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.

Bylaws of the German Aid Society of Iowa City, a mutual insurance organization that provided its members with benefits in case of injury or death. (currently first page only)

A history of German immigration to Iowa through 1900, written by the editor of the Iowa Staats-Anzeiger, the German-language newspaper of Des Moines. To access the Table of Contents, together with digitized pages of the work, please visit the…

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

A tale of the hardships experienced by two immigrant families during their journey to Illinois

translation of top headline: "Germany at War with Russia and France!"

Clarence and John M. Englert relax c. 1920 in the office of the Englert Ice Co., located in the former Englert Brewery. On the wall hangs the portrait of their father John J. Englert, who together with his brother-in-law Frank Rittenmeyer assumed…
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