Marie Kotlarczyk

Born 1846. Fifth child and only daughter to Stanley (a tinsmith) and Josefa Kotlarczyk. Arrives in Flats Town (later Junction) by way of Poland and Chicago with her family. Horrific cook. Terrible with customer service. Decent gardener. And, despite herself, she discovers a touch for the metal trades.
2018-10-25T19:36:01+00:00
Born 1846. Fifth child and only daughter to Stanley (a tinsmith) and Josefa Kotlarczyk. Arrives in Flats Town (later Junction) by way of Poland and Chicago with her family. Horrific cook. Terrible with customer service. Decent gardener. And, despite herself, she discovers a touch for the metal trades.

Berit Andersen

Born 1826. Widow of Stig Andersen (a tanner), and mother to five children, all of whom prove to be incredibly fertile. Berit is an efficient housekeeper, if a mite chatty, and never sits still or stops talking. Strikingly tall, the Norwegian woman is known for her potato dumplings, which are all the rage at July Fourth parties.
2018-10-25T20:10:30+00:00
Born 1826. Widow of Stig Andersen (a tanner), and mother to five children, all of whom prove to be incredibly fertile. Berit is an efficient housekeeper, if a mite chatty, and never sits still or stops talking. Strikingly tall, the Norwegian woman is known for her potato dumplings, which are all the rage at July Fourth parties.

Gilroy Greenman

Not as old as his long-time friend Horeb Harvey, Gilroy is the other half of the perpetual checkers game at the General Store. Gilroy has manners (whereas Horeb does not), and generally doesn’t string more than two words together at any given time. He does cheat, though, so Horeb has to watch the board games like a hawk. Also, Gil is a bit sweet on old Toot Warren, not that he’d ever do anything about it.
2018-10-25T20:11:57+00:00
Not as old as his long-time friend Horeb Harvey, Gilroy is the other half of the perpetual checkers game at the General Store. Gilroy has manners (whereas Horeb does not), and generally doesn’t string more than two words together at any given time. He does cheat, though, so Horeb has to watch the board games like a hawk. Also, Gil is a bit sweet on old Toot Warren, not that he’d ever do anything about it.

Danny Svendsen

Born 1844 to Oddvar and Margit Svendsen on the big Svendsen ranch north of town, Danny is the best friend of blacksmith Thaddeus Salomon, and is taking over the family’s ranching enterprise. He successfully completed of the longest drives known thus far, takes the health of his cattle seriously, and sincerely likes Marie Kotlarczyk. What he doesn’t like is talking about his older brother Davie, who runs a brothel out California-way.
2018-10-25T20:13:22+00:00
Born 1844 to Oddvar and Margit Svendsen on the big Svendsen ranch north of town, Danny is the best friend of blacksmith Thaddeus Salomon, and is taking over the family’s ranching enterprise. He successfully completed of the longest drives known thus far, takes the health of his cattle seriously, and sincerely likes Marie Kotlarczyk. What he doesn’t like is talking about his older brother Davie, who runs a brothel out California-way.

David Fawcett

Born 1844 and older brother to Tom Fawcett, David is a trader who travels the territory with his wife Caroline and their passel of adopted Sioux children. David’s clipped English accent seems at odds with his buckskins, and he is obsessed with collecting Indian pipes. One day he plans to see the Rocky Mountains.
2018-10-25T20:14:40+00:00
Born 1844 and older brother to Tom Fawcett, David is a trader who travels the territory with his wife Caroline and their passel of adopted Sioux children. David’s clipped English accent seems at odds with his buckskins, and he is obsessed with collecting Indian pipes. One day he plans to see the Rocky Mountains.

Anders Gunnarsen

Born 1821 in New York, Doc Gunnarsen is the first physician to take up residence in Flats Town at the urging of banker Percival Davies. Unfortunately for everyone, Doc Gunnarsen subscribes to the old ways, never cleans his instruments, and can usually be found in the saloon downing whiskey—before, during, and after performing surgery.
2018-10-25T20:16:05+00:00
Born 1821 in New York, Doc Gunnarsen is the first physician to take up residence in Flats Town at the urging of banker Percival Davies. Unfortunately for everyone, Doc Gunnarsen subscribes to the old ways, never cleans his instruments, and can usually be found in the saloon downing whiskey—before, during, and after performing surgery.

Lara O’Donnell

Born 1840, the woman is a veritable force of nature. Married to Mikey, owner of the lumberyard, Lara is entrenched with all the affairs of St Aloysius Catholic Church, manages her nine children, and considers herself to be the best baker around. That point is contested. Most women keep away from Lara to avoid being strong-armed into helping with a church festival.
2018-10-25T20:17:29+00:00
Born 1840, the woman is a veritable force of nature. Married to Mikey, owner of the lumberyard, Lara is entrenched with all the affairs of St Aloysius Catholic Church, manages her nine children, and considers herself to be the best baker around. That point is contested. Most women keep away from Lara to avoid being strong-armed into helping with a church festival.

