Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Photo Number 2343

These are snapshots from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.
Hay stcks two  Brainerd ant
This is a hayfield and that contraption must bring the hay closer to the haystack.  I am not certain how it works.
Hay stcks one  Brainerd ant
Here is a closer look . The fellows in the photo seem happy. 
I sent a email to a modern day cowboy who uses many old ways of harvesting, perhaps he will be able to shed some light on this old photo.
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Update from Orden Hartley:
It looks like a hay baler. They are feeding the hay into it and it puts out square bales.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Photo Number 2342

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.CC Bryant Pequot Lakes ant
A man tending to his chickens.
CC Bryant Pequot Lakes ant back
C. C. Bryant and chickens  Sulphur Springs Ia   March 1935
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Update from Iggy:
Birth: Jun. 27, 1873
Ticonic
Monona County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1956
Sulphur Springs
Buena Vista County
Iowa, USA

Charles was the son of Gustavus Heroy Bryant and Josephine V. Wright. He married Anna E Keller on 5 Nov 1891 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD. They were the parents of William, Clarabel, Ruth, Dorothy, George, Beth, Robert, Kenneth, and Donald.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Full Circle 150

This is a Full Circle that began back in May.  Robert left a comment on my blog and from there he emailed me.

Hello Connie
I was excited to see photos of some of my ancestors from Sweden. E.G.O. Hoglund was my great grandfathers brother. I have been searching my Swedish family as my daughter is living and teaching there and I now have a Swedish grand daughter. It would be nice to take the photos to Sweden with me this July. Please let me know the cost to send them. Thanks in advance.
Rob

Eric G O Hogland Crooston ant Number 2076 (2)
Photo Number 2076  Erick Hoglund  Photo taken in Sweden
Eric H Family of two children Crookston ant Number 2076 (2)
Photo Number 2076 The Erick Hoglund Family
E Hoglund more children Crookston ant Number 2077 (2)
Photo Number 2077  The Erick Hoglund Children
I sent the photos off to Robert in Nova Scotia so he could take them to Sweden. 
Then Robert discovered I had more photos of his family.
Hans Johnson Family Crookston Antiques Number 2056 (2)
Photo Number 2056  Hans and Christina Johnson Family
Robert wrote:
My fathers dad died when my dad was 7 years old. He, his brother and mother went to Canada to be with his mothers family as she was born in Canada. Because of this we had very little contact with our American family. To now have pictures of some of our ancestors is awesome. Hans is my great grandmothers brother. Hans was born in Kallan (Transtrand) Sweden. In this photo are 5 boys. Hans and Christine had a girl also, but she died in 1894. Most likely in childbirth.
My daughter now lives in Sweden, is married and has a daughter born there. Another full circle.
Thanks Connie.

Older Couple Crookston Ant Number 2058 (2)
Hans and Christina Johnson  Photo Number 2058
Robert’s comment:
Small world. Hans Johnson/Johanson is my great grandmother Albertina Hoglund (Johnson) brother. Hans Johnson and Christine Stone (Steen) had six children. Hans was born in Transtrand Sweden May 10, 1860 by Swedish records. Hand written on information from the Hoglund family show he was born on May 13, 1860. I found Swedish records and family records sometimes don't match. Also there are name changes. Swedish records show Hanson as Hans and Christines children's surname. It can be a little confusing to trace family.
Thank you Connie for finding these photos. You have put faces to my ancestors.

Olga and Tillie Hoglund Crookston ant Number 2295 (2)
Olga and Tillie Hoglund Photo Number 2295
I knew when I saw this postcard that they were relatives of Erick Hoglund and lo and behold they were the little girls in the family photo. ( Photo Number 2077)

Robert wrote:

I took these photos to Sweden to show my daughters new Swedish in laws and they were very interested in the story of how they were found and of my family history. They really liked the one of Erick taken in Sweden. Thanks Connie. I have sent you correspondence by regular post.

I got a note in the mail from Robert:
Thank you so much for the photos of Hans Johnson and Family and Hans and Christine.  Hans is my Great Grandmothers brother.  Also the picture of Olga and Tillie (Matilda) who are daughters of Hans sister Christine Johnson (Hoglund).  Christine married my Great Grandfather Isaac Hoglund’s brother Erick Gustave Olson Hoglund and Isaac married her (Christine) sister Albertina Johnson (Hoglund) What a coincidence for you to have photos of both the Johnsons and the Hoglunds.
Sincerely Robert

Sometimes when photos are sold as part of an estate or someone doesn’t know what to do with the old photos they end up in antique shops.  Sometimes this is an intertwining family history…and I am more than happy to mail photos to relatives who appreciate them.  I know I would be thrilled to get a photo of my great grandparents!
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Photo Number 2341

This is a small photograph that was probably on a a postcard.  I purchased it at the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Picnic DL ant

A picnic. The carriage in the background is a beauty. Everyone is wearing a hat.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Photo Number 2340

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

Unknown gal La Crosse Wisc developed Crosby ant

A young lady possibly a graduation photo….she holds flowers and something rolled up like a certificate.

