Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
These are snapshots from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mr Jones and Ezra
Mr Jones + Geo.
Calf and Buster (the dog)
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
This is Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.
Louis Rudolph was the photographer at 957 Milwaukee Ave. Chicago
This Cabinet Card is not marked.
I could not see leaving this photo at the antique shop, the baby in a beautiful hand made lace gown and a quilt as the back drop…so I bought it.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Update from Iggy:
The baby appears in the 1910 US Census (born 1908) with the James and Margaret Chrisman
Christmen should be Chrisman - and Glasrud should be Glaserud.
Florence, Margaret and Marie were all sisters.
This photo went Full Circle 135 on December 5 2015.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Olson from Fertile was the photographer.
These photos went Full Circle 150 on August 20 2016
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Erick G.O. Hoglund was born March 1, 1851 and Died Jan 28, 1941 He is buried at St. Johns Cemetery Norman County Minnesota.
This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Crookston Minnesota.
These photos went Full Circle 150 on August 29, 2016
Friday, November 20, 2015
Update from Iggy:
In 1920 -
Christian Thoreson Age: 76
Birth Year: abt 1844
Home in 1920: Beaver, Fillmore, Minnesota
Immigration Year: 1861
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Oleana Thoreson
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Native Tongue: Norwegian
Update from Jacqi:
Henry and Annie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Thoreson. As Iggy mentioned, there is a marriage record on Ancestry indicating the marriage, in Fillmore MN, of a Francis E. Phipps, Jr., and Anne Thoreson on November 18, 1899--almost exactly 116 years ago. I found this couple in the 1910 and 1920 census--in 1910, living with Francis' father, also a Francis Phipps. I didn't see any indication of children in either census record.
The MN state census from 1895 shows a Christian and Oleana Thoreson in Fillmore County, with children Henry, age 19, and Anne, age 21.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
This was probably taken in November of 1958 and developed in Feb 1959.
When I was growing up, this was a normal scene, cars with deer on top…maybe people didn’t have as many pick up trucks back then.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
We will look at a few hunting photos. Deer Hunting Season is just winding up here in Minnesota. This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Looks like Frank is resting after a successful hunt, looks like he bagged a rabbit and a pheasant.
That might be one of those Stormy Kromer hats from Michigan.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015
This Full Circle began with an email after a search.
Hi, I just came across this picture. Estelle is my Mother!!!
What a surprise to see this! Breen is my Mom's older brother. From the date listed, Mom was 13 and Breen 15. They grew up in a wonderful family in Bismarck. Breen passed away a few years ago but his wife Bev and grown children all still live in Bismarck/Mandan area. Estelle and her two sisters are still living. Royann, the eldest (age 90) is still in Bismarck. My mom lives in Chandler AZ, near my sister and me who both live in nearby Casa Grande. She is 85 and doing well. She was married to my wonderful father Don Shirley until he died of cancer at age 50 when I was 16 (Mom was 45). Mom never remarried. They had moved to Great Falls, Mt in 1963 where my dad started/owned a gift shop - The Curiosity Shop - in the mall. I was 4. Before that we lived in Arnegard, ND where my dad was from.
Mom has never owned a computer and will be surprised when I show her this! I will forward the link to my 5 brothers and sisters and to Breen's children to see. They will all be so surprised.
How fun! Thank you so much for picking it up. Mom comes from a close family so it is hard to believe the photo was at an antique store. Since the ages were left blank, I'm assuming it was taken by someone more distant - maybe a family friend. The handwriting looks like an older person's so could have been a great aunt or uncle...
If you'd like to know any more about Estelle and Breen, just let me know. It is great fun at my end to see it - a moment in time of my Mom's life, but I know it must be fun at your end also to finally find out who these mystery teens are!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Photo Number 1284 Estelle and Breen Kennely
I located the photo and sent it off in the mail.
Hello! I received the photo of Estelle and Breen. Thanks so much!
I will gladly send you shipping and handling money. Is $10 okay?
