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Near Moundridge in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

English Oak

Quercus robur

 
 
English Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. English Oak Marker
Inscription.  

The parent of this tree is the centuries old oak on the island of Chortitza near Zaparozhye, Ukraine, on the site of a Mennonite settlement dating from 1789. Acorns were gathered on the 1997 Mennonite Heritage Tour led by Harley Stucky and Oswald Goering. One of the resulting seedlings was planted on March 14, 2002, near this monument marking the centennial of the arrival of the Swiss Volbynian Mennonites in Kansas in 1874, and the establishment of the Hopefield Mennonite Church. Present at this planting were Delbert Goering, Jacob D. Goering, Victor Goering, Harly and Ruby Stucky and Arnold Wedel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1863.
 
Location. 38° 12.597′ N, 97° 35.281′ W. Marker is near Moundridge, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on Aztec Lane 0.2 miles east of 19th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker and tree are on the grounds of the Hopefield Mennonite Church, about four miles WNW of Moundridge.
English Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. English Oak and Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundridge KS 67107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swiss (Volhynian) Mennonite Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Swiss (Yolhynian) Mennonites (a few steps from this marker); Anabaptist - Mennonite Faith & Life (a few steps from this marker); Centennial Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Turkey Red Wheat (a few steps from this marker); Growth of This Pioneer Group (a few steps from this marker); The Challenge & Hope of the Future (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association. Association homepage (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Quercus robur. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Swiss Mennonite Memorial at Hopefield Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. Swiss Mennonite Memorial at Hopefield Church
English Oak to left of memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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