contents ©2016 by Harold Pfohl
The blog & the evolving book consist primarily of historical photographs ranging from the period of German immigration in the early 1850s through the 1920s. The photos in this gallery are a sample of the images that have been collected. In the body of the blog images are supplemented in each instance with brief text that explains the photo.
Cedarburg, 1856. Courtesy of Edw. Rappold
Wind powered grist mill by pioneer cemetery 1872, Cedarburg. Courtesy of Edw. Rappold
Niemann Pioneer Home on Pigeon Creek – Used as a Chicken Coop – after 1885. Photo mid-1890s
Elevating Lueder’s barn, 1899
“Flashlight Party” 1899
Portable Sawmill N Side of Nieman’s Farm Spring 1904
Stuck on a Date Feb 1925
Sherman School, two miles from the farm. ~1908-1910
Renata, wedding day of Lueder’s eldest daughter, Oct. 20, 1927
Germany 1815 – 1866 – not a unified nation.
Marie & Joachim Niemann with children Herman (b. 1864) & Alvina (b. 1861). Likely 1870-71.
Johanna Fromm (b. 1817) at the despised well down-hill from their home – a most curious arrangement resulting in much labor simply to have water in the house
Road leading out of Hermansville, MI, 1899 – by Charlie Nieman. Brother John had a lumber camp and a company store in the area.
Threshing at Lueder’s barn, August 30, 1927