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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Notes from The Sheldon Progress, 1910

January 14:
J.T. Reis, a Pleasant Prairie farmer and one of The Progress's good friends, was a pleasant caller at our sanctum on Monday of this week. Mr. Reis formerly lived in Indiana, about seventy-five miles south of the lake, but the many advantages offered in North Dakota induced him to come west about three years ago. He says they are having a hard winter back in his old home state, and a lot more snow than there is here, which is something unusual.
February 11:
Fred Krantz, who was a Fargo visitor, returned to Sheldon last Saturday.
March 4:
Pleasant Prairie: Maggie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Buss, is staying with her sister, Mrs. Nelson, in Minneapolis. She has joined a German catechism class there.

Pleasant Prairie: Mr. and Mrs. John T. Reis bought the Chickering Grand piano of Mrs. Hannum as a birthday present for their daughter, Mae. This is a substantial present, and one Miss Mae has a right to feel very proud of, as there are no superiors, and we doubt if there is an equal to this instrument in the county.
July 1:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wall, Wed., June 29, a fine boy.
July 8:
Miss Myrtle Nohr is spending the week at the home of H. Krueger.
October 7:
Jacob Muth, one of the prominent substantial farmers out south of Buttzville, was a Sheldon visitor last Saturday morning and dropped in for a few minutes chat with The Progress man. Mr. Muth is going to retire from farming and take life a little bit easier and has rented his farm to Ed Buss. He will leave next week for Kidder--just over the line in South Dakota--where he has purchased a livery barn and is going to move his family there.
October 14:
Fred Krentz and Paul Froemke made a business trip to Lisbon Saturday.

The misses Anna and Lydia Buss drove to Lisbon Monday to do some shopping.
October 28:
Albert Buss got 122 bushels of nice potatoes from one acre on his farm and all other vegetables in like proportion. Albert is a successful farmer.
November 26:
Barney Buss is Anselm's new livery man.

John Krentz came down from Hettinger, this state, where he has been working the past year, to spend a few days with his brother Fred.
December 2:
F.D. Krentz left Friday evening for his old home in Reynolds, Indiana, to spend a few weeks visiting his father.
December 16:
Miss Myrtle Nohr is home again after several weeks visit with her aunt in Thief River Falls, Minn.
December 30:
Fred Krentz returned last Friday from Reynolds, Ind., where he has been visiting relatives and friends the past six weeks.


Charles said...

I am a Reynolds, Ind. native and I found this entry interesting since my mother's maiden name was Buss and we have no known relatives here. Also, a cousin of my mother's through her mother's side (Hagen) married a Krintz in Reynolds. There are a couple of Krintz families in the area. My mother's family name is now no longer. My great grandfather Buss came from the state of Mecklenberg in Germany in the late 1850's or early 1860's

T.K. said...

Charles, I've been intrigued by this question for ages. Thank you for using my Contact page to email me. You'll be hearing from me shortly.

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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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