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German Settlements of 19th Century Long Island – CANCELLED
April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Paul D. van Wie
Dr. van Wie will discuss his book “The German Settlements of 19th Century Long Island.” A number of German immigrants were Free Thinkers or intellectuals with no particular religion. They congregated in Elmont, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Jerusalem (Wantagh), Huntington, Stadt Wurttemberg (Massapequa Park), and Stadt Breslau (Lindenhurst). In many of these places you could find churches that were “all in one” facilities: church, school, social hall, orphange, rectory and convent. The German language faded after World War I.