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August Domres Bio

Katie C. (View posts)
Posted: 2 Dec 2005 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Biography
fra the book: Langdon, ND Centennial Edition 1888-1988

AUGUST DOMRES Bio page 273

Pauline, daughter f August and Julianna Kuball, born 8 July 1888 at Berestowitz, Germany and came to Gretna, Manitoba with her parents when she was eight.

She remembers many of the hard times they endured when her family first came to the Dresden community. When they reached their farm there was a sod house but it had no doors or windows in it. The first summer was very rainy. The water soaked the sod and the rest ran through it. They took the oilcloth from the table and spread it over the bed to keep it dry.

Pauline also told how they coaxed their cow across the border at the U.S. Boundary because the custom officer told them they could not lead her across. She recalled that wheat sold for 35 cents per bushel, eggs were 5 cents a dozen, a day's work in the woods was 50 cents; shocking grain and pitching bundles earned the men $12.00 a month and a hired girl in a home which had nine in the family received $8.00 a month.

In 1899 she married August Domres and moved to their own homestead near Dresden. August, son of Christof and Elizabeth Wolf Domres, was born 15 Oct 1875 in Germany.

They had eleven children to this union:
Ida (Mrs Adolph Marchell) ;
Emelia (Mrs Emanual Rapske);
William Domres; Albert Domres;
Hilda (Mrs Charles Joachim);
Frank Domres; Walter Domres;
Elsie (Mrs Earl Herres);
Elma (Mrs Fred Metzler);
Charles Domres; Henry Domres.

August died 14 February 1931 and Pauline died 17 August 1972.

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