Family History and Cradle Provenance: Kanne, Marzahn, Minske, Reineke. Material: paper, metal, plastic. Size: 10" x 11 1/2". Description: green vinyl three-ring binder with family history proving the connection between a wooden cradle and Waseca County residents; provenance prepared by Thiel Reineke using photographs and citations from family histories.
The cradle was built by Frederick William "Bill" Minske for children born to him and his wife Ernestine Kanne Minske.in about 1889. Many of the grandchildren and future generations of babies have slept in the cradle also. This booklet includes the family history compiled by Leona Kanne Benson in 1980.
Frederick William Minske's Home Built Cradle Provenance
Thiel K. Reinecke