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  Topic: Frerkings Immigrating on the Ship Gen. Washington
roger.pape

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PostForum: Frerking family   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: Rosine Frerking birthplace
Fred Eggers from the Lutheran Heritage Center has done extensive research about the Gruber family, including Joseph Gruber who was a teacher at St. Paul's Elementary School, Concordia from 1862-1865. ...
  Topic: Where was Forrestville?
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:27 am   Subject: cover photos
Photos of the matchbook posted above are shown below. The top edge of the cover shows the name of the proprietor of the Forrestville Garage, Henry Louis Pape (1921-1989). He was the only Henry Pape ...
  Topic: Where was Forrestville?
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: Where was Forrestville?
Is anyone familiar with a Forrestville, Mo. or Forrestville Garage just south of Concordia? A former resident of Concordia contacted me noting that he had an old matchbook cover with the imprint Hen ...
  Topic: North Concordia versus South Concordia
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:37 am   Subject: North Concordia versus South Concordia
Back in the 1940's to 50's there was a friendly rivalry between the people living in North Concordia and those in South Concordia. The dividing line between these two groups was the MoPac railroad tr ...
  Topic: Kathryn Kuhlman's Affiliation
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:34 pm   Subject: Character in book Elmer Gantry
Was the character, Sister Sharon Falconer, faith healer in the book Elmer Gantry based on Kathryn Kuhlman? Sinclair Lewis who wrote this satirical novel of fundamentalist religion during the 1920s, p ...
  Topic: SPC cheers
roger.pape

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PostForum: St. Paul's College/High School Memories   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:14 pm   Subject: SPC cheers
“aus bei mit nach seit von zu.” How many of you remember that cheer by the SPC student body during a basketball game in Kaeppel gymnasium? Besides the usual cheers, there were others in foreign langu ...
  Topic: Old Photos on Google Maps
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:09 am   Subject: finding Concordia on WhatWasThere.com
Are you having trouble locating Concordia on the WhatWasThere.com website? For some reason, the website has a problem locating a city when you type the name into the searchbox. However, there is an ...
  Topic: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Concordia
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:33 am   Subject: Croquet court
While reviewing the picture of Main St. in the posting above, I tried to visualize the buildings in the picture as they appeared when I was growing up. I had a flashback to my early youth sometime in ...
  Topic: Naming of Concordia
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 8:08 am   Subject: Other Concordias
There is a surprising number of places around the world with the name of Concordia. It has the distinction of appearing on every continent on earth. Besides the United States, the name can be found ...
  Topic: Concordia Centennial
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: Concordia Centennial
Concordia, MO celebrated its centennial during the summer/fall of 1960. But why 1960?
During the latter 1950s, other cities in the area were celebrating their centennials. People in Concordia reali ...
  Topic: Naming of Concordia
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:52 pm   Subject: Naming of Concordia
As noted in other postings, the selection of the name Concordia for a small German settlement in the southeast corner of Lafayette County, MO is credited to Rev. F. Julius Biltz when he became the fir ...
  Topic: The lure of land
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:45 pm   Subject: The lure of land
Some of you may remember the song lyrics “give me land lots of land under starry skies above”. Although under different circumstances, this was the sentiment of the early settlers of Concordia. They d ...
  Topic: Runge Family History
roger.pape

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PostForum: Other families   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:40 am   Subject: Runge Family History
Loberta Runge's "The Story of Johann (John) Albert and Mathilda Bruns Runge" has been scanned and posted on this website. It can be downloaded from the following link
[url=http://www.con ...
  Topic: Klinkerman Families
roger.pape

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PostForum: Other families   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:27 pm   Subject: Klinkerman Trace
When cousin Kenneth Klinkerman died in Higginsville in 2013, I compiled a more detailed trace of the Klinkerman family for Ken's family. The file can be downloaded from ...
  Topic: Heinrich Peter Brackmann (1833-1908)
roger.pape

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PostForum: Brackmann family   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:56 pm   Subject: Heinrich Peter Brackmann (1833-1908)
Received the following email from Ingo Brockmann in Germany:

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Hi Roger,

I figured today out, where Georg (Peter) Heinrich Brackmann was born. His real name was Georg Heinrich Brackmann not ...
 
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