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From Vienna To Wisconsin: An Unlikely Dairy Farmer

The People Remember Project

Margaret Klessig wouldn’t have expected to spend her life on a Wisconsin dairy farm.

She was born into a prosperous family in Vienna, Austria. But she settled in Wisconsin when she married Eddie Klessig, a farmer-radical who thought that Nature has equal right

Earlier this year, Lake Effect spoke with Ed Janus, who is curating an audio archive project of rural Wisconsin farmers and farm families, called The People Remember.  Ed has offered to share some of the stories he collects. Here's Margaret Klessig's tale: