Emily Fricker tells the story as she sees it of the Trenton Treffen!
A book review of the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum Anniversary book.
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
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
On Saturday, June 25, the United German Hungarian Cultural Group returned to Brauhaus Schmitz to help celebrate their 13th anniversary and Sommerfest. Mother Nature had halted our intended return in May, but on this day the sun was shining, and the sky was clear save for the occasional cloud that offered some welcome shade. There … Continue reading Dancing Around: Sommerfest at Brauhaus Schmitz, by Mike Stirm II
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.
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.