German Couple Visited in Hebron
"German Couple Visited in Hebron." Hebron Herald, 9 August 1995.
Hebron had very special guests recently when Ruth and Stefan Kloetzel
of the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland of Stuttgart,
Germany visited here. They were accompanied by Professor Michael
Miller, North Dakota State University.
The Kloetzels visited for a time at the Brick City Senior Center
and then spent several hours chatting with guests in the basement
of the Hebron city hall where the Vorvaters Kinder served kuchen,
punch, and coffee.
The Landsmannschaft is a German-Russian organization headquartered
in Stuttgart, Germany. Mrs. Kloetzel was the featured speaker at
the Germans from Russia Heritage Society’s 25th Anniversary
Convention that was held in Bismarck in July.
She heads the social welfare programs including the immigration
to Germany of ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union. Close
to 200,000 Russian-Germans immigrate to Germany each year since
1991 from Siberia, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Many of these people
have relatives in the Dakotas.
Professor Miller and the Kloetzels toured several German-Russian
sited including a visit to the McIntosh County Museum in Ashley,
ND. They also visited the McPherson County Museum in Eureka, S.D.
The Kloetzels spoke no English and Professor Miller assisted in
translating their words.
They also visited the St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Strasburg,
ND where a program entitled “The Immigrants and Their Church”
From Hebron the group visited at the Assumption Abbey in Richardton
and in Dickinson.
Reprinted with permission by The Hebron Herald.
Kloetzel spoke to members of the Germans from Russia Heritage
Society in Hebron. To her left is Esther Schneider and Pauline
Stefan and Ruth
Kloetzel of Stuttgart, Germany, on the left and Professor
Michael M. Miller, Germans from Russia Bibliographer, North
Dakota State University spent several hours recently visiting
with various members of the community. They were presented
gifts from Al Feist, president of the International Germans
from Russia Society.
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