Memories: 100 Years 1905 - 2005: Mercer, North Dakota
Mercer Centennial Committee, Mercer, North Dakota, 2005, 432 pages,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
the Mercer Centennial book.
Sections include: "Mercer, ND: before their was even a town;" "Mercer in the beginning;" "Homesteaders;" "Nels Olesen;" "Early businesses;" "Churches
and cemeteries;" "Mercer Schools District;" "Organizations
past and present;" "Mercer and the military;" "Farming
then and now;" "Present businesses;" "Brush
Lake;" "Mercer reminiscences;" and other sections.
The "Family Histories" section is a major part of this
book and includes these German family names: Bauer, Beierle, Bender,
Blatter, Bonnett, Bossert, Braun, Diede, Dockter, Eckmann, Eichelt,
Fandrick, Fettig, Fink, Finkelmeyer, Fischer, Flemmer, Forderer,
Gaub, Geiger, Gessele, Graf, Grosz, Hausauer, Heid, Heim, Hinsz,
Hofer, Isaak, Jans, Just, Keller, Ketterling, Kittler, Klaudt, Kleingartner,
Kline, Kluck, Kurle, Laib, Leupp, Levi, Littke, Marzolf, Miller,
Mohrbacher, Neff, Neumiller, Presser, Rath, Rauser, Rennich, Reuer,
Richter, Rust, Sackmann, Sachman, Sahr, Seiler, Schatz, Schell,
Schilling, Schlafman, Schlafmann, Schlaht, Schmitt, Schoell, Seibold,
Singer, Steckler, Stelter, Stradinger, Strobel, Thurn, Volk, Vossler,
Wagner, Wahl, Wall, Wanner, Weisz, Wiest, Wolf and Zinke. An index
of family names is included.
arrival for Hedhal's Garage, Mercer. The building at the right
is the pool hall with a barber chair and cafe.
80-horse steamer Case threshing machine. (From the Christianson
Chris Stradinger and John Ketterling
(in wheelbarrow). Circa 1910. (Courtesy of the Richard Ketterling
homesteader shack, a dwelling place for the family and their
livestock. Circa 1910.