Thursday, October 31, 2013

Photo Number 1387

I received a request to try to find family for something.

Connie,

I belong to a German Interest Group in Janesville, WI. One of our members has an award (ribbon, I think.) Someone found it on the street and sent it to her. It is old and has information with it. Would it be possible for me to take a photo of it and send the photo and information to you for posting?

The surname is Scheurmann. The ribbon is in gold. There is a photo translating the German on the ribbon, one of the envelope and one giving information about the ribbon from a family member. The envelope is postmarked 1944. I don't think I can give you any more information. As I said, we are just trying to get it back to the rightful family. Do you have any other ideas?  Mary

Here it is.  First the entire ribbon, then the wording, the envelope, a note and the translation.

P1020148

P1020150

P1020152

Miss Alice Scheurmann  311 Driftwood Lane Wilmette Ill  Postmarked in 1944

P1020156

 

There is a memo off to the side November 20, 1944-1786 =158 years old. (227 years old now)

This silk ribbon is a family heirloom from October 2, 1786 celebrating the succession of Fred. Whlm II to the throne of Prussia.

Given to Mimm Jones Scheurmann by her Aunt and Uncle Katrina and Karl Mueller who came to Ill in the 1850’s from Prussia, bringing money with them buying farm lands + becoming citizens.  They brought this rare old ribbon among their personal possessions.  Ribbon given to Karl Mueller by his father in Prussia who had been at this celebration as a young officer – 1786.

P1020159

Here is the translation of what is on the ribbon.

Huldigen – to pay homage to swear allegiance

Come (all) to your kings throne

Swear (conjur up) by the peoples sacred hands

because Friedrich turned the crown over to Friedr. Wilhelm

swear (you??) to be faithful to him

longtime your fervent heart beat for him

know (that) your  solemn oath of allegiance

will be carried by Prussia’s

protective spirit heavenwards

The book of fate (history) lies open

can prophesy you blessings

“You shall be happy for all times to come under Friedrich Wilhelm”

If anyone can help to locate family for this ribbon please leave me a comment or contact me by email, my email is off to the left click on the yellow flower in the sidebar.  I will forward the information to Mary.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Photo Number 1386

Yesterdays photo and these photos are related..perhaps on several different levels.  They all came from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.  They all had little slips of paper with names.  I had to purchase them all with the hope that some relatives will claim them. Max herd Class Moorhead Antiques 1938
Max herd Class Moorhead Antiques 1938 list
Max Hird, Delores Houge, Clifford Houge, Dean Bartle
Caroline Houge, Willie Bartle, Beulah Mae? Brown
Caroline and Mary Schlosser.
I believe that Willie Bartle is the William Bartle whose parents are Orville and Belle (yesterdays photo)
Max Hird Class 1939 Moorhead Antiques
Max Hird Class 1939 Moorhead Antiques list
Dean Bartle, Gail Steele, Clifford Houge, Max Hird
Willie Bartle ---- Lorraine Caron, Betty Steele, Delores Houge
----- Caroline Houge, Evelyn Steele  1939?
1942 Max leon Hird  Group moorhead Antiques
1942 Max leon Hird  Group moorhead Antiques back
1942 Max leon Hird  Group moorhead Antiques list
Front: Mary Schlosser, Imogene Stemen, ----- ,Clyde Houge, Valentine Schlosser, Bob Carow, Thurman ---, Frances Steele
Mid: Max Hird, Leo Schlosser, Gail Steele, Clifford Houge,-----, Dean Bartle
Back: Betty Steele,Caroline Schlosser, Agatha Schlosser, Lorraine Carow, Boltzer Schlosser, ----, Delores Houge, --------
1942
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I found Max Leon Hird he is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Edgeley ND.  He was born May 4, 1930 and Died May 6, 2004  He was married to Barbara Launa Ellingson Hird (1934-2005)

Info from Iggy
Lawrence Dean "Dean" Bartle (c. 1931) Brother of "Willie". Was in Fargo, ND, the husband of Naomi Yaeger worked as a teacher.

Clifford A. Houge (Oct. 20, 1930 - Dec. 17, 1995) (Find A Grave Memorial# 23681252) Son of Alvin and Caroline Houge.

Clyde Houge (c. 1935) Brother of Clifford A.

