13 Sep 1936 — Lake Hubert, Nisswa, Minnesota
Ed Emme caught a prized Northern Pike fish and mounted it. The plaque states "Northern Pike - Caught in Lake Hubert, Nisswa, Minnesota, Sep 13 1936." Ed & Frannie Emme were our neighbors for decades at Lake Wauwanoka in Hillsboro, MO. When they had to move away, Ed left his prized fish behind to give to my husband, Carl Zavorka. But, the new owners move in too quickly to retrieve that big fish.. When they sold the cabin at Lake Wauwanoka, Carl quickly retrieve the fish and it now lives with us. Much to our surprise, it had been caught out of the same lake and place where the Zavorka Family had vacationed for over 50 years. We live on a lake, and we vacation on a different lake, some 750 miles to the North. What are the odds to be given a fish from a special vacation spot, that a neighbor had caught decades earlier. Then in the fall of 2011, we got another surprise.. My husband Carl Zavorka and our old neighbor Ed Emme were cousins. They have the same great grandmother, Katharina DIEFENBACH Pausch (1845 - 1912). This just goes to show you how small this world really is.