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Zeeland, North Dakota's Golden Jubilee: 1902 - 1952

Zeeland Golden Jubilee Committee, Zeeland, North Dakota, 45 pages, 1952, softcover


The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this Golden Jubilee book of Zeeland, North Dakota: 1902 - 1952. In the Forward is written: "Look ye sons and daughters and see, that you are God's chosen children, to be living here where our forbearers, who believed that the land would take care of her own, lie buried, and whose courage and honesty brought us here."

The sources for information for this publication included these books; Along the Trails of Yesterday by Nina Farley Wishek and the Ashley Diamond Jubliee book.

The publication includes: 1) History of Zeeland; 2) The Zeeland School; 3) St. John's Reformed Church; 4) Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod) of Zeeland; 5) St. John's Catholic Church; 6) St. Andrew's Lutheran Church; 7) St. Andrew's Catholic church of Zeeland; 8) The Pioneers; History of Zeeland City Band; and other sections. There is no section for family histories.

Especially important to the Germans from Russia was St. John's Catholic Church, five miles north of Zeeland, with a settlement there in 1885. The St. John's Catholic Church was built by Father Bernard Strassmeier, O.S.B. Many of the families who attended this church immigrated from the Catholic Kutschurgan District villages of South Russia (today near Odessa, Ukraine).

St. Andrew's American Lutheran Church, located ten miles north and three miles east of Zeeland, ND, was at one time a congregation as part of a five point parish in this area, and it's the only church still in existence today. At a meeting in October, 1892, families decided to donate and build this church. The sum of $385 was gathered from these families and it was agreed that each member donated fifteen days labor to build this new church. Many of the families who attended this church immigrated from the Lutheran Glückstal District villages of South Russia (today located near Odessa, Ukraine and in Moldova).

Main street of Zeeland looking south, taken at the railroad intersection.
View of Zeeland looking towards the northeast, taken from the southwest of town.
Daniel Barreither's horse power thresher.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, ten miles north and three miles east of Zeeland.
1908 Zeeland Concert Band.
1910 Zeeland Baseball Team.

Zeeland, North Dakota's Golden Jubilee: 1902 - 1952

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