Fritz Binder, born January 14, 1856 in Hanover, Germany, came to the United States as a teenager. He worked on the ship for his passage. He settled in Dubuque, Iowa. Caroline Dinkler was born June 20, 1863 and she also lived in Dubuque. They were married in 1883. They had six children; Ted, Lena, Fred, T. W., Arthur, and Marie.
They moved to Emma Community in 1915 and bought the McLaughlin place. Uncle Billy told of his father retiring in his early 40´s and would set at a window upstairs and watch the boys make the crop. They moved back to Iowa before they died.
William Holzerland and Alriva Schultz were born in Deutreblard, Germany in 1867. They came to the United States early in life. They were married about 1890. They also had six children, Martha, Lillie, Henry, Bertha, Anna and Fred. They moved to Cone in 1914. They met the Binder family and Arthur and Martha were married. Arthur, Martha and Uncle Billy lived in the yellow two story house until they bought the farm across the road. They raised four children, all going to school at Emma for a while.
Raymond married Frankie Walder in 1940 and they have a son, Randy, of Guthrie. He married Sue Marshall and they have three children, Darren, Michele and Stacy. Lawrence and Dorothy Scroggins were married in 1947 and they have three children: Bill, married Gayle Ellison and they have two daughters, Brandi and Brek; Bobby married Rita Jones of New Deal and they have a son, Jay Bob a daughter, Alisa Kay; another daughter, Sue married Floyd Starkey, have two daughters, Wendi and Vanessa, and live at Ralls and farm.
Leon married Colesta McLane and they live at Anomosa, Iowa. They have two daughters, Leona and Ruby. Leona is Mrs. Richard Himpal and they have two daughters, Terra and Lana. Linda, who married Robert Hayer, has a daughter, Melissa. They live in Iowa.
Ruby married Woodie Gardner. They live at Burkburnett.
Arthur and Martha moved to Anamosa, Iowa in 1959. Martha died August 2, 1960 and Arthur died August 27, 1963. They both are buried in Ralls cemetery.
Uncle Billy was a favorite of all the kids. They loved to listen to his pocket watch and get his chewing tobacco. He lived the last years in Ralls Nursing Home. He died July 13, 1976. Uncle Billy sold the old yellow home to a man east of Lubbock and he has restored it.
Source: "Crosby County History Book 1876-1977", Crosby County Historical Commission, ©1977Transcribed by Cheryl McDonald
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