|Frank P. Sahli
Nov. 20, 1899 - Oct. 7, 2004
Frank P. Sahli, the oldest son of Joseph and Magdelena Sahli, was born in Kleinliebental, Odessa, Russia, on November 20, 1899. Frank was eight months old when he came to the United States with his parents and two sisters. The family homesteaded in Onaka, South Dakota, later moving to Hague, North Dakota, where Frank attended parochial grade and public high school. After one year at St. John’s Prep School at Collegeville, Minnesota, Frank moved to Perham, Minnesota. There he worked in one of the four banks in existence at the time until the so-called ‘bank holiday’ of the early thirties when all the banks closed. He later worked for a State agency which administered the various farm credit programs that existed in the depression years. In 1939, he became the first manager of the Perham Municipal Liquor stores, a position he held until he retired in 1962.