Sunday, January 31, 2016

Photo Number 2142

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop near Erhard Minnesota.
Postcard Cyko 1904 to 1920 ML Antiques Erhard
A young gal all dressed in white with a huge bow on her head.
I wonder what the occasion was…Confirmation?  Graduation?

This is a Cyko Postcard that was used from 1904 to 1920.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Photo Number 2141

This is a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Three more gals DL Antiques
Three young ladies posing for a photo together.  Friends…maybe sisters..wish we knew.
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Photo Number 2140

Sorry the photo I posted earlier today was a dulpicate, I will try again.
This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Farmyard and a dog PL ant
A farmyard/barnyard someplace with a very nice looking dog.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Photo Number 2139

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.Mrs Minnskof Moorhead Ant
Mrs Minskoff
Mrs Minnskof back Moorhead Ant
Dear Friends, I was very sick all week, and just got out of bed so you was the first one I thought of.  I am going home on Saturday call to see me  love to all at home Mrs Minskoff

This  is an AZO Postcard that was used from 1904-1918.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Photo Number 2138

This is a photo from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Christian Flaten the second PL ant
The photographer is R E Brandmo of Benson Minn
He was in business in Benson during the years 1894 –1906, 1910-1914 and 1922
Christian Flaten the second PL ant back
Christian Flaten Second
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Photo Number 2137

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Phelps and Smith PL ant
Phelps Smith pl ant back
Grandma Phelps
Grandma Smith on left and
sister Irene
about 1899
2.  Gertrude Maybury Phelps
1. Dessie
3. Irene
Yesterday we had a postcard that went to a Robbie Phelps…and little Wallace Henry Koopman’s mother was named Nellie Maude Phelps so this is probably a relative also.
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Update from Iggy:
Gertrude L. nee' Mayberry is Find A Grave Memorial# 114998809.

Gertrude married James William Phelps (21 Jun 1861 in Nobel County, Ohio - 1 Nov 1929 in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois) I think James was Charles (the father in the previous photo) older brother.

Children in photo:
Desdemona "Dessie" Rebecca Phelps (Oct 1894) later married Homer Smith.
Florence Irene Phelps (Jul 1898)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Photo Number 2136

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.Wallace henry Korfman PL ant
A cute little guy whose feet don’t quite touch the floor.
Wallace henry Korfman PL ant back
Wallace Henry Kooperman?  Koopman age just two years.
It apparently was meant for Robbie Phelps.
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Wallace henry Korfman PL ant back

Update from Iggy:

Wallace Henry Koopman

Born in Minnesota on 8 Aug 1912 to Herman Henry Koopman and Nellie Maud Phelps. Wallace Henry married Lydia Ella Haas and had 3 children. He passed away on 6 Apr 1987 in Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota.

Nellie Maud nee' Phelps Koopman (Find A Grave Memorial# 112733933)'' brother was Robertson Benjamin Phelps (Find A Grave Memorial# 74716274).

One of Wallace Henry and Lydia Ellen's children was La Ray Richard  1948-1974

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Photo Number 2135

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Visiting sleigh with buff robe also hauls milk cans PL
My Dad said that this would be called a visiting sleigh.  He noted that there was a buffalo robe over the seat.  Milk cans could also be hauled on this sleigh.
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Photo Number 2134

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Moorhead Minnesota.
1930 Model A Ford Moorhead ant
Possibly a 1930 Model A and some big snowbanks.
If you are getting snow where you live I hope you are inside safe and warm.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Photo Number 2133

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.Carline Behning PL ant
A.J. Miller, Agt was the photographer in Ashland, PA
I will guess this photo was taken in the 1880’s.
Carline Behning PL ant back
Carline (Caroline) Behning
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Update from Iggy:

Caroline Behning nee Dreyer (Jan 1847 - 10 Dec 1946) was the wife of John T Behning. Sometime between 1880 and 1900, the Behning family moved to Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota.

The 1900 US Census shows they had children (with age in 1900):
John F Behning 21 ( John Frederick 1878-?)
Edward F Behning 17
Christian Behning 15  (Christian Carl 1885 -1973)
Morris Behning 12  (Morris Albert 1887 -1961)


In the 1880 Census the children are:
 Lizzie 11
Dora 5  ( Dorothea 1875-?)
John 2 (John Frederick 1878 -?)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Photo Number 2132

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Frank PL ant
Fisher was the photographer in Valley City, N.D.
Frank PL ant back
Frank L. Fieldslad   Fieldstad Lisbon Ransom Co. N.D.
To -Edwin Mason Valley City, N.D.
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Update from Iggy:

Frank Leon Fieldstad

The census mistyped his middle initial. By 1903, he is in Seattle, WA. He later worked as a mail carrier. He married Edith L. sometime before 1930 - but rather late in life. I don't think they had any children.


