Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Photo Number 2003

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mary Ross DL ant
The photographer was Manderfeld in New Ulm Minn
I know this a damaged Cabinet Card but it has a name.  She has such a lovely profile and beautiful hair!
Mary Ross DL ant back
Lawrence Grimm may have been another photographer or ?
Mary Ross
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Update from Iggy:
Mary E Ross nee' Teed is living in New Ulm, Brown, MN in 1885.
Born abt 1848 in Pennsylvania
Died 16 Sep 1931 in Santa Clara, California.

Her husband was James W Ross who died in 1904.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Photo Number 2002

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mrs Chris Milstin DL ant
Hanson and Indrelee in Fertile Minn were the photographers.
This young lady is wearing a “rat” in her hair see how it is poofed up behind those curly bangs.  Rats were made by collecting your own hair and  forming a roll that was pinned in place and them covered with your hair.
She is wearing a gown filled with trims at the neckline and buttons down the side, contrasting materials, a bow and a brooch.  Quite  a lot for one dress. This photo was most likely taken in the late 1880’s.
Mrs Chris Milstin DL ant back
Mrs. Chris Milstin Milsten Gary Minn
The Minnesota Historical Society does not have this photographer in their listings.  I sent them an email if the photo is not claimed I will mail them the photograph.
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Update from Iggy:
Helena Hanson Milsten (1852 - Feb. 1, 1938) was the wife of Christian Milsten (1853 - 1912). She is buried in Saint Petri Lutheran Cemetery, Gary, Norman County, Minnesota   Her Father was Hans T Hanson.

She was married to Christian E. Milsten who was born in Hadeland Norway,  They were married on December 28 1876. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Photo Number 2001

This is a snapshot from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Three gals DL ant
Three gals with hats.
Three gals DL ant back

This was taken at the lake this summer.  I’m the one on the right end with white hat The others are a couple of my girl friends  Edna Young and Vida  Veda Broadbent  ~  Alice Guelzow
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Update from Iggy:
Perhaps Veda Eloise Petre nee' Broadbent (24 Jan 1906 - 30 Nov 1991) lived in Arago, Hubbard, MN until about 1940 and was the daughter of William and Maud M. Broadbent.

I suspect Edna Young is Edna Victoria Murk nee' Young who lived a couple houses from Alice Esther Guelzow in Amor, Otter Tail, Minnesota  They would have all been about the same age.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Photo Number 2000

Well we made it to 2,000 photos.  To date 232 photos have been returned to relatives.  That is better than 10% so I am pleased with that! 
I wish to thank all the researchers for their help, without their expertise this blog would not exist.
So lets have a virtual cake along with Gramps.
group photo DL ant
group photo DL ant back
Back Row: Ollie holding Betty Kopach, Olga holding Lorraine Kopach, Gramp, Toots, Arthur with Dick Tovson
Front Row: Maurice Leitheiser, Marie Kopoch, Bud Ergelnetsen, “Andy” Ergelnetsen
I bet the name is Engelbretson/Engelbretsen?? Engebretsen. 
Sis Olson may have had this photo in her collection. (Shirley Tovson Olson  or Sis)
Might just be a Grandpa with some of his grandchildren…or the neighbor kids came to celebrate!
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Info from an obit from Sallysmom:
Toots, Arthur with Dick Tovson  = Toots was Hazel Klomstad before she married Arthur Tovson. 

Dick was born in 1930 so this photo is probably from 1932-1933
I have had some of these people before.  I have the wedding photo of Dick and Dolly Tovson and two photographs of Toots/Hazel Klomstad's Mother and siblings.  Photos 1589 and 1565

Info from Dr Jeff
That's Engebretsen. A common name here in Norway :)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Photo Number 1999

This is a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Charles Eugene Toher DL ant
Heinzelmans Art Studio in Owatonna Minn They were in business there from 1896 to 1899.
Charles Eugene Toher DL ant back
Charles Eugene Toher  “Gene”  about four years old
What a great looking ruffled shirt and those knickers and socks and his stance…all around a wonderful old photograph!
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Info from Iggy:
Eugene Charles Toher  July 15, 1894 to August 26 1965 he is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna Minnesota.
VET. MN CAPT. INF RES WW.I. BURIED WITH GEORGE C. & NORA A (His parents)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Full Circle 126

This Full Circle began when I left a message at Find A Grave.

Thank you for your email. It was quite a surprise, as that I have very few photographs of my Jobes family.  I have no doubt that it is Charles Wesley Jobes, my grandfather's first cousin. I would love to have the photograph. What would it take to obtain it?
Sincerely,
Michael

Charley Jobs DL ant Numbwer 1961

Photo Number 1961

I mailed the photo on August 10 2015.  I know that Michael was very busy taking care of a very ill parent.

In the meantime I wrote this:

Hi Michael,  I have a photo of Sarah Martin I believe she is Annie May Martin Jobes Mother.  OR Charleys Grandmother.   Sarah was a Pryor, I also have some photos of the Pryor Family and then some of The Swanson family.... they all seem connected.

You should check out Photos 1981 Sarah Martin,1980  Irene Martin for sure and then backwards into the Pryors and Swensons 1962,1963,1964, 1965,1966,1967 and 1968.

  I mailed the photo of Charley Jobes yesterday, you should have it Thursday.  Connie

I will wait to hear from Michael to see if he wants the other photos.

As for Charlie, we know this much about him from Iggy’s tireless research!

Charles Wesley Jobes (Oct. 21, 1891 - Aug. 20, 1969)

Charles Wesley Jobes, son of George Jobes and Annie May Martin. Charles served as a Private, Company C, 352nd Infantry, in WWI. He was inducted 26 February 1918. He then transfered to Co. C, 130th Infantry till discharge. Discharged 29 May 1919.
He is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

From Michael:

Charles Wesley Jobes was born 21 October 1891, Maple Grove township, Hennepin county, Minnesota. He died 20 August, 1969 at Robbinsdale, Hennepin county, Minnesota. Son of George Jobes and Annie May Martin. He served as a Private, in the Army during WWI, and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. He never married.
Both of his grandfathers served in the Civil War. His paternal grandfather, Bishop Jobes, served as a Corporal, in Company K, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. Bishop fought at several battles, including being at the Battle at the Brickyard, about 4pm Day I, at Gettysburg. Bishop's artillery unit held off Hay's and Avery's Confederates, while the Union line collapsed and retreated into and through Gettysburg on Day I. Charles's maternal grandfather, Stewart Martin served as a Private, in Company K, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery.
Both Bishop and Stewart are buried at Weaver Lake Cemetery, in Maple Grove.
Charles had two siblings, Alvin Earl Jobes and Hazel May Jobes. Alvin was married to an Edna Susan Moore. Hazel was married to Floyd J. Gilbert.
Again, I greatly appreciate this photograph. Probably was pulled from a group of photos due to its very uniqueness. An example of how quick old photos can be lost, usually forever. Should you ever come across any other Jobes photographs, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,
Michael

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Photo Number 1998

This is a photo from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  This photo is  3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches and it has a scalloped edge.
Percy Armstrong DL ant
Percy D. Armstrong
Percy Armstrong DL ant back
July 4 1898  Wells
I found a possibility:
Percy D Armstrong born March 22, 1893 died June 17, 1966.  He was married to Metta Clara Emma 1898-1968.  He was a Corporal in the US Army during WWI he is buried at Fort McPherson National Cemetery Nebraska. Find A Grave # 297116
There are many towns by the name of Wells.
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A better possibility from Iggy:
I think he is:

Percy D Armstrong
Birth 08 Jan 1896 in Alden, MN (Alden is 10 miles from Wells, MN) 
Death Jul 1968 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa 

...married on 19 May 1923

Elsie Springborg
Birth 17 Feb 1898 in Iowa 
Death 19 Jan 1989 in Janesville, Wisconsin