Lorraine Ida Carow (c. 1930) Daughter of Walter Henry and Ida Margaret Carow.

Robert Albert "Bob" Carow (c. 1934) Brother of Lorraine Ida Carow (Find A Grave Memorial# 23688566)

Agatha Schlosser (c. 1928)
Baltzer Schlosser (Feb 11, 1927 - May 8, 2011) (Obituary - http://www.jamestownsun.com/content/baltzer-schlosser)
Caroline Schlosser (c. 1930)
Leo Schlosser (3 Jul 1931 - 9 Feb 2001)
Mary Schlosser (c. 1934)
Valentine Schlosser (c. 1935) Lived in Fargo.


Betty Lou Steele (c. 1931) Sister of Gail
Gail Fredrick Steele (7 Feb 1932 - 27 Aug 2003) (Find A Grave Memorial# 72744482) Daughter of Lewis William and Doris Steele.
Evelyn Doris Steele (c. 1927)
James Francis "Frances" Steele (19 Jun 1936 - 29 Jun 2003) (Find A Grave Memorial# 76249187)

Imogene Stemen (c. 1936), daughter of Glenn H and Gelia M Stemen. She married James Arndt. They were married Feb. 11, 1956, in Dickey, N.D.

Beulah Mae Brown, "Mae Brown Thompson Siemers Rand" (May 19, 1925 - Apr. 24, 2011) (Find A Grave Memorial# 68909248) Her memorial has a complete obituary.

These photos went Full Circle 79 on December 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photo Number 1385

This is a photograph from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.
Orville Bartle and Belle Hird Moorhead antiques
The photographer was Ravel  in Edgeley ND
Orville Bartle and Belle Hird Moorhead Antiques back
Orville Bartle    Belle Hird
I wonder what their story is?
I have some photographs of their relatives…grandson maybe?  I will present them tomorrow.
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Update from Iggy:
I suspect this is an engagement photo. Orville Pasco Bartle (1882-1968) married Mertel Belle Hird (1889-1963) They were married March 10 of 1909. 


They had at least one son, William P Bartle (1926 - 2003) and family still living in Edgeley, ND.
Update:  They had one daughter and five sons, Leroy, Kenneth, Glen, Leland and William. All four brothers died before William in 2003. William married Pearl Hirth Bartle (1926 to 2005) they had an infant son that died. 
This photo went Full Circle 79 on December 30, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Full Circle 75

Iggy located an address for family of this photo.  I didn’t hear anything back and one day noticed a friend of mine on Facebook had a friend with the same last name.  Yes, It was her father and his sister.  A photo that she didn’t know existed.

Jan 1939 Evelyn and Len Grotness Number 1332 

Photo Number1332  Evelyn and Len Grotnes 1939

Laurie wrote this about her Father and shared  a bit of family history. .

He was an avid photographer, as was his father, a Norwegian immigrant, who came to our country in 1905. My grandpa Elinas Grotnes also loved movies, and shot films of he and my father building our Valhalla Resort starting in 1929. We enjoy looking at the the history and perpetuating it. I think the photo you have was when my father Len Grotnes, and his sister Evelyn were living in Detroit Lakes, during high school. He was born in 1921, so this photo must've been in his later teen years. Back then, if someone from the Island Lake/Toad/Shell Lake area wanted to graduate from HS, they had to live in town in Detroit Lakes and return home to the lake in the country each weekend, or whenever they could make it. My. Grandpa Elinas was a Norwegian Immigrant, WW1 veteran, whom while fighting in Nantes, France, was one of the soldiers who stumbled upon 'The Lost Battalion' and helped them fight their way out. Back then, they only had carrier pigeons to deliver the statistics of their well being, and now we have FB at the touch if our fingers. Humbling! My Grandmother was a Swedish immigrant American, and was a Red Cross RN in the battlefields of Nantes, France where she met my grandfather. I love their Love story!

Laurie was pleased and thankful to get the old photo. Thank you so much! My father and his sister in the photo have been gone for five years, now. My mom had never seen this picture of daddy, so it was a special joy for her, also.

