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Housed at the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, (EPRHCC) Department of Apparel, College of Human Development and Education, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management, E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Dr. Ann Braaten
Braaten, Ann Wiley. German from Russia immigrants shawls brought to the U.S.A. : a material culture study. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Disseration (Ph.D.), 2005, 255 pages.

"The objective of this study was to increase the understanding of German from Russia (GFR) immigrants to the U.S.A. by focusing on their textiles. In particular the shawls that were passed through generations of GFR families were studied. The shawls production or acquisition, use, and care were part of womens roles in GFR agrarian families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This study surveyed the range of shawls used by GFR and determined what the shawls, as material culture, revealed about them" -- Page i.

Dr. Ann Braaten is Curator of the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Dr. Braaten is Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management.


Emily P. Reynolds Historic
Costume Collection

Phyllis Knalson Bancroft

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District; Friedenstal, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: N/A

Party dress of mint-green silk voile. Dress is sleeveless with scooped neckline, dropped waistline and flared skirt. Ivory lace and ribbon decorate the flared skirt. Skirt flare is 38 inches wide. Purple ribbon streamers attach at shoulder and waistline.

This first dress given to Katie by her husband Edward (Eddie) Knalson. Her parents are Katherina Buck [ancestral village of Friedenstal, Bessarabia] and John Graf, junior [ancestral village of Neudorf, Glueckstal Colonies]. Their daughter Phyllis Knalson Bancroft wore this dress for a theatrical production of “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay” as the character Emily.

Date: circa 1931-1932

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Elaine Bauer

*Ancestral village: Sinsheim; Baden to Sarata, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: 1998.08.01.03

Dress, wedding gown white silk with scallop hemline (without slip nor veil); pearl trim at neckline; bride was Christine Orth Levi. Glasses and boutonniere worn by the groom.

Date: 1925

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Historic Costume Collection

Philippine Baumgartner Berglund

*Ancestral village: Jockgrim/Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1994.08.03

Boots – black, high heel, pointed toe, ankle-high pull-ons, with arabesque decoration of middle-braid, sequins, and faceted, cut glass insets.

Date: circa 1960

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Historic Costume Collection

Philippine Baumgartner Berglund

*Ancestral village: Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1994.08.05

Hand muff/mütze of unsheared beaver pelt, with black tips on brown undercoat fur. Lined with taupe-colored silk and silk cord handle.

Date: circa 1890s

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Philippine Baumgartner Berglund

*Ancestral village: Jockgrim/Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strasburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1994.08.01

Head shawl of black wool broadcloth with wool fringe.

Date: 1880 – 1900

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Historic Costume Collection
Philippine Baumgartner Berglund

*Ancestral village: Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strasbburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

Skirt of black rayon faille of one- quarter-circle cut with pattern black middy-braid trim.

Date: circa 1950s

A detail shows the heavy beading at the end of the shawl.

This shawl was purchased in Montana in the 1930s.

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Deloris Deigel

This ornate shawl has amazing complexity using heavy glass seed and bugle beads with machine embroidery on black netting. Each end has solidly beaded areas. It is approximately 48 inches long by 19 wide.

As with other embroidered net, it met with a few snags from use and tears from the weight of the beads.


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Ruth Tietz Denault

*Ancestral village: Kulm and Leipzig, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: N/A

Light-weight hand-spun “Karierte Plachte”/shoulder shawl of Prussian blue and white checkered-plaid pattern. This Plachte/ shawl originated through Emilie’s Treichel household in Leipzig, Bessarabia. Size is 43 inches wide and 74 inches long. Family origins are both to Leipzig, Bessarabia and Leipzig, Grant County, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1870-1890

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.01a.1996.14.01b

Dress of navy blue nylon knit.
Hat – flat disk of navy blue, light blue trim edging, simple blue celadon brooch.

Date: 1956 - 1962

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.02a-1996.14.07b

Wedding gown of ivory satin with jewel/boat neckline and scalloped hem; stuffed acetate floral detailing on right hip of waist.

Brooch pin of maroon/pink roses; rhinestones on palmette motif.

Date: November 24, 1932

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.03a-1996.14.03b

Dress of brown rayon faille with keyhole neckline and brown metallic bugle beads as trim and flared skirt.

Headband of brown velvet leaves with tulle netting and velvet bow.

Date: 1950s

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.04

Doily of cotton crochet in pink and ivory; circular doily with ten roses border surround.

Date: 1960s

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.05

Table scarf of maroon yarn, checkered crochet with two golden-yellow bar-strips and edging.

