of the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph's Parish: Dickinson, North Dakota,
1902 - 1952
By Monsignor George P. Aberle.
North Dakota Herold, Dickinson, North Dakota, 1952, 109 pages,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
one of North Dakota's most valuable church and parish histories
for the Germans from Russia community. The book Souvenir of the
Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph's Parish was prepared by Monsignor
Joseph Aberle who is well known for his outstanding book on German-Russian
families and heritage.
The book was prepared for the Dedication and Golden Jubilee of
St. Joseph's Parish in October, 1952. Many of the St. Joseph's Parish
members in 1952 were of German-Russian ancestry, still exists today.
Monsignor Aberle authors the detailed sections in this book including
photographs, "History of St. Joseph's Parish," "St. Joseph's School,"
"St. Ann's Auxiliary Society," "St. Ann's Altar Society," "St. Anthony
Society," and the "German-Hungarian Club."
German-Russian family names include: Armburst, Berger, Boesflug,
Braun, Engelhardt, Fischer, Geiger, Grinsteiner, Gress, Hatzenbueler,
Hecker, Heidt, Hoff, Jaeger, Keller, Kessel, Klein, Koch, Kohler,
Kopp, Krank, Kuhn, Kuntz, Mack, Messer, Metz, Mischel, Olheiser,
Pfau, Reichert, Reiter, Roller, Roth, Schlosser, Schmaltz, Schmidt,
Schneider, Steckler, Steiner, Wanner, Weisgerber, Wagner, Wangler,
Weber, Wieland, and Wolf.
These families immigrated to western North Dakota largely from
the Catholic Beresan villages of Halbstatt, Katharinental, Landau,
München, Rastatt, Speier, and Sulz in South Russia (today near Odessa,
Ukraine). Many families also came from the Crimean German Catholic
villages of Kronental and Rosental (today near Simperofol, Crimea,
St. Joseph's Parish, Dickinson, North Dakota
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