Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead

Later Years Helen Jo Breu sent letters to my great great grandmother, Rose Bohman Weigel, in Rose's later years in the nursing home. She related stories that her mother and grandmother told her and stories from her childhood memories of growing up in the area off Pleasant Hill Road called the Squaw Creek Homestead. One … Continue reading Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead

Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead

Pioneer Life Anna and Nicholas Hamus worked hard to make a living on their farm. They grew crops, sold produce, and traded with the local Native Americans. Anna also told stories about Gypsy people coming through the area. According to Helen Jo Breu, in the days before there were cheese factories, farmers kept just enough … Continue reading Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead

Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead

The Voyage Passenger List for the SS Elbe arriving in New York 22 September 1883 On 7 September 1883, the S.S.Elbe left the harbor of Bremen sailing for America.  Anna Ertl Bohman, her brother Joseph, her mother Dorothea Masanetz Ertl, and her four small children (Anna, Margaret, George, and Maria) were aboard the steamship. Anna … Continue reading Stories from Squaw Creek Homestead