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Brunick Family Reminiscence, Laketon Township, Brookings County

 Unprocessed — Box: 01088 B
Identifier: H2013-057

Content Description

The collection consists of a four-page (front and back) reminiscence written by Bertha (Brunick) Henrikson. Bertha Brunick was born November 15, 1877 to Anton and Oliva (Larsdatter) Brunick and was believed to be the first white child born in Laketon Township, Brookings County. Her parents settled near Lake Poinsett in 1876 in a sod house on the place later known as the Methodist Camp. Bertha passed away in October of 1964 at the age of 86. The handwritten reminiscence describes Anton and Oliva’s settlement in the township, a fishing business started with a local family, the story of how Anton lost part of his leg, homesteading near the Lake Albert and Lake Poinsett area and social interaction with the surrounding neighbors.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1960s
  • Event: ca. 1870s-1880s

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet