Saturday, February 15, 2014

Photo Number 1489

This is another photo from Craig’s Collection.
Chris and Amanda Brockmann CP
The photographer was The Harley Studio in Maquoketa IA.
Chris and Amanda Brockmann back CP
Chris and Amanda Brockmann as you can see the W was covered by a B.
This photo is most likely from around 1910 give or take a couple of years.  It could be an engagement photo, there are no flowers to suggest a wedding photo.

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Update: I think this is Christian L. Brockmann or  Brockman born 1880. His parents were Theodore Brockmann and Louise Rock Brockmann.  Chris married Amanda Wieck in Clinton Iowa on April 18 1906.  They had at least two children Esther Brockman born June 23 1908 ( Married Ralph Roy Simon Oct 17 1931) and Marvel born June 22 1907. 

Amanda is buried in Evergreen Cemetery Grand Mound Clinton County Iowa.  She was born in 1887 and died in 1910.  C.L.Brockman is also buried there 1880 to 1934.  His Dad Theodore kept the Brockmann spelling, but Christian dropped the extra n at some time, his headstone is marked Brockman.


  1. A lovely old photo.

  2. I was wondering if the photographer had known the woman and, by habit, had begun to write Amanda's maiden name, then corrected it to the married name. If this is the right couple in your update, perhaps so...

  3. I like Jacqi's suggestion about the corrected spelling. It seems like it could be a logical explanation.

  4. I think you have the "right" person. :)


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie