The first few months of their marriage was spent with Mr.
Grenz's folks. Prior to their marriage, Mr. Grenz had
filed on a homestead in Antelope valley. He later
erected a new house and barn and on July 1, 1907, they moved
to their new home. They remained on this farm for four
years, until in 1911 they purchased Mr. Grenz's father's farm.
In the spring of that same year, tragedy struck their farm.
a mad dog with rabies went into their herd of cattle and they
lost all of their cattle from rabies. In the spring of
1919, Mr. and Mrs. Grenz moved back to North Dakota and
purchased the Kroll farm south of Fredonia and entered
farming. On Feb 13, 1922, another misfortune struck the
Grenz farm. This time a severe ND blizzard struck and
seven head of cattle were frozen to death in the raging
blizzard. In 1924, Mr. Grenz sold the Kroll farm which
he had purchased prior to renting the Hellwig farm. That same
year, he purchased the Gottlieb Dobler farm. Here they
remained for a number of years, while Mr. Grenz did extensive
farming. He later rented this farm to his son Homer, who
farmed here for 3 years. In 1942, Mr. Grenz sold his
farm and moved to Ennendale, ND where they bought a home and
lived until 1945. They then sold their property in
Ellendale and moved to McIntosh, SD. There Mr. Grenz
bought three quarter sections of land and again entered
farming. They farmed there until 1953, when they
returned to Ellendale and purchased a home where they now live
in retirement. Mr. Grenz was a long time member of the
Berlin Baptist Church, having been Sunday School
Superintendent and teacher for many years. He was also
the choir director and male quartet singer for many years.
He and many of his church singing friends put on many
concerts. In 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Grenz joined the
Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Fredonia ND Golden
and Diamond Jubilee Town History, 1904-1979.