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Title: Herman F. Strehlow

Dates: 1892-1937

Collection Number: 00116

Quantity: 19 items

Abstract: Images of the Casselton Fire Department and of the North Dakota Firemen’s Association officers and conventions.

Provenance: John R. Strehlow donated the collection to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in May 2003. The Strehlow photograph collection was transferred from Museum Collection SHSND 2003.13.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researcher should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17 U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collection:
MSS 10509 William Strehlow
MSS 20215 Herman F. Strehlow

Biographical Sketch

Herman F. Strehlow was born at Watertown, Wisconsin, January 23, 1864 to Fredrich and Sophia (Bosin) Strehlow. He was educated in the public schools in Watertown and was a tinner’s apprentice in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin from 1879-1884. He came to Casselton, N.D. in 1885 and purchased stock with H. H. Walters & Co. He married Susan Schwager at Bethany, Minnesota, May 22, 1889. She was born on a farm in Winona County, October 2, 1866. After their marriage, they lived in Perham, Minnesota for a short time before moving to Casselton, N.D., where Mr. Strehlow was engaged in the hardware business and operated a tin shop. He was a charter member of the North Dakota Hardware Men’s Association.

The Strehlows made Casselton their home until 1957 when they moved to Minneapolis to live out their remaining years with their three children.

Mr. Strehlow was a past President of the North Dakota Volunteer Fire Department Association and acted as Chief at Casselton for a number of years. He was a mason and a member of the El Zagal Temple of the Shrine at Fargo, becoming a fifty-year member.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Strehlow belonged to the Moravian Church at Casselton before joining the Presbyterian Church there.

They reared three children, Lillian Edwards (deceased), Harriet Pinkham and Herman, Jr., the latter two now living in Minneapolis.

Mr. Strehlow died October 22, 1959, at the age of 95. Mrs. Strehlow died February 26, 1967, having lived for over 100 years. They were survived by five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Rural Cass County The Land and People, 1976
Who’s Who For North Dakota 1955


00116-01              Young woman
00116-02              Two young girls in white dresses on a porch
00116-03              Two women standing by a pond
00116-04              Threshing panorama
00116-05              Football team 1917
00116-06              Past presidents of the North Dakota Firemen’s Association
00116-07              Herman F. Strehlow and Nostdal, past presidents of the North Dakota Firemen’s Association
00116-08              Raising snow blockade in N.Dak. January 1907
00116-09              First house between Fargo and Bismarck located at Casselton, N.D.
00116-10              C. N. Barnes, Grand Forks, N.D., Secretary of the North Dakota Firemen’s Association 1897-1933
00116-11              President William Hall, ex-President Herman Strehlow, and Secretary H. L. Reade, ND Firemen’s Association Silver Anniversary 1922
00116-12              Fire Department, Casselton, N.D. 1892: Top Row L-R: Albert Mehlenbeck, Harry Remington, Steve Oderkirk, Fred Wheeler, Ben Shaw, John W. Porte; Center Row L-R: Secretary A. M. Crawford, Charles Brunsch, Peter Buchanan, Chief John Martin, Treasurer Herman Strehlow; Bottom Row L-R: Julius Aleith, Fred Aleith
00116-13              Casselton Fire Department 1898: President 1897-1898 H. F. Strehlow, Asst. Chief Steven Oderkirk, For’n Hose No. 1 A. L. Frost, Asst. Foreman Hose No. 1 Charles Lindsay, For’n Hose No. 2 Peter Schmidt, Asst Foreman Hose No. 2, Victor Landquist, Foreman Chemical Company William Echternach, Assistant For’n Chemical Co. J. Aleith, Supply Cart Charles Brunsch, Supply Cart W. Coplitz, Engineer A. J. Mehlenbeck, Asst. Eng. August Benedett, President A. J. Manners, Secretary A. M. Smith, Capt. W. T. Sprake Drillmaster, J. Peter Sonnen, H. B. Hawley, J. A. Wright, W. Elder, C. P. Hallett, E. F. Buchholz, Chas. T. Morton, Rufus Tree, J. A. Mitchell, Harry Priewe, William Shaefer, Howard L. Lindsay, Glenn Hallett, J. F. Shaefer, C. E. Landquist, P. P. Cooney, Fred Aleith, Carl Schmidt, F. W. Kurth, E. Kurtze, W. E. Cooney
00116-14              First Rural Fire Unit Truck, Casselton, N.D. purchased by Frank Dalrymple and the Frank Lynch Company 1937
00116-15 – 16     Fire Department chemical truck, Galesburg, N.D. purchased in 1882 compliments of Chief Palmer Griswold
00116-17              Wahpeton and Hankinson delegates ND Firemen’s Association 63rd Convention, Park River, N.D. June 6, 1947
00116-18              38th Annual ND Firemen’s Convention panorama, Casselton, N.D. June 13-15, 1922. Photo by Tise
00116-19              Ex-Presidents ND Firemen’s Association 1910

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