Java, South Dakota Jubilee: 1900 - 1975: Pioneer Footprints

Java Diamond Jubilee Book Committee, Java, South Dakota, 1975, 210 pages, softcover

Java located in north central South Dakota was largely settled by Germans from Russia. The publication includes photographs, business histories, church histories, early sporting groups, early musical organizations, days of 1883, schools, and Java pioneers.

The "Family Biographies" section includes these names: Aman, Baer, Banik, Bauder, Bauer, Bamesberger, Bauman, Bender, Bieber, Biel, Boehler, Buckenberger, Eisenbeisz, Fiechtner, Fielder, Flemmer, Gehrki, Geigle, Gimbel, Goetz, Hauck, Haux, Helm, Himmerich, Hindemith, Hochstetter, Hirsch, Horst, Jacobs, Job, Kary, Kirchdoerfer, Klein, Kast, Kunz, Kurle, Kosters, Krause, Lakeman, Leno, Lorenz, Mikios, Mueller, Naasz, Nies, Noble, Nusz, Obernauer, Oster, Ochszner, Perman, Pfitzer, Pleinis, Raba, Rau, Rosin, Ryan, Sauer, Schlaht, Schlepp, Schmeichel, Schmierer, Schnaible, Schneider, Schreter, Schuh, Seif, Sonnenfeld, Spiry, Stiegeimeier, Stadel, Stangl, Wahl, Walz, Witlock, Wolff, Wolf, Wosnuk, Zarka, and Zeiler.

Reproduction of an early day Java picture postcard.
Harness shop on east Main Street in the early years of Java. Operated by Emmanuel Schaefer (on sewing machine). He was married to Karoline Fiechtner, the next older sister of Mrs. Louise Stangl.
Early Day Java Band (1910 or before): Standing left to right: Henry Schnaible, I.C. Krause, John (or Henry) Cook, Arie Cook, Gottlieb Zeller, Philip Jesser, Gottfried Zweigardt, Christ Naasz, John E. Spiry, Arnold Schott and Ed Aman. Seated left to right: Harry Newman, John C. Schlep, Ludwig Helm, I.R. Krause, Director; Jacob J. Wolff, Fred C. Spiry, Philip H. Spiry, August C. Schlepp, and Archie Stewart with the trap drums.

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