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Sunday, March 29, 2020

AGLER, John and Howard (Franklin Co., OH)


Identification on photo: John Agler, Howard Agler
Photo 1 taken: Hemer (?) Studio, Columbus OH, circa 1890
Photo 2 taken: Dewey & Mulligan Studio, Columbus OH, circa 1887-1890
Purchased: source not recorded

These two photos were purchased together, but I find I never recorded them on my master log when I brought them home, so I am left with no record of when or where they were acquired.

Howard Agler and John Agler are brothers.

Howard Agler (b. 13 May 1863 - d. 7 Mar 1948) is a son of John A. Agler (son of Luke Agler / Lucinda Denune) and Eliza Ann Coe (dau. of John Dudley Coe / Sarah Hoskins). He was a farmer.

At age 27, in October 1890, he married Reina Eunie Innis. They had the following children:
 - Lewis Claude Agler (1893-1972)
 - Ulin Dennis Agler (1907-1972)

This obit for Howard (at right) was found in the Columbus Dispatch, 8 Mar, 1948.

John Agler (b. 25 Apr 1872 - d. 22 Feb 1946) is a younger brother of Howard. He was a farmer. 

John Agler's death notice (below) appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, 24 Feb 1946.

Their other siblings are:
 - Mary Jane Agler (1856-1931) m. George Myers
 - Chauncey P. Agler (1858-1940)
 - Esther Agler (1860-1941) m. John Parren
 - Homer Agler (1863-1939) (this is a twin of Howard) he never married
 - Martin V. Agler (1866-1948)

1870 Federal Census > Ohio > Franklin > Clinton
AGLER, John, 35, Farm Labor, born in OH
AGLER, Eliza, 35, keeping house, Ohio
AGLER, Jane, 14, attending school, Ohio
AGLER, Chauncey, 11, attending school, Ohio
AGLER, Ester, 10, Attending school, Ohio
AGLER, Homer, 7, Ohio
AGLER, Howard, 7, Ohio
AGLER, Martin, 4, Ohio

John's obit mention no widow or offspring of his own, but does mention lots of nieces and nephews.  This make me think I should be able to find the correct Agler family to whom I may send these two photographs.

Monday, March 23, 2020

LITTEN, Mrs Levi (Darke Co, OH)


Identification on photo: "Mr. Levi Litten, Laura OH, R2 Monroe Township, CB sec 2"
Photo taken: W.H.F. Heath Photographer, Bradford OH, circa 1888-89
Purchased: Feb 2020 Kamin's Moment in Time, South Florida Fairgrounds Antiques Show

The back of the photo clearly says "Mr. Levi Litten". However, the woman in the photo is obviously NOT "Mr. Levi Litten" but must be connected to him somehow. 

This style of dress was fashionable in the late 1880s. By 1890 sleeves were becoming larger and puffier. But in the late 1880s were still "streamlined", narrow throughout with no rise at the shoulder. The hairstyle is also correct for late 1880s.

I believe this is Levi's wife Rosetta Netzley, and the photo was possibly mailed to Levi, before the time of their wedding in Nov 1889. (Also, she bears a strong resemblance to Levi's granddaughter Geneva whose photo I found online at .)

Levi Litten (1864-1927, son of Samuel and Lucinda) married Rosetta Netzley (1865-1932, daughter of George and Catharine) on Nov 7 1889 in Darke county OH.

 - Grace Eikenberry
 - Lawrence Litten
 - Pearl Mary Morett
 - Ernest Litten

Sunday, March 22, 2020

SECHLER, James (Fogelsville, PA)


Identification on photo: James Sechler
Photo taken: unknown photographer or location, circa 1900-1910
Purchased: Feb 2020 Kamin's Moment in Time, South Florida Fairgrounds Antiques Show

Without a location as a clue to who this might be, I was left with several possibilities, ranging from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Fortunately, I was able to find a photo in newspaper archives of an older James Sechler (in 1951 in Pennsylvania) and could see that it was the same man.

JAMES IRWIN SECHLER (born 11-Aug-1879 in Weisenburg, Lehigh Co. PA) 
 - Son of John Henry Sechler (1850-1928) & Sarah Rebecca Meyerly (1856-1931). 
 - Married to Emma Betz (1881-1971) on 13-Oct-1901. 

General storekeeper in Fogelsville, Township tax collector at Macungie, and Fogelsville Natl Bank director. 

Children mentioned in his 1952 obituary include: Kathryn (wife of Paul Keller), and Isabel (wife of Warren Henninger). Preceded in death by siblings Fred, George and Emma.

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The 12-October-1951 edition of the newspaper "The Morning Call", Allentown PA, carried this insert of the celebration of James and Emma's 50th wedding anniversary. It appears evident to me that this is the same individual as the young man in the photo I found.

