Edward J Kuehn is the grandson of Charly Kuehn, whose life journey is the storyline of the book. Ed was born and grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school and serving three years on active duty in the Army Ed took advantage of the GI Bill benefit and earned a Bachelor and Masters degrees which lead to a teaching career. The college years also kindled Ed's curiosity for writing. What better way to satisfy that desire, and to learn more about his ancestry than to conduct the research, than to write a book.
There are many narratives about European immigrants that came to the US in the 1800s, but few talk about the families that arrived from Prussia. This recollection entertains, educates, and informs readers with fascinating historical details, how life was lived in the early 1900s in rural Wisconsin.