Crawford County was the destination for many, many of the immigrant families from the states of the German Empire. History records that land developers had foreign agents recruiting especially in the northern areas. Conventional wisdom held that these people had a well developed set of work habits that would be up to the task of settling the frontier and would make good neighbors. The land to the west of Kiron Kountry was a primary destination with some secondary destinations to the east. In this case, conventional wisdom held true, for the German sourced population did work hard, flourish, and become integrated with the Swedish community. A salute to the pioneers from south of the Baltic.