A Capital Wedding

Two brothers, both shoemakers, were part of the Gesellschaft that came to America in 1838-1839.  They were the Richter brothers from Kolkau, Germany.  They came to America aboard the Copernicus. Here we see these two brothers shown on the passenger list of that ship.  You can find Kolkau on the map below.  It is one of the … More A Capital Wedding

A Minnesota Connection to the Saxon Immigration

I am presently traveling in Minnesota and am away from our trusty museum research library.  I decided to see if I could find a connection between Perry County and Minnesota.  I had heard that Rev. Ernst Moritz Buerger, one of the original pastors who was part of the 1838-1839 immigration ended his career in Minnesota, … More A Minnesota Connection to the Saxon Immigration