NAME: Bently
COUNTY: Hettinger
CLIMATE: Cold in winter, Hot in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring nice and cool
COMMENTS: A couple or three families still live there.  My great-grandfather Andreas Krause homesteaded there in the 1880s. He came from Bessarabia (a former German colony bordering on the Black Sea).  A grandson farmed there (near Bently) for many years before he moved to Arizona, where he passed away.  I am descendant of the first gent named above - - a  great-great grandson.  My father emigrated to Mott from N. Germany, where I spent my teen years there.  I lived in Japan for 40 years and now live in Germany, near Stuttgart, where my ancestors (my previous 7th generation) emigrated from to Poland  - - and from there to Bessarabia.
REMAINS: Several old homes and old commercial - - and several modern homes
A typical old farming community.

Submitted by: Siegfried Trautwein