Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
What?! You're looking for your Great-Grandma's obituary?
- You're disappointed that you haven't been able to find the actual obituary online?
- You've posted to your favorite Facebook group for help, to no avail?
- Do you 'give up' now?
Sunday, May 8, 2016
I recently rescued this very nice cabinet card photo from a garage sale--- for $1.00.
It's from a Blue Earth, Minnesota photography studio-- circa 1890.
Someone had written 'Jessie Stowe Scott' on the backside... and a little research found that Jessie Stowe was born in Elmore, MN on 3 December 1885, the daughter of John & Ellen Stowe.
It seems that the family eventually moved to Hecla, South Dakota. She had a younger sister Marion Stearns and Jessie married William Scott in 1906, and they had a son- Preston Scott (died in 1969). Jessie died in 1972 and her Findagrave memorial has a pretty detailed obituary... and it seems that she may have a Grandson living on the West Coast.
It would be wonderful to reunite this great photo with a family member who will appreciate & treasure it!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
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
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
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.