These people are my great grandparents, Julius and Amelia Kringel. They were truly great Danes who came to the United States at very young ages and proceeded to homestead in both Minnesota and Iowa.
Julius believed in family and hard work. Amelia believed in the same and was know for her fine sewing and hand work. It is said she made the finest soap in Shelby County, Iowa.
She was able to pass her love and pride in her workmanship to my mother, who in turn taught me so much of what I know. Thanks to the people who go before us and it is to them that I ow so much of what I am. Thanks