A Tender Hearted Tale of a Man Who Loved Nature and Animals
“When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.” -Russell M. Nelson
Sometimes, the best way to make sense of the present is to look to the past. After all, our stories started before us and will be continued by the next generation.
Today, we honor the tradition of looking back, to those who paved the way for us and helped us become who we are today. In their faces, and through their courage, we find clues about ourselves and peace for our future.
This is my great great grandfather Adolf Eichholz (1849-1920). He and his wife Maria with their oldest child immigrated to the United States from Brandenburg, Germany in about 1883. For awhile, they made their home in the Defiance, OH area where they had seven more children. Sometime about 1909 they made they made their way north, eventually settling in northern Minnesota, where some of their 7 boys became fishing guides.
I love this picture of him at his log home in northern Minnesota because it shows that he had a tender heart towards animals and I can’t help and wonder if this is where I get my love for the outdoors from. How I wish I could have known him. ~shared by @Hiker02