DIRO01 Believe the woman's maiden name in this photo is Gäth, the English spelling is Gaeth. Possibly the sister of our contributor’s 2nd Great Grandmother, Caroline Marie Johanna Gaeth Reinke. Photo by Bernhard Kihlholz, Chicago Illinois. The photographer appears to have been in Chicago from 1870 to 1877.
ACO01 This photo comes from our contributor's grandmother's collection of photos from the 1920's and 1930's. She has no identification about who the man is except that he was someone important to Nellie Vires (1909-1980) who lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and Miami, Florida. He may or may not be related to family names of Vires, or Jennings.
VACO06 This photo was found in our contributor's deceased grandmother's (Nellie Vires 1909-1980) photo collection. This photo was taken on February 24, 1935 in Miami, Florida, per the notes on the back of the photo. Nellie Vires lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky, as a child and young adult; and in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida later in life. This man may, or may not, be connected to the Jennings family name. He was, most likely, someone important to Nellie Vires, but is unknown to her family.
SUME01 This young man's surname is thought to be Wouk, but it is very hard to read. The Cabinet Card has a photographer's imprint reading, "Sexton, Bushnell, Illinois." The photograph was in Elizabeth Musselman (Arter) Hill (Mrs. Timothy) Young's photograph album, she took with her from Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio in abt. 1895 to San Joaquin Co., Calif. Our contributor would like to learn who he is and how he links to the Arter-Hill-Mussleman-Young family.
LOFA01 Family photo found in trunk belonging to our contributor's grandfather Frank Young in Corinna, Maine. It is either on his side or her grandmother's side. She was a Springer from Danforth, Maine. My Frank had a brother that shared many pictures from Chicago, Ill. His name was William and his wife was Nellie.
LOFA02 Tin type found in our contributor's grandfather, Frank Young's, paperwork. She believes it is a member of the Frank and Jennie Springer Young family from Corinna, Maine or William and Nellie Barr Young in Chicago, Ill. It could also be on the Springer side of the family. They came from Danforth and Eaton, Maine.
SUME02 It is possible this is a portrait is Hare-Ewing couple near their wedding date, who moved to Chicago, Illinois. It may be another couple or they could be just brother and sister. The Cabinet Card has imprinted on the back, "Joshua Smith Studio, 206 North Clark St., Chicago." The photograph was in Elizabeth Musselman (Arter) Hill (Mrs. Timothy) Young's photograph album, she took with her from Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio in abt. 1895 to San Joaquin Co., Calif. Our contributor would like to learn who he is and how he links to the Arter-Hill-Mussleman-Young family.
LOZI01 This is John Houser, born in Illinois in 1877 and died in 1945. He had been married with children. But he became disabled, and his wife abandoned him and moved, taking the children to California. Would like to find his descendants, as I have several photos of him. He was my maternal Grandmother's brother.
NASC01 Photo taken circa 1874 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. Left middle row, dark haired man was Josef Andersch. His half-sister Anna Maria Andersch was married to Alois Rasch of Wright Township and the original photo belongs to descendants of that family. Josef Andersch was married to Marie Anna Riemer and several of their family was very musical. Two sons ran GR music schools and played in symphonies in Vienna part of the year. The man in the front row, left side with blonde hair is Josef’s brother who died in 1875. The older man in the middle is Valentine Richter, a hotelier who owned the Ohio House in GR. He also was an investor in several Bohemian owned businesses in town. Valentine was married to Bertha Riemer, the older half sister to Josef Riemer and Marie Riemer Andersch. The man in the right end of the top row is Josef Riemer who was married to Anna Theressa Schitky. He was brother-in-law to both Valentine Richter and Josef Andersch. He was our contributor’s great-great-grandfather who died in 1876. All these named men have this in common. They came from German-speaking Bohemia, then part of the Austrian Empire. Some came after the Revolt of 1848, while others came during the next 25-30 years. They were all from Kratzau, Bohemia, now known as Chrastava, Czech Republic. That leaves her with no names for the other men. She suspects they were from other known Kratzau families who came to the Grand Rapids area. Some families moved between GR, Grand Traverse County, and Chicago.
VACO05 This photo was found in our contributor's deceased grandmothers (Nellie Vires, 1909-1980) photo collection. She lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky, as a child and young adult; and in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida as an adult. The photo is old and is more likely from Kentucky. They have no knowledge of who the people are, or where it was taken. UPDATE: Our contributor obtained identifications for this photo. from left to right they are Joe Miller, Nannie Vires Miller, Jessie Willis Miller, Nellie Miller (Little Nellie) and Reno Sparks behind Nellie. Taken around 1940.
LOFA03 Tin type found in our contributor's grandfather's paperwork. This is probably a member of the Young or Springer family in Maine. The Young family from Corinna, Maine and the Springer family from Danforth, Maine. Slight possibility that it maybe from William and Nellie Young in Chicago, Ill a brother to her grandfather Frank Young.
VACO06 The young woman is Nellie Vires (1909-1980) who lived in Breathitt County Kentucky until approx 1930. This photo came from her collection that is owned by her granddaughter. She is young in this photo so our contributor is assuming it was taken in Kentucky, but this is not certain. She lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky, as a child and young adult; and in Ohio, Illinois, and Florida as an adult. They hope to identify the man in the photo with her. Circa 1920’s.