Thursday, January 28, 2010

Photo Number Ninety-Five



 This is a wedding photograph..however she does seem fairly young.  This is a photo that came from South Dakota.   It was taken at The Andre Studio in Dixon, ILL.
Mr and Mrs John Meurer..or Meruer.. I would venture to guess that this was about 1910 or 1911.
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Update***
From Coleen The 1920 and 1930 censuses of Lee County, Illinois, show a John and Josephine Meurer and their son Harold, living in East Grove Township in 1920 and in Dixon, IL, in 1930. John was born about 1881 in Illinois (his parents were from Germany, according to the census); Josephine was a couple of years younger, also born in Illinois (her parents listed as being from Sweden in 1930 census, but from Germany in 1920). The 1930 census says they were 22 and 21, respectively, when they married, which matches up rather well with your date estimations. Might it be them?  John was also listed as being a Caretaker of a Golf Club.  
It might be them..:) 

5 comments:

  1. My grandmother told us that when she was growing up, she was encouraged to drink a cup of cream every day so she'd have a nice soft, round face. That could be the case here. The woman looks young because she seems to still have her baby fat, but I guess she's in her late teens/early 20s. I think you are right on the date. Also note that she's wearing a large round locket - probably a watch, and a small pin at her throat. It looks as though she might also be wearing glasses but the image quality just isn't there. I had to force myself to look at the man because he's not very interesting compared to her. :-)

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  2. My grandma was 15 when she married. They had a formal picture taken and it is in an oval frame. I will try to do that some of these days. I forgot that I now have that. That girl in the photo could be very young.

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  3. The 1920 and 1930 censuses of Lee County, Illinois, show a John and Josephine Meurer and their son Harold, living in East Grove Township in 1920 and in Dixon, IL, in 1930. John was born about 1881 in Illinois (his parents were from Germany, according to the census); Josephine was a couple of years younger, also born in Illinois (her parents listed as being from Sweden in 1930 census, but from Germany in 1920). The 1930 census says they were 22 and 21, respectively, when they married, which matches up rather well with your date estimations. Might it be them?
    Coleen (who likes to do genealogical research and has family who lived in this part of Illinois in this time period)

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  4. Forgot to add this bit of trivia. The occupation of the John Meurer listed in the 1930 census in Dixon, Illinois, was caretaker of a golf club. Not a common occupation, is it?
    Coleen

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  5. Coleen..fantastic info thank you so much for the input!! No, being a caretaker of a Golf Club would not be a everyday common job. Interesting. I will add this info to the photo! Thank you!! Connie

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