A new book has been published about the history of the huge Gohman family of Central Minnesota.
The book is called: Our Gohman Story, The Third Generation
Co-Author Fr. Charlie Kunkel will be signing books at two locations. Co-Author Roy Evans lives out-of-state. All interested persons are welcomed.
• The first signing is 2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in
• Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to noon, the author will sign books at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake.
This book shares the stories of 65 Gohman ancestors who grew up next to the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota. They are the third generation members of the Gohman family that immigrated from Lower Saxony, Germany to the United States in 1843 and migrated from Cincinnati to Minnesota in 1855. The first and second generations are introduced briefly. The lives of the third generation spanned a period from 1868 to 1991, an amazing 123 years. Generally engaged as farmers, they were diverse personalities who responded to life experiences in diverse ways. They lived through times of both great prosperity and deep poverty. They experienced two world wars and dramatically changing technology. This generation of the Gohman family thrived as they adapted to the changes in their lives from the horse and buggy times to the days of the jet plane.