Friday, July 23, 2010

Photo Number 260

This is Anna Dreis.  The photographer is Julius Tessman of Wadena, Minnesota, he only worked in Wadena in the year 1914.
I found an Anna Katherine Dreis that was born in 1878..who died in Hubbard County in 1960..very near Wadena.  The gal in the photo would have to be 36..I don't think she looks that old..do you?

I also found an Anna Marie Dreis that was born in 1897..that would make her 17, now that is more believable.

She is all dressed up, those sleeves on that blouse are really something.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update: From Norkio
The blouse style is lovely, and she has a pin locket or watch on too. Those sleeves are a pain to make. They are two part sleeves - one sleeve goes all the way up in a normal shape, then second part is the pouf which is sewn onto the normal sleeve. A good seamstress will put net or tulle inside the pouf so it will hold its shape. 


Update:
This photo went Full Circle 51 on April 09, 2012 

14 comments:

  1. Again we have the lovely frame. They did know how to frame things in those days - something we miss in this digital age.

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  2. This latest batch of photos has been interesting, especially the fashion trends.

    You must have a great time going through photos in the antique shops.

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  3. I agree that this young woman is the younger Anna Dries you found. The blouse style is lovely, and she has a pin locket or watch on too. Those sleeves are a pain to make. They are two part sleeves - one sleeve goes all the way up in a normal shape, then second part is the pouf which is sewn onto the normal sleeve. A good seamstress will put net or tulle inside the pouf so it will hold its shape. Unfortunately, the women in these dresses tend to look like linebackers. ;-)

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  4. yes I'm going with the younger one. all the photos I've seen in my stash, by the time someone was 36 he or she was looking very much older than a 36 year old looks now.

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  5. Yes the fashion show continues. I find it interesting that you found people with similar names. I have a cousin, distant, in Chicago that I have never met nor written who was named my exact name. He doesn't blog and has done so little on the internet that I can't find out much about him.

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  6. L. D. isn't it interesting to consider the many people who have the same names? My husband registered his name as a domain, just for the heck of it. One day, he got an email from a teenager demanding "why do you own my name domain?" As if no one else in the world could have had that name, lol.

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  7. I'm with the crowd - this seems to be the younger of the two that you found.

    One question with the younger one you found searching, was Dreis her maiden or married name? married at 17 is mighty young but not impossible.

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  8. I'm terrible at working out people's ages. About as bad as reading maps to be honest! Incredible shirt sleeves, I could imagine this in the Paris Autumn collection, it's bound to make a comeback!

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  9. Is there chance the Anna is Anne? I looked at the signature and can't tell.

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  10. Iggy, I would assume that Dreis was her maiden name..and yes it could be Anne..anything is possible:)

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  11. Here are the results of my muleheaded lunch hour searchings.

    Assumed born around 1895 -
    Wadena, MN is about 160 miles NE of Minneapolis

    DREIS, ANNA M(arie?) 05-Dec-1897 Feb-1994 age 96 years old in Hastings, Dakota, MN Mother maiden LEIFELD

    Hastings, MN is 12 miles NE of Hampton, MN and about 30 miles SW of Minneapolis.

    I found an obituary for Henry Dreis - who I suspect (without much proof) is Anna's grandfather here:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.minnesota.counties.wadena/13/mb.ashx

    Of interest are the children of - specifically Nicholas of Hampton, MN (and bothers John and Joseph of Wadena).

    Nick married Mary M. and the 1920 census shows:

    Nicholas Dreis (Hampton, MN is 35 miles SSW south of Hennepin/Minneapolis)
    Age: 57 (in 1920)
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Spouse Mary M. - Hennepin, Minnesota

    My "working theory" (that is I'm looking for support) is:

    1) Anna is Nick's daughter
    2) Anna M(arie?) never married (and maybe never had children)
    3) There are a large number of Dreis listed in Hampton (and lots more in Hastings) MN including some older women...

    ...such as Mildred T Dreis 92 yo Hastings, MN relative M A Dreis (also listed as 92 yo)

    Ancestry.com claims there is a family tree for Nicholas Dreis (Tennyson-Hauenstein Family Tree) but I can't access it.

    Ponderings - is Mildred a younger sister of Anna Marie? If so, it looks like she never married either (unless she is a sister-in-law or not related)

    Please read Henry's obit - it is facinating.

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  12. P.s., Henry lived in Vermillion, MN early-to-late 1860s which is almost exactly between Hampton and Hastings, MN.

    I suspect Anna went ot visit her "great-uncles" and other relatives in Wadena in 1914 and had her picture taken while there.

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  13. http://www.debbiesgenealogy.com/vermillion_township22.htm

    Note all the Dreis buried there...

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  14. Iggy, Do you eat lunch? I have searched and searched for Anna Dreis ..I give up..there are too many of them..and I just keep finding Anna K who is too old. Henrys obit was entertaining!..for an obit! :)

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