Emily Fricker tells the story as she sees it of the Trenton Treffen!
Lieve Schwowe, Lieve Leit,Unser geliebtes Kerweih feiere m’r in Trenton Heit.Aus dem Mutterland uns’r Vorfahre, feiere m’r diese Traditionen.Fur unsere Kinner und für alle kommenden Generationen. Dear Schwowe, family and friends, I am here to say,Our beloved Kirchweih we celebrate in Trenton today.From the Homeland of our forefathers we continue this tradition.For our children and … Continue reading Uns’r Kerweih 2022, by Joe Reiter
Tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday so many of us will be descending on the Trenton, NJ area. More specifically we will be at the German American Society (215 Uncle Pete's Road, Yardville NJ 08691. see map below) in Yardville for the Landestreffen der Donauschwaben USA hosted by the Trenton Donauschwaben. All the information you might need … Continue reading The 2022 Trenton Treffen is Finally Here!
If you haven’t been to Kirchweih in a long time, or you’ve never been, this is your chance! Don’t put it off until the “next time.” I encourage you! You will not be disappointed! - Marlene Fricker
Before we know if the weekend of September 2-4 will be here and so many of us will be descending on the Trenton, NJ area. More specifically we will be at the German American Society (215 Uncle Pete's Road, Yardville NJ 08691) in Yardville. The Landestreffen this year hosted by our friends from the Trenton … Continue reading A Full Scheduled Labor Day Weekend with the Trenton Treffen & the Cannstatter Volksfest
In part IV, we discussed the various buildings that our club has called home and the names we gave them. Now this month we will finally tell the story of how our club went from the Banater Männerchor to the United German Hungarians of Philadelphia and Vicinity.
A club is not a building. It is not a field or a stadium. It is not a bar, a dance floor or a grove. A club is a social gathering of people around common feelings, ideas or goals. You, the members are and always were the club. Naturally, a club needs a gathering place and we have had a variety that we have given numerous names.
In Part II, we expanded the definition of German-Hungarians as an ethnic group. With an eloquent passage from Rudy Rack we described the feeling of community these people gathered around in America. Then in 1922, our athletic club formed and in 1930, it took on the familiar name.
Last week we discussed the Banat, the region that was once the home of our founders and many of our members. We ended on a note that after its founding in 1910, the Banater Männerchor became a rendezvous for all German-Hungarians in Philadelphia.
This essay, originally printed in parts in 2014 in the "Monthly Progress," will take you on a journey to find out the true meaning of who we are and why our names are important.