Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Enjoying the 2010 Lincoln Convention

Bill and Karen Dellos with Sharon White at the Saturday night banquet.

Monday, March 21, 2011

From Suzanne Heinitz- Dodge...

Wm Staerkel did indeed move on from the pastorship at Eckheim to Norka. Staerkel was a huge influence on the development of the Brotherhood in Russia and how it set its course in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ginko Biloba

This tree's leaf that from the East
To my garden's been intrusted
Holds a secret sense, and grist
To a man intent on knowledge.

Is it one, this thing alive,
By and in itself divided,
Or two beings who connive
That as one the world shall see them?

Fitly now I can reveal
What the pondered question taught me;
In my songs do you not feel
That at once I'm one and double?

Johann Wofgang von Goethe

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Conrad Hert’s Lost Granddaughter

By Dee Hert

(This is a continuation of an earlier blog post on Conrad Hert's family.)

In 1910 the family immigrated to the US aboard the US Burma, landing at the port in New York
City. They traveled west to the state of Montana. More and more immigrants from Russia were settling in the area, the customs of the old country were being preserved.

Conrad’s youngest daughters began dating 2 young men of Philippine heritage of which Conrad
did not approve. Lillian married Marsh Romias and Pauline married Martin Ujano and moved
to California. The families did not stay in contact with each other due to Conrad’s disapproval. Years passed and Lillian and Pauline had children of their own. As the children grew older they questioned their parents about other family members.

Where were Conrad’s lost grandchildren?

I decided it was time to locate Conrad’s grandchildren. I knew after talking to family members that Pauline had married Martin Ujano and were last reported to be living in California. I searched for all Ujano mailing addresses in California and sent a letter explaining who I was and the purpose of the letter. Months past with no response. Then I received a phone call from Christine Ujano Carper, Conrad’s lost granddaughter. One of the letters had been received by her cousin in California and forwarded to Chris in Alaska.

After many conversations and a Hert reunion in Montana we have become close friends; I value
her friendship. Chris and I have worked together on the family research. She has introduced
me to her family members and family members of her Aunt Lillian.

Chris and her husband live in Alaska and love to go salmon fishing, now and then she surprises us with a box of delicious salmon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


A German Festival of Tasting
Friday, March 25th, 2011

Lustre Christian High School
Luster, Montana

Serving Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
$12 Adults ~ $6 Age 5- Grade 8 ~ Preschool Free

*Arts & Crafts Display*Bake Sale*Benefit Auction*
*Local Entertainment*

A night for the whole family to enjoy! For directions and information call LCHS at 392-5735 or go to our website Schmeckt

Advance Tickets Available

Baker’s Jewelry in Glasgow
Sonlight Christian Bookstore &
Gysler’s Ace Hardware in Wolf Point