Date: circa 1960s

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Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.06

Pillow sham of “Huck-weaving” [Bargello stitchery] with pine tree pattern of zigzag orange and green

Date: circa 1960s

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Costume Collection

Pauline Neher Diede

*Ancestral village: Ebinge, Wuerttemburg to Freudental, Liebental am Baraboi District

EPRHCC number: 1996.14.07a.1996.14.07d

Dress of lavender Qiana nylon with ruffled georgette print fabric bodice.

Jacket, belt, sash, and hat - lavender pill box with tulle netting and lavender silk lilies.

Date: 1970s-1980s



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Mary Ebach

*Ancestral Village:  Koetzel  from Mannheim, Kutchurgan District, Russia; Ebach from Baden, Kutchurgan District, Russia.

GRHC number: 2009.16

Mary Ebach’s baptismal dress was machine sewn by Vinzent (Katherine) Jaeger, her baptismal sponsor’s wife.

Mary’s parents were Michael and Katherine (Kloetzl) Ebach. Her father had ancestral roots to Baden and her mother with Mannheim, Kutschurgan District, Black Sea German villages near Odessa, Ukraine.

 

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Rose E. Feckler

*Ancestral village: Wagner/Albrecht from Nagold or Waiblingen districts, Wuerttemberg to Helenendorf, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1995.05.02a (dress) 1995.05.02b (slip) 1995.05.02c (missal)

First Communion dress of white cotton with wide lace insert of bodice and trim on skirt hemline. Worn by Helen Wagner Albrecht, circa 1902. Slip, undergarment of white cotton with much lace. Missal, prayer book, with ivory cover and metal clasp.

Date: circa 1902

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Historic Costume Collection

Rose E. Feckler

*Ancestral village: Wagner/Albrecht from Nagold or Waiblingen districts, Wuerttemberg to Helenendorf, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1995.05.03a (dress) 1995.05.036b (belt)

Widow dress for the funeral of husband Anton Feckler; black crepe with black satin trim, green trim on square neckline. Worn by Helen Albrecht Feckler in 1934. Belt of black crepe was embroidered and beaded, with plastic buckle.

Date: 1934

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Rose E. Feckler

*Ancestral village: Wagner/Albrecht from Nagold or Waiblingen districts, Wuerttemberg to Helenendorf, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1995.05.04

Dress, black taffeta with short-gathered black lace sleeves, V-neckline, front lace bodice with twelve, colored ball buttons, dropped waistline. Worn by Elizabeth Albrecht, sister of Helen Feckler.

Date: circa 1935-1940

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Historic Costume Collection

Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.01

Girl’s First Communion dress, pink cotton, short puffed sleeves with white lace trim. Pearl white buttons on bodice back. Blue flowers embroidered on front bodice and along skirt hemline. Communion date was April 5, 1962.

Date: 1962

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.02a

Flower girl dress of gold faille with wide cumber bund of bronze fails, Bodice has wide Bertha collar and short cap sleeves, with full skirt. Mary Kay wore this flower girl dress on Aug. 18 1959 at the wedding of Romona Miller and Calvin Becker. Sewn by Ann (Erck) Burgad in 1959. Missing is matching headband.

Date: 1959

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Historic Costume Collection

Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.03

“Poke” sunbonnet. Cotton of pink calico print with pastel floral of blue, white, and yellow. Wide pastel blue cotton chin-ties, Owned by Agnes (Baumgartner) Wuttke, Linton, North Dakota. Perhaps for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of North Dakota Statehood.

Date: circa late 1930s

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Historic Costume Collection

Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.04

Quilt, cotton of white face and pink reverse, shallow scalloped edge, hand appliqué, embroidery, and plain quilted. Large pink cabbage rose sprays surround central plains Mandela (marriage symbol). Made and owned by Mary (Baumgartner) Miller.

Date: circa 1950s

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Historic Costume Collection

Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/ Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan district, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.05

Baby bibs, square pink terry cloth with silver and white rickrack bias tape trim around neck and two horizontal rickrack stripes across chest, at bottom of double-layered yolk.

Date: circa early 1960s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson; Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.06

Rosette doily, cotton lace crochet, all white 28-inch diameter with twenty one-inch pink roses (edged with Chartreuse green) Surrounding ten-inch center of swirled rosette of dense fillet crochet. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson; Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.07a, 1997.10.07b, 1997.10.07c

Crocheted Anti-Maccaian Doilies, Chair head rest with three pink rosettes with green surrounding edge on ecru ground, with matching arm rest with two pink rosettes, each. Central criss-cross grids lozenge connect rosette circles. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.08

“Nine-patch” doily, pink and ivory cotton crochet, each of nine-squares is weight-point snowflakes/star Made bye Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.09

Buffet/ side-board doily. Cotton fillet-crochet center “lozenge” panel attached to two symmetrical side Rosettes – with “wide rose” motif in center surrounded by triple pink coronas on white crochet web. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller (Mrs. Peter Miller) of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.10

“Nine-patch” daily, ivory cotton crochet with each four-inch squares of twelve-petaled flat-Rosette Refined elegance. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota Design pattern perhaps inherited from her mother Otillia Wolf Baumgartner, born in Strassburg, Cherson.

