Another of those thrifty, frugal German farmers who have found peace and plenty in the "Sunflower" state is Frederick Dimanoski, of Solomon township. A native of Germany, where he was born in 1863, he emigrated with his parents to America in 1872, and settled in Jefferson county, New York. In 1875 the family emigrated to Kansas, and after one year in Great Bend they removed to Mitchell county, and bought land four miles south of Simpson, where his father died in 1892. John Dimanoski, his father, was a native of Prussia. He was a musician of prominence and for many years leader of the band and orchestra of Falkenstein, Germany. His brother is an overseer in the locomotive building of Berlin. Mr. Dimanoski's mother before her marriage was Esther Sukan. She lives with her only daughter, Minnie, on the farm near Simpson. Of a family of five children, but two are living.
Mr. Dimanoski received a good education in both German and English and began his career as a farm hand and was in the employ of James Robertson near Simpson four years. In 1884 he married Adaline, a daughter of that worthy old settler, Charles Horn, of Glasco (see sketch). To this union three children have been born, two daughters and a son. Carl Frederick, the eldest child and son born in 1892, died at the age of eighteen months. The little daughters are Irene L. and Freeda, aged seven and nine years, respectively.
In 1890, Mr. Dimanoski bought the Howard homestead which had but few improvements. In 1900 he erected a splendid barn 26 by 46 feet in dimensions. Their residence is small but comfortable, and doubtless ere many months have elapsed will be discarded for a new and more commodious one. This excellent farm with its well kept orchards and finely cultivated fields, consists of one hundred and sixty acres of fertile soil intersected by the Solomon river which furnishes an abundance of water and timber. The chief products of his fields are corn and alfalfa. He keeps a herd of thoroughbred native cattle and in ordinary years from forty to eighty head of hogs.
Mr. Dimanoski is one of those good managers who never fail to prosper and accumulate a competency and is destined to be one of the leading farmers of the community. Both he and his wife are industrious people, good neighbors and citizens.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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