Sunday, April 26, 2015

Photo Number 1885

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Senora Snoe Craigs
This photo is smaller: it is 3 1/4 inch by 5 inches. 
A beautiful young lady.  Those huge sleeves give the date of the photo away.
Senora Snoe Craigs back
Senore Soew ?  Soen?  Sven? Svew?  Lenore Loew Aged 16 years  1895
There is no photographers imprint. 
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Update from MJM:
I think that she might be Lenore Loew. If so, she was born in Wisconsin to Henry and Emma Loew. On the 1900 census they, along with brother Percy lived in Milwaukee WI. By 1910 the family lived in Portland, OR. Emma is shown as widowed and Lenore single. A niece, Alma Keuheke also lived with them. In 1920 the same three women are living together in Portland, OR, although Alma's name is spelled Kueneke.
From MJM's info:
 I could not find Lenore.  I did find her parents Emma 1856-1927 and Henry J Loew (1852-1905) both buried in La Belle Cemetery Wisconsin.  I also found Lenore's brother Percy (1876-1950)  His wife was Ella (1880-1958)  They had at least one child Roger C. (1901-1965) and Roger had a daughter Eleanore Loew Merten (1920-1998) all of Percy's bunch is buried in Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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  1. I think that she might be Lenore Loew. If so, she was born in Wisconsin to Henry and Emma Loew. On the 1900 census they, along with brother Percy lived in Milwaukee WI. By 1910 the family lived in Portland, OR. Emma is shown as widowed and Lenore single. A niece, Alma Keuheke also lived with them. In 1920 the same three women are living together in Portland, OR, although Alma's name is spelled Kueneke.

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  2. Hi:

    Building on MJM's information, this is what I can add:
    From various U.S. City directories, I find Lenore Loew listed in Milwaukee until 1908 and then in Portland until 1929. She is a stenographer in 1908 Milwaukee directory, as well as 1920 census. I assume that was her job at all points in between. The 1929 city directory did not list occupation.

    From the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records - Milwaukee Wisconsin: Ascension Church:

    August 14th, 1929: Frank M. Holland, Frankfort, Indiana, age 66 married Lenore Loew, age 50, 340 -22nd Street, (Milwaukee?). Witnesses were Percy Loew and Elizabeth Cofmeyer

    In 1930, Frank M. and Lenore Holland are living in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. He is a locomotive engineer and she is not employed. Under marriage age, it shows Frank as 22 and Lenore as 50, so I think we can assume this wasn’t his first marriage, but it was hers.

    I did find a Lenore Holland in the Oregon Death index, 15 May, 1955 (death place listed as Washington); spouse listed as Frank. (I would guess, if this is her, she moved back there after her husband passed, but that is just intuition, not backed by any information yet, as I can’t find Frank’s death date or location).I could not find any additional information on her burial.

    With a little more digging, I did find Frank was married to May (married 15 years in the 1900 census-which works out with the info in the 1930 census). In 1900, there are 4 children: Clifford (14), Mildred (11), Glenn (9), Bessie (8).
    I did find Frank Holland in a public tree, so will send a message to the tree owner. This person does not have Lenore listed, so it will be new information for them. Fingers crossed.

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  3. I sent messages to two people--one who had Percy in their tree and one who had Frank Holland in their tree. We will see if you get any more information. :-)

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  4. Just would like to add info on names and places:

    The 1930 census show Francis M. Holland, born in Ohio, estimated birth year 1864, living with wife Lenore Holland at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. His father's birthplace is given as England, his mother's as Ireland.
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHM9-Y2L

    In the 1940 census Lenore Holland is listed as widowed and still living in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. So her husbands death must have occurred between 1930 and 1940. Could not find any entry at family search yet.
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1RD-LPK

    Through google newspapers, I found a newspaper article mentioning the marriage of Francis Marion Holland and Lenore Loew on 14. Aug. 1929: 'The Milwaukee Sentinel' 7. Aug. 1929, page 9:
    " Mrs. Edgar Caspari entertained at luncheon and bridge at the Schroeder hotel, Tuesday, for Miss Lenore Loew, Portland, Ore., who is visiting with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Loew. The marriage of Miss Loew and Francis Marion Holland, Frankfort, Ind., will take place Aug., 14, at the home of Miss Loew's brother, Percy Loew. Other guests at the luncheon were Mmes. Roger Loew, Percy Loew, Eugene Lecher, Louise Bird, Eugene Cafmeyer, and Albert Leihammer." So I wonder who Roger Loew and wife are?! Have not looked yet.
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19290807&id=y2RQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7w4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7119,1066116&hl=de

    In the 1910 cencus, where Lenore T. Loew is living with her widowed mother Emma Loew in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, there is a boarder named Clifford Holland (age 24, est. birth year 1886, birth place Indiana, single).
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLYJ-4S1


    There is an entry at the 1870 census for a Francis Holland, age 7, living with his parents John and Lydia Holland and siblings and a relative in Ohio. This could possibly be him, just by assumption.
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6KX-H63

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  5. I think the photo was taken because of the event of Lenores confirmation.

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  6. Oh my goodness, Susanna! You found a lot more. Clifford Holland is Frank Holland's oldest son. I didn't notice that connection. Also, Roger Loew is Percy's son. Elizabeth Cofmeyer (Cafmeyer) was listed as the witness for the marriage, so I imagine she is the wife of Eugene Cafmeyer as listed in your newspaper article. I am not sure if there is a relationship there. I agree that this is probably Lenore's confirmation.

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    1. Well, I've overlooked Roger being mentioned above! :)

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  7. Here is the connection to the Caspari-name mentioned in the newspaper article: Percy A. Loew's wife Ella is née Caspari. And she had a younger brother named Edgar. So Edgar's wife (=Edith) is doing the luncheon some days before the wedding at the hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Here are the links to family search:
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRRC-6M3
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMVG-YLV

    Here is Edith Caspari, wife of Edgar Caspari and with daughter Barbara:
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X99J-ZQ8

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  8. I chatted with someone with the Caspari ties. She is not blood related to the Loews, but gave me a name of Roger's daughter. I fund an address and I have passed that information on via email to you, Connie. Hopefully there will be a contact made and an interest in the photo. :-)

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  9. Goodness. Seems like this photo has been well pinned down!

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  10. What a charming photo! And what amazing investigative work! Great team!

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  11. Sue sent me an address for Barbara in California. I sent off a copy of this blog post and all of the replies today April 27, 2015. We will see what happens next.

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