The place where I stopped and spent some time was Raeville. This place has many, many memories for me, especially in the area of spirituality and family celebrations--literally, a cathedral in the middle of corn and soybean fields. Now the whole area is definitely demarked by wind turbines and it has become the largest wind farm in the state of Nebraska. The rectory of St. Bonaventure is nothing less than a mansion. This is where my Mom's side of the family has celebrations-- now, mostly family reunions. We have never been able to come up with a better place for family gatherings.
My Mom's side of the family is large and we need a place like this. My Mom is one of 11 children-- 10 survived to adulthood and each has a large family as well. See the video of the Joseph Borer family.
Then I took the back roads from Raeville to connect with my Dad's side of the family. I could remember it well, as I drove through the wind farm of the area.
Dad grew up on the original Ketteler farm. It was very famous for its brick house and wrap-around porch. I spent lots of time here as well. It evetually came to my uncle, Louis Hagemann. And although it is no longer in the family and not really kept up, it still has lots of memories for me. It is quite a place.