University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


(1847) "Brother Matthias will be overseer, (prefect) and teacher of the German language" LOCAL COUNCIL, Dec. 14, 1847

(1858) The German postulants and novices must have lessons in German grammar, reading and writing. PROVINCIAL CHAPTER DECREE, Aug. 12, 1858

"Gillespie tells of a visit to old German settler 5 miles from Notre Dame, who told him: 'All is de zame here, Dutch, English, or French -- all git blenty beaches und abbles und prandy made mit beaches!" 1849

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