A DREAM COME TRUE; The Homme Homes at Wittenberg. Beulah Folkedahl.

A DREAM COME TRUE; The Homme Homes at Wittenberg

Wittenberg, WI: Nels and Ruth Englund Paulsen, 1956. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 184pp. Illus. B&w Photographs. Hardback. First Edition. Near Fine brown cloth with gilt lettering & design. "Deep concern for the needs of people in the wilderness brought The Rev. E. J. Homme from Winchester, Wisconsin, to the Wittenberg location in 1879 where he could accomplish his dream of social services to orphans, the aged and Indians in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Homme convinced the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad to change the name of its station from Carbonero to Wittenberg. He then recruited friends and former parishioners to come and settle. By 1885 there were forty families in Wittenberg. In a decade Homme built a church, a home for the aged and an orphanage. The orphanage, built just south of this point, served homeless children of all ages from the Upper Midwest. The financial demands of his service programs led Homme to run a farm, publish three newspapers, operate four schools, raise and sell garden seeds and sell a patent medicine of his own making called 'Wittenberg Drops.' ". A DREAM COMES HOME is the story of Reverend Homme and the Homme Homes movement. An interesting chapter in the history of Norwegian-American Church life. Near Fine / No dust jacket. Item #21293

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