1887 - 1937
Compiled by Golden Jubilee Committee,
Eureka, South Dakota, edited by Federal Writer's Project, Works
Progress Administration, South Dakota, 1937, second printing 1985,
287 pages, hardcover.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to present
this important book Eureka: 1887 - 1937. The book is dedicated
"To those Noble Pioneers whose courage, determination and foresight
permit us to celebrate our Fiftieth Anniversary."
The book is especially important because Eureka was such an important
location for the settlement in the Dakota Territory and the Dakotas.
There is a detailed history of Eureka including a 1935 plat map.
Eureka's most famous citizen, Charles N. Herreid, Governor of
South Dakota from 1901-1903 includes a biography. Other biographical
sketches include Valentine Mettler, George J. Hieb, Jacob D. Opp,
Johann Knapp, Henry Schnabel, Sr., George G. Neuharth, Adolph Meidinger,
Jacob M. Krein, Christian Bossert, Henry Aman, Sr., Johan Job, and
many other families.
These immigrant families came to the Eureka in large numbers from
the Lutheran Glückstal District villages of South Russia - Bergdorf,
Glückstal, Kassel and Neudorf.
The story of "Eureka: The World's Greatest Wheat Market" and "The Sod Shanty" includes many important photographs. Rev. Henry
and Rosa Reinhardt writes "Reminiscences."
For a family researcher or historian, the book is one of the most
important published covering the pioneer families and the Eureka
community of north-central South Dakota.
Eureka: 1887 - 1937
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