Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mystery Wedding Photo- Peoria, Illinois area

This early marriage portrait is from a Peoria, Illinois photography studio

It is very likely that someone in this photo (if not everyone) is somehow connected to the Weber or Krumholz families, who lived outside of Peoria in the Pekin and Metamora areas.

Hopefully someday, we'll be able to identify this mystery wedding portrait

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mystery Photo- Peoria, Illinois area

This photo is from a Peoria, Illinois photography studio.

It is likely that this unidentified gentleman is related to the Weber or Krumholz families that lived in the Peoria - Metamora - Pekin  Illinois area. It would be great to give this fine portrait a name! Hopefully someone out there recognizes him or also has this same photo

Thursday, March 10, 2016

TBT- Photos of Yesteryear- Sybil & James Hooser

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive
This week it is-

James & Sybil (Hooser) Hooser

James & Sybil Hooser

Sybil was born outside of Winnebago, MN in 1882-- the first daughter (and 3rd of 10 children) of Charles Hooser & Jessie Maine.

The name Hooser is often spelled Hoosier as well. Some adapted one spelling or another--- while others switched back & forth. 

Sybil spent her earlier years in Southern Minnesota-- growing up around her Mother's family & her cousins, before the family relocated to what is now South Dakota. After a few years the family again relocated to Northern Minnesota.

As a young woman, Sybil was married to a distant cousin- James Theodore Hooser. They would live in the Park Rapids area, until moving to Canada for a few years.

By 1909, the family had returned to Park Rapids.

On July 21, 1914, Sybil passed away from complications of a heart ailment. She was only 32 years old.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TBT- Photos of Yesteryear-- Herman & Stella Weerts

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive
This week it is my Great-Grandfather & his 2nd wife
Herman "Harm" Weerts & Stella Loveall

This marriage took place on September 1, 1932 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Herman had just lost his wife the previous Spring, but with 7 small children at home I expect a "Mother" for them was a priority.

In 1936, Stella gave birth to a daughter of her own... sadly, in January 1942, at the age of 41- Stella passed away from chronic myocarditis. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mystery Photo-- Peoria, Illinois vicinity~

This interesting photo was recently shared among 
family-- trying to identify who it might be.

It looks to be a very early photograph... likely from the Peoria or Metamora, Illinois area-- and connected in someway to the Krumholz, Weber, or Schadt families.

Hopefully, one day, someone else will have a labeled version of this photograph in their collection. Until then, we'll keep searching.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mystery Photo- Norwood, Minnesota... Hoelz kin?

This mystery photo comes from a Norwood, Minnesota photography studio

It came from a collection of photos that are connected to the Hoelz & Wagner families that lived in the Young America - Norwood area for many years.

Hopefully someone will recognize this fine looking bridal couple and they can once again be identified.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TBT- Photos of Yesteryear- Weerts Brothers

Spotlighting photos from my extensive photo archive
This week it is-

The Sons of Herman & Elizabeth (Weber) Weerts

Gerald, Willard, Jame & Donavon Weerts

Herman & Elizabeth (Weber) Weerts lived in Martin County, Minnesota during their married lives. Elizabeth died as a young woman in 1932 and Herman remarried and moved to Winnebago, MN. 

They had 5 sons- Gerald [1918-1988], Willard [1920-2005], James [1922-1990] & Donavon [1929-2001] are pictured above. Lawrence [1927-2007] is missing from this photo.