We still have no idea who took all of these photos in the Miss M series.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photo Number 1384

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.
R. Gibson Moorhead Antiques
A lovely young lady with huge sleeves, a flower and an updo.
We also have a name.
R. Gibson Moorhead Antiques back
Miss R Gibson  1895
The date matches with the Photographer Arthur Bentley’s time in Fargo 1895 to 1900.
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Update from Iggy:
Ruby Gibson (b. abt 1887 in Scotland) the daughter of Robert and Angela (Jenkins) Gibson - and if so, her sister was famous - Angela Murray Gibson. They lived in Fargo and Casselton ND.

In the newspaper article it states the Ruby was the older sister and Angela was the younger sister.  While her sister attended college Ruby worked at Herbst Clothing Store in Fargo, she had a gift for merchandising and Isaac Herbst helped her start her own store in Casselton ND called The Bee Hive Store.  She supported her sister financially with her film making efforts.  Her sister Angela was one of the first female motion picture directors. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Photo Number 1383

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Emelia Tin Ceiling Real Photo Postcard

Emelia Tin Ceiling Real Photo Postcard back

Dear Stella,Aren’t these some awful looking things thgought I would send you one just the same by by Emelia

It was addressed to Miss Stella Gaard Elmore Minn  RFD #1 ( very near the Iowa border)

This is an AZO postcard that was used between 1904 and 1918.

The postmark is hard to read, I suspect it was sent in 1908.  The town if that is a Gra it could be a number of Minnesota Towns like Granada, Grand Marais, Grand Meadow, Grant or Granite Falls.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Photo Number 1382

This is a photograph from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
R H Baumunk Saline City Ind Feb 02 1903 PR Antiques
This photo is marked on the back in pencil.
R.H.Baumunk Saline City Ind  Feb 02 1903.
The photography studio is Bundys in Terre Haute.
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Update from Iggy:
Ross Herbert Baumunk (1 Feb 1878 in Brazil, Clay County, Indiana - Nov. 28, 1959 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah) was the son of Jacob Baumunk and Catherine Holenburg. Find A Grave Memorial# 117778879.

He attended Indiana State Univerity (Terre Haute) around 1900-1902 so I suspect this is a graduation photo.

The 1910 US Census shows Ross working as a teacher in Faribault Ward 1, Rice, Minnesota at the Shattuck School. In 1920, he was in Ogden, Utah with his wife Pearl (b. Oct. 20, 1888 d. Oct. 20, 1963) and son Dean Burrill Baumunk (24 Jan 1919-27 Aug 2008 in San Diego, California).


His parents family history:
"On the 29th of April, 1868, he [Jacob] was married to Catherine Holenburg who was born in Owen county, Indiana, December 28, 1849, a daughter of Frederick and Minnie (Overhelm) Holenburg, natives of Hanover, Germany. The children of this union are: Laura, the wife of W. H. Evans, of Saskatchewan, Canada; Noah E., also of that place; Orlando and Minnie, of Terre Haute ; Ross H. and Nellie, twins, the latter the wife of G. F. Lever, of Sugar Ridge township; Oscar J., at home: John W., who is teaching school; and Lydia and Ruth, at home."

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Photo Number 1381

This is a photograph from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Elden Lousin PR Antiques

A beautiful Art Deco folder/frame from the 1930’s or early 1940’s.  It is from a photographer in Oakland Neb.  Oakland Nebraska is known as the Swedish Capital of Nebraska, its first residents were from Sweden.

This photo has a name.

Elden Lousin PR Antiques  back

Elden Lousin?? Age 1 year

Not much to go on.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Photo Number 1380

This is a photograph from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.

Al Linda and Jeanne from Oakland Neb Park Rapids Antiques

The photographer was Jacob in Oakland Neb

The frame/folder is the beautiful Art Deco style popular in the 1930’s and early 1940’s.

On the back there are three names Al, Linda and Jeanne.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Photo Number 1379

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

4d's 4 tos Group DL Antiques

Note the 4D’s + TOS 

This might be a family photo of siblings.  The girls look alike.  The photo and it’s card are smaller than a Cabinet Card.   This one measures 4 5/16 by 5 3/4 inches.  From the larger sleeves on the girls clothing I will guess that this photograph was taken in 1895.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Photo Number 1378

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the first antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.

Postcard Azo Triangles up Lady in a slip Dorset1

Frank Carlson was at the address 2503  27th Ave South Minneapolis Minn from 1913 to 1915.  This postcard is a AZO with triangles pointing up which dates it from 1904 to 1918.  So the time frame 1913 to 1915 seems right on.

