Cultural geography prof to speak at NK dinner

Staff report

NEW KNOXVILLE — A expert on German immigration will be the speaker at the New Knoxville Historical Society annual meeting, April 20, at 6 p.m., in the First Church of New Knoxville Ministry Center, W. Bremen and St. Marys streets, New Knoxville.

The dinner meeting is open to the public. Tickets for the dinner cost $12 and are available through April 15 at the Village Market in New Knoxville and by phone at 419-753-2104. The menu will be beef or chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, cole slaw, roll, cookies, iced tea, lemonade or coffee.

People who do not want to attend the dinner are welcome to attend the business meeting and program.

The speaker, Dr. Tim Anderson, is an associate professor of geography at Ohio University and a member of the Ohio Humanities speaker’s bureau. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and his doctorate from Texas A.&M. University.

He has been on the faculty of Ohio University for more than 20 years and has done extensive research into German immigration from northwest Germany.

His topic in New Knoxville will be “German Immigration to the United States in the 19th Century: Patterns, Processes and Cutural Landscapes.”

Staff report