hope of owning land, free land in a free country was the magnet which
Casper Hirsch and his family to the Great Northwest between 1900 and
homesteaded about 14 miles north of Gladstone, ND.
December 12, 1910, Casper
donated six acres of land for a country church – St.
Catholic Church – to hold services for the German
after the church was completed, Casper
Grocery and Hardware store nearby.
May 11, 1911, a U.S. Post
office was annexed to the General store.Mail was delivered from Taylor, ND
on Tuesday’s and
station was called
in commemoration of its founder, Casper Hirsch.
crossing the Muecke hills of North
built and a mail route from Gladstone
was established impeding the hopes of Hirschville becoming a town.The Hirschville Post
Office was closed
September 15, 1920.The
were discontinued soon after.The rural areas
Dakota have been depopulating for
decades and in 1997 St. Philip's was closed. The Church was sold
is located in DunnCounty
latitude 47.068 and longitude -102.564