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        The Germans from Russia | Story of Carl and Catherina

        Hear the story of Carl and Caterina: a Prairie love story. They grew up together side-by-side on the plains and were married in 1907. By 1923 they had nine children, that winter was a difficult one. Carl came down with diptheria and four of the nine children were sick. When they ran out of coal, Carl insisted he retrieve some from a neighboring town. Upon his return he took to bed, and died the next morning. Catherina died the next day with two of her children. They could not be parted. Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie is the story of the Germans from Russia -- agricultural pioneers on several continents whose quest for land and peace shaped them into a distinctive and enduring ethnic group.

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