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Chicago, Illinois (IL)
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Weihnachtsfeier 1965 des Chicago-Kerneier Vergnugungsklubs im
"Meim der Donauschwaben."
At the microphone is President
 Nikolaus Schneider.

[1965 Donauschwaben Kalender]

Donauschwaben Youth Group
der Vereinigung der Donauschwaben
of Chicago, 1959.
[1965 Donauschwaben Kalender]

Nikolaus Schneider, President of the Vereinigung der Donauschwaben of Chicago, (bei der Ehrung sehn altesten Mitglieder der Jugendgruppe).
[1965 Donauschwaben Kalender]

Donauschwaben Associations

Chicago Society of the Danube Swabians - Vereinigung der Donauschwaben
Nikolas Kreiling
625 Seegers Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

American Aid Society of German Descendants
6540 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60631

Walter Scheffrahn, Publicist for The American Aid Society, publishes a very informative newsletter.  I highly recommend everyone to subscribe to it!

Newsletter sample

Karlsdorf Club in Chicago


German Chicago: The Danube Swabians and the American Aid Societies By Raymond Lohne; Arcadia Publishing, 1999. In German Chicago: The Danube Swabians and the American Aid Societies, historian Raymond Lohne presents the Germans who came to be called the Donauschwaben and their American counterparts. This amazing photographic collection of over 200 historic images has been gathered through the efforts of the author and survivors of the Expulsion, as well as numerous German-American societies and individuals throughout the nation. Preview of book.

Kerneier Pleasure Club - Association of Chicago on Milwaukee Ave under the direction of John Boynton, Jakob Pintz, Irene Rotter and others. Regular monthly meetings in the clubhouse on Milwaukee Ave. Participation in events on the occasion of the German - American Day in America (USA) Commemoration of the reunification of Germany: All German American clubs participated with their flags. [Kerneier Pleasure Club - Verein von Chicago in der Milwaukee Ave unter der Leitung von John Boynton, Jakob Pintz, Irene Rotter und anderen. regelmäßige monatliche Treffen im Clubheim in der Milwaukee Ave  Teilnahme an Veranstaltungen zum Anlass des Deutsch - Amerikanischen Tages in Amerika (USA)  Gedenkfeier der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands: da wirkten alle deutschamerikanischen Vereine mit ihren Fahnen mit. [Source: 2016.pdf]
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF JOE SCHNEIDER (President of the Kerneier Pleasure Club in Chicago)

Emigration from Banat in the National Archives Ship Records. Destination to Chicago, IL. Extractions by David Dreyer.

Gruen-Weiss S.C. Donauschwaben
Horst Melcher
500 Broker Rd
Medinah, IL 60157

Spurensuche - An interactive guide to explore topics of importance to the German-speaking communities in Chicago & the Midwest

The 1937 German-Hungarian (Donauschwaben) Family Calendar Magazine
– Palankaer subscriber list for the Entire U.S.A.

(Deutsch-Ungarischer Familien Kalender 1937, German-Hungarian Publishing Company, New York City, NY/Chicago, IL)
Transcribed by Dennis J. Bauer, 11 October 2008

Chicago, IL

Surnames appear exactly as spelled in the original text and may not be the actual spelling. The list shows the individual’s place of origin and their address in the U.S. and Canada at the time of subscription to the magazine. Some translations of town, county and country names were done. As with any secondary source, you may wish to consult the original magazine. This is a list of those from Palanka only and not all the German-Hungarians listed.

The magazines were written in German and published in the U.S. from 1932-1954.  They contained stories from the German-Hungarian regions of Hungary, Yugoslavia and Romania, pictures of "home",  jokes, poems and best of all a list of American and Canadian subscribers, their spouses, their place of origin and their addresses in the U.S. and Canada at the time of publication.  Subscribers listed were from the United States and Canada. During it’s publication, the magazines listed between 10-15 thousand Donauschwaben-Americans.

MUSCHALL, Nikolaus, from Palanka, Batschka, Yugoslavia and Katharian MARZ, from Klein Becskerek, Banat Romania, 2007 Seminary Ave.

DVHH < Destination: The Americas < United States < Chicago, Illinois (IL)


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