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Tony and Josephine Breyer
Husband's Full Name: Anton A. Breyer
Husband's Place of Birth: Codington, S Dakota
Husband's Father's Name: Henry Breyer
Husband's Mother's Name: Mary Thinnes Breyer
Husband's Siblings' Names: Susan, Michael, Margaret, Peter, Henry Jr., Mary, Kathryn, John, Mathew
1st Wife's Full Name: Josie Biever
Wife's Place of Birth: Manfred, North Dakota
Wife's Father's Name: Mathias Biever
Wife's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Schneider Biever
Wife's Siblings' Names: Joe, Anna [Mike Jenny], Albert,
Ella Parries, Mathew, Frank
Child's Name: Donald (Lillian Gustafson)
2nd Wife's Full Name: Josephine Janisch
Wife's Place of Birth: Manfred Township, North Dakota
Wife's Father's Name: Frank J. Janisch
Wife's Mother's Name: Mary Koller Janisch
Wife's Siblings' Names: Theresa Seil, Mary O’Neill, Annie Hillbert, and Katherine [John Smith]
Children's Names: Joann [Jim Hartel], Robert [Joan Severson]
Bob and Joann
Tony Breyer came to Manfred as a young man and farmed for a number of years, then entered business in Manfred. In about 1926 he married Josie Biever. They had one son Donald. After she died he married Josephine Janisch and they had two children, Joann and Robert.
In July of 1930 Anton Breyer purchased the hotel and pool hall in Manfred and operated that business until he died in 1948. The family continued living in the hotel for several years. The children attended Manfred Grade School and Fessenden High School.
Donald passed away in 1996, his wife Lillian in 1998; Joann Hartl passed away in 1986.
Robert (Bob) is now retired from working with a pharmaceutical company. He and his wife Joan live in South Carolina.