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Original Dutzow - Dutzow, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 35.562 W 090° 59.018
15S E 675605 N 4273507
Quick Description: Where the town started, on the southeast edge of the existing town of Dutzow.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 2:35:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM59AY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Pfalzjim
Views: 8

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Boone-Duden Historical Society.
County of Marker: Warren County.
Location of Marker: MO-94, SE of present Dutzow.

Marker Text:

(ORIGINAL) DUTZOW

Founded by Johann Wilhelm Bock. He named this village after his estate in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

1832 - A landholding company, Frederick Rathje & Co., purchased 252.79 acres of land in the original Stephen Jackson Survey #1769. One hundred sixty-eight lots were platted. This land purchase was made for the members of what was known as the Berlin Society. After settling his affairs in Germany, Bock arrived in Dutzow at a later date.

1834 - He built a brick house on a site containing several springs, a stone house, a mill and a distillery. Fond of entertaining, Bock invited the most elite of the immigrants to his home.

1835 - Bock began to have financial problems resulting in the sale of his property to pay off debts.

1869 - A post office was established with Peter Quickert as postmaster.

1893 - Railroad services became available. Businesses and residences were constructed nearer to the railroad.

Bock's dream of creating a 'pure German Village' never materialized, but German culture and heritage flourished.

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