|Home Contact us Join the club!
May Deutscher Verein Meeting
The club is honored to accept an invitation to spend its May meeting on the grounds of the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Several
Upcoming Event - Mark Your Calendars!
Annual Fall Picnic
Place: Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club
If anyone has any beer bottles from last year's picnic, please return them to Bob Sunderman as soon as possible. He will need them to make refreshments for this year's picnic!!!
20 th Anniversary of Jasper-Pfaffenweiler Sister City Partnership
Please note that there will be more updates in the coming weeks.
Host Family Meeting Scheduled
On June 6 th , at 6:30pm , the Jasper Partnership Commission is inviting all host families for a casual get together at the City Hall Meeting Room to discuss details of the upcoming visit from the Pfaffenweiler delegation for our 20 th anniversary celebration. It is scheduled to present the full time line of all events taking place, communication with all the host families, emergency details, and many more details. Some families have expressed interest to host someone, and we ask you to please plan to attend the meeting. We will have a guest(s) assigned to you by that time. We might be needing one more host family.
Tuesday 5/10/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Lowell Glendening and John Fierst referencing the German migration to Dubois County and Southern Indiana.
Thursday 6/9/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Lowell Glendening and Marie Hendry referencing the meaning of local German family names.
Thursday 6/30/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Joyce Knies and Paula Alles from the St. Joseph Church Choir about their trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria the week prior.
Wednesday 7/13/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Jasper High School German Teacher Julia Newton and JHS German Students referencing their recent return from the exchange visit in Germany .
Tuesday 7/26/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Mayor Bill Schmitt and Matthias Hilger referencing the upcoming plans for the 20 th anniversary celebration.
Friday 8/5/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Mayor Bill Schmitt and Buergermeister Fritz Gutgsell about 20 th anniversary.
Monday 8/22/05 WITZ Gary's Place w/ Danny Wehr and Matthias Hilger about the future plans of the Partnership and the German Club.
Outdoor German Home Decorating and Lighting Contest
A feature of the 2005 Strassenfest will be an outdoor German home decorating and lighting contest sponsored by the Jasper Deutscher Verein and Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc.
The contest is open to all residents of Jasper and those living within two miles of the city limits.
The categories for the contest are most traditional German theme, best use of lights displaying a German theme, and most original German theme.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each category. A category placing sign will be placed in each winner's yard. This is a wonderful way to promote our German Heritage and a great way to decorate our community for the Strassenfest and Partnership Anniversary Celebration.
The entry blank for the contest will be published twice in The Herald. It will appear on Saturday, July 16, and Monday, July 18 th . Additional forms will be available at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 302 W. Sixth Street , or by calling 482-6866, faxing to 482-1883 or e-mailing the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Entries must be received in the chamber office no later than Monday, July 25 th . Entries may be mailed to P. O. Box 307 , Jasper , IN 47547-0307 .
Judging will take place Friday evening, July 29 th . Lights should be turned on by 7:30pm .
Teachers from Possneck
Students and teachers from Possneck visited Jasper as part of the JHS Student Exchange Program in April.
Deutscher Verein Food and Pastry Booths Sign Ups
It is that time of year again! We are already gearing up for our annual Strassenfest. Remember that this is our only fundraiser during the year, so we need the support of our large membership.
To sign up for a work shift, please contact Ed or Sarah Zoglman at 482-2886. Sign up for working in the booths and also shift chairpersons will take place at the May German Club meeting . Please sign up for the shift of your preference.
Notes from Julie Newton, JHS German Teacher
On May 29 th , 12 JHS students and 2 chaperones will leave for Germany . We will first travel to the area near Freiburg (including Pfaffenweiler) to visit the Staufen Gymnasium. While in this region, the group will of course visit Pfaffenweiler, meet Mayor Gutgsell, and view the museum. We will also take an excursion to Heidelberg and Bodensee ( Lake Constance ).
On behalf of the JHS German classes, I would like to thank the Deutscher Verein for providing the funding for the publication Wochenpost. It's great having this available to students and to me as a teacher. I use the copies regularly in class. For example, I ask students to find an article that interests them based on the headline. Then, I ask them to read it and explain it to a partner. I will also have students pick out words they don't know and discuss them in class. The students comment regularly on how much political content they see and how often our politics is reported on. Thank you for providing this authentic material for our classes.
German Club Strassenfest Float
Anyone interested in "sprucing up" the Strassenfest float is invited to help on Sunday, July 10 th , beginning at noon . We will meet at the corner of 9 th and Vine Streets.
Please call Patti Goepfrich at 482-4821 if you have any questions.
Deutscher Verein and Sister City Golf Shirts
Deutscher Verein and Sister City Golf Shirts may be ordered and purchased at Jasper Embroidery, 310 Main Street , Jasper. They can also embroider the American Flag and the German Flag on shirts. What a great way to display your German heritage. These could also make great gifts.
