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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #11043

Title: Fred A. Baguhn Papers

Dates: 1903-1963

Collection Number: MSS 11043

Quantity: .25 feet

Abstract: Papers consist of correspondence, genealogical material, manuscripts, notes, and writings by Fred Baguhn, and a photograph.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Fred A. Baguhn Papers as a gift from Virginia and Elmo Roesler in November 2009. Emily Ergen prepared the inventory to the collection in November 2009.

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 are 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 in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: No material was transferred from this collection.



1 Correspondence (also includes transcriptions of newspaper clippings about the 1906 death of Albert “Bert” near Lisbon), January 1, 1903 & 1952
2 Genealogical information - death certificates of Fred A. and Louise Baguhn (copies), and descendants of Frederick William Baguhn (and Elizabeth Schultz Baguhn) information (including F. W. Baguhn and the Civil War), estate of Friedrick Baguhn
3 Manuscripts and writings by Fred A. Baguhn, many are for the book “A Farmer Was Born in Dakota,” including but not limited to:
a. First attempt to operate a typewriter
b. History of Owego Colony Settlement (Herman E. Schultz, Elizabeth Quittenbaum Schultz, Herman H. G. Schultz, the Baguhun family [Schultz line], early settlers, game, wildlife, trapping and hunting, sawmills, railroads, mail delivery, farming, Indians, buildings, religion, tools and implements, introduction of the railroad, John A. McCusher, Minnie and John Adreassen Buvick, Owego in territorial counties, Owego Colonization Company, and the Baguhn log house)
c. C. F. Kindred and James B. Power
d. School Lands Act and other land sources
e. Fort Ransom before settlement
f. German influence in America: biographical sketches of people around Sheldon, N.D.
g. Elizabeth Schultz
h. The Enderland Kiwanis Club
i. Fred Irish
j. Catherine McCuskor, Ransom County School Superintendent
k. Don Stevenson and the Freighters: From St. Cloud, MN to Fort Totten, ND, 1866, as pertains to the Schultz and Baguhn families
l. Fargo and Red River Valley History (and Red River Country, Bridge between Moorhead and Fargo: Northern Pacific Railway, Presbyterian Church: Founded in Fargo, 1871, in a tent)
4 Manuscript by Mrs. A. L. Treat, “Early Days in Owego” for “A Farmer Was Born in Dakota”
5 Photograph - Fred A. Baguhn at Fort Ransom 75th Anniversary celebration, Fred G. Oehlke, June 25-27, 1953

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