Herbster History

Grandish, George and Elva

GRANDISH, GEORGE AND ELVA   My parents, George and Elva Grandish, had a desire to open a business in Herbster after having married and live in Chicago for a time. It was close to home and aging parents for my dad, and only a few hours drive from my mother’s parents in Cromwell, MN. It…

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Glasener, George and Lucy

GLASENER, GEORGE AND LUCY   George and Lucy Glasener moved to Herbster with their daughter Alice in 1949. They lived on Bark Point Road for a few years. In 1954, they bought the apple orchard located on Clover Cemetery Road from Cybil and Carl Erickson. Their son, Dale, came to Herbster in 1955 to help…

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Fleming, Ruel and Donna

FLEMING, RUEL AND DONNA   Ruel and Donna moved to Herbster in the fall of 1952 with a one-year-old daughter, Kathy. Their son, David, was born in 1954. A second son, Tim, was born in 1956. Ruel was employed by the South Shore District as an Industrial Arts Teacher and Coach. However, his duties were…

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Forsberg, John and Marie (Mary)

FORSBERG, JOHN AND MARIE (MARY)   John Forsberg and Marie (Mary) Flinkfelt were both of Swedish descent and grew up and went to school together in Vasa, Finland. John, a hard-working and ambitious young man, came to America in 1900 landing in northern Wisconsin where his brother was already settled. Marie, an adventurous and brave…

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Forsberg, Charles and Marie

FORSBERG, CHARLES AND MARIE   The (Wiks) Forsbergs were Swede-Finns (Swedish People) living in Finland. Charles was born May 3, 1881 and his wife Marie (Rabin) was born in 1885. They came to the United States on February 13, 1907 and bought 80 acres on Bark Point for $420.00. Charles received naturalization papers on September…

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Erickson, Andrew and Fanny

ERICKSON, ANDREW AND FANNY   Andrew Erickson was born in Vaasa, Finland on May 18, 1885. At age nineteen, Andrew came to America on the ship Virginian departing Finland on May 3, 1905. The destination for the Virginian was Duluth, Minnesota. Fanny Korppas came with her family when she was eight years old. The Korppas…

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Driessen, Ira and Evelyn

DRIESSEN, IRA AND EVELYN   Ira Driessen originally from Balfour, North Dakota met Evelyn Touve in Duluth, MN where they were both employed. They were married in 1929 and moved to Balfour, ND. In 1937, they returned to Wisconsin. They bought the Reynolds’ place on Cranberry River Road where they had a dairy farm. They…

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Dingman, William and Hylda

DINGMAN, WILLIAM AND HYLDA   William and Hylda Dingman moved to the Aaron and Mathilda Korppas’s farm on Bark Point Road around the mid 1930’s, now known as Dingman Road. Hylda, born September 1, 1907 was the daughter of Aaron and Mathilda. She had one brother, Victor, and two sisters, Anna and Fanny. Hylda had…

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Christenson, Andrew and Mary

CHRISTENSON, ANDREW AND MARY   Andrew Christenson 1888-1953 Mary (Peterson) Christenson 1888-1980   Andrew Christenson and Mary Peterson were both born in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1907 they met on a ship as they were both bound for Chicago. They married and had two daughters, Rose (1910) and Violet (1915), while in Chicago. In 1917, Andrew…

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Buckley, Daniel and Catherine

BUCKLEY, DANIEL AND CATHERINE   Daniel and Catherine (Keane) Buckley moved to Herbster from Chicago in March of 1918. Catherine Agnes Keane was born in Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland in 1889 and immigrated to Chicago in 1908. Daniel Joseph Buckley was born in Chicago in 1884, the son of Charles Kennedy Buckley and Mary…

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