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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10560

Title: Ethel and Julius H. Weinrebe

Dates: 1905-1985

Collection Number: 10560

Quantity: .5 feet and oversize

Abstract: The collection includes the financial records and legal records of the late Mr. Weinrebe, a journal and the financial records of Mrs. Weinrebe, ephemera, clothing patterns designed for her daughters, invitations, pamphlets, and maps. Inventory list available.

Provenance: The Ethel and Julius H. Weinrebe Papers were donated by Donna Jane Weinrebe  to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in February 1991.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection, title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota all bibliographic references.

Transfer: Eight books: Complete Handy Atlas of the World, Household Searchlight Recipe Book, Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, Minot Telephone Directory, History of Public Education in Downtown Minot, American Family Physician, and The Woman’s Book volume 1 and 2, were transferred to the library collection in the State Archives.


Julius Henry Weinrebe was born March 18, 1879 to Mr. and Mrs. John Weinrebe in Minnesota. He had two sisters. Weinrebe came to North Dakota in 1900 filing on a homestead near Columbus. He worked for the J. M. Wilson Clothing store and spent periods of time on his homestead. He was engaged in the coal business for a time with his father-in-law David Lloyd. He built a three story building in Minot for his furniture and undertaking business in Minot.

On May 11, 1910 Weinrebe married Ethel Lloyd. They had two children, Nita and Donna Jane. Nita was born April 6, 1911 in Texas and died March 14, 1997 in California. Donna Jane was born June 14, 1918 in North Dakota and died April 13, 2007 in Sun City Arizona.

Julius Weinrebe died during the influenza epidemic on January 29, 1919.

Ethel Lloyd was born October 13, 1886 in Negaunee, Michigan to David and Jennie Lloyd. Her mother died when she was six years old and she was raised by her grandparents and an aunt in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Wells County, ND. She later lived with the George McFarland Family in Valley City where she attended Valley City Normal School, graduating in 1905. George McFarland became president of the Normal School in Minot and Ethel came there to teach junior high school.

Ethel Weinrebe was awarded the Minot Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind Award in 1972 for her work in the Republican Party; her involvement in organizing Minot’s first Women’s Club (and later serving as president); and for work with the Red Cross. She belonged to All Saints Episcopal Church in Minot where she had served as president of all of the women’s groups. After her husband’s death, Ethel lived in the Weinrebe apartment building in Minot built by her husband and later with a daughter. She died August 28, 1988 at the age of 102.


Minot Daily News, January 30, 1919.
Minot Daily News, August 30, 1989.


Letter from J. H. Weinrebe announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the Minot City Commission, March 29, 1913.
V-Mail from Albin R. Willenbring serving in the U.S. Army in England to Mr. & Mrs. R. Halstad, Minot, March 31, 1944.

The Crown of Peace, by Mabel Frey, is the title of a pageant created for the first day of Minot's 1937 fair (Sunday, July 4th) which celebrated the peaceful relations between the U.S. and Canada. The document appears to be a draft script for the pageant.
Interior Decorator, by Donna Jane Weinrebe appears to be a school project. Both items are undated.

Warranty deeds, mortgages, abstract of title, bill of sale, paid notes, and land patent for various North Dakota properties bought and sold by J. H. Weinrebe between 1904 and 1917.

Newspaper clippings documenting some North Dakota events between 1953 and 1969.
Ephemera including: invitations, tickets, Peace Garden promotional material , cleansing tissues from Arrow Garage in Minot, flight kit from Northwest Airlines, J. H. Weinrebe for Minot City Commission President, identification and membership cards, and sewing/stitching patterns drawn by Ethel Weinrebe.

Theater programs for Minot State College Summer Theater, Minot Chamber Chorale, Minot Community Theater, Mouse River Players, 1951-1985.
Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, 1912-1964.
Dance cards, n.d.
Red Cross/WW II food ration certificate, “Service Overseas,” instructions for knitting clothing items for servicemen and children, instructions from the Japanese Army on how to surrender, 1941-1944.
Funeral card for John Johnson, Oct. 14, 1889
Blueprint for residence at 612 Mount Curve Ave. By Woodruff, Zimmerman & Co., n.d.

Postcards: Roosevelt’s cabin on ranch near Medora, N.D.; Grand Hotel, Billings, MT, Christmas post cards; entrance to Northwest Fair Grounds, Minot; swimming pool Riverside Park, Minot; entrance to State Normal School, Valley City, No. Dak.; Roosevelt’s cabin Capitol Grounds, Bismarck, N.D.; North Dakota’s first oil well Tioga; St. George’s New Episcopal Church, Bismarck, N.D.; Bismarck Country Club, the famous 6th hole; Missouri River Memorial Bridge, Bismarck; Trinity Medical Center, Minot; Holiday Inn, Minot, 1907-1928, n.d.


