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Theophilus L. Haecker in his study

Theophilus L. Haecker in his study

Theophilus L. Haecker in his study, c.1900.

Theophilus L. Haecker

Theophilus L. Haecker

Theophilus L. Haecker, c.1866, a dairy science professor at the University of Minnesota who made the Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery famous.

Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery

Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery

Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery, 1937. Photographer: Everett E. Edwards.

Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery

In 1890, the Danish American community in Clarks Grove established one of the first cooperative creameries in Minnesota. It became a model for the Minnesota dairy industry. Ten years later, there were more than 550 cooperative creameries in the state.

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock

William Spangenberg seated with friends in a hammock, with his parents Anna and Frederick in the doorway behind him, c.1900.

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends

William and Frederick Spangenberg Jr. with family and friends, c.1900.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr.

Family of Frederick Spangenberg Sr., c.1900.

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family

Frederick Spangenberg Sr. and family, c.1900.

Anna Sontag Spangenberg

Anna Sontag Spangenberg

Anna Sontag Spangenberg, wife of Frederick Sr., c.1900.

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