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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.Within a week, Catherina and two of their children died. 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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