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I am so excited!  GenBlog just got accepted into Alltop's genealogy topic!

This is a great accomplishment, as I never imagined my blog would be this successful in just a short period of time.  For that, I have to thank all of the GeneaBloggers out there.  You made this possible by encouraging me to keep running this blog, and of course for reading this blog.

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Photos in Need of a Home

If you read my post yesterday, you know that I rescued some orphan photos while out antiquing with my husband.

Here's some of those photos.  Are they yours?  If so, let me know; I'm happy to reunite you with your family photos!

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  Frank Trapp, Taylorville, Illinois

Postmark:  Colorado Springs, Colorado, 27 Jul 1925

Signed:  Vin

Postcard imprint reads

Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline

At the Summit of the longest and highest incline on the globe.  You cannot afford to come to Colorado and not take this grand trip.

The message reads:

Sure am seeing the sights.  Look in Pike's Peak Saturday, seeing sunset from top & coming down after dark.  Would like to put in a month out here if I could afford it.  Vin

There is no other identifying information.  Oddly enough, this could be one of my Trapps, but I don't know yet...will be looking into...what a find if he's related!

 Orphan 006-B 

 Orphan 006-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

The message reads:

Hello Ida.  We are all well.  The weather is very dry here.  Harry Duncan and Hattie was out to visit us.  We had a big fire in Dayton it burnt one block on Main St.  It started in the Exchange Hotel and burnt to the Bank.  One woman burnt and died Wednesday morning.  Will write you soon, ans soon.  Good by, From Clara

There is no other identifying information, postmark, date, or location.

I got this one simply because of the story.  I did a quick (very quick I might add) to see if I could find out more about this fire.  Oddly enough, the first search result was an article written in September of this year about the "100th anniversary" of the fire.  So based on that info, this postcard was probably written in September 1908.  The end of the article provides more information about the fire and even states the name of the woman who died that was referenced in the postcard.  Pretty interesting!

Orphan 017-B 

 Orphan 017-A

 




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Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 4

Continued from Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 3

Here are some of those photos.  Are they yours?  If so, let me know; I'm happy to reunite you with your family photos!


I will be posting additional photos in the future!

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

The message reads:

Freda Blanche Evans

8 months old

weight 22-1/2 lb.

There is no other identifying information, postmark, date, or location.

 Orphan 012-B

 Orphan 012-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

The message reads:

Harold Leslie Nelson

to

_____ Paula

There is no other identifying information, postmark, date, or location.

Orphan 007-B 

 Orphan 007-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  George Summer Myers, Hastings, Michigan, c/o Royal Myers

Postmark:  Probably Mottville, Michigan (although not 100% legible), 13 January 1915

Signed:  Aunt Grace

The message reads:

Dear Summer am sending you a picture of your cousin his name is Pruan [?] Dee[.] Uncle Shirley has gone to New Mexico and I'm so lonesome[.] How I wish I could see your mother and have a good visit, Galen has the whooping cough, many thanks for the "Baby Boo" like it so well, Love to All Aunt Grace

Lots of interesting info here!

Orphan 008-B

 Orphan 008-A

 




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Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 3

Continued from Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 2

Here are some of those photos.  Are they yours?  If so, let me know; I'm happy to reunite you with your family photos!


I will be posting additional photos soon!

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

The message reads:

Hello Lucy.  How I would love to see you and your baby. I suppose it is a wonder.  I know mine is.  [cannot read signature]

There is no other identifying information, postmark, date, or location.

Orphan 011-B

Orphan 011-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  Josefa Ejavec, 1011-13 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois

Postmark:  unreadable

The message is written in I'm guess Slavic, as the stamps appear to be from Slovenia.

Orphan 009-B

Orphan 009-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

The message reads:

For her Great Grandmother Tower

From Ruth Evelyn Tower

Taken when she was 10 weeks old

Born June 6, 1913 Glendale, Calif.

Lots of interesting info here!

Orphan 013-B

Orphan 013-A

 




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Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 2

Continued from Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 1

Here are some of those photos.  Are they yours?  If so, let me know; I'm happy to reunite you with your family photos!

I will be posting additional photos soon!

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  Melissa S.

The message reads:

This is the red headed baby when 7 mo old.  Would you like to have it.

There is no other identifying information, postmark, date, or location.

Orphan 014-B

Orphan 014-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  Miss Gertrude Bontz, Glasford, Illinois

Postmark:  Hanna City, Illinois, 19 September 1910

The message reads:

Thomas Walter Gibbons at the age of 6 months.

There is no other identifying information.

Orphan 015-B

Orphan 015-A

 

This postcard photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

Addressee:  Mrs. Homer Moore, Homer, Illinois

Signed:  Mabel

Postmark:  City not show, Washington, 26 January 1912

The message reads:

Dear May: Lula's Terre Haute address used to be 1815 N. 10th St.  I don't know where she is now but wish I did.  She was in school at Granville, Ohio the last I heard from her but that has been several years ago.  Mabel

Lots of interesting info in just this small bit!

Orphan 010-AOrphan 010-B 

 

The message reads:

Glenella Florence Davison. 

Age 5 months & 3 weeks. 

Nov. 1, 1914

There is no other identifying information, postmark, or location.

