- University of Michigan
Joseph and Winifred (Catlett) Swering married in 1918. They began their newlywed life in Brookings until Joseph began working for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA, and from there they moved to Buffalo, NY. The Catlett family built an expansive home in Brookings, South Dakota in 1902. While the family lived there, both Winifred and her sister, Margaruite help their weddings in the home. The Catlett home was also host to many social events while the family lived there. Eventually, the house was transformed into a living space of students attending South Dakota State College.