Now for my question, is she wearing a summer dress or a slip?

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Photo Number 1377

This is a snapshot from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Gal in polka dot dress Tin Ceiling
A summery looking photo.
Gal in polka dot dress Tin Ceiling back
Aleseandra ???
Frankfurt ??
???
Perhaps someone can translate it.
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Update from Susan:
I read Alexandra Schramm. In Germany there are two cities named Frankfurt, "Frankfurt am Main" / "Frankfurt an der Oder" :-)
Eschersheimer Landstra├če 68, that´s the name of a street in Frankfurt.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Photo Number 1376

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.

Cabinet Card Might be a bride Duluth Antiques

Saul was the photographer of 2034 Third Ave. New York

This is a lovely young lady, perhaps a bride.  The photo was most likely taken around 1895, because of the poufy sleeves on her gown.  Her gown has a long bow, a gathered hem, ruched sleeves trimmed in lace, an intricately draped bodice with lace.  She wears fingerless gloves, a bracelet, a pinky ring and a necklace.  Did you notice her hankie has fallen on the floor?

Cabinet Card Might be a bride Duluth Antiques

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Photo Number 1375

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Solway Minnesota.

Lady in hat Solway antiques

A lady standing in a yard.  The photo finisher needed more practice.

Lady in hat back Soloway antiques

This is nearly a cartoon isn’t it?  Can you tell who it is?  Sometime we will get some more taken.  I have some that are pretty good of Dad.  Will send them later. I know that you will get them.  ?? has been sick this week.  At last laid up with rheumatism in the left shoulder and arm.  Guess Frank must have exercised it too much or something.  I bet Frank and Myrt will get wed this fall or next spring.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Photo Number 1374

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Postcard me and my two kids DL Antiques
Three ladies with hats.
Postcard me and my two kids DL Antiques back
Dear Kid.  This is me and my two kids.  Anna Lageson  Agnes Lageson  Clara Brynestud it was sent to Miss Tina Brandvold City
It is a Kruxo card used from  1908 to 1920.
Real Photo postcards were popular in the early 1900’s.  Kodak was first they had a folding pocket camera that took photos postcard size and then Postcards could be ordered to be shared with friends and relatives. Later any negative could be made into a postcard. After 1907 it was all the rage to send your photo through the mail with a personal message.
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Update from Iggy:
Agnes Caroline nee Lageson Fosse(28 Sep 1890-25 Aug 1981) lived in Bath, Freeborn, Minnesota and later Albert Lea with her husband Otto was a younger sister of Anna Jensina nee Lageson Jensen (Sep 1888) who also later lived in Albert Lea with her husband Arthur William (6 Dec 1891-14 Dec 1963). The two sisters lived a couple houses apart in Albert Lea.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Photo Number 1373

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Postcard Carlson sisters DL Antiques
Postcard Carlson sisters DL Antiques back
Angnes Carlson ( maybe Agnes?)
Ellen
Elsie
Daughters of Mrs Pet Carlson all have passed on
used to live where Marcellious Egge lives now.
It is an Azo Real Photo Postcard from 1904 to 1918.
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Update from Iggy:
We find a possible family of Carlson's living in Lake Elizabeth, Kandiyohi, Minnesota during 1900-1910 consisting of Peter S. (Dec 1865) and his wife Hanne C (Mar 1865), both born in Sweden and a number of children, including Ellen E (1882), Agnes F (1894) and Essie E (7 Oct 1896) or (perhaps) Alice? (Dec 1895).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Photo Number 1372

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.

Cabinet Card Bertha Rorlawg Teacher Brainerd antiques

Cabinet Card Bertha Rorlawg Teacher Brainerd antiques back

Davies of Alexandria Minn was the photographer.

Presented to Dorthea Pederson for having the most headmarke in her class.  Bertha Rorlaug/Borlaug? Teacher

Cabinet Card Bertha Rorlawg Teacher Brainerd antiques back

I had no luck finding the photographer.  I will guess that this photo was taken in the early 1880’s, her skirt has a pleated edge, and more than likely a bustle, her jacket is tight fitting and is trimmed with many buttons and also has a high white collar.  She is wearing a pair of dark fingerless gloves.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Photo Number 1371

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Family DL

A family of four, too bad we don’t know who they are.

