May 23rd, 24th, & 25th 11am-3pm

GAHC members and friends are invited to visit the Davenport City Cemetery on May 23, 24, and 25. In observance of Memorial Day and Cemetery Appreciation Month, the Sexton's Cottage will be open from 11:00 - 3:00 all three days. This is a great opportunity to literally stroll down memory lane to observe and absorb our collective German heritage in a place of quiet and peaceful reflection.

Sunday, May 24th

On Sunday, May 24 a special dedication of the Dohrmann family monument will be held at 2:00. Skip and Shirley Dohrmann, life members of GAHC and long time volunteers, have worked diligently to research their family history and have spearheaded this very meaningful effort to honor their German ancestors at the cemetery.
There will be live music and refreshments. Grave markers and flags of 42 veterans of the Schleswig-Holstein Wars of 1848, 1849 and 1850 will be in place, and graves of all American Armed Forces will be decorated. The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society will be present as well as representatives of several German-American groups in Quad City area.

Speakers include- from the Rock Island Arsenal Col. David Banian, Chief of Staff, Joint Munitions Command, Amy Grosskopf, Director of the Davenport Public Library, and Joy Ellyn Judas will speak about Heinrich Dohrmann and the journey the Dohrmann family made to place a new monument on the grave site.

There will be a porta-potty on site; parking will be on Sturdevant and Division Streets. Additional information is available at 563-449-2358.

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