Orphan 016-A
Orphan 016-B

 




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Cute Kids, Are They Yours? - Part 1

If you read my post yesterday, you know that I rescued some orphan photos while out antiquing with my husband.


Here's some of those photos.  Are they yours?  If so, let me know; I'm happy to reunite you with your family photos!


I will be posting additional photos soon!

Orphan 003 Orphan 004

These two photos were together in a cardboard frame (forgive me, I'm not up on my terminology).  There is no identifying information, nor a photographer/studio, time period or location.  My guess is, they are brother and sister.  These photos were rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

 

Orphan 005
This photo is presented in a cardboard frame.  Davis Studio in Blue Earth, Minnesota is imprinted on the frame.  There is no identifying information.  This photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

 

Orphan 002
This is a postcard photo.  The following is printed on the back:  W.T. Caldwell Photographer in Milford, Illinois.  There is no identifying information.  This photo was rescued from the Antique Mall in El Paso, Illinois, by me, on 05 October 2008.

 

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Funny, Ha-Ha

The 6th Edition of Smile for the Camera is upon us.  This edition is being hosted by Becky Wiseman @ kinexxions.

Becky's word prompt for the 6th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Funny Bone. Show us that picture that never fails to bring a smile to your face! An amusing incident, a funny face, an unusual situation. Share!


Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that tickles your Funny Bone and bring it to the carnival. Admission is free with every photograph!


I actually thought this one would be easy; I have a lot of "funny bone" pics.  However, many of them involve relatives who are still around somewhere and would probably kill me if they came across their funny (or embarrassing) photo on the Internet.

If you read my post from yesterday, you know that I went antiquing and rescued some orphan photos.  There was one in particular that made me chuckle so I purchased it with this carnival in mind.

I though it was cute.  The little girl on the right looks so mischievous, while the baby looks spooked.  The expressions are priceless and made me smile!

Orphan 001

I have no idea when or where this photo was taken, nor who is in the photo.  If anybody wants to claim it, I'm happy to share.

 

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Leona Mildred ROTTMAN & Gilbert H SCHNEEKLOTH - Leona is my first cousin twice removed.  She and Gilbert married on 7 October 1938 in Iowa. [1]

Richard Raymond ROTTMAN & Vera Helen MULLER - Exactly one year after his sister Leona (above) was married, Richard married Vera on 7 October 1939 in Iowa.  [2]

 

Notes

1.  Leona M. Schneekloth, obituary, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa), 30 September 2007.

2.  Barbara_Rendl, "Herrin/Free/Rottman/Beatty," database, Ancestry.com Public Member Trees(http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/TreeInfo.aspx?tid=1533183&pg=0).




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I Went Antiquing Today

My husband and I spent the afternoon at an antique mall in El Paso, Illinois.  I picked up some neat things and some great orphan photos.  Here are my finds.

Ads Photos
This is a scrapbook of old advertisements.  There's some pretty neat stuff in here.  I plan to post the on my blog at some point. Found some neat orphan photos.  Many of them are postcards.  I plan to post them each on my blog; maybe someone will claim them!
 
 Dictionary Flour
This is Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia, printed in 1942.  Remember, Noah Webster is a relative. This is a flour bag, with Daniel Webster.  Not sure if this is my Daniel Webster, but I'm determined to find out!
   



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Here's a quick status on my "homework."  View the original post for details of my "assignment."


Thanks to a RAOGK from Colleen, I was able to find a little more about my gg-grandfather Thomas CAHILL and his wife Margaret MILLETT, as well as my ggg-grandparents Michael CAHILL and Anne HALE.  Following is part of the original post:

I am fairly certain that my gg-grandfather, Thomas Robert CAHILL was born in Thomastown, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland in 1860. As far as I can tell, his parents (my ggg-grandparents), Michael CAHILL and Anne HALE were born in Ireland probably between 1834-1838. Thomas married Margaret MILLETT, likely from Kilkenny as well. They were not married in Ireland; instead they were married in Illinois in 1887. It appears in the U.S. census data that they immigrated at different times, so I am not sure if they knew each other in Ireland or not. I also suspect that Margaret's parents, John MILLET and Mary RYAN were also born in Ireland.


Through the Irish Family History Foundation I tracked down some church records and here's what I've found/confirmed:

  • Confirmed - Thomas was born in Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland in 1860.
  • Found - Michael and Anne were married in Thomastown, Kilkenny on 30 January 1855.
  • Confirmed - Margaret was born in Old Grand, Kilkenny in 1863.
  • Found - Somewhere along the line, Margaret's name was changed to MILLETT from MILOT.
  • Confirmed - Margaret's parents were John MILOT/MILLETT and Mary RYAN.
  • Confirmed - Thomas had a sister Margaret, born in Thomastown, Kilkenny circa 1867.


That's all for now.  Stay tuned!




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Preserving the past of the Cahill, Miller, McMahon, Rottman, Stoffel, Wach, & Webster families (and over 1,000 other twigs)!

I started this blog to share my genealogy research with others. Mini-bios of family members is my main focus. However, I also plan to share research challenges and successes, hint and tips I learn along the way, and participate in various carnivals and memes to add variety.

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