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Henry George homestead, Lehr, N.D.
Henry George homestead, Lehr, N.D.
TitleHenry George homestead, Lehr, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionA family in front of a wood frame house. One man is standing on a wagon attached to a team of horses. One man is standing holding a gun. Also visible is an elderly couple, a boy, two girls and a woman.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Older people
Carts & wagons
Horse teams
Subject (LCSH)Russian Germans
Personal NameGeorge, Henry, 1840-1925
George family
Hoffman family
LocationLehr (N.D.)
McIntosh County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number270.1.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"My Dad, his sister Christine" - handwritten on front of photograph. "No family wants this. Give it to Clarence George. This is my grand father & grand mother. Henry George at his homestead about 5-6 miles South east of Lehr, taken about 1900 or late 1890s. Standing with his gun is my father Jacob H. George. To his immediate left are his step brothers. First Adam and Wilhelm Hoffman with team & buggy. By grand parents are step sister Fredicka Hoffman, next right Magdalena Hoffman and fathers sister Christina George. She married Jacob Doerr & had 7 sons. Signed Alma George Werre" - Note handwritten on back of cardboard mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryHenry George was born in Russia on December 19, 1840. He was married twice first to Katharina Maier, and after her death in 1888, to Rosina Nies. Henry George had four children, John H., Rosina, Jacob H., and Christina. The family came to America about 1884, first living in Menno, S.D. In 1886 they moved to land about five miles south of Lehr, N.D. Henry George passed away in December 1925.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionLehr, N.D. Photograph Collection 270
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (270.1.1)
Digital IDrs010844
Original Sourcephotographic print
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