Rye Bread – Part One
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  The first issue of The Goschenhoppen Region was published on Peterkett (St. Peter in Chains Day), August 1, 1968.  It launched a series of articles called Der Kiche Dribbel (The Kitchen Dribble).  This is “an old Pennsylvania Dutch term originally referring to a male helper or chore boy in the kitchen when large meals had to be prepared, especially on funeral occasions.  By … Read More

Pennsylvania German Nicknames
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  The first issue of The Goschenhoppen Region was published on Peterkett (St. Peter in Chains Day), August 1, 1968.  It launched a series of columns called E’ bissel fun dem un’ e’ bissel fun sellum (A little bit of this and a little bit of that). The column was written/edited by Isaac Clarence Kulp, Jr., who was a founder of the Goschenhoppen Historians, … Read More

Welcome to the Blog of the Goschenhoppen Historians
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“Ein Herzliche Wilkommen” ——— A Hearty Welcome   The Goschenhoppen Historians are pleased to announce the inaugural posting of its new blog. This blog will begin with previously published articles from The Goschenhoppen Newsletter and The Goschenhoppen Region.   We hope readers will find the articles interesting and informative. Comments and inquiries from our readers are welcome. Please check periodically for new postings.   Below you … Read More