Hi Kevin. Otto and Mathilda (Puphal) Huwe traveled here in the early 1880s from Breitenstein, Germany. I think I've heard your name in the family, tho there could be many Kevins! They settled for a short time in Wisconsin where one of their daughters passed away. Then they pushed on to settle in Corlis township of Minnesota, north of Perham. Otto had been a road engineer in Germany and continued his work in that township where the roads he built can still be traveled on today. Mathilda, one of the oldest siblings in her family, came from a huge family back home and twin sisters were actually born to her mother after she left. She was very intelligent; spoke and wrote high German, low German, English and Polish. Otto could only sign his name with an X. How they ever got together is beyond the family stories. Their final family picture was taken after Otto died, and his face was added into that rather famous family picture. They worked tirelessly to establish the Lutheran Church in Corliss where they lie in the graveyard today.
Their oldest daughter was my grandmother. I was lucky enough to have spent much time with her siblings when I was younger. I would love to know about your line in the family.
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