This photo was developed in LaCrosse Wisconsin at Rays. No date or name on the photo.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Photo Number 2339

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.
Ole ole hans and Ollie Pequot Lakes ant
Four gentlemen and one is holding a doll.  The photographer is Hansen & Co at Grand Avenue and Morrison Portland Ore
Ole ole hans and Ollie Pequot Lakes ant bck
Ole Grande
Ole Haustviedt  “tie pin”
Hans Erick
Ollie Aashus Aarhus
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Update from Iggy:
Olav Larson Aarhus
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1882 in Norway
Residence Year: 1942 in Hoyt, Oregon, USA

He is buried in Brainerd, Crow Wing county, MN. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Photo Number 2338

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

Cabinet Card Tin Ceiling

Holand in Grand Forks ND was the photographer.

Sadly this photo most likely of an 8th grade graduation is not marked.  It was most likely taken about 1905.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Photo Number 2337

This is a Cabinet Card from the antique shop in Crosby Minnesota.
Arthur Christofferson CRosby ant
The photo was taken in Hudson Wis
Arthur Christofferson CRosby ant back
Arthur Christofferson  June 1895  Graduating Photo
IF he was about 18 when graduating then he was born about 1877 or so.
I wonder if he is related to Charles from yesterdays photo?
Sometimes I hesitate to buy damaged photos but then I think if they have a name on the back a damaged photo is better than no photo.
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Update from Iggy:
Arthur Christofferson Born Jan 14 1878 in Wisconsin and died March 2 1956 in Minnesota. His parents were Hans and Bertha. He had siblings Alvin, Charles, Harry and Julia. Arthur married Lulu Belle Fortune and they had at least three children Mary, Janet and John.  Arthur was an attorney.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Photo Number 2336

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

Charles Christofferson Crosby ant

Larson was the photographer in Hudson Wis

Charles Christofferson Crosby ant back

Charles Christofferson

High School Graduation Photo

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Photo Number 2335

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

Doug Alec and Monte DL ant

C Spalding was the photographer at 311 Kentish Town Road, London

Three boys.

Doug Alec and Monte DL antback

Aupol 1900 off to the side

Douglas Dec 17 83

Alec Nov 29 1889   91

Monte  Mar 6 85

The dates make no sense to me…IF the photo was taken in 1900, the boys would be 17, 11 and 15.  If it was taken in 1895 they would be 12, 6 and 10  which is much more believable.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Photo Number 2334

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

Sylvan Lake Dl ant

Two men at the edge of a lake.

Sylvan Lake Dl ant back

I’ll send you Meg the pictures Ray took This is at Sylvan Lake  I am having same finished in color by The National Photo Co of Janesville Wisc.  Taken on trip into the Black Hills Sept 47

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Photo Number 2333

This is a snapshot from a Flea Market near Grand Rapids Minnesota.

Kids and dog Grand R Flea Market 

Two kids and a dog….looks like a Boston Terrier.

Kids and dog Grand R Flea Marketback

From the stamp on the back of the photo is a date; May 38 (1938) and a place La Crosse Wis

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Photo Number 2332

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

Two boys and a chicken DL ant

Two boys and a chicken.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Photo Number 2331

This is a photo from the shop in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.
Harold Remmel Pequot L ant
The photographer was Chr. Hansen of Waupaca, Wis
Harold Remmel Pequot L ant back
W. Harold Remmel     Age 7 1/2 months
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Update from Iggy:
Harold W Remmel December 26 1901 - March 1986 
He married Esther E. They are buried in Waupeca Wisconsin. 
They had one child Lenna Marie Remmel Hathaway 1935-2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Photo Number 2330

A few snapshots that go together from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Girl and wagon DL ant two

Girl and wagon DL ant

Girl and wagon DL antthree

Fun with a wagon.  I wonder if it was a birthday gift?  Whatever… she sure loved to pull that wagon around!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Photo Number 2329

This is a snaphot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.Day at a mountain lake DL ant

Two men and a boy…somewhere in the mountains.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Photo Number 2328

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

Two swimmers DL ant

Two swimmers.  I can only imagine how itchy those wool swimsuits were.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Photo Number 2327

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

Giving a ride DL ant

A little boy giving a liitle girl a ride.  This looks to be a schoolyard. Is that a swing set off to the right?  There is a woman in the background.  Note how long the grass was…before lawn mowers.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Photo Number 2326

This is a photo from thae antique shop in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
Ruth Jonsdahl FF ant
Ruth Jondahl
The photographer was McCracken at 112 Broadway Fargo
This photo is most likely from the 1930’s.
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Update:
I think this is Ruth Corrine Jondahl Satrom April 15 1918 in North Dakota - July 27, 2000 in Minnesota. Her parents were Ingvald P Jondahl and Alpha R Jondahl. 
Ruth is buried next to her husband Roy Satrom 1917-2004. They were married September 30, 1944 in Fargo ND They farmed near Grandin ND They had six children. 
Ruth is buried at Grandin Cemetery Traill County ND

Friday, August 12, 2016

Photo Number 2325

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

Cab Card unknown DL ant

Maxwell was the photographer in Spokane Falls WT

Spokane Falls was the early name for Spokane.  Spokane Falls was a tiny settlement established in 1871. 

