Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Bank

Hello Everyone, Here a two wonderful pictures of the original Lakeville Bank building, the bank started by W.H. and F.A. Samels…. enjoy! ********************************************************************************** Building as it looks today. Many thanks to cousin Pat Vasatka for sharing these pictures. Susan J. … Continue reading

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Lakeville Minnesota History

The City of Lakeville Minnesota has a wonderful website, containing among other things several YouTube presentations of various events in its history.  Here’s a link to the YouTube presentation page describing the beginning of the Lakeville Bank which was started … Continue reading

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Susie Shane’s Shoes

My sister and I have very few artifacts from the Samels family, but there is one intriguing item, a pair of wooden shoes.  They seem to have been hand carved and the bottom of one has an inscription that reads: … Continue reading

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Mary, Rose and Josie Samels

Photograph of Mary, Rose and Josie Samels.  What a strong family resemblance exists between these sisters. Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, February 2, 2011, All Rights Reserved

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Samels Brothers in the News

The August 26, 1926 issue of the Lakeville Minnesota Leader newspaper contained a couple of interesting articles about the Samels Family.  First the article about the founding of the bank, then a picture of W.H. Samels farm. ****************************************************************************** From the … Continue reading

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