Thursday, April 23, 2015

Photos of Yesteryear... Throwback Thursday

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive...
Today it is the Ralph & Minnie (Cole) Maine family

L-R- Thora, Larrie, Minnie & Vernie, Ralph, Blanche, Hiram, Loren  circa 1909



The young family above, probably while living in Southern Minnesota... and below after settling in Northern Minnesota, near Pequot Lakes, when everyone is grown

Back Row L-R- Loren, Thora, Larrie, Blanche, Hiram
Front Row L-R- Ralph, Vernie, Minnie

 In the early years of their marriage, Ralph & Minnie Maine moved from Northern Minnesota, back to Southern Minnesota, and back & forth yet again... before settling for good in the Pequot Lakes area, around 1910. The above studio photograph is the only one I have ever seen for the entire family... though they were regular users of 'snapshot' cameras... so many photos exist today.

Ralph died in 1939, after suffering a sudden stroke at the home of his daughter Vernie. Minnie remained on the homestead alone, until about 1947 when Hiram & family moved in with her, after their nearby farm house burned down. Suffering from dementia in her later years, Minnie died in 1953.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Photos of Yesteryear-- Throwback Thursday

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive...
Today it is Uncle Dan Weber 
& his 3 sons- George, William & Andrew




I am not sure which son is which however... I will have to see if some of my cousins know the identities for certain.

Daniel Weber [1873-1956] was the husband of Eva Krumholz [1881-1956] and they had 4 children, a daughter Mary Weber Erickson [1914-1993] and the 3 sons pictured above- George [1910-1987], Andrew [1906-1981], William [1907-2001].

The Weber family started out in Martin County, MN before moving to the Osakis, MN area in the 1910s. They lived & farmed their until their deaths... descendants still live in the area today.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Photos of Yesteryear-- Throwback Thursday

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive...
Today it is James George... 
older brother of my GGG-Grandfather Myron George




This is a great photo of James George [1844-1916] dressed in his Civil War Uniform. James was born in China, Wyoming County, New York, the oldest child of Lee & Sally (Silloway) George. He grew up in Erie, Holland County, NY and later moved with his family to Alma, Allegany County, NY.

Sometime after serving in the Civil War he was married and settled in Southern Minnesota, eventually relocating to Central City, Iowa in the 1900's, where he had a brother living.

I do not know anything about the early life of James George, or about his military service. He did not have any children and I have yet to focus any significant research on him and his life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jacobina Krumholz Weber... 141 years old

Jacobina Krumholz





Jacobina Krumholz was born April 8, 1874 in Hildmannsfeld, Baden, Germany the 5th child of Jacob Theodore Krumholz, Sr & Agatha Kleinhans...  as a young child she immigrated to the United States with her parents, settling in Woodford County, Illinois.

She married William Weber on October 30, 1894 and they eventually moved to Martin County, Minnesota with their young family. After William's sudden death in 1932, Jacobina remained in their home, along with daughter Agnes, until her death in 1950.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Photos of Yesteryear-- Throwback Thursday

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive...
Today is it my Great-Great Aunt & Uncle- 
Josephine Sturm & Merle Mapson
One their wedding day- August 11, 1931



Josephine [1907-1997] is the youngest sister of my Great-Grandfather John Sturm while Merle [1902-1988] is the younger brother to my Great-Grandma Beatrice Mapson Sturm..... ten years after the marriage of my Great-Grandparents, their younger siblings also married one another.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mystery Photo... Winnebago, MN... Maine Family?

This mystery cabinet card photograph comes from Winnebago, Minnesota... a great multi-subject photo, it has remained unidentified in my genealogy collection.



Unknown Members of the "Maine Family"

I obtained this mystery photo over 20 years ago... it is some how connected to the Maine family who lived near Winnebago. This particular photograph ended up with Maine descendants in North Dakota.

The Lathrop & Pierce families were related to the Maine's and lived nearby... it is possible that this photo could include some of them.

Hopefully someone out there has this same photograph in their collection or recognizes some of the subjects... It would be great to finally identify these people after so many years. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Photos of Yesteryear--- Throwback Thrusday

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive... 
today it is my Great-Great Uncle William "Willie" Weerts 



William Weerts


William Weerts [1898-1976] was born in Iowa to German immigrant parents, the 7th of 10 children. Later in life, in 1958, he was married to a widow Ella Wolfgram Hanna until her death in 1965. Suffering from Parkinson's Disease, he died at the Truman Lutheran Retirement Home in 1976.