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Elsie Milde at German School in Wishek, N.D.
Elsie Milde at German School in Wishek, N.D.
TitleElsie Milde at German School in Wishek, N.D.
Date of Original1914
DescriptionElsie Milde stands with the rest of her classmates and teacher Miss Willms at the German School, held at the Wishek schoolhouse in Wishek, N.D. Elsie is in the third row from the back.
Ordering Information
General SubjectEducation
Subject (LCTGM)Schools
School children
Personal NameAmundson, Elsie Milde
Willms, Miss
LocationWishek (N.D.)
Item Number2009-P-19-21
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"A Rev. J. Willms served as pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church 1911-18 according to Nina Farley Wishek's book. German school 1914 Miss Willms. Elsie Milde 3rd row from back"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryElsie Milde was born in Selby, S.D. in 1906, but grew up in Wishek, N.D. so that her father Carl could be close to his job on the Soo Line Railroad, and his parents who lived there. The family later moved to Bismarck, where Elsie would be the only one of the four Milde children to graduate from high school. Carl and Christina Milde divorced when Elsie was 13. When she was 16, she met Archie Amundsen in Wishek, whom she would later marry. After finishing high school, Elsie worked a variety of jobs, including as a tailor and clerk at Herr Bros. in Wishek, and with Dr. Chet Dursema in Bismarck as a dental assistant. Elsie and Archie married in 1930, and had a daughter Ardith two years later. In 1945, the Amundsen family moved to California. Archie died in 1979, and Elsie died in 1995.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionElsie (Milde) Amundson Photograph Collection 2009-P-19
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2009-P-19-21)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh2009P1921
OCLC number76803707
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