Bill Warren

Born in 1840 and known by everyone as Trusty Willy, Bill owns The Rusty Nail (later known as The Golden Nail for obvious reasons) though he lets his wife Elaine run it, and his mother cook for it. Bill prefers to spend his time researching the newest inventions of the times and then ordering them through the General Store. His latest? A lemon juicer.
2018-10-25T20:18:44+00:00
Born in 1840 and known by everyone as Trusty Willy, Bill owns The Rusty Nail (later known as The Golden Nail for obvious reasons) though he lets his wife Elaine run it, and his mother cook for it. Bill prefers to spend his time researching the newest inventions of the times and then ordering them through the General Store. His latest? A lemon juicer.

Tom Kotlarczyk

Marie’s oldest brother who was born in Poland in 1843, Tom is almost a master tinsmith in his own right. He also fought in the Civil War, where he watched is brother Lou die. Not exactly thrilled with his father’s choice to move the family to the Dakota’s, Tom spends most of his time being grumpy, grinding his teeth, or talking about his impending marriage to Sonja…though he doesn’t talk about Sonja to the girls he flirts with on the side.
2018-10-25T20:22:28+00:00
Marie’s oldest brother who was born in Poland in 1843, Tom is almost a master tinsmith in his own right. He also fought in the Civil War, where he watched is brother Lou die. Not exactly thrilled with his father’s choice to move the family to the Dakota’s, Tom spends most of his time being grumpy, grinding his teeth, or talking about his impending marriage to Sonja…though he doesn’t talk about Sonja to the girls he flirts with on the side.

Walter Salomon

Polish born and raised, Walter emigrated to America with his wife Monika and their children. Only one survived – his son, Thaddeus – and the two men made a life and a business in town as blacksmiths. Walter’s accent is almost non-existent, and though he clings to his family and the old ways, he’s not above thinking outside the box. If, of course, one thinks to ask him his opinion directly.
2018-10-25T20:24:19+00:00
Polish born and raised, Walter emigrated to America with his wife Monika and their children. Only one survived – his son, Thaddeus – and the two men made a life and a business in town as blacksmiths. Walter’s accent is almost non-existent, and though he clings to his family and the old ways, he’s not above thinking outside the box. If, of course, one thinks to ask him his opinion directly.

Old Henry Brinkley

He was probably born in the 1810’s, and is the uncontested patriarch of patriarchs in Flats. He and his wife Susan run a massive farm on the east side of town, and his multiple children have married and stayed nearby to help. Old Henry is the closest thing to “the law” when he can get to town on his gouty feet, that is.
2018-10-25T20:26:01+00:00
He was probably born in the 1810’s, and is the uncontested patriarch of patriarchs in Flats. He and his wife Susan run a massive farm on the east side of town, and his multiple children have married and stayed nearby to help. Old Henry is the closest thing to “the law” when he can get to town on his gouty feet, that is.

Grete Andersen Fawcett

Born 1850, Grete is a friend of Marie Kotlarczyk’s, but she doesn’t have much time for fun as she marries farmer Larry Fawcett and moves to the farm outside of town. No one is sure how either Larry or Grete stopped talking long enough to discuss their affection. Grete bemoans her instant fertility, but she doesn’t mind the act of making babies in the least. People are still debating if Larry and Grete talk throughout the baby-making process as well.
2018-10-25T20:27:16+00:00
Born 1850, Grete is a friend of Marie Kotlarczyk’s, but she doesn’t have much time for fun as she marries farmer Larry Fawcett and moves to the farm outside of town. No one is sure how either Larry or Grete stopped talking long enough to discuss their affection. Grete bemoans her instant fertility, but she doesn’t mind the act of making babies in the least. People are still debating if Larry and Grete talk throughout the baby-making process as well.

Morten Henderssen

Pushing 70, Morten is insanely ancient. He just might be the oldest person in town. He’s the father of old Ivar, who is the father of Nels, who in turn will eventually have ten children. (There are a lot of Norwegians in Flats.) Morten scuttles around town with a shiny bald head and ridiculously long beard. He’s known for shining said bald head, being ornery, and for having a mouth of completely black teeth.
2018-10-25T20:28:09+00:00
Pushing 70, Morten is insanely ancient. He just might be the oldest person in town. He’s the father of old Ivar, who is the father of Nels, who in turn will eventually have ten children. (There are a lot of Norwegians in Flats.) Morten scuttles around town with a shiny bald head and ridiculously long beard. He’s known for shining said bald head, being ornery, and for having a mouth of completely black teeth.