Journey to the Homeland Tour 2000 Photos
Journey to the Homeland Tour
Sponsored by the North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo
Visit to the Glueckstal Villages, June, 2000
Photographs by Charles and Melinda Herman Snell, Bismarck, North
Photos - Set 2
|Anton and Rosina Wart were hosts to the Herman
for overnight stay in Glueckstal. (l-r): Herb Herman Jr. San
Jose, CA, Anton and Rosina Wart, Glueckstal, and Herbert Herman
Sr, Gackle, ND.
||These Glueckstal children lead
visiting Americans to this German tombstone they had recently
uncovered on the school grounds.
|Americans looking at the collective barn in
Neudorf. It was built by people living in the village when Stalin's
policies were enacted.
||German tombstones were taken from
cemeteries and were used to build the Neudorf collective barn.
|Herb Herman Jr. studying the tombstone in
the old German cemetary of Bergdorf. His great, great, great,
great grandfather Jakob Herman (1778 to 1856) immigrated from
Bieselberg Calw-Wuerttemberg, Germany, to become a founding
father of the village of Bergdorf.
||Charles and Melinda Herman Snell,
Bismarck, had a wonderful time in Glueckstal with their hosts,
Anitoli and Lidiya Ivanova.
|Herbert Herman Sr. gets a first
look at the Nestor River in Moldova. It looks a lot like the
North Dakota prairie where his parents settled near Gackle,
||This lady approached the Herman family as
they strolled down her street looking for the ancestral Herman
home in Bergdorf. It turned out to be her own home. She had
lived in it since 1949. She told us that when she first arrived,
the beautiful homes the Germans had built stood vacant - pots
and pans and furniture left behind. She picked one she liked,
moved in and built a new life for herself and her family.