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"Dutch Fred-Immigrant" Book Presentation

Carolyn Rohrbaugh Book Reading & Signing at Hartley Public Library
When Jun 17, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Back room
Contact Phone 928-2080
Attendees Open to the public
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Carolyn Rohrbaugh of Sutherland will be at Hartley Public Library at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, to read from her newest book, “Dutch Fred-Immigrant”. Frederick Wilhelm Feldman, also known as Dutch Fred, was born in Bunde, Prussia in what is known as modern eastern Germany in 1827. His desire for freedom and land prompted him to leave his family behind and head to America in a ship filled with misery and sorrow. After landing on the Castle Island Immigrant Station on Manhattan Island as the Civil War was ending Fred made his way to Iowa and settled in a homestead about five miles outside of what is now Sutherland along the little Sioux river. For 31 years Carolyn drove past the homestead and was inspired to write about this man’s life. Her research lasted took nearly four years and was helped along when someone gave her Dutch Fred’s original estate papers. In 2017 her book, “Dutch Fred- Immigrant” was published and she will be reading from this book and signing copies when she visits Hartley Public Library this month. Carolyn Rohrbaugh is a ten-year member of the Hartley Writer’s Group and is the author of essays, poems, and a children’s book, “MAMA & ASHA”. For more information about this program, call the Hartley Public Library at 928-2080.