S: The Malsom Family History
BC: Thank you to Mom and Dad for sharing their stories. Thank you to those who recorded the stories of our ancestors. 2012
FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
2: John & Martha Malsom Elizabeth, Jacob, Tony, George, Ignatius "Nels" | Jacob Malsom December 8, 1898 July 29, 1950 Son of John & Martha Malsom | Margaret Malsom June 3, 1902 September 16, 1992 Daughter of Ignatz & Philomena Bosch | Married February 10, 1924
3: Jacob Malsom Age 52 Jacob was born in Russia on Dec 8th, 1898 and came to America in 1900. He lived at Roscoe, N.D. until 1908 when he moved to Strasberg. In 1915 he moved to Onaka, S.D. and lived there until 1947 when he came to Aberdeen, S.D. He was married to Margaret Bosch at Hague, N.D. on Feb. 10, 1924. Jacob died July 29th, 1950 in Aberdeen and was laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery. | Margaret Malsom Age 90 Margaret was born on June 3rd, 1902 in Linton, N,D, Her parents immigrated from Odessa, Russia in 1886. She had 7 brothers and 6 sisters. Her parents had a 640 acre homestead in the south central area of North Dakota called Logan County. Here her family farmed and raised their family. Margaret married Jacob Malsom after his first wife died. They had 9 children, Margaret died September 16th, 1992 in Casper, Wyoming.
4: "This is the Life Story of Albert Malsom Albert Ray Malsom is the third child of Jacob & Margaret Malsom. He was born on Dec. 6, 1928 Onaka, S.D. Step brothers & sister are Mary, Lena, Theresa, John, Eva & Ralph, children of John and Otilla Malsom. Otilla died during child birth. Jacob then married Margaret Bosch on February 10, 1924. Their children are Agnes, Al, Dorothy, Leo, Gene, Anne, Loretta, Pius. Al grew up on the family farm. The farm house was a small shack. The children would sleep on top of each other and at the end of the bed. In the winter manure was pushed up against the house just high enough to miss the windows, this helped to insulate from the cold. Later Jacob and Margaret decided to go into debt to get a larger farm. This farm house was two stories and there was more rooms for the children. The house was big enough for the whole family. They had a root cellar to store vegetables, pickled meat, fruit, kraut and many other foods that kept them through the cold winter months. An old school house was used as a chicken coop.
5: Albert R. Malsom Son of Jacob & Margaret Malsom December 6, 1928 February 23, 2011
6: The wheat that was harvested on the family farm was loaded on to a 1920 International truck and hauled to Linton N.D. to sell for flour. The boys and Jacob would drive 30-35 miles an hour on an all day trip to get to Linton and drive back the next day. Most of the work on the farm was done with horses. There were no televisions or radios, refrigerators or other appliances. Just a wood stove and water that came from a well with a hand crank pump. An electric motor was added later. Gas was 20 cents a gallon. Al went to school at the country school house through the 8th grade. When he was 13 years old he had to have his appendix removed. After a weeks stay in the hospital he returned home and was given a pair of ice skates. After several falls that caused a rupture and more surgery
7: he was given a pedal organ to play this kept him quietly healing and busy. He would play so much trying to learn songs that he was sent to the porch to practice and entertain himself. Everyone was tired of listening to him, but he couldn't get enough of his new toy. Sometime after this, Jacob bought Al a small Accordion. This is when Al's lifetime love of music & playing theaccordion got started. Al went to Onaka H.S. the home of the Blue & Gold Pirates. He played basketball, the team only won 5 games out of 23, with Al scoring 74 total points for the season his Junior year.
8: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
9: They dated for a while and were married on August 23, 1948. | The family moved to Aberdeen S.D. in 1947 and Al eventually went to work for Armour Foods. About the same time they moved to Aberdeen, Al and a couple of guys were driving around on a Sunday afternoon and drove up to a ball field where boys and girls were playing ball. Al mentioned to one of the guys that there was a girl in the outfield that he was interested in. Her name was Frieda Al's sister invited Frieda over to their place and Al was there. They enjoyed the afternoon playing the guitar and singing. It wasn't long after that, that Al & Frieda started seeing each other. | As Al progressed in this ability to play Jacob would take him to barn dances and house parties where he would play his accordion and entertain family, friends and the local people. | As a Junior Al was in a Senior play called "His Name Was Aunt Nellie." Al played the part of Mr. Van Dilling, president of a bank. Known for being friendly and outgoing, Al was voted "Loudest" in the popularity contest for the yearbook and graduated from Onaka Hight School in 1947"
11: Ralph - June 21,1923 Agnes - April 14, 1925 Albert - December 6, 1928 Dorothy - September 13, 1930 Leo - September 6th, 1932 Gene - July 9, 1934 Anne - July 18, 1936 Loretta - November 28, 1939 Pius - March 21, 1942 | Mary Lena Theresa John Eva
12: Fischer Family History The Michael Fischer family was a typical pioneer family that settled in the Spring Creek Area near Artas, S.D. Michael Fischer was born on October 14th, 1843 in Kolanin Freidendorf, South Russia. He was married on December 10, 1865, in South Russia to Katherina Ulrich, whose birthday was January 1, 1845. They had seven children born to them in South Russia. Rosina, Fred, Elizabeth, Jacob, Carolina, Magdalena and John. They came to America some time between 1883 and 1890, their eighth child Reinhold was born in rural Artas, S.D. on April 4, 1890. Michael Fischer died on December 28, 1899 in Artas at the age of 56. At the time of Micheal's death, three of the eight children were married, leaving Katherina with five children on the farm. Katherina Fischer continued living on the family farm with her youngest children and finally with Reinhold and his family until her death on November 8, 1942, at the age of 79.
