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The Good Old Days
Written by Daisy Kurz Schuman - daughter of John Kurz


Parents of  John Kurz:

Peter Joseph Kurz
Born: November 2, 1820 in Schauren, Kr. Kastellaun, Rheinland
Married: January 27, 1856 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
Died: October 1, 1898 in Town of How, Oconto County, Wisconsin

Katherine Bibelhausen - wife
Born: November 25, 1835 in Valwig, Rheinland
Died: June 22, 1915 in Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin

John  Kurz - son
Born: 24 Oct 1859 in New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin
Married: January 15, 1883 to Anna Pederson  Skoyen
Died: 1931 at Argyle, Minnesota

Homestead of John Kurz in Warren, Minnesota c: 1883. 
This was just before Jake left for Kansas to live with older brother Philipp. 
L-R   Jake Kurz, John Kurz without beard, family dog, Kaja Skoyen, Anna Pederson Skoyan Kurz, and Enga Skoyen.
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John Kurz b: 24 Oct 1859 d: 1931 
Anna Pederson - b: May 1848 in Trondheim, Norway d: 1914.
     First marriage -  Peter Skoyen: divorced 
     Children of Anna and Peter were:
           1. Kaja - born and died in infancy at Sacramento, California
           2. Enga - born 1878  in Oregon
           3. Kaja -  born 1879 in Wisconsin
Children of John Kurz and Anna Pederson Skoyen:

1.  Frederick C. Kurz b: 29 Nov 1883 in Warren, Minnesota d: Mar 1968 in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma 
2. George Kurz b: 29 Nov 1883 in Warren, Minnesota d: Feb 1968 in Esmond, Benson, North Dakota 
3.  William Kurz b: 29 Nov 1883 in Warren, Minnesota d: Sep 1905 
4.  Arthur Kurz b: 21 Feb 1886 in Warren, Minnesota d: May 1978 
5.  Lillie Kurz b: 03 Oct 1886 in Warren, Minnesota d: 30 Dec 1973 in Minnewaukan, Benson, North Dakota 
6.  Walter Kurz b: 21 Mar 1889 in Warren, Minnesota d: Nov 1969
7.  May Kurz b: 1891 in Warren, Minnesota d: Jul 1906 Warren, Minnesota
8.  Daisy Kurz b: 27 Nov 1892 in Warren, Minnesota d: 15 Feb 1988 


10th Anniversary Photograph of Anna and John
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Left to Right:
John and Anna Kurz with Anna's daughters (standing) and their sons.
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John Kurz " 4 Square" home at their 26 acre farm on the lake in North Dakota. Daisy, his youngest daughter is "holding up the tree" in front. 
c: 1896 
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Family photograph printed 
in the Minot (N.D.) Daily News
Sat. Jan 6, 1979
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Sons of Anna and John Kurz

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Left - Enga  Skoyen, Center - Lillie Kurz, Right - Kaja  Skoyen
daughters of Anna Peterson Skoyen Kurz
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Left to right;
Standing: Lillie,  Daisy
Sitting: Fred, George, Arthur

Henry Kurz Collection 

John with grandchildren..
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Three Kurz Brothers Visit
Left to right:
John, Jake, Pete
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Fred and Lillie Kurz 
(brother and sister, children of John and Anna Kurz)
visit Oklahoma and Kansas family.

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