PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF DAY COUNTY
Submitted by Sheri Byer
1. The General Store in Butler, SD
2. Emil Hanson in the General Store.
3. Matt Schmidtt and family on the farm.
this is a picture of Matt or
Mathias Schmitt on his farm in Rusk township, Day County....I am assuming this
picture was taken before 1912 as that was when my grandfather was born to the
family and he is not in the picture...also guessing the car to be 1909?
those pictured are
George Schmitt near father
Matt, George lived on farm after Matt was gone.
Agnes Schmitt in front-later
married Mike Schiley and lived on a farm near Lily.
John Schmitt standing in
overalls- John lived in Webster, served as Day county treasurer from
1958-1972. Edgar Schmitt on the horse..Edgar farmed on the homestead.
You can see a horse and
buggy or something coming up on left..not sure who that is?
Matt died in 1938. Katherine
4. Matt Schmitt is
the one that is sitting on the machine....two guys standing on the right and
Matt sitting above them.
5. Pete Schmitt is the
one in the door with a hammer, not sure who the rest are.
Pete, in the doorway of his blacksmith shop. He has the apron. This
blacksmith shop was in waubay.
Pete Schmitt was the owner.
The three men, from left
to rite (as you look at it) Ed Schmidt, E.Paulson and William Scheeler.
Matt or Mathias Schmitt was
the president of the Webster Creamery for 18 years at the time of his death,
he died in 1938. Not sure when picture was taken...sometime between
1920-1938...not a really old picture, but don't think that building is there