The Schoenfeldt family of Sheridan, Kansas worked hard on their turkey farm as these photographs reveal

The Schoenfeldt, a Russian-German family, raised turkeys on their farm in Sheridan County, Kansas in August 1939. Photojournalist Russell Lee took many photographs of the family as they went about their daily chores.

Family of Mr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client. Sheridan County, KansasFamily of Mr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client. Sheridan County, Kansas russell lee 1939

Sod house of the Schoenfeldts, FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. Sheridan County, KansasSod house of the Schoenfeldts, FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. Sheridan County, Kansas russell lee, 1939

Sod house of the Schoenfeldts, FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. Sheridan County, Kansas2

Mrs. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, in Sheridan County, Kansas, in fruit cellarMrs. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, in Sheridan County, Kansas, in fruit cellar russell lee 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, Sheridan County, Kansas. Tile gardens are a part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) program in the former dust bowlMr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, Sheridan County, Kansas. Tile gardens are a part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) program in the former dust bowl

Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, Sheridan County, Kansas. Tile gardens are a part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) program in the former dust bowl2

Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, Sheridan County, Kansas. Tile gardens are a part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) program in the former dust bowlMr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt pulling beets from their tile garden, Sheridan County, Kansas. Tile gardens are a part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) program in the former dust bowl3

Mr. Shoenfeldt holding a watermelon grown in his tile garden. Tile gardens are an important part of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) subsistence farm program. He had vegetables and melons while his neighbors had none this year. Sheridan County, KansasMr. Shoenfeldt holding a watermelon grown in his tile garden. Tile gardens are an important part of the FSA subsistence farm program. He had vegetables and melons while his neighbors had none this year.

Mrs. Schoenfeldt feeding her flock of chickens. She is wife of FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, KansasMrs. Schoenfeldt feeding her flock of chickens. She is wife of FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, Kansas russell lee 1939

Tractor bought by FSA (Farm Security Administration) loan to German-Russian family in Sheridan County, Kansas. Mr. SchoenfeldtTractor bought by FSA (Farm Security Administration) loan to German-Russian family in Sheridan County, Kansas. Mr. Schoenfeldt russell lee 1939

Cows and horses belonging to Mr. Schoenfeldt, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, KansasCows and horses belonging to Mr. Schoenfeldt, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, Kansas

Mr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, watering tile garden. Sheridan County, Kansas. This garden has provided him vegetables throughout the summerMr. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, watering tile garden. Sheridan County, Kansas. This garden has provided him vegetables throughout the summer

Mrs. Shoenfeldt, wife of FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, Kansas. Chickens are an important part of live at home program for this familyMrs. Shoenfeldt, wife of FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, Kansas. Chickens are an important part of live at home program for this family

Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients, in Sheridan County, Kansas, with pressure cooker of which she is very proudMr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt, FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients, in Sheridan County, Kansas, with pressure cooker of which she is very proud

Mr. Shoenfeldt and son, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, Kansas, at entrance to fruit cellar which they built for six dollars and twenty centsMr. Shoenfeldt and son, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, Kansas, at entrance to fruit cellar which they built for six dollars and twenty cents

Driving in a flock of turkeys, Schoenfeldt farm, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, KansasDriving in a flock of turkeys, Schoenfeldt farm, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, Sheridan County, Kansas russell lee 1939

Turkeys on Schoenfeldt farm, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, KansasTurkeys on Schoenfeldt farm, Russian-German FSA (Farm Security Administration) client in Sheridan County, Kansas russell lee 1939

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

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