Amanda Wenzel, Little Girl Eight Years Old, Traveled From Russia to Minot Alone.—Enroute to Upham, Her Future Home.

Little Amanda Wenzel, only eight years old traveled all the way from Russia to Minot, arriving Tuesday night after a trip lasting five weeks. She can speak only the Russian language, but made the trip without any trouble for she was properly tagged, showing the place whence she came and the destination she was endeavoring to reach. The little girl is now in the city in charge of Mrs. Weigand of the Grand Hotel, but will be sent to Upham where relatives live. The little girl is a bright and pretty child and will soon become accustomed to American ways.

Ward County Independent, 3/14/1907

It appears Amanda did well after learning our American ways: quick research shows she died at age 86 in Vancouver, Washington.

Brandy Hooked

Posted 03/25/2014