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The Bartels siblings and their mother emigrated from Germany in 1914 aboard the ship George Washington, which brought them to the United States. In addition to some unidentified passengers, Otto Bartels, father of Luverne’s Elmer Bartels, is pictured on the left in the back. Elmer’s grandmother, Metta, is standing on the right, with Lena and Meta next to her. Greta and Bertha are in the front, center, and Willie is on the right in the front. They disembarked on Ellis Island and traveled by train first to Fu
Family reunions are a universal summer pastime, and for Rock County native Becky Bartels, her Aug. 21 event was similar to many family gatherings. There were elders, long lost cousins (some from overseas) and children (many who vaguely resembled their grandparents) all gathered at the home of Becky...
DNA is often associated with solving crime, but it has become a “red-hot” tool used by genealogists to expand their traditional genealogy as well as to solve family mysteries. Luverne’s Gregg Gropel, a member of the Ostfriesland Genealogy Society of America, has been immersed in a DNA self-study...
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