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Description: The milk is pasteurized for the first step in the cheesemaking process. Milk is heated to 161 degrees, held at that temperature for 15 seconds, and then co...

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The Bride and Groom

Date: 1952-10-12 

Description: Wally Geschke and Pat Bintzler wedding at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church.

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Description: The Foil Pack Brick Cheese is a surface-ripened cheese. Each cheese is washed with whey to enhance the ripening process, during the week-long stay in the c...

Date: 2004 

Description: Mike and Jody Battisti (left) live at W2369 Zion Church Rd (Section 32). This farm was in the Zimmerman family from 1855-1994. Erhard Zimmerman and daughte...

Date: 1978-02-04 

Description: "Saturday night service at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Father Charles Loehr speaks to his congregation."

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Schmidt Farm

Date: 1987-07-04 

Description: "The corn in John Schmidt's field at the intersection of Cty Tr P & Allen Road was knee-high plus a lot more on the 4th of July."

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Description: Two men working in a vat that has been filled with pasteurized milk and to which rennet (an extract from a calf's stomach) has been added, which coagulates...

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Family Reunion

Date: 1957-08 

Description: "Ernest Bodden Family Reunion."

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Krueger Barn

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Description: Reagan, the dog (named after the past president) joined the Krueger family for this group portrait.

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Staiduhar Barn

Date: 2004 

Description: Bill and Karen Staiduhar live at N7596 Plover Road. At the time of this picture, the family had lived here for one week. The names of the children are Chad...

Date: 2004 

Description: Dennis and Ardis Weiand live at N9627 Hwy H (Section 1). Their home on the property was built in 1900 for $3,000 by William Enderle.

Date: 1991 

Description: An original cartoon given to Ralph Widmer by the famous cartoonist, Walt Wetterberg, whose cartoon, "Ada The Aryshire," appears regularly in the "Farm Jour...

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Ice Cream Social

Date: 1997-09 

Description: Arnold Hartman, Les Beck, and Ralph Widmer lounging at ice cream social.

Date: 1979-08 

Description: "Widmer Cheese employees. Front; Pat Geschke, Harvey Kamrath, Joe- John- Ralph- Jim Widmer."

Date: 1998-05 

Description: "The 'Theresa Lions Club Citizen of the Year' is Ralph 'Buddy' Ruecker. Presenting the award are, from left, Willard Bogenschneider, Neil Coulter, and Carl...

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Barn Fire

Date: 1987-08 

Description: The Behm familiy suffers a barn fire.

Date: 2004 

Description: Brian and Lisa Adelmeyer have lived here for 10 years.

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Focus On Theresa

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cover of Jim Widmer's "Focus On Theresa" series. Text reads, "How we looked in the late 1940s & 1950s."

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Water Tower

Date: 1987-07 

Description: "This workman is painting 'Theresa' on the water tower."

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Description: The milk, after cutting, has been transformed into curds and whey. The curds are comprised of the solids in the milk and the remaining whey is the liquid p...

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