History of Artas, S.D., 100 Years on the Prairie: 1901 - 2001
Artas Centennial Committee, Artas, South Dakota, 2001, 105 pages,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
this book about Artas in north central South Dakota, in the heart
of German-Russian country.
The publication includes: 1) The First 75 Years; 2) Services; 3)
And They Were Moved by the Spirit (church histories); 4) School
History; 5) Entertainment, Recreation and Organization; 6) The Golden
Jubilee; 7) The 75th Jubilee; 8) The Last 25 Years; 9) Memories;
10) Families. There are many photographs included in the book about
Artas and family pictures.
Germans from Russia families include: Ackerman, Bauer, Beck, Bentz,
Berreth, Biel, Bischke, Bohle, Delzer, Deurmier, Dietrich, Fried,
Fuehrer, Grenz, Hardt, Heiser, Huber, Hulscher, Jahraus, Kauk, Kautz,
Kirschenmann, Knoepfle, Kost, Kusler, Lutz, Mulder, Munsch, Ochsner,
Orth, Rohrbach, Rutschke, Schmahl, Schmidt, Schweigerdt, Schweigert,
Staebner, and Zimmerman.
Built in 1908.
Built in 1907,
replaced in 1941 and later became aUnited Methodist.
interior of the first store in Artas, S.D. owned by George