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Goeres, Henry / Yellowbird : a true tale of the early settlement of Town Schleswig, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
(1900)

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               THE AUTHOR 
      Henry Goeres, the author of Ye//owbird, was 
born in Germany on May 20, 1846, a son of 
Bernard Goeres. The family came to the United 
States in 1856 and located Plymouth, Wisconsin. 
A year later they moved to Kiel, where Bernard 
opened the village's first blacksmith shop. 
      Henry studied law but was never admitted 
into the bar. A journalist, he contributed articles to 
newspapers. He enjoyed compiling facts about 
early history of Manitowoc for the State Historical 
Society. A gifted artist, he hand-painted eggs of 
noted people of the world, also flower designs of 
every description. His collection of some eight 
thousand eggs was on exhibit at the Colombian 
World's Exposition in 1893. The Kiel Historical 
Society is fortunate to own a small collection of 
them. 
      On January 9, 1872, he married Bertha 
Frese. They had three sons: Henry; Max, who 
was a dentist in Kiel; and Theodore, a dentist in 
Lodi, Wisconsin. 
      The house that Henry and his wife lived in 
was known as the "Castle of Luxembourg". It was 
located on the very end of South First Street on 20 
acres of land. Besides writing and painting, he 
enjoyed gardening. 
      He died in Kiel on April 25, 1927. 


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