Quincy's German Heritage, Quincy Illinois
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N 39° 55.606 W 091° 24.107
15S E 636572 N 4420851
Quincy's German Heritage began in 1829 with Michael Mast from Forchheim, Baden
Waymark Code: WMF99P
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 09/13/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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In the early 1830's many immigrants from that area settled here, followed closely by the Hessians. In the 1840's and 50's our ancestors were pouring in mainly from Westphalia and Hanover. Soon this Mississippi River bluff would be home to immigrants from every part of Germany, the majority settling in the southwest quarter, known fondly as "calftown." This area was home to our first churches, religious schools and several manufacturing firms that are still prospering today. With their family loyalty, strong work ethic and religious convictions, these Germans helped forge Quincy into a proud, prosperous and progressive community.
County: Adams County

Historical Society: German Village Society of Quincy Illinois

Dedication Date: 2003

Location: Quincy Illinois

Website: [Web Link]

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