New Light on Freistatt, Missouri

The Fritz, Groh, Waiss and Wiedman Family Legacies Meet

by John E. Groh

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 18/10/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781425927462

About the Book

The village of Freistatt, Missouri was founded in 1874, and nearly fifty years later Irwin and Margaret Groh represented four families when they married there. This book traces the back story and legacies of the Wiedman, Waiss, Groh and Fritz families, and the roles they played in founding and developing Freistatt and its Lutheran church. This slice of Americana covers the ancestors and descendants of these families. New light shines on all of Freistatt's founders, and the book measures the initiative of spirit and openness to the future that pulled German immigrants to new lives in the United States.

About the Author

John E. Groh received his doctorate from the University of Chicago and brings a wealth of experience to his writing. He grew up in the small town of Freistatt, Missouri, and this book makes a major contribution to its history. Groh tells the story through primary documents and hard-hitting historical research. He has written two volumes on the USAF Chaplain Service and other books and articles, and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.