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.11

Hexagon Trivet. Double layer fillet crochet hexagon of white cotton with third layer of center red/pink and green palmate edging of twelve fans. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.12

Rosette Doily. Ivory cotton crochet with eleven-fluted/ribbed elm leaves with snowflakes rosette center and eleven snowflakes rosette surround. 71/2 inch diameter. Perhaps antique ethnic-German pattern for crochet lace, inherited from Otillia Wolf Baumgartner to daughter Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1950s

 

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.13

Rosette doily, crochet of ivory cotton with three coronas of red/pink palmate floral with some outline of pale chartreuse-green, made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1950s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist (niece of Mary Baumgartner Miller)

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.14

Rosette Doily Ivory cotton Crochet 28-inch diameter of 8-inch diameter tongued ten-point center star of double fillet crochet, expanded into spider-web motif and triple outward border surround with twenty spider/lozenges, twenty rosettes and twenty fan-scallop edging. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1960s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.15

Quilt; cotton top-cover of appliquéd pastel-hued pansy sprays surround center medallion of pastel blue Mandela outline with full pansy bought in center, all appliqué on white plain- quilted ground with pale blue scalloped edge, backside is apricot/pink plain –quitting. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1960s

 

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace, to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutchurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.16

Tatted doily. Ecru cotton of twenty-nine tatted Rondels/flower medallions; elongated hexagon of 17”x 11 ½. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg, North Dakota

Date: circa 1960s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Mueller from Wingen/Weissenburg, Alsace to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson, later to Krasna, Bessarabia; Baumgartner from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, Wolf from Seltz?, Alsace, to Strasburg, North Dakota.

EPRHCC number: 1997.10.17

Dresser scarf/runner. White cotton ground with appliqué and embroidery of two flowerpots and five-pedaled floral sprays. Crocheted rosette inset of pink/white/green with fanned crochet edging around entire scarf. Made by Mary Baumgartner Miller of Strasburg North Dakota.

Date: circa 1960s

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Mary Kay Miller Feist

*Ancestral village: Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson province.

EPRHCC number: 2008.??.18

Superb floral pattern on black woolen “Tschechka” (chetz-gah) head-scarf (kopftuch or “teuchle”), 26”x26” with serigraphed Victorian floral border, eight inches deep pattern with machine-stitch hem. Exquisite rhythm of sixteen floral rondels framed in Battenberg (tape-lace style) swirls, featuring ethnic German fondness for red-pink cabbage rose motifs. Pattern colors are red, pink, blue, yellow, and green on black and cream-white ground of delicate plain-weave woolen fabric.

Donated from estate of Philippine Baumgartner Berglund (thirty years as Superintendent of Public Schools of Emmons County). Philippine’s mother Odelia Wolf was original owner of this 1890’s “Tschechka” of high-fashion in Russian serigraphed textiles. Origins of Wolf family were from Selz, Alsace, immigrating in 1808 to Strassburg Colony, Kutschurgan district, Odessa/Cherson province, with family relocating in 1890’s to Strasburg, Emmons County, North Dakota. Executor-donor Mary Kay Feist is niece of Philippine. Photos are courtesy of GRHC.

Date: circa 1890’s

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Anton Friedrich

GRHC number: 2011.27

Julianna (Tuchscherer) Friedrich owned this 60 inch by 64 inch wool shawl. She brought it with her from Romania to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1929. It is a twill weave in black and a very dark green with widely spaced rows of dark green and lavender. There are a few narrow rows in red, lavender and black to add further interest. It is finished with a 4 inch fringe on all four sides. The pattern does not appear on the back.

The shawl was donated along with emigration papers prepared in Romania (1928-1929) for Matthias Friedrich and Julianna (Tuchscherer) Friedrich.  Julianna was Hermina (Tuchscherer) Moran’s aunt.

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Delores Ketterling Hanson

*Ancestral village: Kassel, Glueckstal District

EPRHCC number: 1997.09.01

Shawl (Jacquard weave borders) of gray, black and white wool with nine inch borders of floral-paisley abstracted arabesques and with four-inch knotted fringe.

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Dr. Richard and Donna Helm

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District; Friendenstal, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: N/A

Wedding dress ivory-white crepe-back satin silk with Chantilly lace inset on skirt and both sleeve caps. Scoop neckline. Bodice is unfitted with a dropped waistline. Skirt is twenty-seven inches long with a nine-inch wide inset of Chantilly-type lace. Two rows of shirring are visible at top of the skirt. Under slip is same ivory white silk satin with both folded border and decorative borders above the hem line.

