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Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 1990)

A 1909 Russian 10 ruble banknote is pictured on the cover. Articles found in this issue: "Midwifery Tour of Russia, October 1989" by Joyce E. (Sterkel) Sutley; "Bukovina Chronology in the Context of European History" by Sophie A. Welisch; "Family of Leon and Marie Loy (1912)" by Sophie A. Welisch; " I Could Write a Book As Big As a House!'A Soviet German Emigre Remembers Life Under Stalin" by Anonymous, translated and edited by Timothy J. and Rosalinda Kloberdanz; "Village Life" by Alex Bauer; Josephina Ammon Widmer; "Out of the Russian Steppe: Alexander Bier" by Verna Wood; "History of the Volga German Drummer Dove" by Roberto Kornshun Bierig; "Royalty Comes Hunting and I Get Spanked" by Olga Schmidt Bauer, a humorous anecdote; "A Visit in the Native Region of the Traveling Masters of the Shovel'" excerpt from a Polish newspaper translated by Richard Rye and Robert Hattemer; "A Traditional Wedding" by Barbara Kloster; "Jacob and Marie Steinbrecher" by Katherine Elizabeth Steinbrecher Behm, as told to her daughter-in-law Gayle Behm; and Book Reviews.


Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer 1990)

A picture of Franz and Marie Elisabeth Ullrich is on the cover. This accompanies the article "The Ties That Bind The Dinkelacker Letters" by William Seibel; "The Beginning of an Odyssey" by Ella and Werner K. Wadewitz, an account of a Wasemiller family reunion in Uzbekistan; "Ethnic Women Homesteading on the Plains of North Dakota" by H. Elaine Lindgren; "Sufferings of the First German Colonists During the First Two Decades, 1764 to 1784" by John Erbes; "The Trek of 1921-1922" by Glenn Mueller; "Village Life" by Alex Bauer; "Resting in Peace" by V. Krasnovsky, about the German Cemetery in Moscow; "Kukkus Once ... And Today" by Reinhold Keil; "Donations to AHSGR Library and Archives"; "A Brief History of the Creation of the German Colonies on the Volga" by Arthur E. Flegel; "I Am Smart and I Can Prove It" by Olga Schmidt Bauer, a humorous anecdote; "Current Status of German Villages in the Volga Region" by Theresa Daehn; "The Graefenstein-Fordson Tractor Story" by Arthur E. Flegel; "New Additions to AHSGR Library" by Frances Amen and Mary Rabenberg.


Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 1990)

This issue contains the reports and pictures of the 21st annual convention which was held in Sacramento, California. The full texts of the following speeches are also given: "The Past Is Yet to Come But the Future May Never Happen" by Dr. Larry W. Metzler; "The Aussiedler and Their Stories" by Jo Ann Kuhr; "Kaleidoscopes" by Venita Schneider; "The Germans From Russia Heritage Collection at North Dakota State University and My Visions for the Future" by Michael M. Miller; "New Insights From Dark Places: Recent Developments in Volga German Family Research" by Richard Scheuerman; "Bazaars and Fairs in the Black Sea Area" by Alexander Dupper; "We Honor Our Heritage Through Faith" by the Rev. P. W. Bergstrasser.


Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Winter 1990)

Alice Buchholz's painting "The Farm of Wilhelm Boehnert in Solodyri, Volhynia, 1931" graces the cover of this issue, which contains the following articles: "A Farm in Solodyri" by Richard Benert; "The Population of Volga German Settlements in Late Nineteenth Century Russia: A Source Based on Religious and Settlement Data From the 1897 Census of the Russian Empire" by Richard H. Rowland; "Bukovina-German Women in Social Perspective" by Sophie A. Welisch; "From Russian Sables to the Orient Express" by Anna Kroeker Thiesen, Convention 1990, which includes "Maps and Your Family History," Starting a Village Research Group," "Coordinating Research Efforts With a Village Data Base," "German Settlements in Poland and Volhynia," and "Grandma's Kitchen."


Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 1991)

The cover photo is of the Catholic Church in Karlsruhe (Heimatkalender der Deutschen aus Bessarabien). Articles: "The Soviet Catholic Church During the New Economic Policy and the Stalinist Terror: Selected Texts Dealing With the Soviet Germans," by Rev. Christopher Zugger; "Early Volga German Settlement List," by David F. Schmidt; "Piecing the Past Together: The Important Role of Folklore in Family History Research, " by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Down Die Linie,' Caucasian Frontier," by William Seibel. 


Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer 1991)

A picture of the July 15, 1990 first communion of a son of Lukasz Balak adorns the cover. Articles: "Pojana Mikuli Today," by Oren Windholz; "Autobiography of Alexander Schwindt," translated by Almena Kniss Bernhardt; "Volga German-Russians in Minnesota," by Carol Halverson; "From Bukovina to the Great Plains," by Rev. Steve Parke; "Germans Among Us From Russia via the Dakotas to Lodi," by Walter Kiesz; "Josef Weber Titular Archbishop," by Norbert Gaschler, translated by Sophie A. Welisch; "Guarding the Czar's Caucasian Frontier," by William Seibel; "Julian vs. Gregorian Calendar," by Arthur E. Flegel; "Review," by Alexander Dupper.


Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3 (Fall 1991)

This issue contains the reports and pictures of the 22nd annual convention which was held in Chicago, Illinois. The full texts of the following speeches are also given: "Catch the Vision," by Lee Kraft; "Return to Berry Meadow: Emerging Research Opportunities in Saratov and the Old Volga Colonies," by Richard D. Scheuerman; "Meritorious Service Award," by Lee Kraft; "Handing Down Our Heritage," by Carol J. Harless; "Volhynian Legends," by Leona Janke; "Evaluating Family Histories and Traditions for Evidence of Medical Illness Using Alzheimer's Disease as a Model," by Thomas D. Bird, M.D.; "The Brotherhood-Bruederschaft," by George Dorn; "We Honor Our Heritage Through Faith," by Werner K. Wadewitz; "Memorial," by Lydia Jesse.


Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter 1991)

The cover illustration is entitled Wir im Jahre 1941 (We [Volga Germans in the Year 1941). Articles: "The Decree of August 28, 1941," translated by Richard Rye; "August Odyssey: Remembering Russia, The Coup, and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Volga German Deportation," by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "The Germans in Russia During the First Fifty Years of the Soviet Regime," by Hugo Jedig, translated by Nancy Bernhardt Holland; "Grandfather's Windmill," by Alexander Dupper; "Before They Left Germany," by Verna Goral; "The Germans from Russia and the 1991 Report of the U.S. Immigration Commission," by Daniel L. Boxberger; "Black Velvet Homes," by Paul Fritzler; "Our Journey to the German-Russian Communities of Frank and Frunze," by Clarence D. Kissler; "A Summary of German Migrations Eastward into Poland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, and Russia," by Arthur E. Flegel; "Population Trends in Volga German Settlements During the Intercensal Period of 1897-1926," by Richard H. Rowland; "Lest We Forget," by George Miller.


Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 1992)

Photo of a Volga German breakfast on the cover. Articles: "The Farmer's Prayer," by Elmer Suderman; "Names," Ronald J. Vossler; "Beet Field Summer: Windsor, Colorado," by Harold Stoll; "The Slavic Collection of the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives," by Lawrence Klippenstein; "Rosenberg, Bergseite," by Richard McGregor; "From Family History Quest to Village Coordinator," "Rosenberg (Ilovlinsk Umet)," translated by Richard Rye; "Memories of Rosenberg, 1900 to Present"; "Airport," by Eduard Albrandt, introduction and English Interpretation by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "German Life and Culture in the Volga Region of Russia: A Pictorial Essay," by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "AHSGR Library Policies"; "New Additions to the AHSGR Library Since January 1991, A-G" by Michael Ronn, AHSGR Librarian; "The Kanzler Brothers," by Harland L. Eastwood, Jr.


Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 1992)

Cover photo (circa 1910-18) of Memorial Day flags in cemetery of St. Peter's on the Standing Rock Agency, Fort Yates, North Dakota. Articles: "Waldheim Village in Molochna Colony," by Solomon L. Loewen; "The Tipsy Ducks," by Alexander Dupper; "In the Land of Inyan Woslata: Plains Indian influences on Reservation Whites," by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Five Plants is Five Plants," by Angela Cachay; "Krasna Village Research Report," by Ted J. Becker; "Village Research Project and List of Village Research Coordinators," by David Bagby, list by Allyn Brosz and AHSGR staff; "A Summary Report on Ten German Villages in the Regions of Dnepropetrovsk, Petrikovka, and Verkhnaya-Dneprovsk, Administrative District of Dnepropetrovsk," by Karl Stumpp, translated by David Bagby; "Our Respects to the Bavarian Supreme Court!" by E. Holland, translated by David Bagby; "New Additions to the AHSGR Library Since January 1991, H-Z, by Michael Ronn, AHSGR Librarian; "Mein Grossmutter," by Ted J. Becker.


Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Fall 1992)

On the cover is a picture of Alex Weigand's passport. This issue contains the reports and pictures of the 23rd annual convention in Seattle, Washington. The full texts of the following speeches are given: "Distinguished Service Awards," by Lee Kraft; "My Kautz Village Project," by Elaine Frank Davison; "Using a Personal Computer in Your Chapter," by Kevin Spreier; "Migrations of the Black Sea Germans," by Arthur E. Flegel; "Reuniting Families: A Never-Ending Story," by Jo Ann Kuhr; "Food n' Stuff : Stories of Our People," by Mary Koch; "Volga German History: New Approaches to Research," by Dr. Igor Rudolfovich Plehve; "Political Situations on the Lower Volga," by Dr. Igor Rudolfovich Plehve.


Journal, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Winter 1992)

Death certificate of David Andreyevich Fischer adorns the cover. Articles: "Unforgettable Encounters," by Nikolai V. Titov, translated by Elena Petrovna Mikhailova and Lawrence A. Weigel; "Everything is Different," by Nina Berend, translated by David Bagby; "Uncle Jacob's Wild Rides," by Alexander Dupper; "Volhynian German Baptists in St. Paul, Minnesota," by Richard Benert; "The Matron Who Wouldn't Be a Maid," by Ralph G. Bennett; "Update: The University of Washington's Familial Alzheimer's Disease Project," by Thomas D. Bird, M.D.; "We Fulfill Our Life-Long Dream!" by Esther Beltz Trekell, et al.; "New Additions to the AHSGR Library," by Michael Ronn, AHSGR Librarian.


Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 1993)

On the cover, a Volga German woman spoons out freshly cooked potatoes and dumplings. Articles: "German Churches of the Black Sea Region," by Doris M. Dickenson; "The German Lutherans of the Former USSR," by Jon E. Chicky; "The Miracle of Yurga," by Frederick Kempe; " Feld-Glees': Volga German Food as Cultural Symbol," by Timothy J. and Rosalinda Kloberdanz; "... And Life Goes On," Dietrich Rempel, translated by Almena Kniss Bernhardt and Nancy Bernhardt Holland; "An Easter Egg Hunt in Church," by Alexander Dupper; "Stahl am Karaman Settlement List: An Update," by David F. Schmidt.


Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Summer 1993)

Picture of David J. Miller, Esq. 1906-1993 is on the cover. Articles: "... And Life Goes On Part II," by Dietrich Rempel, translated by Almena Kniss Bernhardt and Nancy Bernhardt Holland; "A Visit to Friedrichsfeld," by Irene Kary; "The Distant Journey," by Maria Reichert; "A Tour of Volhynia," by Waldemar Giesbrecht, translated by Ruth Freehling; "A Tribute to David J. Miller."


Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 1993)

This issue contains information about the 1993 Convention in Denver, Colorado, June 21-27, 1993. Various speeches, presentations, and reports are included.


Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Winter 1993)

On the cover: a class from the German School in Odessa, South Russia, 1942. Articles: "Before Ukraine: the Germans in Poland," by Edward Reimer Brandt; "Back to the Beginning A Visit to the Volga Colonies in 1765," by Adam Giesinger; "Memories," by Helen Dauenhauer Schmitz, translated by Jo Ann Kuhr; "...and Life Goes On," by Dietrich Rempel, translated by Almena Kniss Bernhardt and Nancy Bernhardt Holland.


Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 1994)

On the cover: Mrs. Arndt, nee Peters, an Aussiedlerin who was born in Selz, Odessa District, in 1914. Articles: "Seventy Years of Archives," by Elizaveta Yerina, translated by Richard Rye; "From the Life of a Russian German Woman," translated by Christine Clayton; "Young at Heart," by Ralph G. Bennett; "From God's Lost Crop: A Black Sea Album," by Ronald Vossler; "Emigration of Germans from the Soviet Union in the Years 1987-1990-1993," by Ida Bender, translated by Jo Ann Kuhr; "From Ashes to Ashes; From Dust to Dust," by Donnette Sonnenfeld; "Pastor Heinrich Roemmich In Grateful Memory of the Co-Founder and Long-Time President of Our Landsmannschaft," by Josef Schnurr, translated by John Nickel.


Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Summer 1994)

On the cover: Mennonite Prayer House in Orlov on the Molochna. Articles: "Observations on Danzig Mennonites from 1773," by Anthony R. Epp; "Kleinliebental Revisited May 1993," by Doris Dickenson; "From West Prussia to Russia, 1789-1989: Background and Significance of the Mennonite Emigration," by Horst Gerlach, translated by Christine Clayton; "Growing Up Female on the Kansas Plains: The Depression Years," by Humanities Scholars and Students of Fort Hays State University; "Retracing the Schmidtke Trail in Poland," by Edward Reimer Brandt


Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Fall 1994)

This issue contains information about the 1994 Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 19-26, 1994. Various speeches, presentations, and reports are included.


Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 1994)

On the cover: Members of Abram Berg's family in the Ukraine. Articles: "Christmas Eve in the Fatherland," by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Impressions from Our Trip to Russia (Saratov Villages) and Kazakhstan (Kustanai Area) in 1993," by William M. Wiest; "The Landau Baptists," by Adam Giesinger; "'The Terrible Ghost of 1941': A Haunting Reminder of the Volga German Deportation," by Rosalinda and Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Abram's List," edited and translated by John B. Toews, compiled by Abram Berg; "AHSGR Library Policies"; "New Additions to AHSGR Library," by Michael Ronn, AHSGR Librarian; "Getting Acquainted With Our Neighbors: Multi-Ethnic Research," by Edward Reimer Brandt; "Beginning Genealogy," by Donnette Sonnenfeld.


Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Spring 1995)

On the cover: emblem of the International Festival of German Culture along the Volga in 1994. Articles: "The International Festival of German Culture along the Volga," by Jo Ann Kuhr; "Sustenance," by Ronald Vossler; "New Research on the Status of the German Language in the Soviet Union," by Peter Rosenberg, translated by Christine Clayton; "Cultural Maintenance Among the Volga Germans in Western Kansas," by Helmut J. Schmeller and Ronald J. Fundis; and "Wanderings: The Germans from Russia Today," by Carter Wood.


Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 1995)

On the cover: Picture of a typical Volga German musical group; Ellis County, Kansas, 1903. The instruments were the kind used for playing folk songs. Articles: "Folklore Forum-Oral Folklore, Customary Folklore, and Material Folk Traditions: Towards a Typology of German-Russian Folklore," by Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Ethnic and German Nationalism in the Former Soviet Union Since 1989," by Eric J. Schmaltz; "From God’s Lost Crop," by Ronald Vossler; "The Fate of My Village and My Family," by Alvina Dietrich, translated by Jo Ann Kuhr; "A Journey to Our Ancestral Village, Basel on the Volga," by Edythe F. Robinson. "In Lieb und Lied: The Stories of my Great-Grandparents" by Irmgard Hein Ellingson; and "Preserving Your Family Artifacts," by George Miller and John Schleicher.


Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Fall 1995)

On the cover: Emblem of AHSGR’s Calgary Chapter, who hosted this year’s annual convention. This issue contains information about the 1995 Convention, July 23-30, 1995. Various speeches, presentations, and reports are included.


Journal,Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 1995)

On the cover: A Mennonite Christmas picture which appeared in Volk auf dem Weg 12, December 1983. Articles: "Growing up in Chicago: Memories from the son of Volga Germans," by John Gorr; "When Everyone I Loved, or Tried To (A Christmas Eve Visit, 1968)," by Ronald Vossler; "Our Journey to Russia: Finding the Three ‘Lost’ Brothers," by Floyd L. Seher; AHSGR Library Policies; "New Additions to AHSGR Library," by Shiela Roche, AHSGR Librarian, and Michelle Crumly, Librarian Assistant; "Audio-Visual Materials Available from Headquarters," by Shiela Roche, and Michelle Crumly; "A Short History of the Bessarabian Germans," by Elvire Necker-Edwards; and "Protecting our Memories," by Christine Feniak.


Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring 1996)

On the cover: Picture of a summer kitchen from The German Russians by Karl Stumpp. Articles: "Conversations with Germans in Russia," by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA; "Public Rural Education and the Americanization of the Germans from Russia in Colorado: 1900-1930 (Part I)," by Randall C. Teeuwen; "Tarnished Dreams: Russian-Germans in Germany," by Birgit Brauer; "An Interview with Andreas Busik," conducted by Hans Busik and translated by Jo Ann Kuhr; "Data from Other Colonies Included in the Purchase by AHSGR of 1822 Material for the Glückstal Colonies," compiled by Gwen Pritzkau, Harold Ehrman, Carolyn Wheeler, Ed Schulz, and Margaret Freeman; and "Volga Germans and Their Foods," by Sandra Schierman Stelter. The 1995 Journal Index is also included.


Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Summer 1996)

On the cover: German-Russian school-children at Mulberrry School in Russell, Kansas, 1913. Articles: "Mennonites in Turkestan: A 1923 Portrait," by Hermann Janzen and translated, introduced, and annotated by John B. Toews; "Public Rural Education and Americanization of the Germans from Russia in Colorado: 1900-1930 (Part II)," by Randall C. Teeuwen; "The Shattuck Dutch," by Katie Sell Weber; "From Mokra to the Melting Pot," by Victoria M. Nied; "Portrait of Britnee Fenner (Reifschneider);" "The Story of the Harbin, China, Lutheran Refugees," by Virginia A. Less; "Mennonites in the Marienburg Deltas of West Prussia: An Investigation into Church-State Relationships," by Anthony R. Epp; and "Understanding the Russian Influence on Germans from Poland and Volhynia," by Jerry Frank.


Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Fall 1996)

On the cover: A celebratory photograph provided by Jim Gessele of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Convention highlights included. Articles: "Today We Celebrate the Odyssey, Who Will Celebrate the Odyssey Tomorrow?," by Donnette Sonnenfeld, AHSGR Society President; "Genealogical Research: Before You Come to the National Archives," by Patricia Eames; "Update of the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Project," by Ellen Nemens; "Distinguished Service Award," by John Schleicher; "The History of Finding and Reuniting the Schlegel Family," by Elena Bazarkina; "Development of Mutual Understanding Between Russian/Ukrainian Archivists and German-American Family Historians: A View from Moscow," by Vladislav Soshnikov; "Youth Take on Minneapolis!," by Corey Harbour and Dale Scheet, Youth Coordinators; "Looking for My Volhynian Home," by Irmgard Hein Ellingson; and "The Odyssey of Escapes from Russia," by Dr. Wilmer Harms. Also included are the AHSGR Annual Reports and the Listing of Donations.


Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter 1996)

On the cover: A photograph of a group of Germans leaving church in Zelinograd, Kazakhstan, which appeared in Volk auf dem 12, December 1985. Articles: "Conversations with Germans in Russia," by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA, with Sister Mary Elise Leiker, CSA; "Letters from a Cousin She’s Never Met," by Adele Shaver; "Immigrants’ Child," by William Seibel; "Brotfresser, in Search of the Elusive Hollwek," by Ron Vossler; "Researchers’ Gold Mine," by Brent Alan Mai; "The Empty Places We Lived in the Middle Of," by Elmer Suderman; "The Resettlement of Kassel Colonist Heinrich Ehly," translated by Allyn Brosz; and "Deciphering Gothic Records," by Fay Dearden.


Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1997)

On the cover: The photograph shows the last class to graduate from the Teachers College in Seelman, Russia (from Volk auf dem Weg, November 1994). Articles: "Conversations with Germans in Russia," by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA, with Sister Mary Elise Leiker, CSA; "Memories of Seelman," by Valentina Liebert, translated by JoAnn Kuhr; "From God’s Lost Crop: A Black Sea German Album," by Ronald Vossler; 1996 Journal Index, by Brent Mai; "AHSGR Library Policies and New Additions to the AHSGR Library," by Maria Ford.


Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1997)

On the cover: Wooden Church in Josefstal, a drawing created by Alexander-Josef Dreser. Articles: "1837:A Year in the Life of David Epp," by David Epp, translated by John B. Toews; "Conversations with Germans in Russia," by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA, with Sister Mary Elise Leiker, CSA; "From the History of Josefstal," by Dr. Igor Pleve, translated by Richard Rye; "Registry of Mennonite Materials from the St. Petersburg Archives," by Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein.


Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Fall 1997)

On the cover: Three pictures, including Arthur Flegel’s Grandparents, Frieda Gress and her children, and Cleo Flegel and her great-grandchildren. Annual Report and Listing of Donations. Articles: "The Vision of Hope," by Donnette Sonnenfield; "Perils of a Journey," by Peter J. Klassen; "Unite your Family with the Berlin Document Center Records," Marianne Wheeler; "Distinguished Service Award," by John Schleicher; "Beginning of Volga-German Emigration to America," by Dr. Igor Pleve, translated by Richard Rye; "The Germans in Russia:Their Present Situation and the Road to the Future," by Eugen N. Miller, translated by Ursula Moessner; "Recent Genealogical Finds in Ukraine," by Richard Rye; "The Life of German Women in Russia, by Leona Wassinger Pfeifer; "One Hundred and Ten Years of Volga Germans in Fresno," by Diana Bell; "When We Were Young," by Gil Axt.


Journal, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 1997)

On the cover: A picture of a sod house in South Dakota, built and owned by Germans from Russia. Articles: "The Dumb Farmer," by Jacob D. Samler; "Conversations with Germans in Russia," by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA, with Sister Mary Elise Leiker, CSA; "Volga-German Sisters Locate Family," by Avery Fischer; "During the Stalin Regime," by Eugen N. Miller, translated by Ursula Moessner; "German Writers in Russia Today," by Eugen N. Miller, translated by Ursula Moessner; "The Experience of the German-Russian Pioneer Women," by Irene M. Rader; "New Additions to the AHSGR Library," by Jan Roth-Schoonover. 


Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1998)

On the cover: Mail delivery in Fachria. Photograph from Der Dobrudschabote, 1995. Articles: "From America to Russia and Back", by John Balzer; "Some Archaic Tongue", by Ron Vossler; "Heinrich J.Löbsack...", by Daniel Heinz; "A Roundtrip through Dobrudscha", by Alida Schielke-Brenner, translated by Elaine Sauer DeBoer; "From Volga-German Heritage to Proud American", by George Schissler; "Plant the Seeds and Reap the Harvest", by Jean Roth; 1997 Journal Index, by Brent Alan Mai.


Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 1998)

On the cover: Mr. Vovk in front of his house in Einsiedel, Galicia, Ukraine. Articles: "The Hourglass: Using Russian and German Records to Trace Places of Origin in Germany", by David F. Schmidt; "Everything Trembles and Sings Near Blood-Consecrated Steps", by Ron Vossler; "How to Become a Secretary of Terror", by Ron Vossler; "Explorations in Galicia", by Gary Bergthold"; "Topeka Newspapers: Volga-German Arrivals in 1875", compiled by Isadore Appelhanz.


Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Fall 1998)

On the cover: The concept for this logo for the 1998 Convention in Wichita was by Harvey May. The graphics were by Lisa Page. Articles: "A German-Russian Artist from Kansas: E. Hubert Deines," by Dr. Dona Reeves-Marquardt; "Christmas and Other Traditional Holidays of the Germans on the Volga," by Elizabeth M. Yerina, translated by Richard Rye; "Distinguished Service Award," by John Schleicher; Annual Reports and Listing of Donations.


Journal, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 1998)

On the cover: Wearing a traditional Russian fur hat, entertainer John Denver stands outside the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, 1984. Denver used this photo for a Christmas card that he sent out to friends and relatives. Articles: "A Memorial Tribute to John Denver"; "Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.: The World Knew Him as John Denver"; Timothy J. Kloberdanz; "Memories of my Nephew John Denver", by Abe Deutschendorf; "An Arduous Journey: The 1760s Road to the Volga", by Brent Alan Mai; "Escape to Freedom", by Karl Hoffmann; "We Know Who You Are...", by Richard Rye; "Passenger Ship List", compiled by Allyn R. Brosz; "New Additions to the AHSGR Library", compiled by Jan Roth-Schoonover.

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