Diamond Jubilee: 75 Years of Progress: 1888 - 1963
Max A. Wishek, Chairman, Diamond Jubilee Historical Book Committee
Richtman's Printing, Fargo, North Dakota, 1963, 272 pages, hardcover
Nina Farley Wishek's poem The Pioneer Mother from the book
Rose Berries in Autumn,
introduces the dedication. The German pioneers are saluted in their
migrations with hardships and deep faith in "Who Are They?" as chronicled
by Pastor T.R. Baudler, Eureka, South Dakota, attempting to provide
missing ethnic history belonging to those early prairie pioneers
from South Russia (today Ukraine).
A historical summary by George Lilly and John Wishek describes
early beginnings and established land office, "How McIntosh County
Actually Started," with photos of county officials, business histories,
social societies, public education, fire and rescue, hospital and
medical center, park district, agricultural fair, agricultural education
extension and crop production quotas, water and soil conservation,
farm credit finance, postal service, military fraternities, Christian
ministerial, church histories, and the centennial's "Brothers of
City histories of Lehr, Venturia, Wishek, and Zeeland precede
family histories: Wishek, Sackman, Bender, Bertsch, Kaul, Kretschmar,
Gruenich, Whittmayer, Tschetter, Glaesmann, Pfeifle, Feil, Straub,
Klipfel, Stroh, Gehring, Iszler, Woeszner, Kessel, Quaschnick, Salzer,
Jenner, Drefs, Haupt, Meidinger, Rau, Dobler, Hagar, Isaac, Dickhoff,
"In Years Gone by" has excerpts of happenings from the Ashley
Tribune files, by Walter Froh. "Old Time Scenes" feature old threshing
photographs. "Index" to Histories, "Index" to Advertisers, and "Index"
to Biographies complete this publication.
|The Old Land Office,
Early county school house in Kisselberry
District taken in 1912.
Book review by Jay Gage, Exhibits Curator for the Germans
from Russia Heritage Collection and the traveling exhibition, "The
Kempf Family: Germans from Russia Weavers on the Dakota Prairies."