Worn by Erna Margaret Graf Helm in spring wedding of 1925 to Michael George Helm, a prosperous Streeter banker. Erna was the daughter of John Graf Jr. and Katherina (Buck) Graf and younger sister of Dorothea Graf. Erna was born in Streeter, Stutsman County, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1925

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Dr. Richard and Donna Helm

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District; Friendenstal, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: N/A

Ecru colored wedding dress, circa 1915-1916, made of woven crepe fabric with under layer of yellow silk medallions. Marquisette fabric is used for over layer in diagonal-lattice pattern. Collar and neckline are edged with lace. Sleeves are three-quarter length “Marie sleeves” with a bell shaped cuff. Skirt is full-length with four diamond-shaped floating panels edged with lace attached to waist. Side tassels are sewn to hanging corners of floating gauze panels. A dark purple velvet ribbon encircles the Petersham waist. Four purple velvet ribbon streamers are attached to the front waist. Bride Dorothea (Dora) Graf Helm wore this dress during her wedding to Michael George Helm.

Dora was the daughter of John Graf Jr. and Katherina (Buck) Graf. Born in Streeter, North Dakota (Stutsman County) on 11 November 1896.

Date: circa 1915-1916

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Hilda Kusler Hodgins

*Ancestral village: Rhine- Pfalz (Bavarian Palatinate) to Worms, Beresan District

EPRHCC number: 1994.27.01

Shawl of commercial black wool with fancy knotted silk fringes.

Karl Kusler re-visited his birth village in 1910, thus purchasing this new shawl.

Date: 1910

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Ardith Amundson James

*Ancestral village: Worms, Beresan District

EPRHCC number: N/A

Woolen “Afghan”/sofa-covering which Emma Neumiller Larson (Mrs. “Lars” Larson) used “hair-pin lace” crocheted in 1960’s of golden-yellow yarn. Emma, born 13 April 1894 in Eureka, McPherson County, South Dakota, was 88 years of age in Seattle, when she gifted her identical niece, Elsie Milde Amundson, with her cherished afghan.

Date: circa 1960s

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Ivory satin rayon full-length wedding gown, worn by Hertha Adolf (an identical pattern of wedding gown worn by her sister Ida Adolf) for a double-wedding with respective brother grooms Traugott Knell and Arnold Knell on 29 September 1940 in Mercer/Oliver County, North Dakota.

Date: circa 1940

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Bridal tiara/crescent attached to floor-length veil of white tulle net, edged with two-inch wide white lace.  This bridal tiara is white satin rayon, stiffened with clear wax and embroidered with pearlized beige seed beads and white seed beads in a seven-scalloped motif with wax coated beige paper calla lilies attached on each end of nine-inch crescent where veil lace border is attached.

Date: circa 1940

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Groom’s corsage/boutonniere of two cream-white silk roses and two green leaves with modest one-inch wide ivory satin rayon ribbon bow on bottom, worn by Traugott Knell for his wedding day.

Date: circa 1940

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Cotton tea-towel hand-embroidered with perl cotton floss by Hertha Adolf Knell. 

Date: circa 1950-1960

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Cotton tea-towel hand-embroidered with perl cotton floss by Hertha Adolf Knell.
 
Date: circa 1950-1960

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Victor Knell

*Ancestral village:  Teplitz and Brienne, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number:  N/A

Cotton tea-towel hand-embroidered with perl cotton floss by Hertha Adolf Knell.
 
Date: circa 1950-1960

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Judy Martin (along with husband Mr. Martin, Harvey, ND)

*Ancestral village: Martin from Seimeny, Bessarabia; Lindenfeld from Neuburg, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 2000.02.01

Lady’s Fur cape. Black virgin lamb, lined in black silk. Arm slots on sides, edged with braiding 24”x76” inches. The cape was purchased at an estate sale in Harvey, North Dakota.

Date: 1940s

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Judy Martin

*Ancestral village: Martin from Seimeny, Bessarabia; Lindenfeld from Neuburg, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 2000.02.02

Traditional men’s hat, “pudel-mütze” (poodle-nose), “karakul-mütze” or “tepel” lined with black silk. Black curly lamb pelt for winter hat with up-turned brim, 26 inches x 16 inches. Owned and worn by Great grandfather Wilhelm Lindenfield, an Odessa-area, Yiddish Jew, where daughter intermarried across the Liman to the Martin Family in Seimeny, also very close family friends. William Lindenfield later immigrated to Canada and settled at Foxholm/Foxhalm.

