The Wisconsin Farm They Built: Tales of Family & Fortitude (Paperback)

The Wisconsin Farm They Built: Tales of Family & Fortitude By Corey A. Geiger, Jerry Apps (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Wisconsin Farm They Built: Tales of Family & Fortitude (Paperback)

By Corey A. Geiger, Jerry Apps (Foreword by)

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Corey Geiger, international agricultural journalist and author of On a Wisconsin Family Farm, pairs his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to capture six generations of life in America's Dairyland.

After his mother Anna was killed by a train, Elmer Pritzl was thrown into adulthood at the tender age of sixteen. A clever and crafty fellow, Elmer quickly found work at the local foundry. Promoted to foreman by age eighteen, he began supervising men double and even triple his age during the depths of the Great Depression. However, that professional career track ended abruptly five years later when Elmer fell in love with a farmer's daughter, Julia Burich. Six months after their wedding, Julia's father passed away, and with no living male relatives left in her life, Julia's mother, Anna Burich, asked, "Elmer, will you run my farm?" So, Elmer, born a city boy, transformed his life and began a love affair with a Wisconsin family farm.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467152747
ISBN-10: 1467152749
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English