How many photos do you purchase a year and how many do you find homes for a year? I am so curious!
We will all enjoy the photo and the story behind it. I will be seeing Mom on Sunday and it will be fun to give it to her along with your letter.
Hi Patti, Whatever you send is just fine, I use the money to buy more photos. I have placed about 250 photos so far but the number is rising rapidly last week I sent off 103 photos to a family...photos from their family during WW2 and before! There are lots of photos out there that are not marked but one time I did return a photo that was not marked. So anything is possible!
Thank you for the reply and the stories you shared. I will write the Full Circle Post after November 11. I will send you a link to the post when it is up.
Oh yes, I have no idea how many photos I purchase in a year...I never keep track! Hundreds I suppose! I might be an old photo hoarder! Connie
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Friday, November 13, 2015
This is a Full Circle that began with an email.
I happened to stumble on your site, more specifically on photo number 1530 posted on March 31, 2014. I noticed that you try to return photos to family members. I'm hoping you still have this photo as I am interested in acquiring it. The names written on the back, Mr. and Mrs. Yoder, are my 3x great grandparents. The picture is most likely of their daughter in law who was married to their son Grant who lived in Waterloo, IA. My 3x great grandfather died in Waterloo while on a visit to his son. I hope to hear back from you!
Hi Seth, Yes I still have the photo. I am most happy to mail it to you. I will need your mailing address.
Is there anything you can share about the daughter in law in the photo? My readers love any little info that can be shared! Connie at Forgotten Old Photos.
I have a two other Yoder Photos out there on the blog Elda V Yoder Johnstown PA #1515, Mrs Enoch (Aunt Sarah) Yoder Berne IN #1529
I may have more that have not been featured yet.
At the moment I am unaware what her name would have been. I'll have to talk to my cousin to see if he knows. I'll attach a copy of a newsletter that reprinted an article about Tobias Yoder and his life. He has an amazing story. I'm sure it may be of some interest.
I'm not familiar with the other two Yoder names, but I'll ask my cousin about them as well.
I thank you so much for sending me the picture. I am looking forward to sharing it with my family! Seth
I was doing some research on the name on the back of photo 1515, Elda J. Alwine Yoder. Her husband's 3x great grandfather is my 6x great grandfather, a man named Schweitzer Christian Yoder. He is one of the main people to bring the last name Yoder, or Joder, to America. I still haven't put a name to picture 1530 though.
If you would like I can mail that photo also? Sounds like you have some great family history!! :) Connie
yes, you could send it to me. I could try and find a direct relative then to hand those pictures over to.
I mailed off the photos. I didn’t hear anything for a while so I emailed Seth and asked him if he got the photos.
Yes i did. Thank you again for sending them. I apologize for not letting you know. In regards to the picture that Mr. And Mrs. Tobias Yoder written back, i don't believe it was their daughter in law. She would have only been 26 or 27 at the time the photo may have been taken.
There is a very slim possibility that it could be one of the daughters of the Yoders. I've figured out that the Yoder's son Grant would've lived in Waterloo from at least 1896 or 1897 until sometime between 1901-1910. I got the 1896 date from the 1900 census which lists Grant's youngest son as being born in PA in 1896, which shows he moved sometime after the birth and before his father's death in 1897. He appears in the 1900 census as living in Iowa and the 1910 census shows he is back in PA. Although there are no records of who went with Tobias to Iowa to visit his son, it's possible that one of his daughters went. If one did, the picture may be of daughter Sarah, who would have been around 36 at the time.
Again, thanks for sending the pictures,
Photo Number 1530 marked on the back Mr and Mrs Tobias Yoder
Photos Number 1515 marked Elda J Alwine Yoder
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Here is a link to the Yoder Newsletter
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This is a huge Full Circle. Huge in numbers of photos returned to a Nephew.
I wrote a letter to two brothers Allen and Doug….one in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin.
