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William C. and Elwell Treumann sitting on floor next to Christmas tree, Grafton, N.D.
William C. and Elwell Treumann sitting on floor next to Christmas tree, Grafton, N.D.
TitleWilliam C. and Elwell Treumann sitting on floor next to Christmas tree, Grafton, N.D.
Date of Original191-?
DescriptionWilliam C. Treumann sits with his son Elwell next to a decorated Christmas tree in the Treumann family home in Grafton, N.D. A toy car and duck are visible on the floor next to them.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Boys
Children
Christmas trees
Christmas decorations
Toys
Holidays
Subject (LCSH)Christmas
Personal NameTreumann, William C., 1862-1937
Treumann, Elwell
LocationGrafton (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number0803-0007-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryWilliam C. Treumann, was a colonel of the First North Dakota Volunteers. Like other volunteers and members of the National Guard, Treumann was a civilian and devoted father who gave his time to the Guard in peacetime and in war.
William C. Treumann was born in 1862 in Holstein, Germany. His family emigrated to Ohio, then Indiana, then LeSueur, Minn. He moved to Grand Forks in 1881, and later to Grafton in 1884 where he became deputy register of deeds and then operated a real estate and abstract business. Treumann was elected 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st North Dakota Volunteers, and later rose through the ranks to Captain, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel. He served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. He married Elizabeth Baird in 1888, and they had five children. W.C. would later serve on the school board, and as county auditor. In 1901, he purchased a home on Cooper Avenue in Grafton and named it Elmwood. He died in 1937.
Bibliographic ReferenceA 100 year look at Grafton, North Dakota. Grafton Centennial Corp., 1982., p. 73.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionTreumann Family Photograph Collection 00803
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (0803-0007-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0803000701
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