Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Johanns Grosshans "Gold" Chest

The Plainsman Museum in Aurora has a display with items associated with immigration including this chest that belonged to Johannes Grosshans, one of the three leaders of the first group of Germans from Russia to arrive in Sutton in 1873.

The chest brought to America by Johannes Grosshans with $40,000 in gold (1873 dollars)



 Label on the Grosshans chest at the Plainsman Museum in Aurora.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

History of St. Mary's Church by Nellie Sheridan - October, 1963

As promised in our weekly column in The Clay County News for October 2, 2013, here is the article by Nellie Sheridan:

This article appeared in The Clay County News on October 3, 1963 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sutton. The article was written by Nellie Sheridan of whom anyone interested in Sutton's past must thank well and often for the many stories and fables of Sutton's story that she preserved.