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The Jasper Deutscher Verein, Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc., and the Jasper Partnership Commission Welcomes to Jasper the 24th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Indiana German Heritage Society
There will be no regular meeting in March but Deutscher Verein members and the public are invited to attend the Indiana German Heritage Annual Dinner Meeting on Friday, March 14th, at the American Legion in Jasper.
A reception at the American Legion will begin at 6:00pm and dinner, program, and entertainment beginning at 6:30pm. Cost for the dinner, program, and entertainment will be $15 with a cash bar. William Ziegele, President of the Indiana German Heritage Society, will welcome all present. The program will be Janet Kluemper of the Dubois County Museum discussing displays of the Museum and Matthias Hilger and Stan Jochum discussing the Sister City Partnership with Pfaffenweiler, Germany.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Rhein Valley Brass Band of Evansville.
On Saturday, Matthias Hilger, President of the Jasper Partnership Commission and former resident of Pfaffenweiler, Germany, will introduce the presentations to be given at the Dubois County Museum and after lunch, there will be time to tour the Dubois County Museum. Allow approximately 2 hours for a complete and meaningful tour of the Museum. The Dubois County Museum is one of the best Museums in the state of Indiana. Cost for coffee, juice, pastry, lunch, and program will be $15.
Registration, with coffee, juice, and pastry, will begin at 8:30am. At 9:00am, Matthias Hilger will welcome all present.
The presentations on Saturday will be: Father John Schipp - German Immigration into Dubois and part of Spencer County.
Ron Flick - Registered Architect - German Architecture in Jasper and presentation using old Jasper postcards.
Father John Boeglin - German Catholics Immigration into Dubois County and their contributions and Celestine’s Sister City Partnership with Wagshurst, Germany.
Kristen Ruhe - Executive Director - Dubois County Visitors Center and Tourism Commission - German influence on Dubois County
At noon, there will be lunch which will feature BBQ Chicken Strips, Ribbley Soup, and the trimmings.
At 1:30pm, there will be tour of the Dubois County Museum.
Reservations for either Friday or Saturday can be made by calling Patti Goepfrich at 482-4821 by March 3.
Matthias Hilger presenting Patrick Madden with
Indiana Sister Cities, International Nineteenth Annual Meeting
On January 18th, 2008, Mayor William Schmitt, Vic Knies, Raymie Eckerle, Matthias Hilger, and Patti Goepfrich attended the 19th Annual Meeting of Indiana Sister Cities, International at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. Guest speaker was Patrick Madden, Executive Director of Sister Cities International. Introductions were made and representatives of the various Sister Cities shared with the group their activities with their respective Sister Cities. Mr. Madden shared with the group information on Sister Cities International and all the work that is done all over the world promoting partnerships and peace.
Matthias Hilger presented Mr. Madden with a binder of information on the activities of Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. and also a lapel pin.
Jasper DeutscherVereinTaking Scholarship Applications
The Jasper Deutscher Verein is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a German student of Dubois County. If you have a child, grandchild or know of anyone who would like to submit an application, please inform them to contact their Guidance Counselor at their school. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2008. If any questions, please contact Linda Wehr at 482-4432
Oktoberfest in Crossville, TN
I want to let your group know about the 2008 Oktoberfest that will be held in Crossville, TN on October 10 and 11. More information is available at www.crossvilleoktoberfest.com .
If you have any question just let me know.
It’s that time of year again! Please submit your dues for 2008 as soon as possible by completing and sending in the following form at the back of the Newsletter.
Single membership is $5.00 per year and a couple membership is $10 per year. What a deal!!! What an opportunity to experience our German heritage on a monthly basis.
News from Norb Krapf
German Attire Needed.....
The Strassenfest Queen Pageant committee is trying to compile a list of names for the pageant winners to call when they need to borrow clothes for Strassenfest weekend. The clothing needed is for the queen and her runners up, Little Miss and Little Mister. There is talk of a new level called Jr. Miss for next year so that would involve the Middle School ages.
Your generosity in allowing your outfits to be borrowed would be greatly appreciated. It would make it so much easier for the committee and candidates to have a list of names and sizes instead of using the "jungle network" each year. The committee is also asking that if anyone is finished with their outfits, they will take them as donations and they do have a place to store them.
