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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Quincy's German Heritage

 
 
Quincy's German Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 8, 2021
1. Quincy's German Heritage Marker
Inscription.  Began in 1829 with Michael Mast, from Forchheim, Baden. In the early 1830s many immigrants from that area settled here, followed closely by the Hessians. In the 1840s and '50s our ancestors were pouring in mainly from Westphalia and Hanover. Soon this Mississippi River bluff would be home to immigrants from every part of Germany, the majority settling in the southwest quarter, known fondly as "Calftown." This area was home to our first churches, religious schools and several manufacturing firms that are still prospering today. With their family loyalty, strong work ethic and religious convictions, these Germans helped forge Quincy into a proud, prosperous and progressive community.
 
Erected 2003 by the German Village Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 39° 55.604′ N, 91° 24.114′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of South 9th Street and State Street, on the right when traveling south on South 9th Street
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 S 9th St, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Wood Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Political Allies (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Site of Quincy College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Site of St. Peter Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); World Trade Center Artifact (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augustine Tolton (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Boniface Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Quincy's German Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 8, 2021
2. Quincy's German Heritage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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