Letter from Eileen Arntz Hochhalter, Salem, Oregon
"Please mail to my cousin, Vernon Arntz in Tacoma, WA, a copy
of Growing Up in North Dakota. Vernon was one of the many
Arntz cousins who grew up in Burnstad, ND. The book is a rich history
of our lives in the early years. I was fascinated and thrilled to
read this wonderful, nostalgic reminiscence of life as it really
was in our youth. The wonderfully accurate descriptions and detail
of family names, towns, roads, locations, and situations are all
so familiar. The book is truly a tribute to Dr. Philo Pritzkau's
family, as well as all the early settlers."
"My husband's father, Rudolph Hochhalter, was born in South Russia
near Odessa. His parents were Protestant moving to America when
Rudolph was three years of age. They lived in Streeter, ND and farmed
near Wishek, ND."
"My family migrated to North Dakota from Wisconsin later in the
1800s. Theodore John Arntz Sr. married Anna Legge. There were thirteen
children farming and residing in Burnstad, ND and the family was
Catholic. Burnstad no longer exists but it was lively. We danced
a lot, worked hard, and played hard in Burnstad!"
"Thank you for all you do to preserve, restore, renew our ethnic
Germans from Russia heritage."
Letter reprinted with permission of Eileen Arntz Hochhalter
to Michael M. Miller. January 10, 1998, Salem, Oregon
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