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Gottfried Duden - Warrenton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 48.651 W 091° 08.938
15S E 660716 N 4297414
Quick Description: The man who started all of German immigration to this part of the country, and the start of Hermann, Rhineland, Dortmond, Dutzow, etc., German Towns.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2008 2:39:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM58G9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Pfalzjim
Views: 20

Long Description:

County of Marker: Warren County.
Marker Erected by: State Historical Society of Missouri and State Highway Commission.
Date Marker Erected: 1953.
Location of Marker: 104 W. Main St., courthouse lawn, Warrenton.

Marker Text:


Daniel Boone, universal symbol of the American frontier, was 65 when he came to the Upper Louisiana, now Missouri, 1799. His wife Rebecca was 60. The Spanish lieutenant governor granted Boone 845 acres nearby here on Femme Osage creek.

Boone did not settle on this grant, instead he and his wife made their home with their children. Two of their sons, Daniel Morgan and Nathan, held land in the locality of the Femme Osage, near the present Matson and Defiance in St. Charles County. Their daughter and son-in-law Jemima and Flanders Callaway, lived near the present Marthasville in Warren County.

Boone served as syndic or judge for the Femme Osage settlements, 1800-1804. Near the Nathan Boone House, still standing, five miles from Defiance, is the site of "Judgement Elm" where Boone is said to have held court.

The trace to the saline in Howard County where Daniel Morgan and Nathan boiled salt about 1807 became the Boon's Lick Trail, in the War of 1812. Daniel Morgan was a Captain and Nathan a Major in the Missouri Rangers.

Daniel Boone died at the home of his son Nathan, 1820, and was buried beside his wife Rebecca Bryan Boone, overlooking Missouri River near Marthasville. In 1845, the bodies were removed to Frankfort, KY. A marker stands at the original gravesites.

(1785 - 1855)

German scholar and humanitarian, came to Missouri, 1824 to investigate opportunities for German immigrants on the American frontier. Near the present Dutzow in Warren County is the site of his farm. Nathan Boone, his neighbor, spent some time with Duden showing him the countryside. In 1827 Duden returned to Germany. Here he published a "Report" which pictured Missouri an ideal spot and inspired a large German immigration to the state. Followers of Duden settled mainly in St. Charles and Warren Counties. Many members of the Glessen (immigration) Society settled in Warren County, 1834.

Nearby Warrenton has been county seat of Warren Co., since 1835. Here was German Methodist Central Wesleyan College, chartered 1864. Marthasville Seminary was chartered 1855, as German Evangelical Missouri College.

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