Photo Panorama of Anton's Homestead Circa 1922
Photograph gift of Mary Ebach, Rugby, North Dakota
Anton Ibach and his second wife Monika Muth of Dickinson, ND, are
seated beside a floral bouquet set up on a white lace-doily, which
covers a Victorian table. Anton and Veronica are surrounded by three
sons Paul, Ben, and Joseph and two daughters Mary and Elizabeth.
Son Michael Ibach is astride a white horse, while son John Ibach
stands before a brown horse. (The itinerant photographer is unidentified).
Anton Ibach's parents were Francis Xavier Ibach and Elizabeth Kraft
Ibach. Anton had two brothers, Michael and John. Anton Ibach immigrated
as an ethnic German from his ancestral village of Baden, Kutschurgan
district, in South Russia (born 4 November 1875) to homestead in
Emmons County, near Rosenthal (died 3 May 1958). Anton's first wife
Margaret was buried in the Rosenthal Cemetery.
This farmstead is located two and one-half miles from the former
Rosenthal Catholic Church cemetery: Fourteen miles southeast of
Linton or eight miles northeast of Strasburg, North Dakota. Anton
built his wooden clapboard, balloon-framed house with a victorian-styled
spindled-porch (in traditional Prussian blue trim) circa 1890's
no longer standing. Their "summer kitchen" stands (on
photo right). This farmstead is presently owned and farmed one-century
later (2004) by Willie Ibach.
This panoramic photo was donated to GRHC on 12 December 2003 by
Mary Ebach, Rugby, North Dakota.
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo
29 January 2004
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