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Ruth Kohrt

Ruth Kohrt, born in 1921, grew up on a farm during the Great Depression.  After receiving her teaching certificate, she lived a lifetime of service as a school teacher in northwest Iowa. Beginning in a one-room school and later teaching in town, she taught all the grades K though 12 as well as college preparatory English and literature and became the high school librarian. She began writing after retirement and the death of her husband.  Her books incorporate family history similar to her own and the history of northwestern Iowa during the late 19th and early 20th century.

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