This CdV is from the Antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Morgeneier and DeGuire were in Winona at the 209-211 East Third Street location from 1892 to 1894.
This may be William Strehlow. A while back I think I had a photo of his daughter and her husband. I think he is Eugenia Stehlow Meilickes father. She was featured in Photo Number 134 and Full Circle Eight.
If this is William Strehlow he was born in Germany in 1844. Emigrated to Wisconsin with his parents Fredrik and Mary when he was five or six years old.
He was a Union Scout during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
He married Marie Buchholz of Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1868. They had eight children: William F., Franklin, Mrs. Arthur (Eugenia) Meilicke, Della, Marie, and Mrs. J. R. (Emma) Bishop. A son, Hubert, preceded his parents in death by six months and an infant child was buried in Winona, Minnesota.
He started a very successful farm implement business in North Dakota. The full article can be found here.
William Strehlow died on April 8, 1932.
If my wild guess is correct and this is him, I have a photograph of his Granddaughter to show you tomorrow.
The people that got the Full Circle Eight Photos were all relatives and interested in the Meilicke connection..not to the Strehlow branch of the family. But who knows perhaps a Strehlow will show up to claim these photos. I search for a photo of him online to compare this photo too since he was a Postmaster and a County Commissioner..with no luck.
In the past month I mailed off a number of photos..and got no response from the people they were sent to. I find it rather discouraging. When I finish work at the Museum and I have more time I am going to make a list and update what I know about all the photos that I have sent out over the past two years that do not have Full Circle posts. I feel a need to tie up all the loose ends.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)
Update: Oct 12, 2011 I mailed a copy of this blog post to a relative.
Update: October 19, 2011
I heard from relatives of William Strehlow, they have many photos of him and are not interested in anymore.