Box 1:
1 Correspondence 1913-1944
2 “Interior Decorator” by Donna Jane Weinrebe n.d.
3 “The Crown of Peace” July 1937
4 Abstract of Title - Twp 152N, Range 85W of 5th P.M. Ward Co. 1909
5 Bill of Sale, New Jacobson Block merchandise 1915
6 Land papers - Minot 1909, 1915
7 Land papers - Twp 155N, Range 76W of 5th P.M. McHenry Co. 1909-1914
8 Land papers - Ramstead’s Riverview subdivision in Minot 1909-1917
9 Land papers - Two 155N, Range 84W of 5th P.M. Ward Co. 1904-1909
includes Land Patent for Weinrebe’s homstead
10 Land papers - Twp 162N, Range 97W of 5th P.M. Williams Co. 1904-1905
11 Newspaper clippings, Eisenhour visits Minot, Faro tornado, Nixon- 1953-1969
John E. Davis rally, Minot flood
12 Ephemera - Misc. n.d.
13 Ephemera - sewing/stitching patterns n.d.
14 Awards, Certificates, Diplomas 1912-1964
15 Dance cards n.d.
16 Red Cross and World War II 1941-1945
17 Funeral card - John Johnson 1889
18 Minot State College Summer Theater program 1976
19 Minot Chamber Chorale Madrigal Christmas Dinner program 1978
20 Minot Community Players programs 1951-1963
21 Mouse River Players programs 1972-1985

Box 2: Photographs
10560-01 Jim Scofield as Teddy Roosevelt and Julius Weinrebe as Woodrow Wilson, Minot, ND
10560-02 Jim Scofield as Teddy Roosevelt and Julius Weinrebe as Woodrow Wilson in1918 parade Minot, ND
10560-03 Ellison Home Minot, ND
10560-04 Panoramic Views of Beach, ND
10560-05 Christmas decorations at the Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-06 Christmas decorations at the Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue,Minot, ND
10560-07 Christmas decorations at the Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-08 Glassware at the Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-09 Bookshelf and reading area at the Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-10 612 Mount Curve Ave. 1910
10560-11 612 Mount Curve Ave. 1910
10560-12 Living room in Weinrebe House, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-13 Living room, Weinrebe home, 612 Mount Curve Avenue, Minot, ND
10560-14 Voeller’s Furniture Store Minot, ND
10560-15 snow scene on Second Ave., Minot, ND
10560-16 Julius Weinrebe and friends group portrait
10560-17 Elks parade Minot, ND 1914
10560-18 5th Ave West looking South, Jamestown, ND
10560-19 Residence view on 5th Ave Valley City, ND
10560-20 Richland County Courthouse Wahpeton, ND
10560-21 Graded School Wahpeton, ND
10560-22 Lobby Merchant’s Hotel Wahpeton, ND
10560-23 Dickinson street scene
10560-24 View of Minot, ND from 612 Mount Curve Av.
10560-25 Nita Weinrebe portrait with cat
10560-26 Nita, Donna Jane and Ethel Weinrebe portrait
10560-27 Ethel and Nita Weinrebe
10560-28 Nita and Ethel Weinrebe portrait
10560-29 Ethel Lloyd portrait
10560-30 Ethel Weinrebe receiving Minot Sertoma Service Award with daughters Nita and Donna Jane Weinrebe
10560-31 Grace Episcopal Church, Jamestown, ND
10560-32 Weinrebe Furniture Store bungalow
10560-34 Ethel Lloyd dressed in costume for Valley City Normal School play
10560-35 Genevieve McFarland and Ethel Lloyd
10560-36 Genevieve McFarland portrait
10560-37 Genevieve McFarland Cox portrait

The following photos were removed from photo collection 915 and added here:
915-1 Man standing on bridge
915-2 Ethyl Lloyd, Otto Ellison, Rose McCabe, Julius Weinrebe, Leslie Miller, Genevieve McFarland, sitting on grass in Minot ca. 1908-1909
915-3 Ethyl Weinrebe in Minot 1908-1909
915-4 Souris River scene 1908-1909
915-5 Souris River scene 1908-1909

Box 3: Post cards and out of state photographs, n.d.

Box 4: Photograph
10560-33 Valley City Normal School play 1905

Oversize materials
Blueprint for residence at 612 Mount Curve Ave. By Woodruff, Zimmerman & Co., n.d.
Nita Weinrebe’s diplomas from the University of North Dakota 1934
Nita Weinrebe’s promotion from Junior High to High School in Minot Public Schools1924

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