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History Journal

The German Heritage of Carroll County, Iowa
by David Reineke

Table of Contents
 Preface & Introduction
Chapter One
Early County History and First German Settlers
Conrad Geiselhart Albert Brutsche
L. Sherrie Henry J. P. Mueller
Charles F. Buss Further Development of the County


Chapter Two
Page One: The Founding of Kniest Township and Mount Carmel

John I. Blair & The Railroad

Lambert Kniest & Heinrich Baumhover

Life on the Frontier


The New Colony


Kniest & Baumhover


Page Two: Who Were the Other Early Settlers?
Peter & Katharina Berger Richard Maria Ricke
Bernhard & Gertrude VonNahme Sebastian & Anna Maria Bruch
Joseph & Elizabeth Wiewel Good Times & Bad Through the Years
Anton & Maria Meis Entertainment
Christian & Margaretha Loeffelholz The Silver Anniversary Celebration
Continued Growth A New Century


Chapter Three
The Germans of Carroll City

Part One:  Early Years in Carroll City, 1867-1879
Carroll City's Early German Businesses Death of Lambert Kniest
Early Business Life in Carroll City Early German Social & Religious Life
Early Catholic Church The Carroll Fire of 1879
The Founding of the Carroll Schuetzenverein  


Chapter Four
The German Settlement of Roselle Township
Early Years & the First Settlers Frontier Hardships
Continued Growth During the 1870's German Traditions & Culture in Roselle Township
Continued Growth of Hillsdale Growth of the Catholic Church in Hillsdale
The German Settlement of Halbur Roselle Township in the early Twentieth Century


Chapter Fourteen
Page One: The German Press in Carroll County
Der Carroll Demokrat Der Manning Herold
Die Ostfriesische Nachrichten Die Germania
Other Area Papers  


Page Two: Carroll County's German Newspapermen
John G. Burkhardt Alois Becker
Joseph M. Dunck Rev. Lubke Huendling
Bertold Krause Peter Rix
Clemence A. Bohnenkamp Conculsion


Page updated July 3, 2020

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