Wishek, North Dakota
July 1- 4, 1998
Photography by Michael M. Miller
|Display prepared by Jodi Haupt Weszner, Wishek,
ND, including these wedding dresses: (l-r) -Jean Schaeffer Haupt
(1957), Emma Kramer Haupt (1934) and Jodi Haupt Weszner (1982).
Emma's parents were John C. and Margaret Weber Kramer who immigrated
from Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia settling near Scottland,
SD. They later resettled on a farm near Ashley, ND in 1906.
John C. Kramer was four years old when he left Teplitz.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota State
University Libraries, Fargo featured displays and information tables
at the Wishek Centennial. Providing information for visitors were
Journey to the Homeland Tour members' Duane Bittner, Jerry Fiechtner,
Mayo Flegel, Carol Just Halverson, Michael Miller, Homer Rudolf
and Ron Vossler.
|Homer Rudolf, Richmond, VA, and Wishek native, explains
use of the Glückstal Colonies Research Association publications
and shows photographs. Many of the Germans from Russia in the
Wishek area have ancestry to the former Black Sea German Glückstal
District villages of Bergdorf, Glückstal, Kassel and Neudorf.
|Carol Just Halverson, St. Louis Park, MN and LaMoure
native, shows photographs of her visit to Odessa, Ukraine and
the Glückstal villages taken in May, 1998.
|Duane Bittner, North Highlands, CA, and Lehr native,
explains location of German villages near Odessa, Ukraine on
the map printed in the Wishek Centennial book.