Youngest Printers Edit Own Paper (Nov, 1936)

Youngest Printers Edit Own Paper
TWO brothers, Robert Giegerich, 10, and Lorin, 15, of Prairie du Sac, Wis., have won the distinction of being the world’s youngest publishers, editors and printers, with their monthly amateur newspaper, the Prairie Bugler. Both are proficient linotype operators. Their paper began in 1934.

  1. Alan J. Richer says: March 13, 20086:43 am

    I want to know where these little mutants got access to a linotype machine and printing equipment. How much does anyone want to bet that one or both of their fathers run the local weekly newspaper or a printing job shop?

  2. jayessell says: March 16, 20083:55 pm

    Threat or Menace?”
    (Part 3 of 5)

  3. docca says: March 16, 20088:07 pm

    Apparently their family was already in the printing business since 1899, so yes, they’re only using “daddy’s toys” in the photo.

    Their business is still in operation:


    Could anyone in Wisconsin check this?

  4. Small world says: September 1, 20095:09 pm

    One of the brothers is mentioned here

  5. Chris says: May 19, 201010:00 pm

    In the first post, I really hope that the phrase “little mutants” wasnt used to bash my grandfather and his brother, though I know better…whats your problem anyway?

  6. Chris says: May 19, 201010:11 pm

    And no, Im not joking, Lorin Giegerich is my grandfather.

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