1. Louis Jacob Dick
Born October 1857 in Safnern, Bern
Son of Jakob and Marie Luise
Immigrated to America
2. Elizabeth Schpubach
Maternal grandmother of Louis Dick
Heinrich and Elizabeth Herrmann
grandparents, raised Louis Dick. Louis’
mother died when he was an infant.
3. Jakob Dick, Father of Louis
Dick, and his second wife Maria
Siegenthaler Dick with son
Jakob Dick Maria Dick
Jakob and Maria had eight children:
John Dick b. 1863
Fred Dick b. 1865
Mary Anita Dick b. 1867
Gottfried Dick b. 1870
Adolph Dick b. 1872
Lina Dick b. 1873
Jean-Rudolphe Dick b. 1875
Bertha Dick b. 1877
John, Fred, Gottfried and Adolph
immigrated to America.
4. Stone Home
Built by Louis Dick
Louis Dick was a stone mason and built
this home in the Boston area of
5. Side view of the home built by Louis
Dick in Amazonia.
6. Louis sold the home in Amazonia and
relocated to Forbes, Holt County.
7. Family Gatherings
Gathering of family of Louis and Mary
8. Family Gathering
An early reunion
9. Goldie and Ruby Dick
Daughters of Emil and
Edna Sipes Dick
The girls were raised by their father
and Dick grandparents.
Goldie Dick b. 1911-1968
Ruby Dick b. 1913-
10. Freda Dick
Freda was born in Lyss, Bern
Canton, Switzerland. She and brother
Louis immigrated with their parents in
11. Louis Dick
Louis Dick was born in Lyss Bern
12. Emma Dick
Emma was born in Andrew
County, Missouri, the first of the Louis
and Mary Dick children born in
Her birth date of August 6, 1883
indicates that Mary was a few weeks
pregnant when they sailed from
13. Emil Dick
Emil Dick was born in Andrew
14. Minnie Dick
Minnie Dick was born in Andrew
15. William Dick
William was born in Holt
16. Fanny Dick
Fanny Dick was born in Andrew
17. Julia Dick
Julia Dick was born in Holt
County, Missouri .
18. Clara Dick
Clara Dick was born in Holt
19. John Dick
John Dick was born in Holt
20. Flora Dick
Flora Dick was born in Holt
County, Missouri .
21. Mary Dick
Mary Dick was born in Holt
County, Missouri. She is pictured in
front of the first home, in Holt County.
22. Edward Dick
Edward Dick was born in Holt
23. Louis & Mary Dick Family
Front row: Louis Flora, Mary
Louise, Mary and Edward
Back row: Fannie , John, Julia, Clara
24. Early Photo Magic
25. Keg Party
Back row: Louis, John, William and
Emil Dick, Casper Bisig, Grandpa, and
Front row: Pluma (Louis’
wife), Minnie, Emma, Clara and
26. Take in Holt
Edner Brunner, John
Dick, Emma, William, Mary, John
Front row: Goldie, Marion Caples and
27. Working the Teams
Flora, Edward and John working with
the teams in Holt County, Missouri.
28. June 1956
Charlotte Ann Miller
Katie Caples Vivian (Julia’s Daughter)
Ruth Ellen Joseph
Max Leon Thomas
29. Time to relax
Grandma and Grandpa enjoying a
moment on the porch of the second
family home in Holt County, Missouri.
30. Caples family
Julia and Robert Caples
Marion (Bud), Robert (Babe) and Katie
31. Dick Brothers
Adolph, Fred and Gottfried Dick.
Alfred Royce is in the background of
32. Children of Adolph Dick
Bertha and Carl Dick.
Gottlieb, Adolph, John and Louis Dick
pose for photo while Mary and Louise
Fenner Dick wife of John Dick.
34. Post card from the Bisig
area of Switzerland.
35. Mildred Hill Brunner
First wife of Everett Brunner.
36. Bisig and Dick Cousins
Front row: Nettie, Vern, Frank, David
Bisig and Bertha Dick.
Back Row: Alfred Dick, Alfred
Bisig, Carl Dick and Joe Bisig.
38. The Bisigs and the
Emma and Casper with one of their
sons. Albertina and Fritz Spueler.
This was taken between August 1936
and May 1937.
39. Emma Zahnd Dick
Wife of Gottfried Dick.
40. Brothers and their wives
Bena (Mrs. Adolph), Emma (Mrs.
Gottfried), Adolph and Gottfried Dick.
41. Wife of Carl Brunner
Mildred Waggoner wife of Carl
42. Vern and Dave Bisig
43. Frank, Alfred and Joseph
44. Emma’s Family
Vern, Alfred, Meinrada, Emma and
45. Larry Bisig Family
Grandson of Emma Dick Bisig.
Larry and Barbara Bisig with Debbie
46. Nancy Kronegg
Daughter of Christian and Clara Dick
Kronegg. Hyde Elementary School.
47. Harold Daniel Brunner
48. Harold and Rowena
This photograph of Harold and Rowena
was taken in 1983.
49. Gretchen Brunner
Daughter of Harold and Rowena
50. Gwen Brunner
Daughter of Harold and Rowena
51. Mandy Leason
Granddaughter of Harold and Rowena
Daughter of Gretchen Brunner.
Amanda and Michael Saxton
grandchildren of Everett and Dorothy
Photo taken by Olan Mills.
53. The big house
This the big house, second home in
Holt County. On Monkey Mountain.
Some of the lumber from the original
house was used to build this home.
54. Emil Dick
This photo was taken at Green Acres in
55. Louis and Mary Dick
Family circa 1911
Minnie, Freda, Julia, Clara, Emma, Fan
nie, John, Bill, Louis and Emil.
Front Row: Louis
Jacob, Edward, Mary, Mary Anna and
56. The Kronegg Family
Clara Dick Kronegg, Nancy and
Christian Kronegg. Photo taken at
Emma Dick Spueler’s truck farm off of
57. Adolph and Clara Dick
58. Brunner Family
Left to right: Carl, Everett and Edner
59. Dick Family Reunion
60. Dick Family Reunion
61. Left to Right: Everett, Harold and Carl
62. Clara Dick Brunner , sons Carl Adolph
and Everett Robert Brunner.
Taken at their farm home, the original
Daniel Brunner farm, Lincoln township
63. Gottlieb and Minnie Dick Wiedmer.
Alice Wiedmer, daugher of Gottlieb in
center. Emerson Kretzer Sr, son of
Minnie Dick and Alexander Emerson
Kretzer behind Alice and Gottlieb.
Children of Minnie and
Gottlieb, Clarence Wiedmer, son of
Minnie and Gottlieb on right. Pauline
Wiedmer, daughter of Minnie and
Gottlieb on back left.
64. Dick Family Reunion
65. Lewis and Fannie Dick
66. Left to right:
Mary Dick Keeney
Viola Reynolds , Mrs. William Dick
Clara Dick, Brunner Kronegg
Emma Kittleson Dick , Mrs Carl Dick on
Ruth Powelson Bisig, Mrs. Joseph Bisig
behind Clara. Lillie Reem Kretzer, left
of Ruth. Dona Lea Wiedmer, Mrs.
Clarence Wiedmer standing.
67. Dick Family Reunion
68. Minnie Dick Kretzer Wiedmer Queen
and husband William Queen with the
family of Emerson Kretzer Sr and Lillie
Kretzer, seated on couch.