Das Deutsches Kollegium
(The German College)
— 1873-1909 —
the Methodist Episcopal Church
in affiliation with Iowa Wesleyan College
for the theological training of German Methodist
ministers to serve area German-speaking churches
Historical marker erected
in memory of Rudolph Havighorst
Edwin Stanton Havighorst
By the Havighorst Family 1963
Restored by Mark Edwin Frels
Iowa Wesleyan College Class of 1976
Great-nephew of Edwin Stanton Havighorst
In 2001 and 2010
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 40° 58.427′ N, 91° 33.097′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in Henry County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street north of East Pearl Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant IA 52641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Harlan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); P.E.O. Sisterhood Founded (about 500 feet away); Iowa Wesleyan CollegeIowa Wesleyan College (about 600 feet away); Belle Babb Mansfield (about 700 feet away); Votes For Women (about 700 feet away); Harlan Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
More about this marker. Marker is located next to the 1910 monument marking the former site of the German College.
Also see . . . Das Deutsche K Das Deutsche Kollegium: W ollegium: Wesleyan's Teutonic Past. (The Annals of Iowa 35 (1960), Haselmayer, Louis A.) On the east block of the Iowa Wesleyan College campus stands the solitary, familiar red brick building known variously through the decades as the German Building, the Music Building or the Physics Building. This building once housed an independent educational institution which served from 1873-1909 as the backbone of German Methodism in the middlewest. German groups of many different religious backgrounds immigrated into Iowa after the 1848 civil wars in Germany, and here strove to preserve their old world culture around churches which employed the mother tongue for services. (Submitted on July 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.