Quincy, Illinois, Immigrants from Munsterland, Westphalia, Germany: Volume I - Michael K. Brinkman.
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.
2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 322 pp.