …

Donna Lippert

German American Day

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

German Day was celebrated in the 19th century and revived in 1987 as German-American Day. Most instrumental in establishing German-American Day at the time were President Elsbeth Seewald of the German American National Congress (DANK), Drs. Eberhard and Ruth Reichmann of the German Heritage Society of Indiana, Dr. Don Heinrich …

Darlene Fuchs