Date: Circa 1880-1910

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Jolenta Fischer Masterson

*Ancestral village: Steinweiler/ Germersheim/ Baden to Mareintal, Liebental am Baraboi district and Selz, Kutschurgan District

EPRHCC number: 1999.17.01

Quilt/ bed cover of “log-cabin” and “furrows” pattern (1880’s, prior to 1899); made by Marianna Kopp (Mrs. Michael Braun); her daughter, Leocadia Braun (Mrs. John Engel) used this quilt as “battling” filler for a heavy cordouroy quilt in 1940’s.

Date: circa 1880s

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan District, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.01

Tablecloth – peach linen fabric. Poltvaskaja glad and two-sided satin-stitch embroidery. Many forms of lowers in yellow, orange, white and brown. Green stems and leaves. Edge scalloped with peach thread. 34 ¼ inches x 30 inches.

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.02

Tablecloth – Lavender linen fabric. Alexandrovskaja glad satin-stitch embroidery. Pansies embroidered in reds, purples, oranges, and yellows. Leaves are blue and green. Brown motif in center. Wavy edge with pink thread. 35 inches x 17 inches.

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.03

Tablecloth – Holiday decorative lavender linen cloth. Polkavaskaja glad - flowers are shades of purple and red. Leaves are shades of brown. “Weihnachten 1996” is stitched towards the bottom in the center. 29 ½ inches x 28 ½ inches.

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.04

Tablecloth – White linen fabric. Alexandrovskaja glad and drawn thread embroidery. Flora motif of orange, red and yellow berries. Brown, red, gold and orange leaves. Crocheted 2 ½ inch lace edge. 61 inches x 67 inches.

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.05a.1996.03.05i

Tablecloth – White cotton. Alexandrovskaja glad embroidery. Wheat, thistle and daisy motifs. Scalloped edge with purple thread. 88 inches x 55 inches.

Napkins – White cotton: b) orange thistle and wheat motif, edges are scalloped with orange cotton; c) blue thistle, purple flower, and wheat motif in corner, scalloped edge with purple; d) blue thistle, wheat, blue flower motif in corner, scalloped edge with blue thread; e) purple thistle, blue flower, blue thistle and wheat, scalloped with blue thread; f) blue thistle, purple flower, and wheat in corner, scalloped edge in purple; g) blue flower, blue thistle and wheat, scalloped edge with blue thread; h) pink flower, blue thistle and wheat in corner, scalloped edge with pink thread; i) orange flower, purple thistle, and wheat, scalloped edge with orange thread.

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Michael Miller

*Ancestral villages: Lorenz Meuller (son Michael) from Winge/ Weissenburg, Alsace, circa 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; later in 1816 to Krasna, Bessarabia. Georg Baumgartner (brother Michael Baumgartner) from Jochgrim/ Germersheim, Rhine-Pfalz (near Alsace) in 1804-1809 to Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.03.06a.1996.03.06g

Tablecloth – White cotton. Alexandrovskaja glad embroidery. Wheat, thistle and daisy motifs. Scalloped edge with purple thread. 40 inches x 53 inches.

Napkins – White cotton. Blue cross-stitched edge. Cross-stitched blue flower in corner.

*Traditional motif of the “tree of life” and birds. The “tree of life” is a symbol of fertility and the bird is a symbol of daylight.



A close-up of the blanket shows the narrow “pencil” stripe inside each “band” stripe. It is a tapestry weave: the weft yarns completely cover the lavender-blue warp yarns. Warp yarns, gathered to make the fringe, still retain some of their lavender color. The use of lavender-blue or aqua-green warp is a folk-German distinctive.

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Hermina Moran

*Ancestral Village: Tuchscherer, Janer/Jahner and Friedrich from Colelia, Dobrudscha, Romania.

This “wickel-decke” [wrap-blanket] or plachte came from Catholic-German colony of Colelia, Dobrudscha, Romania.  It measures 37 inches by 68 inches. The plachte was woven with vivid worsted yarns, fringed at one end and bound on the opposite end. Hermina Tuchscherer Moran wrote, “The wool came from my maternal Grandmother, Senfarosa Janer’s sheep, it was then spun and dyed. The blanket was woven in Colelia, by Klara or Anna Theiss, who had a large weaving loom. It was originally much longer, but when we arrived in Germany in 1945, my Grandmother, Senfarosa (Ternes) Janer used some of the wool to knit a dress for me. As I grew [in height] the blanket became shorter.”

