Strasburg Centennial Book: 1902 - 2002
Strasburg Centennial Book Committee, Strasburg, North Dakota,
2002, 276 pages.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
this important centennial book of Strasburg, Emmons County, in south
central North Dakota. Strasburg was founded by immigrants from the
village of Strassburg, Kutschurgan District, South Russia (today
the city of Kutschurgan, near Odessa, Ukraine).
The book includes these sections: "City of Strasburg;"
"Early History;" "Churches;" "Schools;"
"Senior Classes;" "Musicians;" "Businesses;"
"Community Organizations;" "Memories and Interviews;"
and "Family Histories."
The history section includes a "Brief History of the Germans
from Russia" written by Michael M. Miller and "The Dutch
in Emmons County." The section of "The First Trail-Blazers"
tells the story of the first men to settle at Strasburg in the fall
of 1888: Sebastian Bauman, Joseph Baumgartner, Joseph Burgad, Jacob
Feist, and Joseph Kraft.
The church section provides valuable information of the "History
of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Mission Church
at Tiraspol," by Jerry Klein Jr. Tiraspol is located east of
Many German-Russian families include these names: Bachmeier, Bauman,
Baumgartner, Bernhardt, Bishop, Bosch, Braun, Brendel, Buechler,
Burgad, Deringer, Dosch, Eckroth, Eiseman, Roehrich, Feist, Fischer,
Fuhrer, Gabriel, Gefroh, Geigle, Getz, Giesinger, Glatt, Goldade,
Gross, Hager, Heidrich, Herauf, Heyd, Holland, Holzer, Horner, Hulm,
Hummel, Jangula, Keller, Kiefer, Klein, Kraft, Kramer, Krumm, Kuss,
Lang, Lauinger, Lipp, Loehr, Marquart, Mastel, Materi, Mattern,
Meier, Miller, Nagel, Neis, Pfeifer, Reiner, Reis, Roehrich, Roth,
Schacht, Schaefbauer, Scherr, Schlosser, Schnabel, Schneider, Schreiner,
Schwab, Schwengler, Selzler, Senger, Silvernagel, Streifel, Ternes,
Tschosik, Vetter, Volk, Voller, Wagner, Wald, Weichel, Welk, Weninger,
Wikenheiser, Wolf, and Zacher.
Additional historical information and photographs of Strasburg, ND,
can be located at the following GRHC website sections:
Other books about Strasburg, ND, can be located at these GRHC
As We Reminisce: Strasburg, Emmons County, North Dakota (library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/miller2.html)
Moments to Remember (library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/miller3.html)
Saints Peter and Paul's Parish Centennial Book 1889 - 1989: Strasburg,
North Dakota (library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/sppcc.html)
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Golden Jubilee Book (library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/fettig.html)
Strasburg Centennial Book: 1902 - 2002 (library.ndsu.edu/grhc/order/nd_sd/strasburg.html)
Main street of Strasburg
was lined with trees when this picture was taken prior to
of Strasburg from a distance.
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic
Church with construction begun in 1910.
Strasburg's well known accordionist,
Fern (Renner) and Lawrence
Welk with children (left to right): Donna, Larry Jr., and
Ludwig and Christina (Schwan)
Welk, parents of Lawrence Welk.