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1893 Photo of August Freiderich Lindauer
| August Freiderich Lindauer and his bride Arbulah Oldaker-Lindauer came to this area in 1895, homesteading on 40 acres a few miles west of the Bocox cemetery. In 1898 while Arbulah was pregnant with twins, (one of which was my father), August caught typhoid fever and died.|
I was told that he taught sunday school, directed the choir, and was a tenor soloist at the small rural Church (Lutheran we think) within 2-3 miles of his homestead. He played a baritone and probably played in German band if there was one there.
They had moved from Iowa to Oklahoma where they had no relatives so she had no choice but to go back to Iowa to her parents to have the twins. A few month after their birth she married a school teacher named, Robert Thomas, in Iowa and they returned to prove up the homestead. Unfortunately, he was not a farmer and the there was enough difference between Iowa and Oklahoma farming to make it even tougher for him. They just couldn't make it, and about 1907 they traded the farm for a hotel in Americas, Kansas which was even a bigger disaster.
My father came back to Oklahoma and lived most of his adult years in Oklahoma City. I was born in Oklahoma and moved to Texas in 1948 to work for an oil company. I have many fond memories of the Orlando area. I have been to the Bocox cemetery and their homestead with my father.
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