In 1878, Konstantine Rettich filed on a homestead in Homer Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota. He drove a stagecoach.
Later, the family moved to the Ypsilanti community, where they lived on a farm east of town and, still later, to a farm northeast of Ypsilanti.
Mr. and Mrs. Rettich had three children: Rudolph and Rupert, who were both bachelors, and Mary.
Their daughter, Mary, was married to Gilbert Miner. They had five children: Florence, Ida, Bertha, Aldina, and Ernest.
Rudolph and Rupert later bought the Phinias Whitney farm, where they lived until their deaths. Their sister, Mary, also lived with them for a time. Ernest and his family were living on the farm in 1982, when the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published.