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Photograph courtesy of Christa (Schmidt) Hobart

Photograph taken circa 1940’s at John and Magdalena (Feist) Schmidt’s farm near Napoleon, North Dakota. Pictured in the photograph are Florence Schmidt, John Schmidt, Joe Balaban, Leo Schmidt and Jim Schmidt. According to Christa (Schmidt) Hobart, "We believe one to be Pelzenickel/Belsnickel/Knect Ruprect/Black Peter and the headless person to be Christkindl."


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