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Edward Enslen

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Enslen came from Bessarabia in about 1929 to the former Eric Edler farm, south of the village. They hadn't much money but they were young and strong and especially enthusiastic about making their farm operation a success.

Mrs. Enslen sewed and knit for her family. Her children wore warm, hand-knit, wool stockings, caps and mitts to school. The sheets she sent to the school for the Christmas concert to be used as curtains, were snowy white linen, made from flax she had grown in the old country, prepared, spun and woven by hand.

Their children were: Clara, John, Albert, Anna Marie, Jacob and Alma. Their farm is operated and owned now by the younger son Jacob (Jack). He is married and has three daughters. John and his wife, Mae, live on the former Carl Rasmussen farm. Their three children are two sons and one daughter.

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