Arrival From Glueckstal
"Arrival From Glueckstal." Eureka Post, 1911.
Glueckstal 2 April 1911 Worthy Post: Honestly I have
nothing to report from our Glueckstal, as on the 22nd of March the
following families left for the beloved America (South Dakota):
Johann Flemmer (Kiess) Karl Flemmer, Friedrich Lessle, Philipp Stotz,
Philipp Bieber, Christian Dutt, Jakob Opp, Friedrich Opp, Johann
Unruh, Gottlieb Voegle, jr., and Karl Retzer, jr. On 29 March Jacob
Ressler, the elder, and his son-in-law, Peter Rossler, pursued the
above named families, wanting also to go to American with their
For the Flemmer families it was very difficult to
tear away, as the son remains here totally alone, although his great
desire was to leave with his parents, brothers and sisters, only
his wife was not willing to do so. Thus, he said farewell to his
father, mother, and all his brothers and sisters, although he had
disposed of and sold almost his entire property. He must then repurchase
all, through which he has considerable costs. His parents-in-law
Werre are here and are responsible for this.
Another time more from Johann Melling
Hosmer, South Dakota 30 April 1911 Worthy Editor: ... We want now
all to know that the Russians from Glueckstal have now arrived.
They are: Johan Flemmer and family, Friedrich Lesle and family,
John Unruh and family, Philipp Stotz and family, Gottlieb Vogele
and wife, Christian Dutt and wife, Jakob Opp and wife, Philipp Bieber
and wife, Friedrich Opp and wife, David Stradinger, single, Jakob
Mueller, single, Karl Resser with with family, Karl Flemmer with
These all traveled through (the efforts of) the Missler
group and their journey went well, for they were here in 18 days.
They were on the ocean only seven days. All went well, only the
Jew in Russia needed a few hundred. He was the agent for the Missler
group. ... They thank the Missler group for a good ocean journey.
The family of Ph. Stotz was increased in St. Paul by a person, and
they must stay there one day. They are however now here also.
With farm greetings,
Mike Rempfer and the Germans from Russia Heritage
Society sent this information to Glueckstal Colonies Research Association
and courtesy of GCRA.
Translation by Margaret Aman Freeman, Redondo