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Aged German is given 48 hours to leave city!

Aged German is given 48 hours to leave city!
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: February 19, 1918
This article published in the Topeka Journal covers the story of Daniel Klege. Klege, a 75 year old resident of Topeka, Kansas, and veteran of the Civil War, was ordered to leave Topeka until the end of the war with Germany because he had never registered to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.


A group of Swedish men and women, Greeley County, Kansas

A group of Swedish men and women, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1900
An unidentified group of thirteen Swedish men and women seated in front of a chalkboard, Greeley County, Kansas. The chalkboard reads, "We are the people!?-: Us and Co.," between two illustrations of round faces. An inscription on the photograph reads, "!Dontcher know?"


AHEPA, joint meeting

AHEPA, joint meeting
Date: October 13, 1929
This panoramic shows a group of participants at a joint meeting of the Wichita, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma chapters of the AHEPA.


A. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper

A. J. Dyck to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: April 23, 1918
Reverend A. J. Dyck of the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka, Kansas, concerning the Third Liberty Loan drive and its impact on the German American community. Dyck explains that the members of his church have bought more than the amount of Liberty Loans required by the established quota in order to prove their loyalty and avoid harassment by "mobs." In addition, Dyck asks Capper if it would be acceptable for members of his church to donate to the Red Cross rather than providing money to support the war effort.


Alexander Braun oral history

Alexander Braun oral history
Creator: Keckeisen, Sara J. (Sara Ellen Judge)
Date: 2006
An oral interview with Alexander Braun conducted by Sara Keckeisen. He was born July 10, 1923 in Wernersdorf the Ukraine the son of Peter and Katharina (Braeul) Braun. After World War II, Mr. Braun fled west from the former Soviet Union. Eventually he immigrated to Canada (1949) on contract with the Canadian Government to work as a miner in Northern Quebec. After years of persistent attempts, in 1953 he was able to come to the United States from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to join his wife and her parents in Kansas. Alexander worked in auto body repair. He later was employed by the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) and the State of Kansas as a Master Electrician before his retirement in 1991. These are long clips. The first clip is sixty-three minutes, the second is seventy-three minutes. A searchable transcription of the interview is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Alien enemies' wives are loyal

Alien enemies' wives are loyal
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: January 1, 1918
This article printed in the Topeka Capital details an incident involving Charles H. Johnson and Joseph Fisckale, both of whom expressed sympathies for the Germany and Austria. Turned in by their American-born wives, Johnson and Fisckale were "sent to a place of safe keeping until after the war."


Alien registration card for Vena Peters Schock

Alien registration card for Vena Peters Schock
Date: July 25, 1918
This Alien registration Card, issued by the U.S. Department of Justice to Vena Peters Schock of Topeka, KS, was issued during World War I due to Schock's status as a non-naturalized citizen of the United States. During World War I many German Americans were issued similar registration cards that they had to carry at all times. If a non-naturalized German American was stopped without their card, they could face imprisonment until hostilities between Germany and the United States ceased.


All alien enemies liable to arrest

All alien enemies liable to arrest
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: June 19, 1917
This article, published in the June 19, 1917, edition of the Topeka Capital addresses the law prohibiting German immigrants who were not naturalized U.S. citizens from entering the Topeka Business District without a special permit from the U.S. Marshall Office. Anyone violating the law could be placed in jail without trial until the end of the war.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, banquet Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, banquet Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1934
This photograph shows members from the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at a banquet in Wichita, Kansas.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association daughters, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association daughters, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1960s
This photograph shows officers from the Wichita, Kansas Air Capital Chapter of the AHEPA daughters. The members have been identified from left to right as follows: SEATED: Christine Lewis, Sophia Otto, Dee Xidis. STANDING: Sophia Christian, Elaine Klein, Sylvia Boutras, Christine Stathis, Naomi Nikakis, Vicki Stubbs, Sue Katras


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1945
This photograph shows members from the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. In the center front row member Tom Magafos has been identified.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1930s and 1950s
This photograph shows members from the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at a unidentified location.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association members, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1930
This photograph shows members from the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at a unidentified location.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1960
This photograph shows members from the Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, (AHEPA). The organization is a fraternal organization that promotes the ancient Greek ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility along with family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism. The individuals have been identified as follows: SEATED: George Poulson, Paul Nikakis, James Genia, Sam Bushong, Peter Thomas. STANDING: Nicholas Chicklogans, Sam Stathis, Philip Stathis, Steve Pouros, Constantine Balafas, Chris Bouros, and Arthur Thodis.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1935
This photograph shows officers from the Wichita Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at a unidentified location.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows officers from the Wichita Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at a unidentified location.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association officers, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1932
This photograph shows officers from the Wichita, Kansas Air Capital Chapter of the AHEPA. The members are identified by their respected rows.


