German-Iowan History


The Fates of Immigrants (Einwanderer-Schicksale)

A tale of the hardships experienced by two immigrant families during their journey to Illinois
The Beginnings of German Church Life in Illinois (Die Anfänge deutschen kirchlichen Lebens in Illinois)

A telling of the heart of German religious life, which centered in Illinois. The first of the German parish formed in southern Illinois. Both Catholic and Protestant
The Pioneers of McHenry County (Die Pioniere von McHenry County)

Story of the first Germans to live in McHenry County. They came by ship from Germany, and migrated to the Midwest, because the farm land was promising.