ANDERSON, Annie (Ossian, Iowa)


Identification on photo: Annie Anderson
Photo taken: Oyloe Studio, Ossian Iowa, circa 1892?
Purchased: Feb 2020 Kamin's Moment in Time, South Florida Fairgrounds Antiques Show is a fantastic resource which lists vintage photographic studios across the country, and the years they were in operation. Oyloe Studio is said to have been in Ossian at least between 1901-1902. I do not know if that means it could have been there earlier (or later) but perhaps City Directories are not available to verify their presence.

The photo appears to have been taken around 1891 or 1892 based on the fashion of her dress, and hairstyle. She appears to be around 17-21 years of age, which would put her birth at between 1870-1875.

There are apparently lots of Andersons in this area at this time. The name Annie Anderson is a common one. Here are a few which were in the area, and at the correct approximate age:

The "ANNIE ANDERSON" shown here is single daughter living at home, born around 1874.
1895 Iowa State Census > Winneshiek county > Frankville
ANDERSON, Andrew, 77, born in Norway, Farmer, Lutheran
ANDERSON, Anney, 74, born in Norway, keeping house
ANDERSON, Edward, 37, single, born in Norway, farmer
ANDERSON, Andrew, 31, single, born in Norway, farmer
ANDERSON, Annie, 26, single, born in Norway, housework

Here is ANNIE KJORLIEN-ANDERSON born about 1868, and widowed before 1910.
1910 Federal Census > Iowa > Winneshiek > Bluffton
KJORLIEN, Edwin, head, 27, born in Iowa of Nor parents, farmer
KJORLIEN, Ole, father, 70, born in Norway, none, own income
KJORLIEN, Ingebert, mother 71, born in Norway, none, own income
KJORLIEN, Alice, sister, 29, born in Iowa, school teacher
ANDERSON, Annie, sister, 42 wd, born in Iowa, none, own income

This ANNIE ANDERSON was born in MN about 1874, widowed, living in Iowa by 1910.
1910 Federal Census > Iowa > Winneshiek > Lincoln
ANDERSON, Annie T., head, 36 wd, born in MN of Norway parents, own income
ANDERSON, Orville T., son, 12, born in Iowa
ANDERSON, Emil B., son, 10, born in Iowa
ANDERSON, Noel A., son, 8, born in Iowa

Here is 17yo ANNIE ANDERSON, so born around 1877-78.
1895 State Census > Iowa > Winneshiek> Canoe
ANDERSON, Bernt, 44, born in Norway, farmer, Lutheran
ANDERSON, Caroline, 41, Norway
ANDERSON, Josephine, 19, Norway
ANDERSON, Annie, 17, born in Winneshiek Co. Iowa
MILLER, Maud, 12, Winneshiek Co.
MILLER, Frederick, 10, Winneshiek Co.
ANDERSON, Adolph, 2, Winneshiek Co.
ANDERSON, Minnie, 1/2, Winneshiek Co.
ANDERSON, Nellie, 80, born in Norway

There is an ANNIE HOLTEN-ANDERSON buried at Hillside Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa. Born 1878, died 1903, wife of Olaf Anderson.

And finally, there was an ANNIE WIELING-ANDERSON, born June 1869 in Iowa and married to Theodore Anderson in Jan 1891 in Ossian. By 1910, she and her family had moved to Woodbury County Iowa. She died in 1926.

I think this last-named Annie is the one in the photograph above. While researching Annie Andersons of Winneshiek county Iowa, I found a family tree on which shows an image (albeit small and unclear) of Annie Wieling-Anderson and the photos may show the same person. They look very much alike.

But I think I will have to wait for some relative to reach out to me with verification of this.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

STARK, Martin & Agnes (Bloomingdale IL)


Identification on photo: Martin and Agnes Stark
Photo taken: Mills Studio, Wheaton ILL, most likely 19 May 1911
Purchased: Feb 2020 Kamin's Moment in Time, South Florida Fairgrounds Antiques Show

This appears to be the wedding photo of Martin and Agnes Stark, taken in Wheaton Illinois, but the couple lived much of their life in nearby Bloomingdale Illinois.

Martin Thadeaus Henry STARK (born 30 Nov 1888 in Illinois, died 28 Oct 1962) the son of Martin Stark & Mathilde Harmening.

Agnes Catherine STARK (born May 18, 1888, died 18 Mar 1957) the daughter of Charles Stark & Adeline Yackley.

Martin and Agnes were married on 19 May 1911. Their grandfathers were brothers, making this couple second cousins to each other.

All of their children were born in Illinois:

  • Vernon Charles (1912-1991)
  • Raymond William (1913- 1992)
  • Millard Edward (1914-1980)
  • Olive Matilda (1916-2005) married Erv Nagel
  • Albert Joseph (1919-2002)
  • Martin Albert Jr (1920-1923)
  • Warren Edward (1924-1994)
  • William Mark (1925- 13 Jan 1928) died in Elgin IL
  • Charles John (1926- 14 Jan 1928) died in Elgin IL
  • Franklin Max (1929-2015)

I cannot find the reason why two young brothers died within a day of each other in 1928.

