• Harold Loeffelmacher – Living Category – Inducted 1975

      Harold Loeffelmacher was born in 1905 on a farm in Mollet county near Fort Ridgely of frontier days.  He moved to New Ulm, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Loeffelmacher.  He took his first music lesson on a violin from a Lutheran minister.  He graduated from the violin…

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  • Steve Adamczyk – Living Category – Inducted 1975

    Steve Adamczyk was born in Chicago, the eldest of four children of the late Stephen and Lottie (nee Kazanecki) Adamczyk.  His parents introduced Steve to music at an early age, enrolling him as a student of piano, his first teachers being the Felician Sisters of SS. Peter and Paul Parish. …

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  • Johnny Pecon – Deceased Category – Inducted 1975

      Johnny Pecon was born on February 3, 1915 in Cleveland.  At age five he began playing on a small accordion.  In his teens he already sat in with some of the Slovenian polka bands.  At age 19 he formed his own polka band.   Johnny joined the Navy in…

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