Monday, August 31, 2015

Photo Number 2001

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Three gals DL ant
Three gals with hats.
Three gals DL ant back

This was taken at the lake this summer.  I’m the one on the right end with white hat The others are a couple of my girl friends  Edna Young and Vida  Veda Broadbent  ~  Alice Guelzow
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Update from Iggy:
Perhaps Veda Eloise Petre nee' Broadbent (24 Jan 1906 - 30 Nov 1991) lived in Arago, Hubbard, MN until about 1940 and was the daughter of William and Maud M. Broadbent.

I suspect Edna Young is Edna Victoria Murk nee' Young who lived a couple houses from Alice Esther Guelzow in Amor, Otter Tail, Minnesota  They would have all been about the same age.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Photo Number 2000

Well we made it to 2,000 photos.  To date 232 photos have been returned to relatives.  That is better than 10% so I am pleased with that! 
I wish to thank all the researchers for their help, without their expertise this blog would not exist.
So lets have a virtual cake along with Gramps.
group photo DL ant
group photo DL ant back
Back Row: Ollie holding Betty Kopach, Olga holding Lorraine Kopach, Gramp, Toots, Arthur with Dick Tovson
Front Row: Maurice Leitheiser, Marie Kopoch, Bud Ergelnetsen, “Andy” Ergelnetsen
I bet the name is Engelbretson/Engelbretsen?? Engebretsen. 
Sis Olson may have had this photo in her collection. (Shirley Tovson Olson  or Sis)
Might just be a Grandpa with some of his grandchildren…or the neighbor kids came to celebrate!
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Info from an obit from Sallysmom:
Toots, Arthur with Dick Tovson  = Toots was Hazel Klomstad before she married Arthur Tovson. 

Dick was born in 1930 so this photo is probably from 1932-1933
I have had some of these people before.  I have the wedding photo of Dick and Dolly Tovson and two photographs of Toots/Hazel Klomstad's Mother and siblings.  Photos 1589 and 1565

Info from Dr Jeff
That's Engebretsen. A common name here in Norway :)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Photo Number 1999

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Charles Eugene Toher DL ant
Heinzelmans Art Studio in Owatonna Minn They were in business there from 1896 to 1899.
Charles Eugene Toher DL ant back
Charles Eugene Toher  “Gene”  about four years old
What a great looking ruffled shirt and those knickers and socks and his stance…all around a wonderful old photograph!
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Info from Iggy:
Eugene Charles Toher  July 15, 1894 to August 26 1965 he is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna Minnesota.
VET. MN CAPT. INF RES WW.I. BURIED WITH GEORGE C. & NORA A (His parents)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Full Circle 126

This Full Circle began when I left a message at Find A Grave.

Thank you for your email. It was quite a surprise, as that I have very few photographs of my Jobes family.  I have no doubt that it is Charles Wesley Jobes, my grandfather's first cousin. I would love to have the photograph. What would it take to obtain it?
Sincerely,
Michael

Charley Jobs DL ant Numbwer 1961

Photo Number 1961

I mailed the photo on August 10 2015.  I know that Michael was very busy taking care of a very ill parent.

In the meantime I wrote this:

Hi Michael,  I have a photo of Sarah Martin I believe she is Annie May Martin Jobes Mother.  OR Charleys Grandmother.   Sarah was a Pryor, I also have some photos of the Pryor Family and then some of The Swanson family.... they all seem connected.

You should check out Photos 1981 Sarah Martin,1980  Irene Martin for sure and then backwards into the Pryors and Swensons 1962,1963,1964, 1965,1966,1967 and 1968.

  I mailed the photo of Charley Jobes yesterday, you should have it Thursday.  Connie

I will wait to hear from Michael to see if he wants the other photos.

As for Charlie, we know this much about him from Iggy’s tireless research!

Charles Wesley Jobes (Oct. 21, 1891 - Aug. 20, 1969)

Charles Wesley Jobes, son of George Jobes and Annie May Martin. Charles served as a Private, Company C, 352nd Infantry, in WWI. He was inducted 26 February 1918. He then transfered to Co. C, 130th Infantry till discharge. Discharged 29 May 1919.
He is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

From Michael:

Charles Wesley Jobes was born 21 October 1891, Maple Grove township, Hennepin county, Minnesota. He died 20 August, 1969 at Robbinsdale, Hennepin county, Minnesota. Son of George Jobes and Annie May Martin. He served as a Private, in the Army during WWI, and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. He never married.
Both of his grandfathers served in the Civil War. His paternal grandfather, Bishop Jobes, served as a Corporal, in Company K, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. Bishop fought at several battles, including being at the Battle at the Brickyard, about 4pm Day I, at Gettysburg. Bishop's artillery unit held off Hay's and Avery's Confederates, while the Union line collapsed and retreated into and through Gettysburg on Day I. Charles's maternal grandfather, Stewart Martin served as a Private, in Company K, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery.
Both Bishop and Stewart are buried at Weaver Lake Cemetery, in Maple Grove.
Charles had two siblings, Alvin Earl Jobes and Hazel May Jobes. Alvin was married to an Edna Susan Moore. Hazel was married to Floyd J. Gilbert.
Again, I greatly appreciate this photograph. Probably was pulled from a group of photos due to its very uniqueness. An example of how quick old photos can be lost, usually forever. Should you ever come across any other Jobes photographs, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,
Michael

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Photo Number 1998

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  This photo is  3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches and it has a scalloped edge.
Percy Armstrong DL ant
Percy D. Armstrong
Percy Armstrong DL ant back
July 4 1898  Wells
I found a possibility:
Percy D Armstrong born March 22, 1893 died June 17, 1966.  He was married to Metta Clara Emma 1898-1968.  He was a Corporal in the US Army during WWI he is buried at Fort McPherson National Cemetery Nebraska. Find A Grave # 297116
There are many towns by the name of Wells.
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A better possibility from Iggy:
I think he is:

Percy D Armstrong
Birth 08 Jan 1896 in Alden, MN (Alden is 10 miles from Wells, MN) 
Death Jul 1968 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa 

...married on 19 May 1923

Elsie Springborg
Birth 17 Feb 1898 in Iowa 
Death 19 Jan 1989 in Janesville, Wisconsin 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Photo Number 1997

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Young homemakers DL ant
Young Homemakers’   June 1943
Young homemakers DL ant back
Young Homemakers
David Manger ? Mawyer?, Arlene Arliene & Sharon Wilson, Sharlene Wielison  Willison
June 1943
Good Intention Club
It was developed by Brown Photo Service in Minneapolis Minn.   June 18, 1943
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Update from Iggy:
The Wilson children appear to have been the daughters of Arnold Stanley Wilson (Mar. 18, 1914 - Jan. 25, 1975  and Myrtle C Thompson (Jun. 20, 1918 - Oct. 23, 2003). They lived in Hillsboro, Trail, North Dakota.

Arliene would later attend college in Crookston, MN with Sharlene Willison. I can't find her (or her parents) in the 1940 census.

David Manger, the son of Melius (1889-1969) and Elise Manger ( 1911-1999) was born c. 1939 and lived just down the street from the Wilson's in 1940.


Sharon was/is the older of the two, born c. 1939 Bloomfield, North Dakota. Sharon was married several times Sharon (Hammergren).

Arliene Bjorklund was/is called "Corky."

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Photo Number 1996

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Gordon and Alice Johnson Dl ant
The photographer is J. Johnson in Detroit Minn.  Detroit was changed to Detroit Lakes on September 7, 1926, so it wouldn’t get confused with Detroit Michigan.  John Johnson was a photographer in Detroit/Detroit Lakes from 1902 until the 1940’s.
  Gordon and Alice Johnson Dl ant
Gordon and Lucille Johnson Dl ant back
Gordon and Lucille Johnson
Ed F   Lily sister’s kids
Thanks for stopping by.  A Johnson…I know they are so many in Minnesota.  Interesting that the photographer and the kids are both Johnsons.

Update from Iggy:
Gordon Wallace Johnson (4 Aug 1907 in Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota - 7 Feb 1983 in Zion, Lake, Illinois) and Lucille G Johnson (c. 1910 in Minnesota - ?) were the children of Charles Lucius Johnson (1881 – 1940) amd Lillie Lorinda Elizabeth Bryngelson (1880 – 1966).

Ed F was Edward Francis Bryngelson (Aug. 18, 1876 - Nov. 25, 1954). He was Lillie's brother.


This photo went Full Circle 152 on January 4, 2017

Monday, August 24, 2015

Photo Number 1995

This is a photograph from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Buckholtz DL ant
The photographer is from Fargo North Dakota, Arthur A. Bentley  came to Fargo in 1895 to establish a photography business.
Buchholtz DL ant back
Lloyd Gorden Buchholz  Born December 9 1896
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Update from Iggy:
He was born in Cass County North Dakota to Edmond F Buchholz (1859 – 1941) and Elizabeth C Fehling (1862 – Mar. 26, 1937  He married Sadie M. and lived in a variety of places; in 1940 the couple lived in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne, Michigan where Lloyd was a branch manger involved in typewriter sales. By 1970 they were living in San Jose, CA. It does not appear that they ever had children.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Photo Number 1994

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Solway Minnesota.

Kids May of 1920 Solway antiques

The photo is marked May 1920.   Looks like three boys and three girls.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Photo Number 1993

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Verndale Minnesota.
Melvin Arthur Palm Verndale
Melvin Arthur Palm Verndale back
Age 6 months  Melvin Arthur Palm 
This is a Vitava postcard that was used from 1925 to 1934.
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Update from Iggy:
"Melvin A. Palm Jr, 74 years old of Gurnee, IL, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2005 in Gurnee. Born June 15, 1931 in Oak Park, IL, the son of the late Melvin and Elsie (Johnson) Palm, he had lived in Libertyville, prior to moving to Gurnee, four years ago. Melvin worked as a manager for the Postal Service in their North Suburban Facility in River Grove, IL. His special interests included reading, photography, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. … "

Friday, August 21, 2015

Photo Number 1992

This is a CdV from the Antique Shop in Verndale Minnesota.
Frick Verndale Ant
Frick Verndale Ant back
Aunt Ida Frick?
The photographer is I. Henry Doerr  Corner Twelfth And Market Sts.  Louisville, KY
The Cdv most likely dates from about  1881 –1886.  I think she is about 16 years old…just a guess.
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Update from Iggy: This is a possibility.

Ida Frick nee' Busch
Birth: unknown
Death: 1899
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Find A Grave Memorial# 133425958

Her husband was 
Charles Philip Frick
Birth Date: 3 May 1855
Birth Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Death Date: 27 Jan 1918
Find A Grave Memorial# 133425873

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Photo 1991

This is a snapshot from a Garage Sale near Grand Rapids Minnesota.  The photo is marked 1947 on the back.

Group of gals in parade Grand R Gargae sales 1947

Group of gals in parade Grand R Gargae sales 1947

The sign on the building may say Ford  something??

I think the girls may have been Queen candidates on a float.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Photo Number 1990

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

Cabinet Card Cute hair Duluth Antiques

The photographer was The Harlem  (1898 French Enamel Finish) S. W. Cor. 124th St and 3rd Ave.

A lovely young lady with her hair all done up in a top knot with curls falling softly near her face.  Her gown looks like it has very large sleeves that were popular in the late 1890’s.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Photo Number 1989

This is a snapshot from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Snapshot Coop DL ant

A family out by the chicken coop for a photo.   I bet those two little boys were a hand full, I wonder if they are twins.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Photo Number 1988

This is a snapshot from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Snapshot Homer Alaska DL ant
Snapshot Homer Alaska DL ant back
Homer Alaska July 9, 1950 at the airport, CAA Station in the background.
The CAA was later changed to the FAA (Federal Aviation Association)  but I never found out exactly what CAA stood for.  Iggy may know.
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Update from Sallysmom  Civil Aeronautics Authority

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Photo Number 1987

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  It is a AZO postcard from 1904 to 1920.   I will guess that this one was taken closer to 1904.

Unknown Azo Triangles up Postcard DL ant

I wonder did they say  “We will meet you on Sunday at the bridge?”

Unknown Azo Triangles up Postcard DL ant

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Photo Number 1986

Still hot here, how about a swim?

Snapshot swimming DL ant

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  Looks like eight unknown people at an unknown lake.  BUT they look cool!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Photo Number 1985

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. I could not resist this one.

Russel DL ant

Russell after the fight.  He doesn’t look quite as bad now.  Is better.

Russell DL ant back

Rec’d your card.  Thanks.  Guess we will have to send you some paper. ha! ha.  This has been a busy week for me so far. Am expecting Isabel Olgierson & her family via auto from the northern part of the state.  They did not get here for dinner so maybe supper time.  Ruth

Florence Briethauft Is who the postcard was addressed to.  It is a Cyko Postcard they were used from 1904 into the 1920’s.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Photo Number 1984

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Bud number 14 DL ant Azo with squares

Sincerely Bud McCann/McConn ?

This is an Azo Real Photo Postcard that was used from 1925 to the 1940’s.

Bud number 14 DL ant Azo with squares

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Photo Number 1983

It has turned warm here…so lets cool off.

Snapshot cooling off DL ant

An unknown lad cooling off.  My brother and I used to share one of these galvanized tubs to cool off in.  This is a snapshot from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Photo Number 1982

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Olive and friend DL ant
Two lovely young ladies.  The postcard is an AZO that was used from 1904 – 1918.
Olive and friend DL ant back
It is addressed to Lena Lohmeier  City,
Best regards from your schoolmate.  Olive Brendey 724 Court St. So.  
1913
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Update from Iggy:
Lena Charlotte Lohmeier
Birth 26 Feb 1896 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota
Death 13 Jan 1968 in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota

The wife of Edwin Clarence Haavig

Monday, August 10, 2015

Photo Number 1981

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Aunt Sarah Martins AZo Triangles up DL ant
Aunt Sarah Martin
This is an AZO Real Photo Postcard used from 1904 to 1918.
Perhaps she is related to the little girl from yesterday Irene.
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Update:
Sarah was Annie May Martin's mother, Annie May was born in 1872 in Ohio. Annie May married George Jobes and was Charley W. Jobes Mother. So Sarah Martin was Charley's Grandmother

Sarah Margaret Martin nee Pryor was Carrie Jane Swanson nee Pryor's aunt. Carrie's father was William M Pryor, who was Sarah's older brother.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Photo Number 1980

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Irene Martins DL ant

As cute as she can be in her sailor inspired outfit.

Irene Martins DL ant back

Irene Martins  Taken 4 Dec 1916   5? 6? years 3 months

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Photo Number 1979

This is a photo from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  I think this photo was most likely taken about 1925.
Miriam Norman DL ant
Reynolds from Minneapolis was the photographer.
Miriam Norman DL ant back 
Miriam Norman is the name on the back of the photo.
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Update from Iggy:
Possibly:
Miriam Virginia Norman
Birth 1 Jan 1903 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Death Jan 1973 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska 

She was the wife of:
Clifford Lawrence Sampson
Birth 31 Mar 1902 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Death 5 Feb 1988 in Dunedin, Pinellas, Florida

Friday, August 7, 2015

Photo Number 1978

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Francis 1926 DL ant

Frances L. Bunnett  Psl 37:5   Oct 7 26

This a Real Photo Postcard a Defender that was used from 1920 to 1940.

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Francis 1926 DL ant

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Photo Number 1977

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Virginia Seckel DL ant
What a cutie, notice the bow ties on her shoes.
Virginia Seckel DL ant back
Dear Mrs. Lloyd,  This is a picture of Virginia taken at Luna Park July 20.  She is 21 months old now.  I am enclosing it in an envelope as it may not be marred by postmark.  Mrs. A. Seckel 10213 Flora Ave.
Cleveland 7/22/07.   This is an Azo Card with diamonds…used from 1907 to 1909.
Virginia must have been born in 1905…October possibly.
Finally a little insight into why some of these postcards have messages but no postmark.
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Update from Iggy:
This looks like Virginia May Seckel, born 11 Oct 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of Albert Seckel and Lilian May Herick. Luna Park was a local amusement park (one of a chain of about 44 locations!)

She married Mr Clarence J Amstutz on 19 Jun 1929 and died on 20 Feb 1984.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Photo Number 1976

This is a photo from the Antique Mall in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Amy and Fontinella Minneapolis DL ant
Amy and Fontinella Minneapolis DL ant
Sincerely Amy & Fontilla? Fontella
The photographer is L.M.Lenske 1841 Central Ave Minneapolis.
Amy and Fontinella Minneapolis DL ant back
I found him in The Minnesota Historical Societies Photographer list as being in business in 1918 in Minneapolis.  So that is the date we will give this photo.
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Update from Iggy:
The 1920 US Census suggest that these might be Amy and Fontella Manthei.

Mrs. Fontella Campbell died very young on 22 Jul 1927. Amy was a year younger (b. c. 1907) and both were the daughters of August Manthei and Finis (Ferris) E Corey

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Full Circle 125

This Full Circle began when Iggy (Intense Guy) left a message at Ancestry for a Tree Holder.

The fellow contacted me by email.

Hello!
Helmer Johnson is my great grandfather on my mom's side.
We have reunions every other year and the next one is August 2016. We are making plans now.
We would be thrilled to get a copy of your photo of him.

Ken

Helmer and Laura Wahpeton Antiques Photo Number 1950

Helmer and Laura Johnson  Photo Number 1950

I mailed off the photo.

Jul 20

I received the photo! Thank you so much!

I won't be home until Friday and then I will send you a snail mail thank you!

All the best,

Ken

Later he shared:

All I have is the part of the family tree that has Helmer Johnson in it.

The tree has 800+ people in it, mostly Norwegians going back a long ways. All my grandparents were Norwegian immigrants around the turn of the century.

Ken

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