In early 1853, Vincenz Klecker (January 22, 1831 – November 13, 1877) and his future wife, Theresia Meitner (26 March 1832 – April 14, 1919), began a voyage that would markedly change their lives and the lives of their descendants. They had decided to leave Europe and travel to a new home in the New World. They would leave the comfort of their homes in Ober Johnsdorf, Bohemia in the Austrian Empire and travel to Watertown, Wisconsin in the United States of America.
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- Dodge County
- Hugh Dervin tenure
- Johann Langer Tenure
- Henry Langer Tenure
- Francis Langer Tenure
- 1989 – present
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Landskron/ Lanškroun Tour
Thursday, September 7
Travel day from Prague to Landskron
Orientation meeting in the evening, hopefully with the presentation of my PowerPoint
Friday, September 8
Mariánská hora / Maria Zell
Look-out Tower - Horní Čermná
Letohrad museum and lunch stop
Hertersdorf/(Horní Houžovec -- visit ancestral home of the Blaschkas
Liechtenstein Palace ruin/Novy Zamek – with a tavern inside
Saturday, September 9
Kopa Festival all day
Morning – devoted to ancestral sites connecting with my Langer family with option of going to the Kopa instead
Dittersbach - visit church and Schmied ancestral home
Afternoon – devoted to
Rudelsdorf/Rudoltice – home village of many Waterloo settlers
Thomigsdorf/Damníkov – Gritzbauch village
Sunday, September 10 -