NDSU Libraries publishes new North Dakota book
September 1, 2004
The NDSU Libraries is pleased to announced publication
of "The Last Link: Dakota Territory, Logan County 1887".
The book also includes the delightful and interesting writings of
Thomas G. Mueller, Jamestown ND: "Old North Dakota Memories
& The Weispfennings & Muellers: Our Early American Experiences
in Dakota Territory".
Mueller, owner of Dakota Belt and Moccasin Company in Jamestown
and a native of Napoleon, ND shares in his book: "A collection
of short stories that reflect life here on the plains of North Dakota,
going back to 1886. Some old, some new, but all encompass the German
spirit brought here by my great grandparents, Germans from Russia.
These stories reflect by-gone-days, days worth remembering."
Mueller shares in the Introduction: "While I was writing my
family history story, `The Last Link: Looking Back', I realized
that I had hundreds of stories I could tell, especially about my
time spent on my Aunt Hulda and Uncle Martin Ehmann's farm, southeast
of Gackle, ND."
The author's writing includes these subjects: 1) The clay brick
house; 2) Farming the old fashioned way; 3) Stacking hay on the
North Dakota prairie; 4) Herding cattle cowboy style; 5) Shocking
oats in the 1950s; 6) Saturday night boxing at the Mueller's; 7)
Receiving the German Brauche; 8) They came to America with their
children, their suitcases, and their hopes and dreams; 9) Otto &
Mathilda's wedding dinner; 10) Grave-witching for Great Uncle Johann
Weispfenning; 11) Grandpa Johannes' Prayer; 12) Coming to Logan
County, Dakota Territory in 1887; and 13) The Flat White Cooking
To order "The Last Link", send $25 plus $4 postage payable
to NDSU Library. Mail to: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection,
The Last Link Book, NDSU Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND, 58105-5599.
Website address to order is: library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/mueller.html
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