The Eskilson Family
The Eskilson Family: Its History and Genealogy: Pursuing the American Dream
ISBN 978-3-88476-961-4, 87 S., 172 Abb., 1 Video, € 19,00 (CD-ROM, 2007)
(Cultural Studies in the Heartland of America, Bd. 1)
In the United States, many milk processing plants are to this day operated as family businesses that once were established by immigrants from Northern Europe. The milk processing plant described in this paper is no exception. In 1899, C.B. Eskilson, a Danish immigrant to the United States, founded Englewood Dairy on Chicago’s south side, which later became known as Dixie Dairy Company, an Illinois Corporation, and was operated in Beecher, Illinois and Gary, Indiana. Through hard work, sacrifices, flexibility, and wise decisions, C.B. Eskilson was able to achieve his own personal American Dream and to provide his descendants with a better future. To understand the complexity of this particular family business, or any family business, it is essential to examine the family history behind it. The family history will come to life through additional materials, such as a large family tree, photographs and a video.