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The Wielenberg family of Melrose continues to gather at the home farm, while Lawrence lives there full-time and farms the land. Established by Frank and Elizabeth Wielenberg in 1911, it passed to their son Joe and his wife, Marie. The farm is now held in a family trust. Five of Joe and Marie’s children are pictured with Joe’s sister, Marie Bösl, the last living child of Frank and Elizabeth (from left): Joe Jr., Kathy Bauer, Bösl, Lawrence, Mary and Dennis. They are standing in front of a truck that Frank used to haul cream to town. “Once in a while we hitched a ride to school on the truck,” Lawrence said.

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