The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Creating Fiction from History: 10/5/2022

 

October 5, 2022

Jakob Schmidt was born on August 5th in the small township of Eitzen, Minnesota. The year was 1871.

Jakob's parents, German immigrants, were some of the first settlers of this area of southern Minnesota. 1871 was, of course, a pivotal year for that noble savage, the American Indian. As such, the Schmidts, who were farmers by trade, raised their first and only son in the fields of Eitzen. However, when Jakob came of age, where he could make his own decisions, our young farmer boy chose to become a lawyer, instead of living and dying by the sweat of his brow like his father.

His parents, al...



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