Category Archives: Lohr family

Images of Logan Township, Clark County, South Dakota

The photo on the left is Logan Dam, a WPA project of the 1930s.  The concept was that “water attracts water” so this dam was built to combat drought conditions.   Logan Dam served as a fishing, swimming, and boating … Continue reading

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Wasserburg in Anstel, Germany

This plate was a gift from my husband Jim’s relatives when we visited them in Rommerskirchen, Germany in 2011.  Unfortunately, it did not make the journey back across the Atlantic in one piece. With much patience, some good adhesive, and … Continue reading

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Honoring Jerry Lohr

Family and friends of Jerry and Jolene Lohr recently gathered to celebrate the naming ceremony of the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering and construction celebration for the Architecture, Math & Engineering Building at South Dakota State University. The day, … Continue reading

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Remembering Frances E. Lohr on Her 100th Birthday

Frances E. (Hanson) Lohr was born 16 July 1913 near Lily, South Dakota to Nels A. Hanson and Anna Mathilda Johnson.  Sadly, she passed away 17 Jan. 1998.  She was an amazing mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. See an earlier … Continue reading

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So Well Remembered

One of the highlights of our German trip (September 2011) was meeting family relatives for the first time. In Rommerskirchen, we were honored guests in the home of Anna and Herbert Schwenke. Although we spoke with the aid of translators, … Continue reading

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Mathias Lohr and Helena Lellman

Mathias Lohr (1845-1919) and Hellena Lellman (1851-1932) Photo courtesy of Shirley L.

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Researching With Traditional and Online Sources

“Oh, I never use the Internet for genealogy research.” “All genealogy research is online so I never go to a court-house or library.” These opposing viewpoints certainly represent different approaches to doing family history research.  In my experience, both traditional … Continue reading

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Lohr Store in Abensberg

My friend Anke in Germany recently saw this store in Abensberg, about 62 miles north of Munich. Although the Lohr name is not uncommon in Germany, we know of no connection between the owners of this store and my husband’s … Continue reading

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42 Years (and More to Come)

My husband Jim and I recently celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.  And, yes, the years have gone by very quickly from the early days of Jim finishing his graduate program and our first apartment.  We paid $95 monthly rent for … Continue reading

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Family Memories of Building Dedication Event

One of the highlights of the Lohr building dedication celebration was the occasion to visit with other relatives whom we see only on an infrequent basis. It’s always a delight to keep in contact with nieces, nephews and in-laws. And … Continue reading

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