Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 24

May 24, 2012 – Prince's 1984 "Purple Rain" album was “among 25 sound recordings newly enshrined in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-quick-20120523,0,7988531.story




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Rain_(album)#/media/File:Princepurplerain.jpg
               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 




Monday, May 23, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 23

May 23, 1965 – A memorial to St. Paul native Captain Richard E. Fleming was dedicated on this date at the South St. Paul Municipal Airport by the Marine Corp Reserve Officers Association (MCROA).

The airport is named Fleming Field after Captain Fleming, “
a Navy pilot during World War II. He was, posthumously, presented the congressional medal of honor for his actions during [the Battle of Midway] on June 5, 1942.”1

1http://www.flemingfield.com/history.html




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain May 23, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.
 
                __________________________________________________________


If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 



Sunday, May 22, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 22

May 22, 1912“The Nopeming Sanatorium was opened for tuberculosis patients [on this date] about 10 miles from Duluth originally on about 270 acres of land bordering the St. Louis River valley. No pe ming, an Ojibwe word, was suggested by Rev. Frank Piquette of Sawyer meaning ‘out in the woods’ or ‘in the forest.’ St. Louis County Board of Commissioners voted September 13, 2005, to sell it. Nopeming Care Center closed in 2002.”

http://www.thehistorypeople.com/data/docs/timeline-part2.pdf





Nopeming Sanatorium
https://jamiedaviswrites.com/2015/02/22/nopeming-sanatorium-the-waverly-hills-sanatorium-of-duluth-minnesota/

               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 


Saturday, May 21, 2016

On this Date in Minnesota History: May 21

May 21, 1934“The Minneapolis Teamsters' strike erupted between picketers who blocked trucks driven by non-unionists and an army hired by the Citizens Alliance, a union of local employers.”

http://www.thehistorypeople.com/data/docs/timeline-part2.pdf





 Minneapolis Teamsters' strike
http://placeholdermedia.com/projects/59revolutions/imageinfo.php               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 


Friday, May 20, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 20

May 20, 1856 - After a tedious journey by steamboat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi, Reverend Demetrius di Marogna, Father Cornelius Wittmann and Bruno Riss along with two lay brothers, Benno Muckenthaler and Patrick Greil, arrived in St. Cloud on this date. “This arrival inaugurated one of the more fascinating chapters in the religious history of St. Cloud, [Minn].

“St. Cloud prior to the Benedictines arrival in 1856 was a scene of change. About the middle of the last century, the part of central Minnesota lying west of the Mississippi was thrown open for settlement and a stream of settlers poured into the area. In a short time the face of the primitive wilderness was changed. The Indian tribes had been induced to move northward and their former hunting grounds were soon transformed into promising fields; roads were constructed across country; stage routes afforded facilities for travel by land and small steamboats passed up and down the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Cloud.

“A great number of these immigrants who arrived between 1854 and 1855 were Germans and Catholics. Their spiritual care immediately became an important subject of attention. In all the northern part of the Territory of Minnesota there was at the time only one priest, Reverend Francis Pierz (1785-1880). Reverend Pierz became the first spiritual leader of the Catholic Community in St. Cloud, serving both the Indians in the northern and eastern parts of the territory along with the new Germans immigrants who settled in Stearns County. It was a laborious task for an older man who was called upon to travel great distances to care for the spiritual needs of the predominately German Catholic population of the area. The work exceeded his powers. Thus he appealed to the bishop of St. Paul to secure German priests for the new settlements.”


Reverend Francis Pierz1

“The request was relayed to Reverend Boniface Wimmer, who ten years prior had come from the ancient monastery of Metten in Bavaria to the United States and founded the Benedictine monastery of St. Vincent’s in Pennsylvania. Upon receiving the request from Father Pierz he sent out the brothers who arrived in St. Cloud on May 20 with a mission to attend to the spiritual needs of the populous.

“Their arrival marked the beginning of the great progress made with the help of the Benedictine Order. Without delay these Benedictine Fathers proceeded to establish a monastery to tend to the spiritual needs of the Germans who had been attracted by Father Pierz’s articles. From this monastery the Fathers visited the settlements in Stearns and neighboring counties, gathered the people, formed congregations, began erecting churches and schools and soon had the satisfaction to learn that their labors were not unrewarded, for the people responded eagerly, and soon log chapels were reared, which in many instances named the settlements, as St. Joseph, St. Augusta, St. Wendel, St. Martin, etc. The establishment of a Benedictine monastery in central Minnesota led to an even greater influx of German Catholics.


St. John’s University2


“Among the ecclesiastical goals of the monastery, the Benedictine order wished to establish a means for educating the citizens of the settlement. The Benedictines began to establish a school system, although not originally accepted by the German immigrants, and organized the first private institution for higher education in Minnesota. St. John’s University, founded on November 10, 1857, remains today the oldest continuous establishment of higher learning in the state. The Benedictine monks influence is still felt today in both their religious and community endeavors to serve the Catholic presence in Stearns County.”

http://minnesotasnewcountry.com/benedictine-monks-arrive-in-st-cloud-on-this-date-in-central-minnesota-history/

1http://minnesotasnewcountry.com/benedictine-monks-arrive-in-st-cloud-on-this-date-in-central-minnesota-history/

2https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/23/03/e3/2303e3298d8a248102db314af13b432b.jpg
               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 19

May 19, 1915 – Minneapolis Officer Otto G. Ostby was killed when his police motorcycle struck the rear of a streetcar on Bloomington Avenue as he responded to a burglary call. As he attempted to pass the streetcar an automobile suddenly turned into his path. Officer Ostby attempted to avoid striking the car and struck the rear fender of the streetcar.

Officer Ostby had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/10250-officer-otto-g-ostby




Minneapolis Officer Otto G. Ostby 
               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com 

 






Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 18

May 18, 1929 - Julius, Ida, and Ernest Schuch were found beaten to death in their Waseca County home by Julius' daughters, Elizabeth, 18, and Wilhelmina, 16,, who had gone into town around 7 p.m. to meet some friends and run some errands. Upon returning home around 10 p.m., the girls found the door open and the lights on in the house, unusual for that time of night. Much to their horror, they also found their little sister Ida, 11, unconscious and bleeding on the floor.  The phone lines had been cut, forcing Elizabeth and Wilhelmina to drive into town to contact the police.

A search by police and neighbors of the farm eventually located their father Julius who “was found dead by the front gate of the farm. He had wounds to his arms and head. His head had a hole in his skull where his right eye was supposed to be. Julius was also found with clenched fists. The clenched fists plus the condition of the grass around where Julius laid, led officers to believe Julius had put up a fight.  Ernest was also found dead in a wheat field east of the farm. His skull was crushed and beaten into the dirt of the field. Ida was taken to the hospital where she died the next day at 10 p.m. She never regained consciousness.”

The only thing missing from the Schuch house was a small safe from the girls' bedroom, which was “used for insurance forms and farm papers. However, when the murder occurred the safe held at the most $25.00 and possibly some school books. To this day the Schuch murders remain unsolved.”

http://www.waseca.k12.mn.us/vhm/1919-1940/schuch.htm

http://www.lakesnwoods.com/images/Waseca43.jpg




http://www.lakewoods.com/images/Waseca43.jpg

               __________________________________________________________

If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com