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     Henry Dunschen, a successful farmer of the Bitter Root Valley was born in Germany, June 11, 1827. In 1854 he left his native land for America and for the following ten years was engaged in farming in Illinois. He then made the long and hazardous journey with horses and mules across the plains to Montana where he followed mining at Alder Gulch about one year, and then in 1865, secured 240 acres of Government land at his present location in the Bitter Root Valley.

      He built a small cabin and began the improvement of his place, which he has since converted into one of the finest farms in the family. He has now a good bearing orchard, a comfortable dwelling, where once stood his little cabin and has made many other improvements.

     In 1871 Mr. Dunschen was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Ford. By her former marriage Mrs. Dunschen had one daughter, now Mrs. Andrew Logan.

History of Montana, by Joaquin Miller, 1894