Charter

 

 

about the Partnership between the

City of Delphos / Ohio / USA

and the

Community of Verl / North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany

 

 

The elected representatives of the City of Delphos / Ohio / USA and of the Community of Verl / North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany have decided in the awareness of their common historical roots to create, to maintain and to develop further on a twin city link.

 

Pastor Bredeick, who was born in Verl on January 23rd, 1794, founded the City of Delphos / Ohio in the year 1849. Many immigrants who left Verl and the neighboring communities because of the misery that reigned there at that time settled in Delphos and the surrounding area and through hard work and great diligence founded a flourishing community there, without forgetting their historical roots.

 

The twin city link between both communities shall serve to maintain and to promote the contacts between the citizens of both cities as well as the cooperation of the ecclesiastical and municipal institutions, the schools, the clubs and the local trades and industries.

 

It is the wish of the City of Delphos and the Community of Verl that by this partnership the truthfulness of the citizens with each other may be deepened and the friendship between the American and the German peoples may further be consolidated.

 

 

Delphos, Verl, March 31st, 1999.

 

 

For the City of Delphos                             For the Community of Verl

 

 

John E. Sheeter

Charles E. Carder

Josef Lakämper

Klaus Hörsting

Mayor

President of Council

Mayor

President of Council