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Chas Frey Farm, Jamestown N.D.
Chas Frey Farm, Jamestown N.D.
TitleChas Frey Farm, Jamestown N.D.
Date of Originalno later than 1926
DescriptionA view of the Charles Frey farm. The barn, silo, windmill, and shed are on the left. In the distance is a two story farmhouse.
General SubjectAgriculture
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Farmhouses
Barns
Silos
Windmills
Farms
Trees
Personal NameFrey, Charles, 1850-1935
Frey, Minnie Krause
LocationStutsman County (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item NumberST288
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Photograph albums
Dimensions of Original16 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Album from the Burlington Northern Railroad used in Europe to interest Immigrants to North Dakota about 1926, Kindness Burlington Northern and Royal Bestler, #77.12, Nov. 1st 1976"--Printed on cover of photograph album.
"Charles Frey moved from Buffalo County, Wisconsin in 1879 to his present home, homesteading 160 acres. He now owns 2000 acres. Has 157 head of cattle, milks over 20 cows the year around; raises hogs and has 150 head of sheep. He is entirely out of debt and has money loaned. He has connected up with a high power line. His house is equipped with all modern conveniences, including electric power, which is used for pumping, grinding, cleaning etc.; pretty fair looking home don't you think?"--Printed on paper next to photograph in album.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryCharles Frey was an immigrant farmer, and in 1878 at the age of 28 he came to Jamestown from Fountain City, Wisconsin. Charles Frey, son of a prosperous German farmer, had his heart set on farming, and he considered the free land in the James River Valley. He located on a tree claim, the first settler in what was to become Bloom Township. From the years 1879 until 1881 Charles Frey lived alone in his claim shanty. He broke ten arches of land and planted oats. In 1881, Frey returned to Fountain City, Wis., to marry Miss Minnie Krause. In February, 1882, he brought his bride to her new home in Dakota. Charles Frey and his wife worked hard all their lives. They raised eight children, and their farm was one of the most modern farms in Bloom Township, with electricity and running water in the house and barn long before many city homes had such conveniences. At 85 Charles Frey died from pneumonia contracted while chopping wood, hauled from his tree claim.
Bibliographic ReferenceCentury of Stories, Jamestown, N.D. and Stutsman County, 1883-1983. Fort Seward Historical Society, 1983. p. 50.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST288)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST288
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