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Pomeranian German immigration focus of next History Speaks event

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MARATHON — The Pomeranian German immigration to central Wisconsin will be in the spotlight during the next History Speaks in Your Town event, presented by the Marathon County Historical Society and the Continuing Education office of UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.

DuWayne Zamzow

DuWayne Zamzow will hold a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Marathon High School, 204 East St., Marathon.

He will address the story of how groups of people were “pushed” from Pomerania, their journey across the Atlantic Ocean, their arrival in America, their “pull” to Wisconsin and how they established a life in this area. There will be information about the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin and its goals to preserve this German heritage.

Zamzow is a founding member of the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin. He directs the club’s Pommerscher Danz Gruppe (German Dance group), writes for its newspaper and assists at its library.

This talk is free and open to the public. All donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.

For more information, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

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