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  Topic: Reasons for emigrating to America
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:13 pm   Subject: Why Concordia?
With all the land available in the US, why did our ancestors decide to come to the remote area of Freedom Township? As noted above, the book by Gottfried Duden influenced a large number of Germans to ...
  Topic: Reasons for emigrating to America
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Reasons for emigrating to America
Why did our ancestors decide to leave their homes in Germany, risk the perilous voyage of over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic, and suffer the hardships of building a new home in the remote and uninha ...
  Topic: Class Photos
roger.pape

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PostForum: St. Paul's College/High School Memories   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 am   Subject: mistaken identity
When processing the Rehkop/Peterson glass plate collection, two copies of the St. Paul's College graduating class of 1918 were found. It was noticed that the photographs of two students, Otto Blessin ...
  Topic: German Localities
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:18 am   Subject: Finding church locations and photos
After finding the location of an ancestor's village, the next step is to find the location of the church where births (baptisms), marriages, and death records for the village were recorded. The [url= ...
  Topic: Class Photos
roger.pape

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PostForum: St. Paul's College/High School Memories   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Class Photos
In earlier years, photos of the St. Paul College graduating students would be taken by the Rehkop Studio in Concordia. The photos of the entire class, along with the faculty, would be assembled in a ...
  Topic: Esperke and Niederstocken
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:56 pm   Subject: Esperke and Niederstocken
Of the various German villages from which the early settlers of Concordia emigrated perhaps the best known is Esperke. Robert Frizzell's book, "Independent Immigrants", contains considerabl ...
  Topic: Ancestral Home
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Ancestral Home
Where did the various families that settled in Concordia live back in Germany?
While most of them were farmers, they tended to live in small villages. They would gather together in a village with th ...
  Topic: Future of website
roger.pape

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PostForum: Problem reports and maintenance   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 am   Subject: Future of website
People may have noticed that there is a lack of new information on this website recently. It's not that I have grown tired of this or have nothing new to say. A year and a half ago I suddenly lost m ...
  Topic: Purpose of the forum
roger.pape

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PostForum: German Roots   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:18 am   Subject: Purpose of the forum
This forum was started as a place to consolidate information/pictures about German localities from which the early settlers of Concordia came. Almost all of them came from the lowlands of north Germ ...
  Topic: Eclipse Day
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:14 pm   Subject: Eclipse Day
The excitement and frenzy of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 quickly disappeared after that day. However, for the record, it should be noted that the area around Concordia was under the direct ...
  Topic: Virus attack
roger.pape

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PostForum: Problem reports and maintenance   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:46 am   Subject: Virus attack
Note this applies only to registered members of the message board who log-in in order to post a message. Persons who simply view the board are not affected.

When logging into the message board one ...
  Topic: Rehkop/Peterson Collection of Glass Plate Negatives
roger.pape

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PostForum: General chat   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:01 am   Subject: Rehkop/Peterson Collection of Glass Plate Negatives
A large collection of glass plate negatives from the Algert T. Peterson and Leonard D. Rehkop photographic studios in Higginsville and Concordia, MO had been preserved and were donated to the State Hi ...
  Topic: Peters/Niermann, Wilk, Wukasch Connection
roger.pape

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PostForum: St. Paul's Memories   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:23 pm   Subject: Peters/Niermann, Wilk, Wukasch Connection
While researching the family of Rudolph Peters, a teacher at Davis School in the 1890s, I ran across an unusual convergence of the families of three teachers who taught at St. Paul's Elementary School ...
  Topic: 125th Anniversary Booklet
roger.pape

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PostForum: St. Paul's Memories   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:56 pm   Subject: 125th Anniversary Booklet
A booklet published in 1965 on the 125th anniversary of St. Paul's Church was scanned and uploaded to this website. Much of the history in this booklet can also be found in the sesquicentennial book ...
  Topic: Concordia's First (and only?) Auto Show
roger.pape

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PostForum: Concordia Memories   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:49 pm   Subject: Missouri's Muddy Roads
Early motorist in the 1910s had to contend with notoriously muddy roads. Several pictures below illustrate road conditions in the rainy seasons. Missouri had a particularly bad reputation. People w ...
 
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