Detlef Julius Behrens was born February 23, 1872 in Worden Germany. He journeyed to America at the age of 14 with his 19 year old sister. He lived with an older brother in St. Paul and then left to work on a farm on the prairie near Morris MN. Eventually, Detlef homesteaded a place of his own. Detlef was a kind, honest and respected man with a twinkle in his eye. Wife, Annie, grew up on an adjacent farm. They were married in 1919. Detlef was 47. Annie was 37. When I was young and they were old, they lived with us in a basement apartment. My mother, Caroline Louise (Behrens) Angland, was their only child.
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