Family DL

 

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Photo Number 1370

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Babbitts Farm 1927 DL Ant

 

Babbitts Farm 1927 DL Ant back

At Babbitt’s farm Feb 27, 1927

Babbitts Farm 1927 DL Ant

It is an interesting photo to look around in.  A thatched roof, a parasol, a young puppy, seven women and two men on a farm that is obviously in the southern part of the United States.

I wonder if it was a tobacco farm?

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Photo Number 1369

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Grace meyers Postcard DL Antiques

This young windswept gal is wearing an ankle length skirt and a white blouse that is pigeon breasted.  This is a Artura Real Photo Postcard from 1910 to 1924.   I will guess this one is close to the 1910 date.

Grace meyers Postcard DL Antiques (2) Grace Meyers

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Photo Number 1368

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Rev and Mrs Mittag May 10 1942 DL Antiques
A couple either arriving or departing.
Rev and Mrs Mittag May 10 1942 DL Antiques back
May 10, 1942
Rev + Mrs Mittag
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Update from Iggy:

The Rev. George H. Mittag (3 Jan 1897 - Nov 1964) was a minister that served a number of churches in North Dakota (Chaffee, Des Lacs amongst others). His wife's name was Lana Alvina nee Mielke (19 Jan 1895 - Jan 1980) They had a daughter named Elaine. The Mittag's are buried in Bismarck, ND. 

Elaine Mittag Mugler (Oct. 3, 1921 - Jun. 11, 2005) was the wife of Warren F. Mugler lived in Denver, Colorado.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Photo Number 1367

Here are two more snapshots of the Oertli family.  The snapshots were purchased at a antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Alba Oertli and others DL Antiques
Alba Oertli and others DL Antiques back
Mada    Ezra Kruger  Alba Oertli   Grandma Kruger
Grandma Oertli and others DL Antiques
Grandma Oertli and others DL Antiques back
Grandma Oertli  Carla  Evelyn  Aunt Martha   Mrs. Morrison
aprox 1916
I featured some Oertli’s before
Photo Number 1288 featured Roy, Rose and Edna along with Martha Nack in 1958 before Roy died.Oretli DL Ant Number 1288
This is what we know about them…from Iggy:
Roy Oliver Young Oertli (b. 30 Jul 1894 - d. 13 Dec 1958), son of Arnold and Christina Oertli, lived in Aberdeen and later in Ordway, Brown, South Dakota with his sister Edna (b. Sep 1886 d. ?) Roy and Edna appear to have never married. Rose nee' Krueger was married to Walter Oertli, and appears to have been a cousin-in-law (but I didn't find the exact linkage between Walter and Roy). Rose was Martha's sister.
In the 1920 US Census, Martha Margaret Krueger Nack (Mar. 30, 1883 - Jun. 11, 1971) is listed as a next door neighbor to Rose and Walter Oertli, living in Eldred, Cass, North Dakota.
The gentleman who has the booth with all the photos at an Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes, only brings in a few photos from his “stash” at a time.  So sometimes I find more photos with names that should have gone together in the first place.
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From Iggy:
Magda (Magdalena) Oertli (c. 1816 in Switzerland), was the wife of Henry Oertli (c. 1808 in Switzerland). They were Arnold Oertli's parents (Roy's grandparents).

Walter Phillip Oertli (b. 30 Apr 1878) was the husband of Rose Krueger. His parents were Conrad (July 1843 in Switzerland) and Louise Oertli. Henry and Conrad were brothers. I'll let someone else figure out the "cousin" relationship between Walter and Roy. :)

According to the 1900 US census, Rose had 14 brothers and sisters (including Martha).
Carla and Alba were Walter and Rose's children.

Clara Frances married Otto Harry Reiger and lived in Chehalis, Washington. She had two children, one was Philip Henri Rieger (1935-2004 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island) 


Alba Evelyn Oertli (1906-1993) lived in Cass County all her life. She married George Peter Anderson (1905-1978) and Wendell Phillip Wenzloff (1925-1998) and had a son named Reinhold Edward Wenzloff.


These photos went Full Circle 130 on October 13, 2015