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Elaine Becker Morrison

*Ancestral village [direct connection not yet found] Becker from Winsenbach/Weissenburg, Alsace in 1808 to Kandel, Kutschurgan district, Cherson; Mauch from Fruerbach/Stuttgart, Württemberg with many Mauch from Aurich and Nussdorf/Vaihingen, Württemberg in 1819 to Kassel ,Glueckstal District, later to Alt-posttal, Alt-Arzis and later Teplitz, Bessarabia. Lorenz and Michael Quenzer from Hoffenheim/Sinsheim, Baden, 1809 to Gueldendorf, Leibental am Baraboi District.

EPRHCC number: 1996.04.01a and b

Crochet Pillowcase lace, Set of two white cotton, diamond zigzag points along one edge, lined in pink thread. One inch wide and twenty–one inches in circumference. Made by Magdalene Quenzer, with origins from Gueldendorf, Liebental District.

Date: 1930 or 1940s

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Violet Muller Munsch

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District

EPRHCC number: N/A

Man’s woolen winter coat with raccoon fur collar, felted brown worsted wool, tailored with square patch pockets; full-length double-breasted with two rows of buttons. Produced by McKibben, Driscoll, and Dorsey Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Date: circa 1920s - 1930s

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Violet Muller Munsch

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District

EPRHCC number: N/A

Woman’s woolen winter coat with rabbit fur collar and wrist cuffs, felted brown worsted wool, tailored with square-patch pockets; full-length double breasted with two rows of buttons. Produced by McKibben, Driscoll, and Dorsey Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Date: circa 1920s - 1930s

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

Cora (Armstrong) Abbey (1866-1955) shown with Janice and Caroline Heihn and one of Cora’s handmade dolls. Martha Heihn said she “got to know” Grandma Abbey in 1936 a week after Martha’s marriage to Ted Heihn. Ted’s father was born in Bessarabia.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

GRHC number: 2011.16

“Grandma” Abbey made cloth dolls for neighbor girls Janice and Caroline Heihn. Cora Abbey, born in Wisconsin, was a neighbor and very special friend of the Ted and Martha Heihn Family in Beulah, ND.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

Emilia Pfenning, Martha Heihn’s mother made a summer quilt from remnants of a home-sewing fabrics. [Summer quilts have no batting layer.] Resembling an aerial view of the countryside, you can see a landscape of patches decorated with herringbone, cross stitch and blanket stitches.

Emilia (Koehler) Pfenning (1895-1981) was born in Beulah, ND. The Pfennings came from the Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia. Martha’s father Michael was born in South Russia. Laura Oster-Aaland is Martha’s granddaughter.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

Angora goat/rabbit yarn makes a simple crocheted collar very special.

A pair of crocheted woolen mittens for an infant or toddler has no thumbs. Each one has a single crocheted cord, which, when run up through each sleeve, will prevent accidental loss.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

German-Russian women gave special attention to their babies’ bonnets. This lovely knitted baby bonnet has a twisted star bordered by openwork with ribbon flowers and ties.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

The name Irish crochet does describe the raised work found in this crocheted collar.  Worked in cotton thread around 1900, the heavy, three-dimensional motifs were attached on a background of single crochet with picots.

The heavy, open motifs and raised work is in imitation of Venetian needle lace. Irish crochet is particularly good at replicating those designs and motifs.

The Germans from Russia women often edged their handwork in crocheted lace.

A note says “collars were handmade in the 1800s and worn mostly on black dresses.” The history of this collar is not known.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

Caroline Heihn’s coat was probably purchased in a local store. The accompanying note gives the date 1939 the year Caroline was born.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

A toddler’s coat has pink silk inside and out with a soft layer of wool fibers inside. Unfortunately, the silk has split into small rows over the years. It is embellished with perle cotton flowers in satin and running stitches on the front. The coat looks good with the Angora collar shown elsewhere.

A pair of tiny shoes were worn by Janice or Caroline Heihn. Janice was born in 1937; Caroline in 1939; another daughter Mary Lou was born in 1948.

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Laura Oster-Aaland

*Ancestral Village: Pfenning from Leipzig Colony in Bessarabia; Heihn from Bessarabia; Nikolaus from Rohrbach, Beresan District, Cherson, Black Sea Region.

These sheep skin slippers themselves do not show much wear. However, three of the blue eyes and one ear are missing on the bunny-faces decorating the front. The surfaces of the red patent leather heel and toe strips are only a bit worn, but the piping of the same material used between the sole and the upper only fragments and pink stain remain. 

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Roland & Ruth Rasch

*Ancestral village: Nowi Dwor/ Warsaw/ Poland to Alt-Arzis, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: 1999.04.01

Shawl/Blanket – [Kanapee/ plachte] hand-spun wool/ hand-woven vertical colored stripes; made by Roland Rasch’s great grandmother Luis Kohls (Mrs. Frederick Kruckenberg, Sr.) of Brienne, later in Alt-Arzis, Bessarabia (1880’s). Four hand-woven plachte-decke, entirely all processes by Luisa, were given to each of four sons immigrating to North Dakota. Frederick, Jr. saved his plachte for his only daughter, Lydia Kruckenberg Rasch, who spread this blanket on the day-bed of her oldest son, Roland Rasch at his first-owned farmstead.

