Quincy, Illinois, Immigrants from Munsterland, Westphalia, Germany: Volume I


This series consists of two complementary volumes. The first volume deals with the life of the emigrants in Germany, their voyage to America, and their life in Quincy, Illinois.

Volume I examines reasons for migration, details of the ocean voyage, the journey to Quincy, life in Quincy, German dialects, German-language newspapers, German occupations, farming, German customs, clustering, the impact of World War I on Quincy's Germans, and much more. These pages offer a detailed account of the history of Quincy from the unique perspective of a Münsterland immigrant. A "History Timeline of Münsterland," three maps, and an index to names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

The second volume of this work presents a list of 1,456 immigrants who came to Quincy from Münsterland. Numbers following names in Volume I refer to their enumeration in the biographical section of the work in Volume II.

Michael K. Brinkman

2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 322 pp.

ISBN: 9780788450464