The Mecklenberg Settlement was also commonly known as simply, "The Settlements" and it is my ancestral stomping grounds. My father's family lived there. It was located just beyond the railroad tunnel along West Main Street. That area on the west side of the city, now heavily built up, was known as the Settlements or the Mecklenberg Settlement. Presumably it was known as that because of the preponderance of emigrants from Mecklenberg, Germany, which is odd, since most of those who lived there hailed from Pomerania.
- Bill Jannke