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 waters . . . — — Map (db m63484) HM
Built in 1868, this federal style building has catered to guests for over 150 years. EF Rippstien operated the US Hotel across the street. Wishing to build a larger hotel, construction began in 1866 and by 1868 the "Grandest Hotel along the line" . . . — — Map (db m169351) HM
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
In Memory Of
My Beloved Husband
George F. Bayer
Born: Sept. 27, 1800
Died: March 18, 1839
And Our Son
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
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
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 Germanic hero, the . . . — — Map (db m43695) HM
This 2016 monument replaces the original WWII Honor Roll erected by the American War Mothers in 1944. It honors City of Hermann residents who served in the military during WWII.
Presented by the American War Mothers, 1944
Apprill, Elmer . . . — — Map (db m169328) HM WM
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
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 clothing, . . . — — Map (db m63205) HM
This display of youthful art is placed here in memory and gratitude to the marines of Bravo Company, First Battalion, Twenty Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, FMF, who gave their lives on Operation Allen Brook, Goi Noi Island, . . . — — Map (db m169349) WM
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
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
The Caboose Museum opened July 4, 2020, to tell the story of the importance of the railroad coming to the Missouri river Valley. Tons like Pacific (formerly Franklin), Washington, New Haven (formerly Miller's Landing), Berger, Herman, Gasconade . . . — — Map (db m169326) HM
"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 . . . — — Map (db m63210) HM
Catherine Oelschaeger Gentner bought the house in 1882 for $1,500. She and her husband, G. Heinrich, had been a part of the first group who arrived in December 1837 to begin the town of Hermann. Unlike the Pommers, the Gentners started with very . . . — — Map (db m63251) HM
This house is associated with two early Hermann families. Both the Pommer and Gentner families were among the initial members of the Deutsche Ansiedlungs-Gesellschaft zu Philadelphia (German Settlement Society of Philadelphia). Organized in 1836, . . . — — Map (db m169329) HM
Dedicated to the brave men and women who fought for their country with honor - past present and future.
All gave some, some gave all.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it . . . — — Map (db m169327) WM
[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
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
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
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 in the mid 1800's. In 2004, the German American Club named Altena . . . — — Map (db m139783) HM
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
In memory of those who
sacrificed their lives
World War I
World War II
In Got We Trust
[Plaque behind the memorial:]
Flag poles donated
by the family . . . — — Map (db m139823) WM
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
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
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