Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photo Number 726

This is a Cabinet Card.  This is the last photo from Tulla.  We have not made any connections with family yet..maybe someday.
Harold and Hazel from Tulla
The photographer is Ely from Oshkosh.  The children are adorable.
Harold and Hazel Back from Tulla

J D Nave?? Ham or Hamm
Mapleton Minn
Pastel, Full figures of both
Hazel three years      Harold 19 months

Cook Ely was in Oshkosh Wisconsin from 1879 to 1895.  He mentored Beatrice Tonnesen.   Beatrice was hearing impaired, her Mother paid Cook $100 to teach Beatrice about photography. At that time not many women were photographers.  She became a well known photographer in Chicago catering to the wealthy.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update from Abra:
I believe this is Hazel and Harold Ham(m), children of Joseph Hamm and Julia Rasey. Hazel Vivian Hamm was born Nov 8, 1888 in OshKosh. It is hard to tell where things go after that, as most of the 1890 censuses are lost. I find Harold and Hazel and with two older siblings and one younger sibling in the 1900 census in Mapleton MN. However, they are listed as stepchildren of Martin Pratt (mother's name is Julia). 

My thought is their father probably passed after the youngest child was born and mom remarried to a man 27 years her senior. 

I find Hazel V Grover in the 1920 census in Mankato & 1930 census in Ohio, with her mother living with them. In 1930 she has a 6 year old daughter Janice.

In searching family trees, I found a couple. One lists Harold as having had a number of children and some may be living. I will go ahead and message the owner of the HAMM family tree and send them a link to your site to see what comes of it. Fingers crossed! ~Abra



Update:
This photo went Full Circle 53 on April 16 2012.

11 comments:

  1. That is one of the best pictures I have ever seen. Those children are adorable!

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  2. They are sooo adorable! Hope you find a good home for them.

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  3. I believe this is Hazel and Harold Ham(m), children of Joseph Hamm and Julia Rasey. Hazel Vivian Hamm was born Nov 8, 1888 in OshKosh. It is hard to tell where things go after that, as most of the 1890 censuses are lost. I find Harold and Hazel and with two older siblings and one younger sibling in the 1900 census in Mapleton MN. However, they are listed as stepchildren of Martin Pratt (mother's name is Julia).

    My thought is their father probably passed after the youngest child was born and mom remarried to a man 27 years her senior.

    I find Hazel V Grover in the 1920 census in Mankato & 1930 census in Ohio, with her mother living with them. In 1930 she has a 6 year old daughter Janice.

    In searching family trees, I found a couple. One lists Harold as having had a number of children and some may be living. I will go ahead and message the owner of the HAMM family tree and send them a link to your site to see what comes of it. Fingers crossed! ~Abra

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  4. BTW, I found that J.D. Hamm died on April 7th, 1896 in Mapleton, MN. I love it when all the details match. :-) ~Abra

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  5. Ah, some Abra magic!

    I was going to say that the ornate letter in J D Nave ? was an "H" - if you look how the H in Hazel and Harold is formed.

    I tried Haas, Haur, Havi and Haar and others - never thought of "m" (and still can't see an "m" but if Abra says it works - I'm sold).

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  6. Looking at the "n" in Mapleton I can see "n" in the last name so, yeah, I can see it now...

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  7. Superb detective work, Abra! I hope that someone steps up to claim this lovely picture. So cute.

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  8. I had contact with someone who has the Hamm's in their family tree, so hopefully this one will eventually be a full circle. When I did this search, I typed Hazel into my ancestry search engine, with a sibling option of Harold, and a residence of Mapleton. When this family came up and I looked at the spelling on the photo, I was then able to see Ham. Everything after that just kept matching up. It was a fun discovery. ~Abra

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  9. Fingers crossed for Harold and Hazel - they're gorgeous :-) Jo

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  10. Because of Abras message on Ancestry I was contacted on March 18 by a relative and the Cabinet Card was mailed out on March 20, 2012 to Jeff in Mesa AZ.

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