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Frankenmuth in Saginaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan's German Settlers

 
 
Michigan's German Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mh, December 23, 2015
1. Michigan's German Settlers Marker
Inscription. Fifteen German immigrants from Franconia, Bavaria, led by the Rev. August Craemer, founded Frankenmuth in 1845. They were advised to settle here by the Rev. Frederick Schmid, Lutheran pastor of Ann Arbor's German colony, founded in the 1820's. Other German agricultural villages were founded in the Saginaw Valley in the 1840's and 50's. Here, as in many other areas of Michigan, German settlers have contributed greatly to the state's cultural heritage.
 
Erected 1958. (Marker Number 170.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 19.588′ N, 83° 44.446′ W. Marker is in Frankenmuth, Michigan, in Saginaw County. Click for map. Located between the parking lot and entrance to the popular Zehnder's of Frankenmuth Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Frankenmuth MI 48734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Michigan's German Settlers Marker on Zehnder's sidewalk. image. Click for full size.
By Mh, December 23, 2015
2. Michigan's German Settlers Marker on Zehnder's sidewalk.
Michigan's German Settlers Marker - On an Advertising Postcard for the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn image. Click for full size.
circa 1970s?
3. Michigan's German Settlers Marker - On an Advertising Postcard for the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
 
 
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