This photograph of the couple taken much later was found elsewhere on the internet. I do not possess this photo and include it here for comparison. I only have the wedding photo shown above.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WILSON, Anna Stone (New Haven CT)


Identification on photo: "Anna Stone Wilson 'Tirzah', my father's sister"
Photo taken: Phelps Studio, New Haven CT, circa 1894
Purchased: Kamin's Moment in Time, Feb 2020 South Florida Fairgrounds

I have discovered that this is Anna Stone Wilson, daughter of Charles Wilson and Sarah E. Porter. Anna who was born about 1876, is named for Charles' first wife Anna E. Stone who died in 1861.

NEW HAVEN CT 19 Dec 1902 - Anna Stone, daughter of Mr & Mrs. Charles Wilson of 319 Humphrey Street, was married to Charles M. Doolittle of this city.

1900 Census shows Charles Wilson (May 1830) living at 319 Humphrey Street with wife Sarah E. Porter (Nov 1831). Charles is a Fire Ins. Agent. Daughter Anna is not on this Census - is she at school?

Her husband, Charles M. Doolittle, born abt 1879 to parents Charles B. Doolittle and Mary E. __.

Anna died 14 May 1930, and is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, next to her husband who died 22 Jan 1928. Her parents are also in the same cemetery.

Anna had two brothers, and one of these is clearly who is referenced in the description "my father's sister":
 - Charles Henry Wilson (died 1884)
 - Clarence Porter Wilson (b. 1868 - d. __)

Anna's father Charles Wilson died in 1906. His Obituary contains a great deal of valuable genealogical data.

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SCHRADER, Gertrude White


Identification on photo: "Gertrude White Schrader, Bertha's sister"
Photo taken: unknown photographer, circa 1910
Purchased: Kamin's Moment in Time, Feb 2020 South Florida Fairgrounds

Gertrude and her sister Bertha are both mentioned in the 1905 State Census for NY, living in Genesee County. According to the ages given on the Census, Bertha was born around 1889, and Gertrude was born about 1894.

1905 NY CENSUS > Genesee > Stafford
WHITE, Wilbur, head, 45, farmer
WHITE, Jennie Augusta, wife, 40, housework
WHITE, Myrtie M., dau, 20, shop work
WHITE, Raymond G., son, 18, farm labor
WHITE, Bertha, dau, 16, shop work
WHITE, Irma, dau, 12, at school
WHITE, Gertrude, dau, 11, at school
WHITE, Harold, son, 7, at school
WHITE, Marion, dau, 4
WHITE, Beatrice, 1

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS > NY > Genesee > Leroy > Keeney RoadWHITE, George W., head, 50, married 26 yrs, born in NY of NY and ENG parents, farmer
WHITE, Raymond, son, 22, born in NY, engineer at pumping station
WHITE, Irma, dau, 17, born in NY, packer at medicine factory
WHITE, Gertrude, dau, 16, born in NY, packer at medicine factory
REED, Franklin, cousin, 62, born in NY, own income

(Not sure why the mother is not mentioned on 1910 Census, but she re-appears on the 1915 one.)

1915 NY CENSUS > Genesee > Leroy > Keeney RoadWHITE, G.W., head, 55, US-born, farmer
WHITE, Ginnie, wife, 50, US-born, housework
SCHRADER, Charles, son-in-law, 27, farm labor
SCHRADER, Gertrude, dau., 22, housework
REED, Frank, cousin, 58, no occupation

This tells us that Gertrude was married to Charles Schrader between 1910 (age 16) and 1915 (age 22). She died in Batavia, Genesee County NY in 1981 at age 86.

Findagrave memorial for her -

I see no evidence that she had any children. However, some of her siblings did.

Irma Loretta White (1895-1960) m. Frank Sauter (1901-1974)
 - Robert Sauter (1928-1996)

Marion M White (1901-1980) m. Robert John Osburn (1892-1930)
 - Vernon Osburn (1921)

Monday, February 24, 2020



Identification on photo: Sadie and Herman Frenck
Photo taken: unknown photographer in Chicago IL, 1914
Purchased: Kamin's Moment in Time, Feb 2020 South Florida Fairgrounds

UPDATE - This photo has been sent home to Herman's great-niece.
This photograph was most likely taken on 26 Feb 1914 in Chicago IL, as according to Cook County Marriage records, that was the date of the marriage of Herman Frenck and Sadie Clara Daeschner.