13: Michael & Kathrina Fischer About 1896 | Michael & Katherina, Frieda's Great Grandparents with their two youngest children John and Reinhold, Fred Fischer Frieda's Grandfather was their oldest son.
14: Rosina Krutz Born April 13, 1877 Died July 20, 1964 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Krutz | Fred Fischer Born February 10, 1868 Died June 11, 1937 Son of Michael & Kathrina Fischer | Married November 2, 1899 Spring Creek Baptist Church South Datoka
15: Fred Fischer Age 51 Born on February 10, 1868 in Friedenstal South Russia. He was the oldest son with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. They came to America sometime between 1883-1890. The family farmed. He married Rosina Krutz on December 10th, 1865 in South Russia. Children: Reinhold, Walterma, Ernest, Meletta, Ernistina, Emma, Lentlna, Thoefel, Frieda, Edna, Arthur, Ervin. Fred passed away on June 11, 1937. | Rosina Kautz Age 79 Born on April 13th, 1877 in Artas. S/ D. At this time not much is known about Rosina's family. Fred & Rosina had 12 children. After Fred died, Rosina married John Sayler of Wishek, N.D. Rosina passed away on July 20, 1964
16: Reinhold F. Fischer Born August 18, 1900 Died September 2nd, 1975 Son of Fred & Rosina Fischer | Katerina "Katie" Eisenbeisz Born November 14,1897 Died February 2, 1982 Daughter of Jacob & Katherine Eisenbeisz | Married January 11, 1921 Winhek, N. D.
17: Reinhold Fischer was born on August 18, 1900 near Artas, S.D.. He married Katie Eisenbeisz in Wishek, N.D. on Jan 11, 1921. They lived there until 1933 when they moved to Mound City and later to the Java area where they farmed until 1947. They then moved to Aberdeen where Reinhold managed Gilbert's Service Station, north of town until his retirement in 1964. | Katie Eisenbeisz was bone November 14, 1897, in South Russia. As an infant, she came to the United States with her family and settled near Wishek, N.D. She grew up there and married Reinhold. After Reinhold's death she moved to Bowdle S.D until August of 1980. She then lived in the care center until her death in 1982.
18: This is the Life story of Frieda Malsom | Frieda the fourth child of Katie & Reinhold Fischer was born in Wishek, ND on June 13th 1928. Katie and Reinhold had seven children they are Arthur, Edwin, Irene, Frieda, Esther, Florence, Victor. The Fischer family raised sheep, turkeys, and cows on their family farm. The cows were used for milk and fresh butter. Milking the cows was one of Frieda's chores but due to the discomfort of her eczema she didn't do it often. The sheep would be sheered and the wool would be sold to help provide for the families needs. Living on the farm was fun even though there were many things that needed to be done. One time while riding the family horse Party, a brown horse with a white spot on its face, to the mail box, Frieda fell off and cracked her tail bone. She also remembers that the turkeys were so dumb that when it rained they would open their mouths and look up and get too much water in their mouths. The kids would have to chase them into the coop before they drowned, laughing and giggling all the way. Frieda lived in Java during her school years, she remembers liking school and having nice teachers.
19: Frieda Malsom Daughter of Reinhold & Katie Fischer June 13th, 1928
20: The school house was about 2 miles away and the children would go by horse, sled or buggy depending on the weather. Once at school the horses stayed in the barn while the children were in class. Frieda finished her schooling through the 8th grade. One of her favorite sports was softball. She had a friend named Violet Bosser and they played softball together with their other friends. Frieda was the pitcher. "Well I thought I was", she said with a laugh. Frieda spent her summer days helping Eddy with the hay and feeding the animals and playing with cousins that lived nearby. She enjoyed going to the Lutheran Church on Sundays, singing songs and being with her friends.
21: When Frieda was young she had bad allergies and would often go to Grandma Katie & Grandpa Jacob Eisenbeisz's house for a month or two while her eczema healed. Jacob had a special gift of healing. He would pray for Frieda in German, Frieda didn't always know what he was saying but she always felt better after he prayed for her. People would often come and see him due to the healing effect he had on them. She seems to remember this as a special time. The family lived in Java until 1947 when Reinhold sold the farm and moved to Aberdeen SD to manage Gilbert's Gas Station. At this time Frieda was 19 yrs old and lived at home and worked for FW Woolworth's as floor supervisor.
