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Samuel Ernst, E. Z. Ernst, German, Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, newspaper, Keim, seed


Handwritten notes by Alfred L. Shoemaker regarding the newspaper, "The Acorn and Germ", dating from circa 1949. The notes detail items from various issues of the newspaper, including German, English, and Pennsylvania Dutch words for various tree types as well as Bible verses and dialect columns.

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Packet MF-43-1


The Acorn and Germ

Eng - German

Millwood- Vol 1, no. 2 Sept 14, 1870

Samuel and E. Z. Ernst

Also to give the definitions of these German words in what is commonly called the Pennsylvania Deutsch; in order that all parties may be interested, as the pure German language differs widely, from the style in which it is commonly spoken in Pennsylvania, by even those who are of foreign Birth and have become habituated to our Provintialism thereof, for example:

German, English, and Pennsylvania

Kastanien, Chestnut, Kestak

Baum, Tree, Bam

Fichte, Pine, Beind

Pfirschige, Peach, Pershing

Kirschen, Cherries, Kerschak

(L. M.)

Dialect column - Langmeik Stillschweik

Article by S. S. Haldeman

poem Das alte Blockschulhaus im Burk

Dec. 7, 1870

Vol 1, no. 10 title became The Germ Der Keim

dialect article by Hen Wisecup

change in publisher

This issue only Samuel Ernst

Dec, 1870 Der Waffenlose Wachter

Montgomery Press called it Der Schinderhannes der deutsche sprach

June 1871 Luke 15, 11-32

July 1871 Luke 6, 19 to 31

Aug 21, 1871 Matthew 13, 3-9

Oct 3, 1871 Luke 18, 9-14


English and Pennsylvania German

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Notes From The Acorn and Germ



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