The German Hungarians & The Schuhplattler

Recently a question came to my committee about how the German Hungarians got to be dancers in the Schuhplattler style and members of the Gauverband Nordamerika. Below are selections from our various written histories telling that story.

Theresa and Frank Kirsch at the Ground Breaking 1965

German-Hungarians: UNITED as one Club, by Michael Fricker

For our club, being a dedicated part of the whole is not only freeing, but it has allowed continuity to flourish all together as one. There is a beauty in that particular kind of order.

In Memoriam: Andy Weyershaeuser Sr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Weyershaeuser Sr. Please keep his family especially Regina in your prayers. Andy was born in Philadelphia. As a small boy of 8 years his father and mother announced their decision to return to their native Country of Germany, and in April of 1941 … Continue reading In Memoriam: Andy Weyershaeuser Sr.

The Name’s the Same by Emily Fricker

Many of our members are fathers and sons and have been such over the years.   According to our past presidents list in our 100th Anniversary Book, our sixth president was Michael J. Stumpf. He was president from 1934 to 1936. I do not really know much about him, but he was alive when I was a young girl and … Continue reading The Name’s the Same by Emily Fricker