This is the true story of a German stonemason and his Swedish bride, Konrad and Albertina Schneider, who make their way from Burlington, Iowa to Puget Sound on the Oregon Trail. When Konrad is hired as chief mason for the New Dungeness Lighthouse, he sends for his teenaged nephew, John. The triumphant completion of the lighthouse is overshadowed by tragedy when Konrad and John are arrested for theft.
It is from Konrad and Albertina that we get the name for Schneider Prairie.
Topurchase a copy of Konrad and Albertina, can click on this link and purchase it through Amazon.com (with a portion of Amazon’s profits coming to the Griffin Neighborhood Association).
This Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 7 PM, there will be a book launching party, Smyth Landing, 1801 West Bay Drive, Olympia, Washington. Public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Steve Lundin, who periodically contributes material to this blog, has also written about Konrad and Albertina Schneider. Click here to read his piece regarding Schneider Prairie History.