Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Photo Number 1163

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Sphoie will Richter cora and Elmer
The photo is the size of a Cabinet Card. My guess is that this photo was taken around 1900. The gowns are trimmed beautifully in lace.

There are names on the back that are only visible when you turn the card toward the light.
Sphoie (Strange spelling ..perhaps they didn’t know how to spell Sophie.)
Will Richter
Cora
Elmer
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Update from grandmavickiann:
1900 US Census:
Sophia (Age 35) and William (Age 46) Richter living in Janesville, Wisconsin, with children Elmer (Age 7) and Cora (Age 9). The family also shows up in the same community in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census and the 1910 US Census.


Update from Iggy:
Elmer F. died in 1946. He is buried with his older brother Henry who died at age 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 8656967) Cora S. died 5 Apr 1973. She married an Arthur E Rissman. Her Find A Grave Memorial # 8657167. She and Arthur had a daughter named Ruth I. Rissman (b. c. 1916).

Ruth I. (b. December 13, 1915 d. February 21, 2004) married Charles E(dward?) (F.?) Gierke on 26 Jul 1937 in Cook County, Illinois. In the 1940 US census, the couple are living in Chicago, he is working as a locksmith. He later enlists to serve in the "Philippine Department" during WWII on 19 Sep 1941.

Charles passed away on 29 Apr 1995 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. Ruth is listed as a Stenographer, and lived on and passed away in Michigan(?) It is not clear to me - but there appears to have been a Charles Junior.

7 comments:

  1. IF that is a photo of Mum Dad and the children - the young lad certainly has his father's hair and ears set on his mother's face :)
    Cathy

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  2. 1900 US Census:
    Sophia (Age 35) and William (Age 46) Richter living in Janesville, Wisconsin, with children Elmer (Age 7) and Cora (Age 9). The family also shows up in the same community in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census and the 1910 US Census.

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  3. I wonder how the photos in Craig’s Collection came together? There doesn't appear to be any common thread (at least not yet).

    Looks like Grandma has this family spotted. Elmer F. died in 1946. He is buried with his older brother Henry who died at age 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 8656967) Cora S. died 5 Apr 1973. She married an Arthur E Rissman. Her Find A Grave Memorial # 8657167. She and Arthur had a daughter named Ruth I. Rissman (b. c. 1916).

    I'll see if I can discover what became of her.

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    1. Craig was like me picking up photos in shops etc..so there may be some connections or not. There are about 300 photos in the collection..give or take a few and most all have names. I am keeping track of the names as I post them..that may or may not help. :)

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  4. Ruth I. (b. December 13, 1915 d. February 21, 2004) married Charles E(dward?) (F.?) Gierke on 26 Jul 1937 in Cook County, Illinois. In the 1940 US census, the couple are living in Chicago, he is working as a locksmith. He later enlists to serve in the "Philippine Department" during WWII on 19 Sep 1941.

    Charles passed away on 29 Apr 1995 in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. Ruth is listed as a Stenographer, and lived on and passed away in Michigan(?) It is not clear to me - but there appears to have been a Charles Junior.

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  5. The Philippine Department can't have been good. Those poor islands were over run with Japanese, the local military slaughtered and the US troops there held in POW camps that defy imagination. He's lucky he lived through it if he was part of that. Last year I met a veteran of Bataan Death March. He had so many medals and was so very fragile, but also proud to have served and survived.

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  6. I will mail off a copy of the blog to Margaret in Scottsdale Az on March 15 2013. Iggy found me an address:)

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