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Title: German-Russian Portraits

Dates: 1909, n.d.

Collection Number: 01037

Quantity: 24 items

Abstract: Portraits of German-Russian individuals and families.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the collection from Denise Haberstroh in 1993.

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

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

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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.

Biographical Sketch – Karl Haberstroh
From the Mott Pioneer Press, Wednesday April 10, 1968

Karl Haberstroh, 83, Burt, passed away at 5:20 a.m. April 2, 1968, at the Elgin Hospital. Mr. Haberstroh had been ill for over two months.

He was born September 1, 1884 in Russia. In March 1905 he was married to Elizabeth Kirsch in Russia. They came to the United States in 1906 and lived in the Medina area for two years before taking up a homestead in the Burt area in 1908.

He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. George (Elizabeth) Gyer, Enderlin, North Dakota; Mrs. Wesley (Bertha) Rokusek, Scott City, Kansas; Mrs. Charlie (Freda) Rokusek, Elgin; Mrs. Art (Lydia) Stern, Hiel, and Mrs. Edmund (Edna) Klein, Elgin; four sons, John, Mott; Hervert, Leith; Jacob, Burt; and Edmund, Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Edward, Rock Lake, North Dakota; thirty eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. His wife and two sons preceded him in death.

Biographical Sketch – Gottfried Siewert Family
From Stark County N.D. 1978: Heritage and Destiny

Gottfried and Lydia (nee Biech) Siewert came to Stark County in 1894 and set up on a homestead on the Heart River (Section 10-137-91) on the Antelope Farm to Market Road. Mr. and Mrs. Siewert came to the United States from South Russia in 1893 to get away from the compulsory draft. They came to Tripp, S.D., where other relatives had settled. They hoped to establish a homestead around Pierre, but the ranchers resented the farmers and burned them out. So, they moved to Stark County in 1894, and new roots again were established. Gottfried built the house in 1909 that still stands on its original site.

Gottfried and Lydia had 13 children: Samuel, born May 30, 1892, drowned at age 11; Magdelina Mrs. Gottfried Redman) born Dec. 3, 1893, deceased. The following children were born on the homestead: Edward, born Oct. 20, 1895; Martha (Mrs. John Wornath) born Aug. 20, 1897; Lydia (Mrs. Jacob Kirsch) born March 23, 1899, deceased; Jacob, born Dec. 14, 1900, died an infant; Mathilda (Mrs. Oscar Heinle) born Dec. 2, 1901; Helen (Mrs. Gust Haase) born March 1, 1903; Louisa, born Dec. 24, 1905; Andrew, born July 3, 1907; Emmanuel, born Dec. 10, 1909; Gotthilf, born Jan. 20, 1913; Regina (Mrs. Albert Aisenbrey) born Dec. 27, 1916.

They lived on this cattle and grain farm until they retired in 1940, when their youngest son, Gotthilf, bought the farm from them. Gottfried died in 1942 at Billings, Mont., and Lydia died in 1962 at Hebron, N.D. where she had lived since 1949.


01037-01              Pauline Rebmann Siewert and Martha Siewart Wornath
01037-02              Art Siewert
01037-03              Lydia Kirsch
01037-04              Pauline Rebmann Siewert
01037-05              Fred Stroh, half brother to Jacob Haberstroh
01037-06              Jacob Kirsch age 16
01037-07 – 08     Ben Auch and Jacob Kirsch
01037-09              Jacob and Lydia Kirsch wedding photo. Bride wearing homemade wax bridal wreath
01037-10              Ben and Susie Auch
01037-11              Siewert family: Lydia, Grandpa, Helena, Grandma holding Louisa, Mathilda, Edward, Magdalena, and Martha
01037-12              Gotlieb and Emily Heinrich
01037-13              Siewert home built in Stark County in 1909
01037-14              Carl and Elizabeth Haberstroh and child
01037-15              Two young men
01037-16              Edmund Haberstroh?
01037-21              Wedding portrait
01037-23              Family outside claim shack
01037-24              Group portrait of schoolchildren

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