1876 – After living in America for a few years, Antoine “Anton” Tibesar returned to Belgium and married Susanna Schwartz. They returned to America and settled in the Mount Vernon Township near Minneiska, Minnesota and built this farm and its buildings – the “homeplace”. These photos of their farm-house, grainery and huge barn were taken by Marcus Lowell Tibesar in July 1989. Chaperoning Marcus and his family was Leo Michael Tibesar. Leo lived at 122 Washington Street in Rollingstone, Minnesota at the time.

Anton Susanna Schwartz original farm-house near Minneiska Minn July 1989

Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s original farm-house near Minneiska, Minnesota July 1989 (On the side of the house is Leo Michael Tibesar (yellow shirt), Jack Lacanlale Tibesar (bright blue shirt), Gregoria “Ria” Delos Reyes (Lacanlale) Tibesar (blue dress) and little Jason Lacanlale Tibesar (sitting down). Leo and Ria are talking to the current owner (woman on far left). Photo taken by Marcus Lowell Tibesar.)

Anton and Susanna Tibesar farm house circa 1915

Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s farm house circa 1915

Jason Tibesar in front of Anton Tibesar original grainery on the farm near Minneiska Minn July 1989

Little Jason Lacanlale Tibesar in front of his great-great-grandparents Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s original grainery on their farm near Minneiska, Minnesota July 1989

Anton and Susanna Schwartz Tibesar original grainery (this is the back of the building) on the farm near Minneiska Minn July 1989

Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s original grainery (backside) on their farm near Minneiska, Minnesota July 1989

Anton and Susanna Tibesar original barn - farm house is in background near Minneiska Minn July 1989

Anton and Susanna Tibesar’s original barn – the farm house is in the background. Photo taken by Marcus Lowell Tibesar on the old homestead near Minneiska, Minnesota July 1989

Jack and Jason L Tibesar front of g-g-grandfather Anton Tibesar barn on the homeplace farm near Minneiska Minn July 1989

Jack Lacanlale Tibesar (right) and Jason Lacanlale Tibesar in front of their great-great-grandparents Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s barn on the “homeplace” farm near Minneiska, Minnesota July 1989

Anton and Susanna Tibesar barn circa 1915

Anton and Susanna (Schwartz) Tibesar’s barn circa 1915


Jack Lacanlale and Jason Lacanlale –> Marcus Lowell –> Peter Benedict –> Louis –> Antoine “Anton” –> Pierre –> Michel –> Philippe Tibesar