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Monday, December 11, 2006

Notes from The Sheldon Progress, 1905

February 3:
The German Lutheran congregation around Anselm will build a $4000 church in the spring. It will be located on the NE corner of Sec. 13 in Casey.
June 16:
F.H. Nohr has moved the parsonage, which he purchased from the German Lutheran congregation, to his fine new building spot, and is remodelling it into a modern dwelling.
June 23:
William Nohr of Morrisson, Wisconsin, is visiting his sister Mrs. Gust Jaster, and brothers Frank and Phillip Nohr this week.
June 30:
Reuben Nohr and Ed Schunk arrived last Saturday from Valparaiso, Ind., where they've been attending school the past year.
September 1:
Jake Muth, who has been disabled throughout harvest by a large carbuncle on his foot, is again able to be at work.
September 22:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Lydia Buss is in Sheldon attending the graded school.
October 6:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Lydia Buss, who has been attending school in Sheldon, came home to attend the term of German school to be held in the new Lutheran church.
October 13:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Anna Buss, who has spent the summer with her sister, Mrs. Mooth [sic], is now at home.
October 20:
[Frank Nohr had a birthday party last Thursday.]
November 3:
Mrs. Ferdinand Buss visited in Enderlin Saturday.
December 29:
Miss Lizzie Muth, from Havana, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jake Muth.

The church photograph is from the Sheldon 125th Anniversary book (see Bibliography at the bottom of this page). There may still be copies of the book available for sale. If you're interested, please leave a comment with your email address and I will let you know who to inquire of. Your comment will not be published to this blog.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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