NDSU Libraries publishes new book on growing up
in German-Russian family
March 15, 2003
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased
to announce publication of "South
Dakota Pioneers: And So It Goes: As I Remember", by Gottlieb
In the Forward, Ronald Bieber writes: "Even though he kept
quite busy just e-mailing friends and family, there was lurking
in that fertile brain an author waiting to come out. The fruits
of that endeavor resulted in this book, a labor of love and a legacy
to be treasured for years and generations to come".
Gottlieb Bieber shares his story beginning with the 1920s: The
Wedding; Mother's Role at the Wedding; The Heinrich Bieber Family;
The Strobel Family; The Last of the Big Weddings; and the Day of
Reckoning; 1930s: From Memory; The Percherons; It's the Olds, Wanda;
The Streak; On a Sunday Night; Teaching Country School; and the
Best Thanksgiving; 1940s: Heres Comes Sally; The Dam; Union Station;
Joe Dimaggio; Top-Flight Sailor; 1950s: Her Last Days; The Year
2000: German Roots.
About the Author
Gottlieb (Bud) Bieber was born on March 12, 1919 to Heinrich and
Katherina Bieber on the Bieber farm near Eureka, South Dakota. His
ancestors originated in Germany and immigrated to Russia during
the manifesto of Czar Alexander I, grandson of Catherine the Great.
They ultimately immigrated to the United States and settled on a
farm in South Dakota. Heinrich and Katherina came to the United
States when they were nine years old. Gottlieb worked for Western
Electric in Chicago, Illinois. He is since retired and residing
in Chicago. "And So It Goes..." is his first book.
To purchae this book, send $25 plus $4 postage payable to NDSU
Library. Mail to: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU
Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND 58105-5599. Website to order the
book is: library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/bieber.html.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael