Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Photo Number 1796

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Mrs and Mrs Craigs
H W Lawrence was the photographer in Mantorville Minn.
Mantorville is a quaint little town, it was named after Peter and Riley Mantor in 1853.  Mantorville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  All twelve blocks downown comprise the Historical District.  Limestone was a quality building material back in the day and required many laborers so the little town thrived.
I should probably visit there someday.
Mrs and Mrs Craigs back
Mrs Peter Klinepier
Mrs Alva Childs
I wonder if they are sisters? or friends?
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Iggy:
Sisters

Christina Rouhoff (Apr. 16, 1868 - Jun. 30, 1927) married Peter Klinepier 

Jennie Rouhoff (c. 1872 - Apr. 27, 1939) married Alva Childs 

The sister's mother is Gertrude Rouhoff (b. 1831 d. May 22, 1921)

7 comments:

  1. They are sisters.

    Christina Rouhoff (Apr. 16, 1868 - Jun. 30, 1927) married Peter Klinepier - she is Find A Grave Memorial# 60406996.

    Jennie Rouhoff (c. 1872 - Apr. 27, 1939) married Alva Childs - she is Find A Grave Memorial# 61497218.

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  2. The sister's mother is Gertrude Rouhoff (b. 1831 d. May 22, 1921) Find A Grave Memorial# 59728506.

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  3. I contacted the Minnesota Historical Society because this photographer was not in their database. They would like the photo if it doesn't find a home.

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  4. Haakon Waldemar Lawrence (1867 – 1950), the photographer, story is told here:

    http://www.piercecountyhistorical.org/lawrence.php

    He doesn't appear to have worked in Minnesota for all that long *perhaps* ten years or less.

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  5. The first thing I noticed is how much unused space there is on the card. (Forgive my lack of photography terminology.)

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    1. Hi Anita yes there was a time period where all the blank space was in fashion:)

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  6. This one's like a two-fer! Found both the family of the subjects and a new record of a Minnesota photographer!

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