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Bishop Joseph Werth, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia Visits Schoenchen, Kansas during the Volga German Celebration

The following photographs are courtesy of Loretta Pflieger Turner, Quinter, Kansas, taken on July 22, 2001 at the Volga German Celebration, Schoenchen, Kansas.

Wesley and Loretta Pflieger Turner were members of the Journey to the Homeland Tour in May, 2001, sponsored by the North Dakota State University Libraries. They visited their Catholic ancestral German villages in the Kutschurgan and Liebental districts today located near Odessa, Ukraine.

Bishop Joseph Werth's ancestors once lived in the former German villages of the Volga region and in the village of Speyer, Beresan District, Black Sea, South Russia. In May, 1996, Bishop Werth was a member of the first Journey to the Homeland Tour to Odessa, Ukraine, and the former German Villages, sponsored by the North Dakota State University Libraries.


Bishop Joseph Werth, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia visits the Volga German Celebration in Schoenchen. Bishop Werth and his brother who will be ordained as a priest in August, 2002.
Bishop Werth waiting to speak in Schoenchen, Kansas, wearing his Volga German cap. Bishop Werth and his translator speaking at the Volga German Celebration.
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