September 18, 2020

           Old Chief Great Hawk was not pleased when Jeremiah was giving a sermon concerning Gods word and his decree was that Jeremiah could talk about schooling but not about his god, he told other members of his Tribe to leave and said “goodbye.”...

September 11, 2020

           Jeremiah Johnston, fellow missionary James Taylor Rogers, and a Native left the School at Little Forks in a canoe that would see them down river for about thirty-five miles.  The Indian sat in the bow on a piece of bark, Mr. Taylor in the middle with Jeremia...

September 4, 2020

              In 1895, Jeremiah Johnston was called to take a special course for the ministry and was ordained and assigned to The Long Sault. By September of 1896, he had cleared five acres of land and a house and church were built....

August 28, 2020

           Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Center – some of you may know what it is or where it is, some of you have visited but I strongly suspect most have not. And I’m pretty sure that Jeremiah Johnston didn’t ever contemplate about its future history, nor had vision of his pa...

August 8, 2020

           Violet mulls and cogitates about the adventures she had and personal family events.  She particularly enjoyed looking back at family gatherings.  One she enjoyed was when the boys would come in from duck and goose hunt...

June 2, 2020

           Like all of us, as time passed Violet ruminated about her adventures, she already had eleven grandchildren and eleven great-children.  She looked back and wondered about the machinations of what happened and her own vi...

April 10, 2020

          Violet was just going out the door when the phone rang, it was a hot day in August of 1981. It was her daughter-in-law Mardell in Orr, Minnesota where she and Violet’s third son Floyd resided. Mardell told her that her son Bill and wife Audrey and two  infant...

March 31, 2020

    The first winter in Fairbanks were pedestrian for the Violet Kielczewski family.  Violet enrolled her two youngest children, 10 year old Billy and 6 year old Linda, in The Joy School. One day, Linda came home from school and told Violet that she had  another Linda...

February 20, 2020

          After getting ashore and getting the outboard motors cleaned of sand and the evening meal, they wondered what challenges were to come.  The next morning the boys decided it would be a good idea to take the skiff and a pike pole and run ahead to sound out the...

February 5, 2020

    One look at the swift Tanana River and Violet wished they had not thought they could get boats up against the treacherous current, but there was no turning back. After several failed attempts, son Wesley finally breached the Nenana Bridge and they camped three...

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