Friday, October 17, 2014

Tree Project

The Intermountain Chapter is decorating a tree for Primary Childrens hospital.

Dee and Shawnette attended the decorators workshop Oct 11.

We are officially registered, Shawnette is finalizing the decorating theme.

Decorating Day is Dec 1, at the South Town Expo Center.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

October 2014

Our next chapter meeting will be October 18, at 1:00 P.M., at the Sandy Library, 10100 S. Petunia Way, Sandy. We will meet in the small meeting room. No food or drink allowed, only bottled water.  Bill and Karen Dellos will bring the DVD "The History of AHSGR".  Other chapters have seen this at their meetings and have said it is good.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Heritage Activity


These are my granddaughters dressed for a special activity.  They were suppose to learn about an ancestor and dress to represent that ancestor.  They were so excited to learn about their German from Russia ancestors.  This is really the future of AHSGR, getting the youngsters involved in their history.

How Young Germans from Russia Play

Dee Hert shared these photos of her son David with friends hiking the Wind River range in Wyoming.





August Meeting




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More German Proverbs

If you put out another's candle, you also will be in the dark.

Nobody is trodden upon unless he lies down first.

He who is grateful for a kindness unlocks the door for another.

Never give advice unasked.

Advising is easier than helping.

When you sweep the stairs, you start at the top.

Never trust to another what you should do yourself.

Don't try to fly before you've grown feathers.

The best penitence; never do it again.

If you don't light fires, smoke won't get in your eyes.

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 2014 Meeting

The meeting room at the Whitmore Library has been reserved for August 30th at 1:00 P. M.  The meeting room is in the basement--there is an elevator on the main floor down to the basement.  No food is allowed in the room--only bottled water.  Eat before you come.  Pat and Shirley will do the Bits and Pieces.  Also bring used ink cartridges.  Bill and Karen Dellos will tell us about the AHSGR Lincoln Convention.

Here is the address for the Whitmore Library:
2197 E. Ft. Union (7000 S.)
SLC, UT
(You have to turn onto Whitmore Way to get into the library parking lot.)

See you August 30th at 1:00 P. M.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bottoms




This was so interesting to me.  When our Germans from Russia ancestors settled in Lincoln, Nebraska, they settled in the bottoms.  It was an area that was in the flood plain, so they were occasionally flooded.  They settled there because the land was cheaper.  Their lots were very narrow because two houses would share a single lot to save money.  I loved seeing the tidy little homes built by them.

Top Pick






The food demonstrations are always a favorite for me.  This one was so entertaining that I think these men should be on television.  Truly. Not only that, but they shared the top secret family recipe along with family stories.  I loved it!  Steve Loos shared some of the following memories, which are retold with his permission.  

His recipe for Blinna was given to him by his 11 year old sister when he returned from the Navy in 1968.  It was handwritten by her. The recipe is from his grandmother, Katherine Loos, from Norka, Russia.  Steve remembers special family breakfasts with many people, where the Blinna was served. In fact, they still have them about five times a year. The sponge would be started on Christmas Eve so it would be ready for Christmas morning. His aunt would also take a big cast iron skillet to the park in the evening and cook Blinna for the family.

Blinna

1 cake yeast
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
3 cups warm water
2 beaten eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.  Add flour and three cups warm water.  Let sponge stand four hours.  Add the remaining ingredients. If mixture is too thick add warm milk to thin.

They were artists at cooking this.  When they poured the batter in the hot pan, they rolled it around till it came up a little on the side.  Then when it was ready to turn, they just flipped it.  Amazing and delicious!












* Just as a note of interest... Steve, Nancy, Jake and Kelly Loos have an antiques business, Loos Antiques, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  They sometimes obtain items of the Germans from Russia.  If you are interested in finding something or just want to learn from them, they would be a good resource.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

German Research Classes

You need to preregister for these classes at 801-240-4950 or e-mail

Saturday, June 28 at 9:15 A. M.: 
German Research Series:  U. S. Immigration Sources
 
Saturday, June 28 at 10:15 A. M and 11:15 A. M.:
German Research Series:  German Emigration Sources

German Language Book Online

Topographisch-medicinische beobachtungen ├╝ber den s├╝dlichen Theil des Saratowschen Gouvernements
The title translates roughly into "Topography and Medicine Observations of the Southern part of Saratov province".  It was published in 1836.  The fact that it is in German leads me to think that it might be focused on the German colonies.


Shared by Dee Hert

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Looking for Information

Neudorf, Odessa, Russia.
Researching this village for the surnames of Walz and Guthmuller.
Jacob Walz was reportedly born, 25 March, 1858, in Neudorf, Russia, and death date unknown.
Jacob married Christina Guthmuller who was born 1853, in Neudorf.
The religion of Neudorf was Evangelical, and the Russian name was Grigoriopol.
If anyone has any knowledge of this village and these families, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Dee Hert deee@sisna.com

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