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  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 10, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 20, 1944. Edith Eberlein’s story picks up about experiencing the 1888 blizzard.   Escaped Famous Blizzard She was at home during the famous…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 03, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 20, 1944. One of the very few residents of Rock county who can say they have lived here over 70 years is Mrs. Edith Eberlein, Luverne. As a…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 26, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 6, 1944. A couple well known in Hardwick and surrounding community are Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stamman. Having lived in Rock county since 1893,…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 19, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 29, 1944. Observing the 50th anniversary of their marriage here yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Houg, who for more than a half century have…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 12, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 15, 1944. Adolf Steinfeldt’s life story continues as his blacksmith business takes off.   Horseshoeing was a big business for a time, and Mr…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 05, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 15, 1944. Adolf Steinfeldt’s life story continues as his family moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   Was Locomotive Engineer The year the…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 29, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 15, 1944. It’s one thing to be a resident of the same place for a half century, but it’s another thing to be in business in the same location…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 22, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 8, 1944. John Cragoe’s story continues as he shares that there was never a dull moment growing up in a busy household. “We always managed to…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 15, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald June 1, 1944. Jacob Ohlsen’s story finishes with his favorite poetry passage from Thomas Moore. One of his favorite passages is by Moore, who said: “…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 08, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald June 1, 1944. Jacob Ohlsen’s story picks up shortly after the death of his father. Ohlsen, the oldest of the children, had to go to work to support…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 01, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald June 1, 1944. Jacob Ohlsen recalled, as a young boy, helping his mother pick up heads of grain from barren fields. When I had a pocket full, I’d take…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 24, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald June 1, 1944. “You might say that my life since coming to the United States has been a cross country trip, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with a…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 17, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. The story of Mrs. Mattie Lehmann of Magnolia continues after her family’s possessions were destroyed in a fire as they arrived in Moscow…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 10, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. Almost every American can recall the enjoyment and excitement which accompanied Fourth of July celebrations in their youth. To most…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 03, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. Jennie Kienast’s story continues with recalling how her father had saved others in a prairie fire while living in Iowa. Meanwhile, he…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 27, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. “Well, sir, if I had a chance, and a good riding horse, I don’t know but what I’d just as soon go horseback riding right now,” declared…
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1944: Pioneer life wasn't all hardship for Eberlein

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Lifelong Rock County resident Eberlein didn't get farm from Luverne home

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Stammans share life stories in Denver Township

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Houg couple celebrate 50 years together

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Steinfeldt was champion bike rider

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Life story continues for Diamond Club member Steinfeldt

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Steinfeldt shares 50 years of business know-how

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Cragoe moves to Rock County in August 1892

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Ohlsen's story concludes; Cragoe's begins

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Ohlsen attends 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.