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Summer 2002
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 2   No. 4

New Arrivals

Items recently added to the St. Louis Public Library’s collections:

1. Burgert, Annette Kunselman. Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 2000. HG 929.3748
Genealogical profiles of Palatine immigrants to Pennsylvania, including both European & U.S. source records.

2. Burkett, Brigitte. Nineteenth Century Emigrants from Baden-Wurttemberg: Vol. 1: The Enzkreis. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997. HG 929.308931
Emigrants from the Einkreis, an area in the Ein River Valley near the Black Forest. Profiles include names of parents, birthplace & date, lists of children with ages & birth dates & those who emigrated & where they settled in the U.S.

3. Dull, Keith A. Early Families of … Pennsylvania. 5 Vols. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1997. HG 929.3748
Counties included are Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Somerset & Fayette. Contains family trees & biographical information of included families.

4. Fisher, Carleton E. Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War – Vermont. 2nd ed. Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1992. HG 973.3443
Entries include name, year & place of birth, unit, residences, death & sources for further information.

5. Wiltshire, Betty C. Mississippi Confederate Pension Applications. 4 Vols. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing Co., nd. HG 973.7462
Entries include name of pensioner or name of husband for widows, date of pension application, company & regiment & county of residence.

6. Wright, F. Edward. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century. 4 Vols. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2000. HG 929.3748
Transcriptions of church records, organized by congregation. Includes an extensive bibliography. We are pleased to announce the arrival of the 1930 census for Missouri, Illinois & Mississippi plus the Mississippi Soundex. We have created finding aids for the City of St. Louis that can narrow your search to one or two enumeration districts (ED). Check our website for the 1930 St. Louis Enumeration District Map. For the moment, you can stop in or send an email request and we will check the ED for you.

…And Some Venerated Ancestors

1. Archivschule Marburg. Hessische Auswanderer (Hesaus) Index Nach Familiennamen. 2 Vols. Marburg, Germany: Trautvetter & Fischer, 1987 -. 973.342
Index to emigration from Hesse-Muenzenburg in the 18th century. It includes name, age, hometown, assets, occupation & destination. Covers a fairly small group of immigrants.

2. Archivschule Marburg. Hessische Truppen im Amerikanischen Unaabhangigkeitskrieg (Hetrina). 6 Vols. Marburg, Germany: Fotodruck E. Symon, 1972 – 1987. 973.342
Lists the Hessian soldiers who fought in the American Revolution & includes name, year of birth, place of origin, rank, unit & original source of the information.

3. Burgert, Annette K. Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 2000. 929.3748
Shows Palatine connections of immigrants to Pennsylvania, including sources of information in both European & American records.

4. Burnett, Robyn & Ken Luebbering. German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways. Columbia, MO: U of Missouri P, 1996. 977.800431
A brief history of German settlement in Missouri.

5. Glazier, Ira P. & P. William Filby. Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports. 67 Vols. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1988 -. 929.308931
A primary resource for finding Ger-man ancestors. Also, don’t forget the new Germans to America Series II that covers earlier immigration.

6. Kaufmann, Wilhelm, ed. The Germans in the American Civil War, with a Biographical Directory. (1911) Trans. by Steven Rowan & Don H. Tolzmann. Carlisle, PA: John Kallmann, 1999. 973.74
A classic work on the important role played by German-Americans in the American Civil War.

7. Wright, III, Raymond S., ed. Meyers Orts-und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs. 2 Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 2000. 914.3003
A vital resource for finding German towns & villages.

8. Pennsylvania German Society. Pennsylvania German Church Records of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, etc. 3 Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. 929.3748
Extensive copies from church records.

9. Richards, Henry M. M. The Pennsylvania German in the Revolutionary War 1775 – 1783. (1908). Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 973.344
A history of the Pennsylvania Germans in the Revolutionary War, including rosters, diaries & letters & some lists of prisoners.

10. Schenk, Trudy. The Wuerttemburg Emigration Index. 7 Vols. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Inc., 1986 -. 929.343
Shows name, birth date and birthplace where the person emigrated from, date of application to emigrate, destination & the LDS microfilm number for the microfilmed German records.

11. Schneider, Carl E. The German Church on the American Frontier: A Study in the Rise of Religion Among the Germans of the West. St. Louis, MO: Eden Theological Seminary, 1939. 284.1
An extensive history of the German Evangelical Church, including biographical & historical materials on church founders & historical material on the many German Evangelical Churches founded in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana & Iowa.

12. Smith, Clifford Neal. German Revolutionists of 1848: Among Whom Many Immigrants to America. 4 Vols. McNeal, AZ: Westland Publications, 1985 -. 929.343
Includes name of individual, occupation if known, place of residence & in some cases date of emigration to America. Based on German Police Records.

13. Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia From 1727 to 1808. Norristown, PA: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 929.3748
Includes captains’ lists, signers of Oaths of Allegiance, signers of Oaths of Abjuration & indication of those who made a mark rather than signing & other information.

14. Zimmerman, Gary J. German Immigrants: Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York…With Places of Origin. 4 Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985 - . 929.343
Indicates the name, age, last residence & year of immigration & ship for many Germans who left Bremen for the U.S. Includes only those immigrants whose U.S. passenger list showed a place of origin.

The Library also has holdings of many German newspapers published here in St. Louis, including Anzeiger des Westens and the Westliche Post.

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