German heritage

Jim Merkel, author of Beer, Brats and Baseball, a book on St. Louis Germans. Photo: KMOX

St. Louis Author Aims to Honor German Heritage

Local historian Jim Merkel, an author whose great-great-grandfather started a piano factory here in 1858, wants to honor the German heritage that was largely lost amid the war’s backlash.


Sausage 3, Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

In Celebration of the Sausage

The eastern Missouri town with a strong German heritage is about to celebrate sausage.


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