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Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin 


c/o Berlin Center

11248 Berlin Lane

Athens, WI 54411 

This address is not located in the Village of Athens.  It is located at Naugart in the Township of Berlin, Marathon Co. on the corner of  Naugart Drive and Berlin Lane.

Where is Naugart?

The aerial photo below shows the Township Garage in the upper right corner of the the intersection, the former Naugart Post Office and Store in the lower right corner of the intersection.  Immediately across the road in the lower left corner of the intersection is the former Naugart Elementary School and further to the left is the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetary.  Across the road from it in the upper left corner of the intersection is the Berlin Center., formerly the Berlin consolidated elementary school, now housing the Township Offices, a meeting hall, the 4-H club, and the Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin.





The Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin exists to preserve the language and heritage of its member's ancestors who immigrated primarily from the Prussian Provinces of Pomerania, West and East Prussia, and Posen as well as Mecklenburg (not a province of Prussia); to record the rich history of the settlers; and to be a resource for genealogy research. A further objective is to provide opportunities for fellowship, friendship, and gem├╝tlichkeit for members and the community at large.  

The Verein has 4 membership meetings per year with a typical attendance of about 100, including a meal, group singing, a speaker or presentation of interest, and a business meeting. The current President is Ralph Sturm who conducts the meetings.  The annual meeting is held in October and meetings in February and May. The summer gathering is a picnic called "Piknik im Busch". It is usually held at the Berlin Center in Naugart, Township of Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin. 

The Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin is a non-profit 501(c)(7) heritage society.


Membership in the Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin can be an interesting, educational, and fun experience, depending upon your areas of interest and motivation.  Membership is inexpensive and and easy to obtain.  There are regular family and single memberships as well as associate non-voting memberships.  Membership qualifies the member to a subscription of Dat Pommersche Blatt,  our quarterly newsletter which contains information about upcoming activities and events, interesting articles about Pomeranian history, genealogy,and stories contributed by our members and friends at large,  There are also 4 quarterly meetings which are typically attended by 100-plus people with a noon meal and with a featured speaker on a variety of topic, a Pomeranian Sing-a-long, and a business meeting which hears committee reports.. Once a year there is a Piknik im Busch  (Picnik in the Woods) 

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