Mike McHenry maurmike1 at verizon.net
Tue May 30 16:33:17 PDT 2006

Do you think they all came from the same area?


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From: Nancy Gertner [mailto:nancygertner at mac.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:15 PM
To: Mike McHenry
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] PLATTDEUTSCHER CLUB
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I would speculate this indicated the club members spoke a common  


On May 30, 2006, at 2:20 PM, Mike McHenry wrote:

> About a month ago the list had a discussion about German dialects.  
> My German
> grand parents lived in Hoboken, New Jersey from 1910 to 1920. This  
> town was
> a German immigrant strong hold. For those who don't where it is  
> located in
> the USA it is across the Hudson River from New York City. In going  
> through
> city directories of the time I came across a number of German  
> clubs. One was
> called the "Eastern Plattdeutscher Club". From the previous  
> discussion I
> thought Plattdeutsch referred to a German dialect. Can anyone tell  
> me what
> this inferred about the club?
>                                         Mike

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