Here are the topics presented at the gathering in the Elmont Memorial Library, April 2, 2016.
1 - The German Settlements of Nineteenth Century on Long Island
Dr. Paul van Wie, president of the Franklin Square Historical Society, presented the various towns
where immigrant Germans settled on Long Island.
2 - St. Boniface Parish and the German Catholic Church in America
Paul Hoffman presented, well documented discussion of the development of the German Catholic church in
America with the historical progression on how St. Boniface Roman Catholic church was established in
Fosters Meadow, today Elmont.
3 - Murder and Mayhem in Peaceful Foster's Meadow
Ed Wesnofske presented an interesting collection of information on crime and a murder
that occurred in this rural farming community.