Date: circa 1880s

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Carman Rath-Wald

*Ancestral Village: Rath from Neustadt, Taurien District, South Russia; Hauck from Rohrbach, Beresan District and Borodino, Bessarabia, South Russia.

GRHC number: 2011.12

Along with family certificates and other materials, Carman Rath-Wald donated a gray-brown and pale gray wool shawl measuring 61 inches by 60 inches. It was professionally woven on a Jacquard loom. The border has a rhythmic Greek key and floral border design.

Fringe is sewn on all four sides in an X pattern. Brown yarn still gathers some of the fringe into tassels.

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Ralph Ruff

*Ancestral village: Neckarwestheim/ Heilbronn, Wuerttemburg; Moehringer/ Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg; and Dobel/ Calw, Wuerttemburg at Borodino and Alt-Elft, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: 1996.10.01

Quilt of bow tie pattern from flour sacks with wool batting/filler; hand-made by Katherina Ricker(t) Kiesz at Ritzville, Washington, especially as prized gift to her orphaned grandson, Ralph Ruff, who at nine years of age threaded most of the quilting needles (circa 1925-1927).

Date: 1925

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Vi Kruckenberg Schielke

*Ancestral village: Koenigsberg, East Prussia to Alt-Arzis and Alt-Elft, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: 1996.1601

Shawl/ Blanket [Kanapee/ plachte-decke] of hand-spun wool and hand-woven in vertical colored stripes (1880’s); made by Salome Kruckenberg in Alt-Elft, Bessarabia.

Date: 1880s

 

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Emelia Schlittenhard and Amilia Schlittenhard Rieger

*Ancestral villages: Michael Schlittenhardt from Elmdinge, Baden in 1827 to Gueldendorf, Liebental am Baraboi district, Cherson, [spouse]; Gottfried Rieger in 1805 to Peterstal, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.08.01 a and b

Wedding dress (two-piece). 1.) Bodice, navy blue jacquard wool, hexagonal neckline, gray twill yoke with navy blue standing, neck choker, and ribbons bow. Hexagonal neckline is surrounded by wide ivory lace flounce; long sleeves with cuff trim; tailored wide shoulders and hourglass waist; waist accented with two center buttons. Worn as a wedding dress. Made near Odessa in 1903. 2.) Skirt. Full length, black wool-linen blend; two appliqué black satin ribbon bands at six inches above hemline, slight train, circa 1903.

Date: circa 1903

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Emelia Schlittenhard and Amilia Schlittenhard Rieger

*Ancestral villages: Michael Schlittenhardt from Elmdinge, Baden in 1827 to Gueldendorf, Liebental am Baraboi district, Cherson, [spouse]; Gottfried Rieger in 1805 to Peterstal, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.08.02

“Yackel” bodice. Black twill wool, notched collar, center front opening with cloth covered buttons (three), long sleeves with gathered shoulder cap. Worn with black skirt. (1997.08.06)

Date: circa 1903

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Emelia Schlittenhard and Amilia Schlittenhard Rieger

*Ancestral villages: Michael Schlittenhardt from Elmdinge, Baden in 1827 to Gueldendorf, Liebental am Baraboi district, Cherson, [spouse]; Gottfried Rieger in 1805 to Peterstal, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.08.03

Winter scarf wool , four-ply yarn, double crochet, bronzed-green wool with magenta pink bar-stripes 20 inches parallel from five inch fringe with some magenta fringe strands. Size: 21” x 90” long. Made by Aunt Mollie.

Date: circa 1903

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Emelia Schlittenhard and Amilia Schlittenhard Rieger

*Ancestral villages: Michael Schlittenhardt from Elmdinge, Baden in 1827 to Gueldendorf, Liebental am Baraboi district, Cherson, [spouse]; Gottfried Rieger in 1805 to Peterstal, Liebental am Baraboi District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1997.08.04

Crochet “turban hat. “ Tam O’Shanter” – style. Deep burgundy wool, single crochet, folded headband, double-crochet pleated-crown with pom-pom tassel on crown tip.

