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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

German Immigration

 
 
German Immigration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
1. German Immigration Marker
Inscription.  German immigrants came to St. Charles County in large numbers beginning in the 1830s. Many had learned of the area from Gottfried Duden, who wrote a book describing the area as similar to the Rhineland. Placing great value on industriousness and hard work, these early German settlers brought tried and tested knowledge of farming methods with them. They eventually acquired much of the land throughout St. Charles County for agricultural purposes. Duden incorrectly forecast that 'the city of St. Charles is too close to St. Louis which will interfere with its development.' St. Charles was subsequently described by historians as "an almost ideal Americanization of cultures."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 46.915′ N, 90° 28.961′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street. Marker is on the grounds of old St. Charles County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North 3rd Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Influence (here, next to this marker);
Missouri's Origin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 16, 2020
2. Missouri's Origin Marker
Marker is behind the St. Carlos Borromeo statue (third from right)
Missouri's Origin (here, next to this marker); Spanish Influence (here, next to this marker); French Influence (here, next to this marker); Native American Influence (a few steps from this marker); The Boone's Lick Road (a few steps from this marker); The Dr. John H. Stumberg Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 302 Jefferson Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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