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Lake Creek Valley Area ~ Dutzow, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 36.537 W 090° 59.349
15S E 675085 N 4275300
Quick Description: Geissen Emigration Society members picked here first, then spread.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2008 5:59:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM59VW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Pfalzjim
Views: 5

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Boone-Duden Historial Society.
County of Lake Creek: Warren County.
Location of Lake Creek: MO-TT, ¼ mile N. of MO-94, Dutzow.

Marker Text:

Lake Creek Valley Area

Gottfried Duden, a wealthy German attorney, aware of the discontent, promoted emigration to the Lake Creek Valley Area.

1824 - Gottfried Duden along with Ludwig Eversmann, his travel companion, arrived here. They both purchased land and lived near here.

1825 - Duden began to send letters to Germany praising freedom and living conditions here.

1827 - Duden returned to Germany.

1829 - Duden's letters were published in Germany, which prompted emigration to this area.

1834 - Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius were leaders of the Greissen Emigration Society.

1861 - Muench gained national prominence by his opposition to slavery in the United States. In this same year he was elected to the Missouri State Senate.

1867 - Muench's wine cellar was built.

1873 - The Muench family barn was built. The barn remains standing and is privately owned. The remains of the wine cellar are near the barn.

Eversmann (1799-1858), Muench (1799-1881), and Follenius (1799-1844), all owned land in this area and their burial sites are on their farms.

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