The photographer is Gesman from Knoxville, Iowa. I found that he was in business in the late 1800’s. I will guess that this was taken around 1890.
I did a quick search and found her in the 1880 Census.
She married Miller C Hunter.
Clay Township, Marion County Iowa
M C Hunter age 46 Farmer
Emily Hunter age 43 Keeping House
Mary age 14?( Female) At home due to swelling..the box for Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden or Horribly Disabled was checked.Fanny age 11( Female)
SL age 9 ( Female)
George E age 10? (Male) protégé??
Then I did another search for just Emily Rouze..and low and behold I found the biography of her father..here is the link it is very interesting reading. Emily lived to be 77 years old. If she was 43 in the 1880 census then she was born in about 1837 and she died sometime around 1914.
The biography was part of a book written in 1928 by Nellie Hunter Sherman and updated in 1990 and titled Rouze Family Genealogy, by Dixie Norton and Carol McKenzie. Additional research by Jeff Rouze.
I could find no way to contact Jeff Rouze, but perhaps someday he will do a search and find the photo, and checkout my profile on the left side of the page and send me an email!
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
I found that Emily was born on May 03, 1837 and she married Miller Hunter on August 06, 1854 at the age of 17.
Update from Jeff:
Just correcting the information above. Emily Rouze Hunter did have children (I'm not sure why I mentioned no children). She and husband Miller Clark (MC) Hunter had at least six children: Ellen, Joseph, Mary, Fannie/Fanny, Susan Lulu, and Clark. So with the census information at top, the two oldest children were apparently no longer living at home. I have records that Emily Rouze Hunter died on 2/13/1915. Thanks!