I have put together a band to play German folk music; polkas, waltzes, schottisches, etc. We are available for appropriate events. Searching for a singer who can sing traditional songs in German and in English.
Introducing Domink Klein of Pfaffenweiler, Germany. Domink is 17 years old. He attends Jasper High School and is a Junior. Domink arrived in Jasper on September 12, 2007 and will be here until June 2, 2008. He has attended Driving School and has earned his driver’s license!!! He is on JHS Varsity Swim Team and enjoys hanging out with friends. In Germany, he attends the Max Planck Realschule Bad Krozingen. When asked about the difference between school in Germany and here in Jasper, he indicated that the school day is longer here, same schedule every day here in US; everyone has his/her own desk/ the schedule is made up by the school in Germany, one can’t select classes as is done here at JHS. Domink is being hosted by Matthias and Kathy Hilger.
Address Changes for Newsletters
If a member has an address change, please notify Rita Egler at P. O. Box 15, Jasper, IN 47547-0015 or call her at 634-9068.
Any help you can give in maintaining postage costs is greatly appreciated!!!!
Remember to mark your calendars for Strassenfest – July 31st to August 3rd
Roast Chicken Stew
Yield: 4 Servings
3 tablespoons butter
(taken from www.derdeutschemichel-online.de)
Potential New Club Members
If someone knows of a potential new club member and would like information about the Deutscher Verein forwarded, please contact Ruth Wibbels at 482-5403 or Rita Egler at 634-9068.
Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der Gemut-lich-keit, Ein Prosit
Erinnerst Du Dich?
The following is from the pamphlet, The Pfaffenweiler Emigration by Gerhard Auer. This pamphlet was written in September, 1984 and the English version translated by Seiffert.
Emigration from Pfaffenweiler to Africa and America in the 19th Century
Emigration means to leave behind a familiar and well known environment and move into an alien one to settle down there. Emigration means farewell and separation from relatives; the consequences are homesickness and the desire to return. Emigration, however, also means to escape misery, hopelessness and the worries about food, clothing and accommodation.
Emigration includes the chance for a new beginning, an escape from rustic constriction and the social system in order to be free and independent. Nowadays we cannot recall feelings and imaginations of any emigrants from the last century when they decided to leave. We must limit our exposition to facts and things. Records are the witnesses of those days. Picture will enhance our imagination.
This exposition is based on records from Pfaffenweiler community and clerical archives, the General Administration Archives of Baden-Wuertembert in Karlsruhe, and the Service du Haut-Rhin in Colmar, France. From these documents we have to dray the picture of those historical events. Interconnections had to be made; relationships had to be established in order to understand history and process of the emigration. Furthermore the appropriate documents and pictures had to be selected to compose the exposition. From the very beginning it was obvious that this booklet would have to be written to enable interested people to take a more intensive look at the emigration than an exposition would.
This brochure consists of two parts. The first part covers pre-history, emigration and – as much as accessible from archives – post-history of the emigration. The second part offers the possibility to read through the most important documents.
The brochure’s relatively short completion time of only two months necessitated the omission of many a thing and the vagueness of others. Probably this caused a limitation to the essentials which benefits the visitor.
Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club)
A donor-advised endowment to benefit generations in ensuring that our German heritage is preserved and enriched in Jasper and Dubois County.
Claude and Martina Eckert
A designated endowment to provide support to Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. to support the Jasper/Pfaffenweiler relationship.
A gift to the Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club) German Heritage Endowment or to the Claude and Martina Eckert Sister Cities Endowment is a wonderful way to remember that special someone. A gift in honor of someone or in memory of someone may be given. The Dubois County Community Foundation will send a letter of acknowledgment to the individual being honored or to the family of someone being remembered. Send your gift along with the appropriate information to the Dubois County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 269, Jasper, IN 47547-0269. Envelopes are also available at the greeting table at each club meeting.
Enclosed is my gift of $___________. Please direct my gift to the __________________________________ Endowment (Please specify appropriate Endowment).
I want my gift to be in memory of/in honor of:
Please acknowledge gift:
It's that time of year again! Please submit your dues for 2008 as soon as possible by completing and sending in the following form. Thanks!