Sadie Daescher (b. 15-Oct-1889, d. 21-Dec-1915) was born in Barrington ILL to parents John Jacob Daeschner (1858-1955) and Anna Marie Hoffman (1863-1932). Her siblings are:
 - Julian Daeschner (of Montana)
 - Edward Daeschner (of Elgin IL) (1885-1958)
 - Florence Ethel Daeschner (1893-1985)

Sadie apparently gave birth to a son "John Frenck" who was born and died in 1915. Sadie, in her obit, is said to have had a lingering illness for 6 weeks, and died in late December of 1915.

Herman Carl Frenck (1891-1967) was born in Germany to parents Theodore John Frenck and Fredericke Holtfreter. Following the death of Sadie and son John, he remarried Margaret E. Sheehy, who is buried next to him at the East Dundee Cemetery in Kane County, ILL.

This interesting tidbit was found in The Chicago Sun, 25 Jan 1947.



Identification on photo: ESTHER NORDQUIST, 1897
Photo taken: Stotzer Studio, Chicago IL, 1897
Purchased: Kamin's Moment in Time, Feb 2020 South Florida Fairgrounds

This is Esther Maria Nordquist, born 30 April 1897. Her parents were:
 - Gustave Per Nordquist (b. in Sweden 1866 - , son of Nils Persson & Maria Olsdotter)
 - Alida Marie Palmgren (b. in Burlington IA, 1874 - ). They were married in 1896 in Chicago.

1900 Census > Illinois > Cook > Chicago
NORDQUIST, Gustave, head, Jun 1866, 33, born in Sweden of Swedish parents, imm. 1887, wood carver
NORDQUIST, Alida, wife, Feb 1874, 26, m. 4 yrs, 2 children, 2 living, born in IA of Swedish parents
NORDQUIST, Esther, dau, Apr 1897, 3, born in ILL
NORDQUIST, Edith, dau, Oct 1899, 7mo., born in ILL

Father Per Gustave Nordquist naturalized in 1892.

1930 CENSUS > Illinois > Cook > Chicago
NORDQUIST, Gust, head, 62, woodcarver, interior woodwork
NORDQUIST, Alida, wife, 56
NORDQUIST, Esther, dau, 32
NORDQUIST, Edith, dau, 30, stenographer at Can Co.
NORDQUIST, Clarence, son, 24 b. in ILL, architectural draftsman
NORDQUIST, Robert, son, 22 b. in ILL, architectural draftsman

Sister Edith E. Nordquist in Chicago around 16 Apr 1953, unmarried about age 53.

Mother Alida Palmgren Norquist died 18 July 1954. Her obit from 19 July 1954 Chicago Daily News contains valuable descendant info.

Father P. Gust Nordquist died in Chicago around 17 July 1959.

Sibling Ruth (1902-1983) m. George W. Olson
  - Alden George Olson (1932-2016)

Sibling Clarence Emanuel Nordquist (b. 1906) m. Ethelyn Rahm

Thursday, February 20, 2020

HARDING siblings (Brookville PA)


Identification on photo: Wayne Harding
Photo taken: E.C. Hall Studio, Brookville PA, circa 1890
Purchased: Kamin's Moment in Time, Feb 2020 South Florida Fairgrounds

The inscription on back says "Wayne or Harry Harding" then below that it says "Wayne" with a big checkmark next to it. I take that as confirmation that this is Wayne, and that he has a brother named Harry.

At I find WILLIS WAYNE HARDING (12 Aug 1888 - 15 Oct 1918) born in Brookville PA to parents Thornton S. Harding Jr. and Margaret Jane Minerva Mitchell (b. 14 Sep 1862 - died 7 Sep 1929).

His siblings are:
 - Harry E. Harding (1884-1888) d. age 4 of croup
 - John Mitchell Harding (1891-1944) m. Edith Williams
 - Anna R. Harding (1893-1944) m. Frederick Ague

When Wayne was 7, his father Thornton died.

Wayne married Elizabeth Jenkins of Norton VA, in 1911, and died apparently without children in 1918.
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This Obituary is from the 24 Oct 1918 edition of the Jeffersonian Democrat (Brookville PA).

The second photo shows the three siblings together. WAYNE is the eldest in this image. JOHN is the younger boy, and ANNE is the young girl. This photo was taken circa 1899 as Anne appears to be about 4 or 5 and Wayne looks to be around 10 or 11.

Younger brother JOHN MITCHELL HARDING (born 20 Oct 1891) was an auditor for the Schenley Hotel Company in Pittsburgh. He married Edith Williams and had two daughters:
 - Anna Pauline Harding (1928-1995) m. Arthur Filmore CARR
 - Jane Ellen Harding (1930 -1977) b. __ WEISS.

This Obit from 4 Sep 1944 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Wayne's sister ANNE (or ANNA) married Frederick H. Ague (1888-1965).  After Anne's death in 1944, Fred remarried a woman named Mary M. __, who is buried next to Fred in Sewickley PA.