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Karl & the Country Dutchmen at Trenton

German-American Polka Band to perform in Trenton on April 27

In 1973, at the age of 12, Karl Hartwich got his first concertina (a Silberhorn) as a combination birthday and Christmas present. Karl’s mom and dad bought the Silberhorn from Christy Hengel (who manufactured the Hengel Concertina) in New Ulm, Minnesota. Karl had never played a concertina before. During the seven hour drive home to Orion, Illinois from New Ulm,

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