He was born in 1873 and died January 1933, he is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle WA

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Photo Number 2131

This is a photo from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Theodore Torgerson PL ant
A fellow with a wild tie.
Theodore Torgerson PL ant back
Theodore Torguson Torgason or Torgerson   Franklin Minn
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Update from MJM:
I think that this Theodore "Torgason" listed in the 1930 census at Bandon, Renville Co, MN might be this man. Theodore Torgason, age 58, dob 1872. Hilda Torgason, age 50, Benford Torgason, age 19, Ardis Torgason age 14. The Township of Bandon is directly north of the town of Franklin, MN in Renville county. I have an obituary for a Gilbert "Torgerson" who was born in Bandon Twnshp and died there in 1944. His surviving brothers were Lars and Theodore Torgerson. Their parents were Andrew and Borgia Torgerson.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Full Circle 138

I have another Full Circle to report.  Back in October I mailed a copy of the blog post to a relative of the Bang brothers.  Remember them?
Bang Brothers DL ant Number 2033 (2)
Yes they are all brothers.  Photo Number 2033.  The Bang Brothers.
Nels 1884-1972
Wilhelm 1889 - 1954
Martin 1893-1960
George B 1895-1975
Carl M 1898- 1948
Reuben F 1900 - 1982
Lloyd E 1903 - 1975
Paul 1905 - 1937
Stanley 1908-1990
Donald 1909 – 1986

There were two girls:
Dorthea 1886-1963
Elsie 1913-1930

Shortly after the first of the year I received a hand written letter.  ( I mailed a copy of the blog on October 15, 2015)

December 29, 2015
Hi Connie,
I admire your imaginative way to keep busy in a productive (usefull) way!

I would be pleased if you sent me the postcard.  Sorry I have been so slow to reply to your interesting presentation.  Plz find enclosed two $5’s to cover your incidentals.

My Dad was born in 1900 (Reuben F) I was born in 1930—My oldest son (Eric) was born in 1960 – Go figure!?  I am Rueben F Jr.  The boys in the photo are all brothers.  I was acquainted with every uncle except Paul.

Thanks for the piece of history.
Sincerely Reuben
P.S. Jesus loves you!

I sent off the postcard with a note that said “Jesus loves you too!”
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Full Circle 137

This Full Circle began with a search for relatives and an email.Richard and Harriet DL ant Number 1455 (2)
Photo Number 1455   Richard and Harriet Vanderlinden
Just saw that you had a postcard of my mother and her brother.... It is #1455.. Any chance you still have it?

Pat

I mailed off the postcard, and asked Pat to share something about her Mother.

My mother was raised in Twin Valley, MN in a family of 3 girls, and 5 boys. My mother got her teachers degree at Moorhead college, and got her first teaching job at Kalevala school, Kettle River, MN.  When she started teaching, only single teachers were hired at Kalevala,  therefore, when she met and married my dad, Walter Gran, she took a job in Kettle River that allowed married women.  She worked there for many many years, and loved her family and teaching.  I thought this was always interesting.  They had a great life, married 51 years, and passed away in 1982  2000 at the age of 82.  She had 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

I am glad to report that the postcard arrived safely.  Thanks for stopping by.




Sunday, January 17, 2016

Photo Number 2130

This is a photo from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
David and woman PL ant
The photographer is Shortreed in Beresford So. Dak.
David and woman PL ant back
Annie?? and David Wallen?  Waldner?? 
I will guess that this photo was taken about 1900.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Photo Number 2129

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.
Mrs NR Hamilton PL ant
The photographer is Hull in Fremont, Neb.
A very pretty young gal, about 16 – 18 years old.  The Cabinet Card is not in good condition …but it is better than some.
Mrs NR Hamilton PL ant back
Mrs. N. R. Hamilton  Hastings Nebr.  417 St  Joe Ave
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Update from Iggy:
Julia A Hamilton (Jan 1864 - ) married a conductor (Fremont Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad) named Nelson R Hamilton in 1885. They lived on 417 St Joe Avenue in Hastings until about 1898 when they appear in Omaha, Nebraska. It looks like Julie died between 1900 and 1909 and Nelson remarried.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Photo Number 2128

This is a photo from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Rachal with a history PL ant
We should all mark our photos like this woman.
Rachal with a history PL ant back
Dec. 1944
To: James Crist & family.
From  Rachal Evalyn Crist
borned in Clay Co. Lewis T.P
Ind.  April 22 1866
Married Nov. 22 1893 to
John A Gordon borned in
Clay Co, Lewis T.P. Ind
May 24 1862
John A. Gordon died
Jan 29, 1933
A quick search revealed the Rachal died on
Jun. 11, 1951
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

She is buried at Little Flock Baptist Church Cemetery in Coalmont Clay County Indiana. Find A Grave # 57277412
She was the daughter of
Parents:Nicholas M Crist (1824 - 1886)
Sarah E Goble Crist (1822 - 1899)
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Photo Number 2127

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Azo Postcard triangles up sled DL ant
A woman and a child in a sled on a frosty day.