Date: circa 1903

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Emelia Schlittenhard and Amilia Schlittenhard Rieger


EPRHCC number: 1997.08.05

Jacquard Coverlet. Wool and cotton “ double-weave “ (two-layered sandwich, intersected layers at edges of Jacquard – weave floral (border) , gray brown, taupe and ivory with floral jacquard stencil pattern (repetitive border with dark-gray brown field ground (on front). Reverse floral image and reverse colors of Jacquard-stencil borders on ivory ground /field (on back) this double weave coverlet (64 inches wide x 60 inches long) was used as a “gross –decken” shawl by Grandmother Ringer Littke, circa 1903. At Gueldendorf (a craft–artisan “possad” / village) itinerant men-weavers probably wove this complex-patterned shawl, circa 1840 though 1880. All natural colors of wool and cotton.

Date: circa 1860.

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Joseph Tuchscherer

GRHC number: 2009.20

Martha (Janer) Tuchscherer, foreground, is shown with baby Hermina. Of the blanket, Martha had written, “Mothers wrapped these blankets around their shoulders to carry their baby in a sling, thus freeing their hands for household tasks. This particular plachte was the only textile salvaged from Romania, to Germany, to Poland, and back to Germany in 1945; then to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1955.” Members of the Tuchscherer family, Joseph, wife Martha and children Hermina and Raimund settled near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The freeze-frame image is from a 1940 film showing Martha and other Colelia women wearing their plachte. At that time, families were being repatriated to Germany.



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Maria Tuchscherer

GRHC number: 2011.27

Senforosa (Janer/Jahner) Tuchscherer of Colelia Colony, Dobrudscha, Romania, wore this head scarf or “kopftuch.” The black, twill-weave scarf has an openwork knotted border in a honeycomb pattern and ending in a fringe. These head scarves are commonly worn folded double at diagonal corners into a triangle. The fringed borders drape around the throat for a beautiful effect.

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Maureen A. Miller Udell

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District

EPRHCC number: N/A

Miller-Mueller family homesteaded in Logan County at rural Neudorf Reformed Church, southwest of Gackle. Turkey-red stitched-embroidery on white pereole pillow sham features two cobs of maize with husks and white cotton pereole three paper-poppy blossoms surrounded by four spotted butterflies. Embroidered in Neudorf village, Glueckstal Colonies, South Russia.

Date: circa 1904

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Maureen A. Miller Udell

*Ancestral village: Neudorf, Glueckstal District

EPRHCC number: N/A

Cobalt-purple woolen “wedding apron” at Neudorf Reformed Church, rural Logan County, southwest of Gackle. Wedding apron is circa forty-eight inches in length, gathered slightly at waistband; circa 1906-1926 has origins from Neudorf village, Glueckstal Colonies.

Black woolen skirt-length “wedding apron” at Neudorf Reformed Church southwest of Gackle in Logan County. Two snar-fastners secure waistband. Wedding apron is circa forty-eight inches in length, gathered at two-inch wide waistband.

Date: circa 1906-1926

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Elizabeth Volk Thomas
Donated by: Richard J. and Kathryn Hollenhorst Thomas

*Ancestral village: Kandel colony, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, for Thomas family. Baden colony and Elsass colony, Kutschurgan District, Cherson, for Volk family.

EPRHCC number: 2008. ??.01

One “flour sack unbleached cotton dish towel, 30”x35”, with one corner decorated with appliquéd diagonal “poke” bonnet maiden silhouette of fourteen inches tall, using silk-floss embroidery red fabric and folk calico print fabric of rusts and tan; non-ethnic German pattern (American craft).

Date: circa 1970 – 2000.

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Theresa Mack Wald

*Ancestral village: Obergrombach/ Bruchsal, Württemburg to Elsass, Kutschurgan District

EPRHCC number: 1996.12.01

Shawl – Blanket (Gross-Decken) of plaid double-layered wool/ mohair of nine pounds weight with black twisted wool fringe at 78 x 78 inches in size (prior to 1914); owner was Katherina Deringer Mack of Karlsruhe, North Dakota. Blanket made in Kutschurgan district, South Russia.

Date: 1880s

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Theresa Mack Wald

*Ancestral village: Obergrombach/Bruchsal, Württemberg to Elsass, Kutschurgan District, Cherson.

EPRHCC number: 1996.12.01

Shawl – Blanket (Gross-Decken) of plaid double-layered wool/ mohair of nine pounds weight with black twisted wool fringe at 78 x 78 inches in size. Shawl was owned by Katherina Deringer Mack of Karlsruhe, North Dakota.

Date: prior to 1914

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Vernon Wieland

*Ancestral village: Hilsbach/ Sinsheim/ Baden to Friedenstal, Bessarabia

EPRHCC number: 1999.05.01

Man’s winter coat, full-length wolf fur with beaver fur collar, multi-toned brown and camel tan with wooden toggle buttons. "Pelz" or "Pelz-mantel."

Date: 1910

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Storage of textiles
E. Morrow Lebedef 178

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