Sheep on Nester Farm, Valley City, N.D.
|Title||Sheep on Nester Farm, Valley City, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1896 |
|Creator||Fisher and Company, photographers|
|Creator Role||Photographers |
|Description||View of a large herd of sheep with a boy and dog at the back fence next to a team of two horses pulling a smal cart with a man in it. In the background there is snow on the ground, and off on the left in the distance are farm buildings. |
|General Subject||Work Life|
Carts & wagons
|Personal Name||Hoster, George W.|
|Location||Valley City (N.D.)|
Barnes County (N.D.)
|Item Number||BC 8-7-1 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||21 x 26 cm. |
|Publisher of Original||Fisher & Co. Photo|
|Place of Publication||Valley City (N.D.)|
|Transcription||"8.7.1" and "Grand dad (George) Hoster, Walter Hoster, Part of 7, 000 Sheep on Nester Farm, 1896"--Handwritten on back of photograph and on the front of the photograph. |
"Fisher & Co., Photographers, Valley City, N.D."--Stamped on the back of photograph.
|Notes||Another photograph on the Nester farm said 2, 000 sheep. |
|Biography/History||George W. Hoster came to Valley City from Seneca Falls, New York in 1888, to manage the Nester Farm, located about five miles north of Valley City, now owned by Stewart Herzberg. He was born in Fayette, NY in 1852. His wife, Christian Stahl Hoster, and four children came to live with him soon after. The children were Walter Stahl, George W. Jr., Donald Kenneth, and one daughter, Nina. |
The owner of the farm, K. Nester, was a wealthy landowner back in New York. His farm in Barnes County was a big sheep ranch and there was also grain farming. Mr. Hoster died in Oakland, Calf. in 1908.
Walter graduated from Dixon Military Academy in Dixon, Illinois, and attendee the U. of Minn. For one year. Walter worked with his father on the Nester farm and soon had a wife and a farm of his own near Wimbledon. He married Hilda Chilberg in Valley City in 1899, they had five children.
|Bibliographic Reference||Information from page 107 in Barnes County History, Barnes County, North Dakota. Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, 1976. |
|Repository Institution||Barnes County Historical Society|
|Repository Collection||Barnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Barnes County Historical Society (BC 8-7-1) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
|Ordering Information||Barnes County Historical Society address: |
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmBC871 |