Author:Cynthia Anne Frank Stupnik

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Steppes to Neu Odessa: Germans from Russia Who Settled in Odessa Township, Dakota Territory, 1872-1876, 2nd edition

By: Cynthia Anne Frank Stupnik

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002, 2005)

Seller ID: S2120

ISBN: 0788421204

Condition: 164 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002, 2005), 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 164 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The latest edition of this biographical and genealogical sketchbook of Plains pioneers includes many new family connections made available in part by the Odessa German-Russian Genealogical Library. In the late 1700s and 1800s, the Russian government encouraged hardworking people from Western Europe, including Germany, to settle Russia in a number of locations. Many of the Germans eventually decided to relocate. They found rich homestead land in the Dakota Territory that was similar to the farmlands they had left in Russia. They sent encouraging letters back to family and friends in Russia, wh... View more info

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Postcards from the Old Man and Other Correspondence from Clearwater, Minnesota

By: Cynthia Anne Frank Stupnik

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2004)

Seller ID: S2523

ISBN: 0788425234

Condition: 164 pages, 6x9, (2004), 2007, 6x9, paper, 164 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


After I graduated from high school, I couldn't wait to escape from Clearwater. Even though I had a good family and many close friends, my tiny hometown made me feel stifled. Like Mark Twain's Huck Finn, I hopped on my raft to "light out for the territory." Clearwater, like many of the river towns Twain wrote about, has been made up of saints and scoundrels and others of varying fathoms in between. When I reflect on Clearwater's history and its notable and not so notable characters, I wonder what the great Wisecracker would have said if he'd ever come this far north. Would he have been... View more info