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Mount Pleasant in Henry County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Das Deutsches Kollegium

(The German College)

 

— 1873-1909 —

 
Das Deutsches Kollegium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
1. Das Deutsches Kollegium Marker
Inscription.  
Established by the Southwest German Conference of
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
President, 1873-1874
Edwin Stanton Havighorst
President, 1898-1908
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 & ReligionEducation. 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 College
Das Deutsches Kollegium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
2. Das Deutsches Kollegium Marker
(Marker is located on right side of 1910 monument.)
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(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Iowa 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.) 
 
Memorial Tablet, Monument & Cornerstone (1910) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
3. Memorial Tablet, Monument & Cornerstone (1910)
(marking the former site of the German College)
Memorial Tablet, placed over the main entrance in 1910 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2021
4. Memorial Tablet, placed over the main entrance in 1910
This building was formerly the German College of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It was united with the Central Wesleyan College of Warrenton, Missouri in 1909. This memorial tablet was erected by the German alumni and ex-students in 1910.
 
 
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.

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