John Gross, Jr

January 1995
Faces of Identity, Hands of Skill: Folk Arts in North Dakota;1995, p16
The article profiles John Gross Jr., a German-Russian volkslieder in Napoleon, North Dakota. Gross was born in Logan County to John and Magdalena Gross. He started singing at the age of six years old. Most of the songs he learned were sung in the German dialect because he did not learn English until the first grade. Gross was singing as a young man at traditional parties, weddings, anniversaries, and funerals.


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