Ferdinand E. Grenz
Born either in 1852 or 1857 in Visocke, Posen Province,
Germany. Came to the US in 1870 I believe, and
immigrated with his
parents to the area around Yale or Wolsey, South Dakota.
married Rosa Mathilda MUSOLF who also had immigrated
from the same area in Germany. My father and his
brothers and sisters were born in South
Dakota. About 1902 they moved for about 4 years to
Bloomington, Illinois. In 1906 the family moved to Verdi
Lincoln County, Minnesota. Mailing address was Lake
My father stayed on the home farm until he retired in
about 1970. His brothers and sisters all lived within 10
or so miles of this home farm.
My fathers was the youngest in his family, he was born
in 1887 and I was
born in 1934, so you can see I was much younger than all
my cousins on
the Grenz side. I did not even get to know my Uncles and
Aunts very well
before they died.