The Kern family of Blue Grass
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kern Sr. and their four children, Joseph Jr., Max, Anton and Frances, left Bavaria, Germany in 1869 coming to Oshkosh. Wis.. Later they moved to Waseca County for a brief time and then to Mankato, Minn., and finally to Wadena County in 1879, primarily on the say so of one Casper Trout, a Civil War veteran and one of the first settlers in this area.
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