Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Photo Number 305

Zearaths BVADo you suppose that the little guy in the front was a budding artist?Zearaths two
This is another Azo Real Photo Postcard from the years 1904 to 1918.
Grand Ma and Grand Pa ( He is sitting and she is behind him wearing a white apron)
Zerath on the porch
Martha Zerath and Mary Zerath
Loretta John and Lovey( Louey ?) Zerath
I almost didn’t buy this postcard, I got it from an Antique shop over by Hackensack, MN.  Then I figured if some child went to the trouble of enhancing this photo..at least I could purchase and feature it.
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Update from Iggy! 
Martha, Loretta, John, and Louie Zeroth all living in the early 1900's in Stearns, MN. It appears many of them died young around 1923 (perhaps an accident or weather calamity?) In any event, there are no SSN records to be had.

Loretta (of Stearns, MN) married and had three children, Terrance Raymond Nelson, Thomas Henry Nelson (died 82 years in 1993 in Crow Wing, MN), Darlene Leona Nelson (died 64 years in 1999 in Hennepin, MN).

I suspect a grandchild or two of Loretta "is out there".

13 comments:

  1. You were right to buy it, it is one of those cards that, when you sit down in the comfort of your own home and examine in in detail, is full of rich detail (and pencil marks!)

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  2. That is a rather tattered one. Looks like the "menfolks" are sitting at the table out in the middle left.

    What surprises me is the missing name - Did they really not list the baby's name? And Martha replaces the scratched out "Ella" - I wonder if this family had dozen(s) of look-a-like girls.

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  3. I misread that - perhaps the baby is Lorreta, and its two boys in the front - John and Louey?

    I think that "mean stare" that Mary Zerath scared me. :)

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  4. I'm glad you bought it, there is lots to grab the attention once you look at the bigger image. I like the man in the rocking chair in the background on the left and the other man on the steps on the right. The baby is really cute too. Very interesting photo. :-)

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  5. That's a tough one to search for some reason. For one, we only have the female names to really work with. Most women change their names on the census once they get married. There's a John Zerath who shows up in Queens, NY in 1930 but living with his mother? named Lucy. I wasn't able to find any good matches with the names on the post card.

    Norkio

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  6. I'm glad you bought it - I really enjoyed seeing it. I have an old poetry book of mama's that I was an "artist" in when I was a kid!

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  7. According to Ancestry.com, there were a:

    Martha, Loretta, John, and Louie Zeroth all living in the early 1900's in Stearns, MN. It appears many of them died young around 1923 (perhaps an accident or weather calamity?) In any event, there are no SSN records to be had.

    Loretta (of Stearns, MN) married and had three children, Terrance Raymond Nelson, Thomas Henry Nelson (died 82 years in 1993 in Crow Wing, MN), Darlene Leona Nelson (died 64 years in 1999 in Hennepin, MN).

    I suspect a grandchild or two of Loretta "is out there".

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  8. It would have been me. I was always making my golden books just a little bit better.

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  9. Hi Connie:

    I actually did a little more searching on this family, and Loretya's daughter is alive (born in 1942). I found her on Facebook and am sending her a message. Cross your fingers.

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  10. Wow..I never even thought of Facebook..way to go Sue!! It is good to see you out and about again..you must have had a really busy summer! :)

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  11. Connection made!! I will send you the information via Facebook message, so you can make contact with Loretta's daughter. She would love to have the picture!

    Yup, I've had a very busy summer & the fall is continuing to be the same. I think I might actually appreciate some snowstorms this winter! ;-)

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  12. I guess records/rumors of Darlene's death were a mistake - and are of another Darlene. My apologies.

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  13. Iggy, Don't feel bad. She is indeed alive and well..I guess we always have to question the information on the Internet.
    Abra probably would have not pursued this photo but she is very familiar with that county..and she has a second cousin that is related to the Zeroth family, in fact he is a Genealogist for the Historical Society there..it is a small world sometimes:)

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Connie