This photo was taken before November 11, 1889 that is when Washington became a State.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Photo Number 2324

This is a photo from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.  It is not in the best shape but it has a name on the back.

Myra Koerner Wright Eliz ant

Myra Koerner Wright Eliz ant back

Myra Koerner Wright

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Photo Number 2323

Here are two photos from the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.
Myrtle and Evelyn Eliz ant
Myrtle and Evelyn Eliz ant back
Myrtle and Evelyn
Myrtle and Evelyn Leithe Eliz ant
Myrtle and Evelyn Leithe Eliz ant back
Mr + Mrs E Leithe
Myrtle and  Evelyn
I believe it says 11 yrs under Myrtle’s name and 3 yrs under Evelyn’s name.
Both photos were taken in Fergus Falls Minnesota.
 
Thanks to a link from Iggy I found an obituary for Evelyn.
 
Evelyn Nellie Leithe June 23 1909 – September 16, 2005
 
She went to Battle Lake High School and then on to Moorhead State Teachers College, she taught school in Ottertail County Minnesota.  In 1957 she moved to Japan and taught English there.  In the 1970’s she was the caregiver for her Father ( but he died in 1956) and sisters?  how many did she have? I only know of one Mable Berthe Leithe Berquist 1895 – 1979.  Did she have a sister name Myrtle or was the photo mis marked?  She moved to Redmond Washington in 1996 to be near her nieces.
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Update from Iggy:
Myrtle Anna LEITHE was born on 7 Nov 1900 in Battle Lake, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota. She died on 28 Jan 1996 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.(4)
She was married to Oscar Samuel WELTZIN on 31 Dec 1922 in Battle Lake, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota. Children were: Ruth Angeline WELTZIN, Lorraine Winifred WELTZIN.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Photo Number 2322

This is an old Funeral Card.  I see them from time to time.  I purchased this one at the antique shop in Elizabeth Minnesota.
Mrs Evan Leithe Funeral Card Eliz ant
Mrs. Evan Leithe
Through a little research I found
Berthine Myhre Leithe
Born 1871 Died Jan 3 1928
She was married to Even Knute Leithe 1867-1956
Berthine may have also been known as Bertina.
They had at least three children. Mable Bertha Leithe Berquist 1895 –1979, Konow Leithe 1897-1897 and Evelyn Nellie Leithe 1909 – 2005.
I found this information at Find A Grave.  Berthine and Even are both buried at First Lutheran Cemetery Battle Lake Ottertail County Minnesota.
Now I will ask my readers a question: Do you think it is right for a Historical Society to make a statement like this?
Note: Provided courtesy of the Otter Tail County Historical Society (www.otchs.org), which has further information available in its research library and on its web site.
I called them once about another grave, I was told to submit my inquiry with a payment.. I thought that was rude.
Tomorrow I have a photo of Evelyn and another possible sibling.
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Dr Jeff translated the Danish Hymn:

Better I can not travel
than to travel to my God.
Better I can not answer
when I get the message of Death,
than that I am well prepared
and will gladly follow.
Better I can not rise
than moving into the kingdom of God.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Photo Number 2321

This is a snapshot from the Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
Boats Tin ceiling
This photo measures 2 3/4 inches by 4  1/2 inches.  It is all one photo but with two small photos instead of one large one. 
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Photo Number 2320

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

Hollyhock Lady DL ant

A lady with some very nice Hollyhocks.  Sadly we don’t know her name.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Photo Number 2319

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

Two names on back DL ant 

A bright eyed baby in a wicker buggy.

Two names on back DL ant back

Fred and Matilda Schubring

Orders 634 + 635 (Photography talk)

Knives 52 + 232 ( Photography talk)

Geo. S Thilbot

This is a Kruxo Postcard that was used from 1910 to 1920

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Photo Number 2318

This is a photo from the antique shop The Tin Ceiling in Park Rapids Minnesota.
I Knott Tin Ceiling ant
The photography stamp is hard to read but I think it says The Bern Studio WB. ROS. Grand Forks, ND
On the back of the photo in pencil it says:
I. Knott  2800 Woodley Rd NW  Wash DO DC
This photo is most likely from around 1900.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Photo Number 2317

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

Mary Frey Pequot Lakes ant

Tansey was the photographer in Mendota Illinois.

Mary Frey Pequot Lakes ant back

Mary Frey, my God mother

This scalloped edge card is probably from the early 1890’s.

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