American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association picnic, Wichita, Kansas

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association picnic, Wichita, Kansas
Date: July 06, 1930
This photograph shows participants at the second anniversary picnic of the Wichita, Kansas Chapter of the AHEPA held at Fennels Grove in Wichita, Kansas.


Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry

Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry
Date: January 7, 1896
This is a photograph showing Andrew A. Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry on their wedding day. Andrew A. Henry was born in Bavaria, Germany on December 31, 1860, and his parents were George Heinrich Henry and Eliza (Iva) Dougle Henry. Andrew immigrated to the United States in 1881 at the age of 21 and settled in Kingman County, Kansas. He worked for the railway company in Kingman for a few years before coming to Nemaha County in 1893 where he settled on a farm near Goff, Kansas. In 1896, he married Mary Gudenkauf Zind at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca, Kansas. They had six children Frank, Antone, Leo, Catherine, Joseph, Bernard and Clemens Zind, Mary's son from a previous marriage. On September 18, 1910, Mary died of peritonitis. On January 21, 1914, Henry married Josephine Dreier and they had one son Vincent. In 1924, Andrew and Josephine moved from the farm to a home in Seneca, Kansas. Andrew Henry passed away December 12, 1947. Mary Gudenkauf Zind was born November 14, 1869 in Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio and her parents were Henry Clemens and Maria Catherine Barhorst Gudenkauf. Mary's parents moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1886 after their flour mill was destroyed by a fire. In 1890, Mary married Antone Zind, and they had two children Margarite (who died at the age of 2) and Clemens. Antone Zind died in an accident on a farm just east of Seneca on August 29, 1893, at age 31.


"Another Investigation Committee"

"Another Investigation Committee"
Date: January 31, 1880
This illustration by cartoonist Thomas Nast was published in Harper's Weekly. It depicts a potential Exoduster being questioned by a watchful Irishman with the caption "An' what right have you, sure, to be afther laving your native place an' coming here? Spake!" In the background a sign reads "Free Soil Kansas".


A. Oestreicher to Eli Thayer

A. Oestreicher to Eli Thayer
Creator: Oestreicher, A.
Date: September 23, 1854
Oestreicher, writing from Cincinnati, Ohio, informed Thayer of the establishment of a Kansas Actual Settler's Association in that city. He indicated that the association, which was comprised primarily of German-Americans, planned to create a settlement in Kansas in the spring of 1855.


A.Tuttle to Alfred Gray

A.Tuttle to Alfred Gray
Creator: Tuttle, A.
Date: June 25, 1857
Tuttle wrote from Buffalo, New York, about his plans to come to Kansas Territory by the fall. Alfred Gray had been a practicing lawyer in Buffalo before settling in Quindaro, Kansas Territory. Tuttle wrote about bank failures and the poor economy in the east. He also wanted Gray to send printed information about Kansas as he thought it would attract some of those out of work. He inquired if any of the literature was in German, as there were a number of out-of-work German immigrants in the area.


Autobiography of Louis Palenske

Autobiography of Louis Palenske
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: January 3, 1934
This is a three-page autobiography of Louis Palenske, written on his 76th birthday. The fourth page is a short autobiographical synopsis. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bastille Day celebration in Florence, Kansas

Bastille Day celebration in Florence, Kansas
Date: 1884
Bastille Day celebration held in Barker's Park, north of Florence, Kansas, July 14, 1884. This photograph was copied from the Kansas Historical Quarterly, Volume XIX, 1951, pg. 192-193.


B. F. Stinson and Company Bottle from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327

B. F. Stinson and Company Bottle from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327
Date: 1890-1912
This complete bottle was recovered during excavations in 2014 of the Adair cabin site, home of Reverend Samuel and Florella Brown Adair and their family, in Osawatomie, Kansas. Osawatomie and the Adairs were much involved with the abolitionist movement during the "Bleeding Kansas" years. The clear glass bottle may have once held shoe polish. Embossed on the front and back panels is the advertising "B. F. STINSON & CO BUFFALO, N.Y. U.S.A."


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