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  • 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…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 20, 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 May, 11 1944. (Jim McDowell continues his story about staying in school as the 1888 blizzard raged outside.) … We all formed a ring around the…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 13, 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 May, 11 1944. Did you ever wonder what you would have done if you had been caught away from home during the famous blizzard of 1888? Jim McDowell…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 06, 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 May 4, 1944. John Gunderson explains coming to American in 1902, making his way to Wisconsin in October and working at a lumber camp. He was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 28, 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 May 4, 1944. John Gunderson, Luverne, continues his story about his work and marriage in Norway and how he came to emigrate to America. “After…
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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.

1944: Ohlsen recalls leaving Germany at 9

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: Postmaster Ohlsen arrives in U.S. in 1882

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: Lehmann settles family near Magnolia in 1903

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: Club Spotlight turns to Mattie Lehmann of Magnolia

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.