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Title: Baumstarck Family

Dates: 1920-1945

Collection Number: 11308

Quantity: 2 feet

Abstract: Photographs of brothers Frank, John and Anton in uniform, baptismal certificates, a first communion certificate and photo from St. John's Church, Zeeland (N.D.) and a Gold Star Certificate commemorating John's service and sacrifice.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the SHSND by Joan Baumstarck in May 2017. Additional material was added to the collection in December 2017.

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Biographical Sketch

John, Anton and Frank Baumstarck were born to Peter and Marianna (Marian) (Diesz) Baumstarck. All three brothers served in World War II. Anton was born February 7, 1909, and died May 8, 1984. Frank was born June 8, 1918 in Emmons County, he died August 6, 2001.  John was born in 1920 and was killed in action in World War II in 1942.

Box/Folder Inventory

Box 1:
00001    Portrait of John Baumstarck, ca. 1945
00002    Snapshot of John Baumstarck in uniform, ca. 1945
00003    Portrait of a first communion class, St. John's Church, Zeeland (N.D.), ca. 1927
00004    Portrait of either Francis or Anton Baumstarck, ca. 1945
00016    Snapshot of John Baumstarck in uniform, ca. 1945

Box 2:
00005    Francis Baumstarck confirmation certificate, St. John's Church (Zeeland, N.D.), 6/26/1927
00006    American Legion Gold Star Citation for Sgt. John Baumstarck, 1/25/1945
00007    Baptism certificate of John Baumstarck, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (Zeeland, N.D.), 6/8/1920
00008    Baptism certificate of Frank Baumstarck, St. John's Reformed Church (Zeeland, N.D.), 6/8/1920
00009    Baptism certificate of Anton Baumstarck, St. John's Reformed Church (Zeeland, N.D.), 2/16/1908
00010    Mariana Baumstarck communion certificate        6/7/1931
00011    Anna Baumstarck communion certificate              7/1933
00012    Joan Baumstarck communion certificate               5/22/XXXX
00013    Anna Baumstarck baptismal certificate   12/21/1925
00014    Anna Baumstarck birth certificate             1926
00015    Snapshot of Mariana and Peter Baumstarck outside their home, ca. 1945
00017    Telegram to Mariana Baumstarck about the death of her son John 9/12/1944
00018    Telegram to Mariana Baumstarck about the injury of her son John  9/5/1944

Box 3: Framed oversize print of 00001

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