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.

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

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1997

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: NEWARK, DE - We were now anxious. The Denver and the New York groups had placed in the top three often. We had worked so hard, would we place in the top three? And then the name UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS - Third Prize!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1995

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: MILWAUKEE, WI - Now it was down to the nitty, gritty! The announcement came - Third Place - THE UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS OF PHILADELPHIA!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1993

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: BUFFALO, NY - The knot in his stomach tightened. Could it be? The announcer, Marty Hubner, the Gauverband Vorplattler, was saying, "Everybody be very calm!" No screaming or yelling!"