German Community in Lawrence

wedddingPeople of British ancestry settled the area that would become the City of Lawrence.  They were the first owners, supervisors, and shop keepers.  The Irish were the first immgrant group to follow starting out as laborers, moving up into city government and supervisory postions.  The next on the scene were french Canadian and Germans.  The Germans in particular came to the Merrimack Valley because many of them were already skilled in textile production.  They would eventually found churches, athletic, social, and literary organizations.  In this new acquisition shown here, Arthur Otto Wolf and Helene Minna Hilbert, show that they were wed June 8, 1910 at the German Presbyterian Church.

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  1. My grandparents were married in the Church of the Assumption in Lawrence on 23 June 1906. Did local newspapers from that period post wedding announcements of any kind? Thank you

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