This is an AZO postcard that dates from 1904 to 1918.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Photo Number 2126

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
3 boys and a dog DL ant
Three boys and a dog.  Remember when your Mother said “Alright I have had it with you kids…go outside and play.”

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Photo Number 2125

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
1016 somewhere DL ant
1016 somewhere.  Two boys all dressed up to spend some time outdoors.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Photo Number 2124

This is a Real Photo Postcard from a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Clifford GR Flea Mkt
Clifford GR Flea Mkt back
From little sweet heart Clifford age 8 months
It was sent to Miss Nettie Georg or maybe George
Azo Postcards with triangles pointing up in the stamp box were used from 1904 to 1918.
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Photo Number 2123

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Birdie GR Flea Mkt
A young lady wearing a striped gown with a black sash at the waist and white collar and trim on her sleeves.
Birdie back GR Flea MKT
Birdie
This is an AZO Postcard used from 1904 to 1918.
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Photo Number 2122

This is a snapshot from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
about a 1939 Chevy Tin Ceiling
A man and a woman standing in front of about a 1939 Chevy.  The woman looks older than the man, perhaps they are Mother and Son.  A man with a hat is taking the photo.  The woman wears a fur looking coat with one button and a pin of some sort on the top part of the coat…perhaps a Christmas Pin.  She tops off her going for a winter ride coat with a white scarf and fashionable ankle length overshoes/rubbers.
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Photo Number 2121

This is a photo from the Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Debbie and Beth Cook GR Flea MKT
Debbie and Beth Cook GR Flea MKTback
Debbie 3 years  Beth 2 years  daughters of Darrold and Nancy Cook  Mid 1950’s.

Beautiful little girls, the one holding one of those little baby dolls.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photo Number 2120

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Edith and Phyllis Holmas GR Flea Mkt
Edith and Phyllis Holmas GR Flea Mkt back
Edith & Phillip Holmas?? Holman?? 
It is an AZO Postcard used from 1904 –1918.
The horses have fly nets… woven strands that moved around the horses belly amd legs to keep flies from landing and biting.
Edith and Phyllis Holmas GR Flea Mkt
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Photo Number 2119

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Augusta 1906
“How is this”  Dear Friend Monee SD  Ill Nov 8, 1906 I think I will take a drive to see you,  Your friend Augusta.
Augusta 1906 back
It was mailed to Mrs. Jacob Bircher 7157 Virginia Ave   S. St. Louis Mo
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Photo Number 2118

This is a Real Photo Postcard from a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Postcard
Do you suppose she wore the feather to the dance?
Postcard back
Mr. Duffr, got home yesterday at 4 PM. Didn’t sleep a wink, went home from dance just a little after you left. Got breakfast.  Took us to Wilton in auto. No attraction at the dance after you left. Ha! Ha!  Sure wish could have stayed for the dance you spoke of. Now write to me, I went to the bother of sending you a card, hope I get an answer. Work was waiting for me when I came down this am.
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Photo Number 2117

This is a Real Photo Postcard from  a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Wambert Family GR Flea Mkt
Wambert Family GR Flea Mktback
The Wamert Family ?? Wremert ?? Weimert Family
May Bein is missing oldest
Luella – youngest, Charles, Clara Wagner, William C., Rose, Emma
The Postcard is an Artura used from  1910 to 1924.
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Photo Number 2116

This is a Real Photo Postcard from a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
Bittner Baby GR Flea Mkt
Bittner Baby GR Flea Mkt backjpg
Bonnie Bavedo Bittner when 5 months old
Sincerest wishes for a Happy Birthday
Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Bittner  Wheatland Iowa.
The card was mailed July 18 1912 from Wheatland Iowa
To Miss Maggie Mc Nee Mechanicsville Iowa
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Update from Iggy:
Bonnie B Bittner Thomson (Apr. 4, 1911 in Iowa - Jan. 14, 1985 in Mount Vernon,
Linn County, Iowa)


She had three brothers that died the same day.  Killed at Bertram, IA June 5, 1925 by C&NW fast train, all 3 boys buried together. William, Winslow and David  are buried side by side with one long marker,
Her remaining brother Robert Edson Bittner 1917 to 1990.
Their parents were: 
Edward W  1884-1921
Arlynn M. 1884 -1963

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Photo Number 2115

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  This postcard was used from 1904 to 1918.
Azo postcard triangle up DL ANT
Two boys raising their hats while sledding down a hill.
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