Visitors from Germany to help celebrate our Partnership
German Festivals Around the State
Fort Wayne Germanfest - 1 st and 2 nd weekends of June
Haubstadt Sommerfest - Celebrating 150 Years 2 nd and 3 rd week of June
St. Henry Heinrich's Dorf Fest - 2 nd weekend of June
Oldenburg Freudenfest - 2 nd week of July
Berne Swiss Days - last 3 days of July
Evansville Germania Maennerchor Folksfest - 1 st week of August
Tell City Schweizerfest - 1 st week of August
Vincennes Germanfest - 2 nd week of August
Anderson Octoberfest - last Thursday of September
Huntingburg Herbstfest - 4 th week of September
Indianapolis Octoberfest - 1 st and 2 nd week of September
Indianapolis Germanfest - 1 st and 2 nd week of September
Kokomo Octoberfest - 4 th weekend of September
LaPort Octoberfest - 1 st week of September
New Harmony Kunstfest - 3 rd weekend of September
Seymour Octoberfest - last week of September, 1 st week of October
Marion Octoberfest - 1 st weekend of October
Terre Haute Octoberfest - 1 st and 2 nd week of October
Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt - 3 rd weekend of November
Fort Wayne Christkindel Market - 4 th week of November
Jasper Tannenbaum Days - 1 st weekend of December
Thanks to Ralph Ruppel of Vincennes for gathering this information. For more information on German Heritage in Indiana , contact the Indiana German Heritage Society at 317-464-9004 or www.ighs.org.
Indiana Sister Cities with Chosen Sister Cities
Anderson - Bernburg
Deutscher Verein to be Represented in German Life Magazine
Thanks to Kristen Seitz of the Dubois County Tourism Commission for including images of Deutscher Verein members in an ad which will be run in the June/July Issue of German Life Magazine. Check it out!!!!
Erinnerst Du Dich?
Photo history of Jasper to be shown during fest
Ninety people from Jasper are looking forward to a firsthand view of Pfaffenweiler, Jasper's sister city, next month. They think residents of Pfaffenweiler might want to know what Jasper looks like, too.
That's why they have decided to take with them to the West Germany community about 60 pictures that tell the history of Jasper, according to Dave Buehler, who is coordinating the project.
Various businesses and industries donated money to help pay for the pictorial display and other gifts that "will be presented to the people of Pfaffenweiler from the people of Jasper," Buehler said.
Each of the pictures, some as large as 16 inches by 20 inches, is accompanied by a description and short history written on both German and English. They include scenes of Jasper in the late 1800s, the floods of 1913 and 1964, the Jasper mill, St. Joseph 's Church, and the 1894 Jasper Reds baseball team.
More current pictures are of neighborhoods, factories and the Jasper Wildcats playing in the Hoosier Dome during the 1987 state football finals. Many of the pictures are of Strassenfest activities.
Also part of the exhibits is a list of the original 12 families that belonged to St. Joseph 's Church in 1836 and another list, taken from the Pew Rent Book, of the families that were members of St. Joseph 's from 1858 to 1880.
The display will be in the window of Boeckman's Furniture, 512 Main Street , during the Strassenfest, August 4 through 7.
"We wanted everybody in Jasper to have a chance to see this before we take it to Germany . That's the gist of the whole thing," Buehler said.
The photos will be displayed in Pfaffenweiler during the city's annual Schneckenfest, and then they will be put in the community's museum.
(printed in The Herald - July 22, 1988 )
Whisk the butter and sugar to a froth, then add the eggs, one by one. Mix the baking powder with the flour, sieve and add to the egg and sugar mixture. Add the nuts and spices and mix. Blend in the beer and add the candied fruit.
Grease two small or one large tin and line with bread. Bake for 1 ½ hours at 160 C.
(taken from Cooking and Healing with Beer - Secrets from Germany's Famous Andechs Monastery )
Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club) German Heritage Endowment
A gift to the Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club) German Heritage Endowment of the Dubois County Community Foundation is a wonderful way to remember that special someone. A gift in honor of someone or in memory of someone may be given. The Dubois County Community Foundation will send a letter of acknowledgment to the individual being honored or to the family of someone being remembered. Send your gift along with the information below to the Dubois County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 269 , Jasper , IN 47547-0269 . Appropriate envelopes are also available at the greeting table at each club meeting.
Enclosed is my gift of $___________. Please direct my gift to the Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club) German Heritage Endowment.
I want my gift to be in memory of/in honor of:
Please acknowledge gift:
Sister Cities of Jasper
Jasper Partnership Commission
It's that time of year again! Please submit your dues for 2005 as soon as possible by completing and sending in the following form. Thanks!