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North Dakota History and People - Outlines of American History
Volume II
The E. J. Clarke Publishing Company
1917 - Chicago

George H. Dexter, engaged in the real estate business in Braddock, was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in August, 1862, a son of Peabody and Jeanette (Hall) Dexter, the former a native of Nova Scotia and the latter of New York. The father was a stone mason by trade and when but seven years of age went to Wisconsin with his parents. He afterward took up the occupation of farming, which he followed in that state until he removed to Minnesota, where he bought land which he cultivated for six years. He next went to Bigstone county, that state, where he operated a farm throughout his remaining days, his death occurring in December, 1910, while his wife survived until October, 1911.
George H. Dexter was a lad of twelve years when his parents went to Minnesota and there he completed his education, remaining upon the home farm until eighteen years of age. He then began earning his living as a farm hand and was thus employed until he reached the age of twenty-five years, when he went to Wausau, Wisconsin, where he spent one winter working in a planing mill. He was next at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he engaged in the real estate business for four years and later removed to the state of New York, where he took charge of a building and loan association for a year. He afterward turned his attention to railroading, accepting the position of brakeman on the New York Central, by which corporation he was employed for about eight years, the last year being spent as a conductor.
He left the road in order to enlist for service in the Spanish-American war and went with the Two Hundred and Second New York Volunteer Infantry to Cuba, serving with that command for a year. On the expiration of that period he returned to Des Moines, Iowa, where he operated a milk route for a year and then, again taking up his abode in Minnesota, he engaged in carpentering and painting for a year and a half. In 1902 he arrived in Emmons county, North Dakota, and filed on a homestead which he improved and developed for twelve years and which he still owns, deriving therefrom a substantial rental. He also owns another half section which he rents, but for the past eight years he has been concentrating his efforts on the real estate business and in the spring of 1916 opened an office in Braddock, at which point he is now engaged in the sale of farm lands and town property as well. He is also a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator Company at Temvik.
In June, 1899, occurred the marriage of Mr. Dexter and Miss Elzada Surring and they have become parents of three children, Virgil, Violet and Leonard.
Mr. Dexter gives his political support to the republican party and for two years served as justice of the peace of Highland township, Emmons county, but has always preferred to concentrate his efforts upon his business affairs rather than occupy public office. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias and his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. Those who know him esteem him for his sterling worth and substantial traits of character, and those who have had business connections with him have found him thoroughly reliable as well as enterprising.
Additional Information:
On 16 October 1907, George Dexter secured a 160 acre land patent in Section 34, Township 134, Range 75.
In the 1910 Census the family is living in Logan. In 1920 and 1930 they are living in Braddock. In 1935 they are living in rural Emmons County and in 1940 they are in Bismarck.
George died in Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington on 16 November 1947. He is buried in Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho. Burial and Picture in Uniform and the Tombstone.


North Dakota History and People - Outlines of American History
Volume II
The E. J. Clarke Publishing Company
1917 - Chicago

Lewis M. Doerschlag, who since 1903 has been engaged in general merchandising in Braddock and is now senior partner in the L. M. Doerschlag Company, which controls an extensive business, has throughout his entire life displayed a spirit of marked enterprise and progress. He has readily recognized and utilized business opportunities and has extended his efforts into the field of banking and of farming, all of which interests are conducted with equal success. He was born May 2, 1861, in Germany, while his parents were on a visit in that country. He is a son of Alfred P. and Caroline (Hendricks) Doerschlag, both of whom were natives of Germany. The father became a wholesale liquor dealer in Madison, Wis- consin, having crossed the Atlantic to the new world in 1852, after which he continued to make his home in the Wisconsin capital. At the time of the Civil War he responded to the country's call for troops, becoming a lieutenant in a Wisconsin regiment, with which he served until killed in battle. His widow survives and is now a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lewis M. Doerschlag was but an infant at the time his father was killed. He afterward was taken to Beloit, Iowa, where his youthful days were passed and his education was acquired. He later engaged in railroading for a time and at length removed to South Dukota, whore he made his home until December 25, 1884, when he arrived in Emmons county, North Dakota, and took up a homestead which he improved and developed. He only followed farming for four years, however, and then turned his attention to the cattle business, in which he has engaged at intervals since 1888. He has been interested in merchandising since 1903, at which date he established a general store in Braddock which he is now conducting under the firm style of the L. M. Doerschlag Company, for James McCusker and S. J. Moen have been admitted to partnership. They carry a large and carefully selected stock of goods and enjoy an extensive and well merited patronage. In addition to his mercantile interests Mr. Doerschlag is active in financial circles, being now president of the Emmons County State Bank at Braddock, which is capitalized for ten thousand dollars and which has deposits amounting to about one hundred thousand dollars. The other officers of the bank are J. William Baxter, vice president; H. W. Allen, cashier; and John Allensworth, assistant cashier, Mr. Doerschlag is also a stockholder and director in the Braddock Elevator Company and he has valuable and extensive farming interests, owning thirty-two hundred acres of land.
In April, 1897, Mr. Doerschlag was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Robinson and they have become the parents of five children: Fay, Ray, Gladys, Nellie and Maxine. Ths family attend the Union church and Mr. Doerschlag gives his political support to the republican party, but while interested in the vital questions and issues of the day and well informed concerning the political situation, he does not seek nor desire oflice, having always preferred to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs, which have been continually growing in volume and importance. His commercial and financial connections are now extensive and he ranks among the prosperous and prominent citizens of Emmons county.
Additional Information:

On 26 December 1889, Lewis Doerschlag secured a 160 acre land patent in Section 29, Township 129, Range 78 (in Ashgrove, Dale area).
In the 1900 Census and 1910 Census the family is living in Cherry Grove. By 1920 (probably shortly after the above biography) they are living in Pasadena, California.
Lewis died in Pasadena on 11 September 1949.


He was born about 1843.
In the 1890 Veterans Census he is living in the Winona area.
He enlisted in Company E, Iowa 9th Infantry Regiment on 24 November 1861. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 27 March 1864. He was promoted to Full Wagoner on 1 February 1864. He mustered out on 18 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
George died on 4 May 1894. A headstone was provided by Union Civil War Veterans to George Dorland, Company E, 9th Regiment Iowa Infantry with burial at Forest City, South Dakota. A transcription of George Dorland in Lot 315, Section 8 was done in 1941 by the WPA. He is listed in the Gettysburg Cemetery of that inventory.


He was born 4 March 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died 10 August 1893 in Burleigh County.
In the 1890 Veterans Census he is living in Burleigh County.
Isaac enlisted as a 1st Sergeant in Company H, Pennsylvania 97th Infantry Regiment on 29 February 1864. He was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 26 May 1865 and Mustered out on 28 August 1865 at Weldon, North Carolina. He started receiving a pension on 6 September 1886 in North Dakota and his wife, Rebecca, started receiving a widow's pension on 11 December 1894. Rebecca remarried to Frank Sherman and she started receiving a remarried widow's pension on 24 December 1897. Rebecca died in 1927 and is buried in Glencoe Cemetery.
A headstone was provided by Union Civil War Veterans which indicates Isaac was buried in Glencoe Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.

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