A few years ago in an Antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota. I found and purchased a number of old photographs. I have reason to believe that there are many photos of Emeline Moline Lilienthal and Eugene Lilienthal when he was in the service. There is also a partially filled out Wedding book with photos where I discovered a photo of Lloyd...which lead me to you...Allen and Doug from your brother John's obituary... Hoping that one of you will want the photos.
I believe some of the photos are of Ben and Katie Lilienthal.
I think that I have a photo of Lloyd when he married Violet...he is in a Navy Uniform. Turned out to be Lawrence and Angie
I thought about contacting your Dad but since he lives in Isle perhaps it was him that donated them or tossed them?? One never knows.
I cannot find any place where Emeline and Eugene had children? If you know of any could you please contact them and give them my phone number or email? They had no children.
If your sister Lois is at all interested that would be great too...I gave up trying to find her married name.
Who ever is the history keeper in your family would be thrilled to get these photos.
Some of the service related photos have already been presented online. I write a blog that features an old photo everyday.
My phone number is ----and my email is captainconnie2001atyahoodotcom
Some of the photos can be found at Forgotten Old Photos. In November of 2011 I featured a number of photos.
One day my phone rang and it was Allen in Minnesota and he was very interested in receiving the photos.
I just spoke with you on the phone and wanted to again thank you for reaching out with the information of the pictures. I look forward to seeing more of them and I will show them to my Dad and Elmer who should know more about them than I do and share the info I find out with you.
I mailed the photos 71 snapshots, 18 large photos and 14 snapshots in a Wedding Book. For a total of 103 photos.
Connie, Thank you the pictures did arrive and that I know several people in the pictures and I hope to get more information when I show them to my Dad (Lloyd) and Elmer Koch who was Cousin Vera Lilienthal's husband. They are the last people I know who were around then.
Allen sent me a check to cover my expenses and a little more to rescue more photos!
Hello Allen, I received your check today! Thank you it was most generous, yes I will rescue more photos! I am anxious to hear what you Dad had to say. I bet it brought back many memories for him. Connie
Your welcome I hope it helps.
My dad saw the pictures over the weekend and helped with quite a few of the pictures. He thinks the base/Hospital was Fort Snelling which was the last place Uncle Gene got rehabilitation after he was injured by rocket or mortar fire in Okinawa. He apparently spent quite a bit of time there since it was close to home. I am still going to show pictures to Elmer to get more info the wedding photo dad thought was Lawrence & Angie Lilienthal which is brother to Vera Lilienthal who Elmer was married to for 30 or so years.
This is just a sample of things I found out. Again thank you. None of this would be possible if you hadn't taken the time to look and reach out.
Photo Number 694 Miss Nuss Green Bay WI and Shorty
Photo Number 695 Scotty Schosum
Photo Number 696 Robert Bainsworth and Scotty Schosum
Photo Number 697 Robert Bainsworth and Red, Scotty and Red
Photo Number 698 Charles Eubanks, Charles Eubanks and Gene Lilienthal
Photo Number 705 Gene and Emeline, Gene and Emeline with family
Photo Number 706 Eugene Wallace Lilienthal and his bride Emeline Moline April 15 1944
I found this exact photo in a Wedding Book that Emeline kept. It was that book that spurred me on to do the research. Emeline Moline was born July 13, 1925 to Paul and Emma Moline. She married Eugene Lilienthal born August 7, 1925 he died Feb 10 1989. Emeline married Donald Moline on August 20 1990. Emeline died at the age of 82 on May 23 2008. Allen and I think that the people that cleaned out her home most likely donated all the personal possessions like photos or sold them as an estate. Going through obituaries I was able to find Gene’s nephews.
All of the snapshots were in a plastic bag marked Margaret Lundborg My Life 1930. Apparently is was a plastic bag that was reused. So far no connection to Margaret has been found.
I was very pleased to return these photos to Gene and Emeline’s nephew Allen. Allen seemed very kind and was very appreciative of the photos.
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