Jerry and Julie Dorfman Herst August 2023
Julie Dorfman & Jerry Herst, Evanston, IL. were visitors to the Sons of Jacob Cemetery on Friday, August 11th…..Committee members Rick & Shirley LaFleur & Mike Connor met them for breakfast at Old Main Street downtown Devils Lake in the morning, following breakfast they toured the Lake Region Heritage Center hosted by Lisa Crosby, Curator. Driving to the Sons of Jacob the group were met by Committee member Dennis Kitsch.
They visited relatives graves and spent time checking out the native grass & wild flower area this is part of the Sons of Jacob site.
It was a beautiful, but overcast Friday morning, a perfect day to visit the Sons of Jacob, just as Julie & Jerry left to continue their trip we were cooled by a summer shower!
Below is some info sent by Julie explaining her relationship to the Garske colony and Sons of Jacob! Also attached are some pics taken during their visit courtesy of Shirley LaFleur!
My grandmother, Bessie Greenberg Steinman, grew upon the homestead farm of Phillip and Molly Greenberg and later in Devil’s Lake. Her family moved to St Paul MN when she was in her early teens. During the years on the farm, 2 children passed away, Charlotte and Israel. I
believe their it graves are still there.
My husband, Jerry Herst, and I are also interested in native prairie plants, so we are especially excited to visit this site from a botanical perspective.
We thank you and the committee for all of your efforts in caring for the Sons of Jacob Cemetery, and look forward to meeting you.
Julie Dorfman and Jerry Herst
Julie, Jerry, and Denny August 2023
Wild Flowers Sons of Jacob Cemetery