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.