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Michael Beimler and
Margaret (Mack) Beimler

Pinepound Reflections - A History of
Spring Coulee and District page 207 - 208

Michael Beimler, born in Germany, was a carpenter by trade. He married Margaret Mack who was born in Iowa. Her parents were wealthy farmers and her brother started the Mack Trucking Co. Mr. Beimler built many downtown buildings in Bowbells, North Dakota.

In 1908 they moved to Grassy Lake, Alberta and took out a homestead. After many years they moved to Barons where Mrs. Beimler ran a restaurant and Mr. Beimler worked in a butcher shop. They lived a short time in Lethbridge and then moved to Geyser, Montana where Mrs. Beimler operated a tea house. While they were in Geyser, the Beimlers separated. He went to Washington State and Margaret and the children moved to Spring Coulee in 1918. She ran the hotel and cooked for the railway crews. Mrs. Beimler was a hard working woman and capable of doing anything. In Spring Coulee she was known as "Ma Beimler". During their stay in Grassy Lake a horse was rubbing against her bedroom window and thinking it was a prowler, she grabbed a gun and shot through the window killing the horse.

In 1923 they moved back to the United States leaving behind a son and daughter who had married. They had six children.

Mrs Beimler died in 1934 in Klamath Falls, Oregon and Mr. Beimler in 1929 in Washington.

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