Carl and Ernestina Zink Korth came from Jacobsdorf, Germany, on the ship Weiland, on May 13th, 1879. Mode of travel was steerage. They came originally to Canada as bondservants, and later crossed into the United States to Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, where they lived for seven years. Carl came to Grant County, South Dakota, in 1885, where he homesteaded.
Carl was born June 14, 1832 and died at the age of 95, on Feb 25th, 1927. His wife was born Feb 7, 1834 and died October 19th, 1894. He remarried Wilhemina ? in 1896, we think she was Wilhelmina Pistor Krause, the mother to son-in law Herman Krause who was married to their daughter Augusta.
Carl and Ernestina had seven children, Franz, August, Wilheim, Augusta, Hannah, Robert and Ernestina. August died early, he did not marry or have children. Augusta is my great-grandmother.
Carl and Wilhelmina Korth
[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.392]
Augusta Korth Krause and father Carl Korth
Korth Farm in South Dakota
Original land in Grant County, 120-N 52-W Section 28 in Mazeppa Township.
Carl Korth, Hannah, Clinton Rommel and Ralph Moore
Carl Korth and daughters Hannah Gartrell and Augusta Krause
In his later years he lived with his daughter Hannah. On the day he died he came downstairs and said "I'm going home". She thought he wanted to go to South Dakota. He died that night.