BTW, did you know that the town of New Ulm, Minnesota was begun by a group of German people who were sick to death of the religious in-fighting in Europe? They specified that there would be NO churches in New Ulm, and NO lawyers. It actually lasted that way for over a hundred years, I believe.
I was thinking that Buckman was set up by and for German Catholics. Even in the 1970's there were no non-Catholics living there. But neighboring towns HAD other faiths--Pierz, Royalton, Rice, Little Falls--all had many churches and religions. Was that it?
Anyway....it's to think about.
This morning, from Sue:
" This is a page from an Abstract of Title that started out recording information on land (10 acres) owned by John Sitzman in 1880.
This page is part of the history to incorporate the town of Buckman. A document A-9 is referenced with pages 253 and others that would contain a census and the actual signatures of the towns people of Buckman at that time. Wonder where this document resides?"
And...how did Sue get one measley page of it?? LOL...read the comment!