Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Photo Number 1080

This is a Christmas greeting from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Clem and Helen DL Antiques
Clem and Helen
Mikey and Genie
Clem and Helen DL Antiques
Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)
Update from Iggy:
Clem and Helen Biedscheid lived in Mankato, Minnesota and I see a record for Michael William Biedscheid who was born March 24, 1948 in Mankato, MN

7 comments:

  1. Yes, this is quite a charming photo! It appears as though it might be from sometime in the 1930s or '40s. These children probably were members of a financially-comfortable family but, regardless of that, most children of the eras of the Great Depression and of World War II learned much from those difficult times.

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  2. I've no definitive proof, but I think the family name might be Biedscheid. Clem and Helen Biedscheid lived in Mankato, Minnesota and I see a record for Michael William Biedscheid who was born March 24, 1948 in Mankato, MN (He appears to currently live in WHitefish, Montana).

    The census records are of no help in this case since the birthdate is after the latest available records (1940).

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  3. Clem and Helen are listed in the 1940 Census, but their surname is misspelled.

    It noted that he is employed as a molder for a foundry in Mankato, MN.

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27784-4925-22?cc=2000219&wc=MMYC-DKY:1438651464

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  4. Hmmm. If "Mikey" in the photograph is indeed the Michael Biedscheid born in 1948, the photo had to have been taken in the mid to late 1950s. That seems rather strange, because the children's clothing styles are of an earlier era - not of the mid to late 1950s, which is when I was about the same age as the children in the photograph. Although, I was and still am from "the other side of the tracks" so my experience with the clothing of the "upper-crust" is rather limited. Maybe in the late 1950s some of the members of the "upper-crust" were still dressing their little girls in what I call "Shirley Temple dresses" [like what "Genie" is wearing] but I rather doubt it, unless "Genie's" parents were of the old-fashioned type.

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    1. I know it is confusing..Clem and Helen were quite old when they had their children...that kind of made me go hmmm:)

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  5. There is a Minnesota death certificate for a Clement Biedscheid [3/21/1918 - 12/22/1984] who was born in Minnesota and who died in LeSueur Co., Minnesota.

    Although, the above photo greeting card could have been mailed from anywhere in the U.S.A. or Canada - or from almost anywhere else. Surely there haven't been many "Clem and Helen" couples but maybe Biedscheid is not the right surname. It would be nice if the Michael William Biedscheid [b. 1948] could be contacted.

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