22: Art, Florence, Freida, Irene, Esther, Vic Katie " Mom" | Frieda & Irene
23: Arthur February 22, 1922 Edwin October 26, 1923 Irene March 9, 1926 Frieda June 13, 1928 Esther March 16, 1931 Florence February 28, 1934 Victor July 1, 1940 | Eddies daughter & Art | Florence, Eddy, Vic, Katie & Ester
24: Frieda & Al with Friends
25: Frieda & Irene
26: Boy Meets Girl | About 1947
27: Her nickname was Fritz
28: The Key Love is a gift, to treasure forever Given by God without price tag or measure..... Love is a gift we can all posses, Love is a key to the soul's happiness! Helen Steiner Rice | Baseball games, and bowling, music and dancing. Hikes and picnics, movies and family. Their love began to grow. | Will you marry me?
29: YES !
30: August 23, 1948 Aberdeen, SD Geraldine Gabriel Maid of Honor Julie Malsom Flower Girl daughter of John & Lean Malsom Best Man Ralph Malsom
31: St. Marys Catholic Church 1948 | Our Wedding Day
32: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | This is the cake topper from Al & Frieda wedding cake.
33: From this day forward...
34: Al, Leo Malsom & Andy Kline had fun during family get together's. | Al's first band 1949. "Albert Malsom Orchestra" Aberdeen, S. D. This band played for KSDN & KABR radio. The band would also travel to the surrounding cities. | Seattle, Wa 1953 "The Western Rythym Masters" Ed Nations, steel guitar Jim Palmer, guitar Floyd, bass Al Malsom, Accordion This group played for 3-4 yrs at the Glendale Tavern Renton. WA.
35: Western Rhythm Masters 1954 | Homedale, Idaho 1962 '"Al-Barney-Tiny-Phylis" Harold Barnes, guitar Phylis Barnes, vocal Floyd Ames, bass Al Malsom, accordion This group played for 8 yrs at the Tango Club. | "Barney, Phyllis, Al, Tiny
36: Al, Swede & Mary 1969 Spokane, WA Al, Swede and Mary played all over Spokane, They played for Expo 74 and Al wrote a polka for his faithful followers. By day he worked for Armour Foods and by night he played and sang. Frieda would often go on Friday & Saturday nights to be with Al. | Expo Polka 1974 | Have you ever been to Spokane? It's a place where Expo began, A world, a site you won't want to miss. Enjoyment and happiness. Written by Al Malsom Sung by Al & Swede Music by Al, Swede & Mary
37: AM Express | Al was inducted into the Dakota Music Hall of Fame in 1992 along with his brother Leo. | 2005 Quintin, Jack, Al Yuma AZ | AM Express 1969 Spokane, WA Stan Bronowski, guitar Tom Padgham, drums Al Malsom, accordion, vocal Quentin Ratliff, sax Jack Humphrey, bass, vocal Stan Carpenter, drums, vocal
38: 1949 Dennis Ray Malsom September 8th 1949 Aberdeen, S. D. The first child of Frieda & Albert Loyal, Smart, Loving, Honest.
40: Dennis Ray
42: 1951 David Lee Malsom July 13th, 1951 Aberdeen, S.D. The Second Son of Albert & Freida Loyal, Smart, Loving, Honest
44: David Lee
46: 1952 Richard Albert Malsom December 26, 1952 The third son of Albert & Frieda Loyal, Smart, Loving, Honest
49: R i c h a r d A l b e r t
50: 1959 Dale Michael Malsom April 25, 1959 Fourth son of Al & Freida Malsom Loyal, Smart, Loving, Honest
52: Dale Michael
54: 1966 Neal Patrick Malsom Nobember 16, 1966 Fifth child of Albert & Frieda Malsom Loyal, Smart, Loving, Honest
57: Neal Patrick
58: O u r F a m i l y
59: Our Sons 1949-1959
61: Our family through 1971. | Dennis, David, Dick, Dale, Neal | Snoopy
62: A boy is the only thing God can use to make a man !
63: Boys, Boys, Boys | Nampa, Idaho
64: Being a Mother to boys is hard from son up to son down.
65: The Malsom Family What began as husband and wife has become a family of love, timeless stories, memories and the growing up of 5 little boys into Godly men. Life's journey is different for each yet they come back together as brothers, fathers and friends. This is the celebration of our special family, as this is "Our Family". We are now many beyond the beginning of seven. Our family has grown in size and we have learned many lessons along the way of living our lives. Next is an opportunity to share the story of your family, the stories and the memories that will be told as you remember them to the next generation. Good Luck we hope you enjoy this tribute to "Our Family". 2008 Dick & Marsha 2012 ****contributing editors: Frieda, Dennis, Dave, Dick, Dale & Neal