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"Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2012
"Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — "Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster
In memory of the early pioneers who perished in the explosion of the steamboat "Big Hatchie" at the wharf at Hermann in 1842, the thirty-five dead that lie buried here in unmarked graves and the many whose bodies were never recovered from the . . . — Map (db m63484) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Conrad Schuch Home — 1890
This home is on the National Register of Historic Places The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63278) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Drusch-Koeller Building — 1885 — 304 Schiller Street —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m58716) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Gasconade County Courthouse
Gasconade County was created by an act of Missouri legislature, November 25, 1820. Daniel Morgan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, was appointed the first commissioner of the county to locate the site for the county seat and county jail. Gasconade City . . . — Map (db m58712) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — George F. Bayer
In Memory Of My Beloved Husband George F. Bayer Born: Sept. 27, 1800 Died: March 18, 1839 And Our Son Charles H. Born: May 16, 1837 Died: Jan. 29, 1839 Wife and children I must leave you Leave my home and all my woe . . . — Map (db m63485) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — German School — Built 1871
Incorporated in 1849 by the state legislature, the German School had classes conducted in both the German and English languages. This structure was the only privately owned public school building in the state when it was deeded to Historic . . . — Map (db m58610) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Gustav Wohlt House — Built 1889
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63196) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Hermann
Side 1: Often called "Little Germany," Hermann was founded by the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia, 1836, as a colony where German customs and language could be preserved amid the benefits of America. Named for the national . . . — Map (db m43695) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Hermann Honor Roll World War II
[Honor Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m63248) WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Hermann: Germania's Liberator
In the year A.D. 9 the warrior Hermann, then known as Arminius, led an army of northern Europeans to oppose a Roman intrusion into their homeland. In the ensuing Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, the annihilation of three Roman legions by Hermann's . . . — Map (db m63254) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Monnig Family General Store — 1870 - 1890
On April 15, 1870, Otto Monnig purchased this building on the corner of East Front and Guttenberg Streets and relocated his established hardware and cutlery store to this site. Over time, he expanded his inventory, adding a full line of . . . — Map (db m63205) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Pioneer Trails Juncture
This is an American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial marking the juncture of three famous pioneer trails here. They are the Lewis and Clark Trail 1804-1806, the Ozark Frontier Trail mid-1800's and the Old Iron Road which linked the Meramec . . . — Map (db m63207) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Pommer-Gentner House — Circa 1840 — The Pommers & The Gentners —
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Catherine Oelschaeger Gentner bought the house in 1882 for $1,500. She and her husband, G. Heinrich, had been a part of . . . — Map (db m63251) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Schlender Building
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63187) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Siedler's Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m58707) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Strehly House / The Strehlys
Strehly House This house combines the European half-timber construction with the local brick tradition. It is representative of the less affluent Germans who emigrated to Missouri in the early 19th century, survived frontier hardships, and . . . — Map (db m63260) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Concert Hall and Barrel Bar — Built 1878
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63198) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"as we were pushing off this Morning two Canoes Loaded with fur &c. Came to from the Mahars nation [Omahas]...., at about 10 oClock 4 Cajaux or rafts loaded with furs and peltres came too one from the Paunees (Pawnees) the other from Grand . . . — Map (db m63210) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Maria Waechter House — Built 1868
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Deptartment of the Interior — Map (db m63195) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Peters House — Circa 1840
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m58705) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Poeschel House — Circa 1840
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m58706) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Robyn House — Built 1869
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63247) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Weber-Schulte House — c. 1855
is a contributing building to the United States Department of Interior's Hermann Historic District — Map (db m63469) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Voyage of Discovery
[A series of deteriorating tiles inlaid in the sidewalk tell the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Story] [Tile 2 reads] The "Corps of Discovery began its way up the Missouri aboard a 56' keelboat with two smaller pirogues. Most of Clark's . . . — Map (db m63245) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Arrowheads
Today evidence from artifacts found in the area Show the Osage and Missouri Native Americans Once lived in what is no Gasconade County — Map (db m139793) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Centennial Tree
Owensville's Centennial was Celebrated in 2011 when the city reached the 100th year status of Village to City — Map (db m139792) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Cross Roads
In 1830 an early settlement was formed around the junction of "Old Iron Road" and the "St Louis to Springfield Road" (now Springfield & Peters Streets). Seventeen years later, two friends named this settlement after playing a horseshoe game to . . . — Map (db m139777) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Dogwood Quilt Block
This quilt block is displayed in memory of Maurice and Marie (Fuchs) Landwehr. Marie learned to quilt from her mother when she was a young girl. Her passion for quilts kept her busy quilting at home and also with "The Quilters" at St. John's UCC, . . . — Map (db m139795) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Double Friendship Star
Through genealogical searches many families of Owensville have found their German heritage links them to Altena in Westphalia Germany as ancestors immigrated and located in this area are in the mid 1800's. In 2004, the German American Club named . . . — Map (db m139783) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — In Loving Memory
Julia Elizabeth "Schultz" Dowler 6/24/1913 - 8/18/1988 started this quilt in the 70's and... Wilma Mildred "Taylor" Munn 2/13/1917 - 5/24/2007 Finished it in 2006. Grandmother's Flower Garden This Quilt was the most popular pattern . . . — Map (db m139779) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Lest We Forget
In memory of those who sacrificed their lives World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Desert Storm In Got We Trust [Plaque behind the memorial:] Memorials Flag poles donated by the family . . . — Map (db m139823) WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Luther's Seal
Dr. Martin Luther's seal was designed in 1530 while he was staying at the Coburg Fortress during the Diet of Augsburg. A black cross reminds of Christ, the center of faith, which is believed by the heart. The white rose symbolizes the joy, comfort . . . — Map (db m139832) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Mural — [cir. 1900 Owensville Parade]
• From newspaper articles it is estimated that this Parade most likely occurred in the year "1911". • Location: On South end of Main street near where Catholic church now stands. • Owensville was built in the middle of a Prairie, thus you see . . . — Map (db m139781) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Operation Silent Witness
This green ash grown from seeds taken from tree at General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower's birthplace in Dennison, Texas as a World War II Memorial. Dedicated and planted by VFW Post 6133 May 30, 2001 — Map (db m139789) WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Original Electrical Plant
Location of the Original Electrical Plant Of Owensville MO — Map (db m139784) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Railroad Crossing
The "railroad track" pattern was chosen to honor this railroad hotel built in 1910. It now houses the Gasconade County Historical Society Museum. — Map (db m139786) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Railroad Luggage Cart
Railroad Luggage Cart which would have been used to carry luggage from the railroad depot to the hotel — Map (db m139788) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Soldier's Walk
This block was selected by Jost Tire Co. to honor all veterans in our community and the founder of the company who was a WWII Veteran — Map (db m139778) HM WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Spools
The Heartland Quilt Guild Carries on the stitching tradition of Owensville's Founding Fathers who sewed in the shoe factory to support their families and the founding mothers who sewed to clothe their families and cover their beds with warmth. — Map (db m139780) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Stars and Stripes
U.S. Military They Served We Honor — Map (db m139796) WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Two Old Timers
Henry Diestelkamp Farmer/Blacksmith Henry Sassmann Saloon Owner Met the challenge planned a future 1890's through 1920's — Map (db m139791) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — Veterans Memorial
Memorial by V.F.W. and Aux. Post 6133Map (db m139824) WM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Owensville — White House Star
Site of the former White House Hotel built by, William Morris C. 1903 — Map (db m139790) HM

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