near Pavillion, WY
taken sometime in the mid to late 1950s
He smoked cigarettes with a cigaretter holder, which he is holding in his left hand.
(The building over Grandpa's right shoulder was the chicken house which my brother Rich converted into a game room in the late 1970s. Barely visible to the right of the tree is the front of the school bus that Rich drove for several years. He had a regular route but also drove the pep club to regional and state tournaments.)
|Grandpa Eberle and grand daughter Evelyn|
He was born in Grosliebenthol, Bessarabia (southern Russia) in 1877 and died in Edgemont, South Dakota in 1962 at the age of 85. He immigrated to America with his wife and young family (3 1/2 year old Emily, 1 1/2 year old Margaret, and a baby Otto in the womb) in 1906. Grandpa Eberle homesteaded in South Dakota in 1911 and became a US citizen in 1921.