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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Schulte Cousins, 1900 Style

In 1894, Joseph Meyer Schulte and his wife, Alvina Tobian, were blessed with three grandchildren, one born to each of their three oldest children. (Their youngest son Ted was just eight years old at that time.) I estimate this picture to have been taken circa 1901, give or take.

The grandchildren, left to right, were:
  • Mamie, born to Joseph's daughter Ida on 9 May 1894.
  • Elmer, born to Joseph's son Rudolph on 4 August 1894.
  • Evelyn, born to Joseph's daughter Elizabeth on 1 April 1894.
In essence, these three grew up as 'only' children and in some ways took the place of siblings in each other's lives. Evelyn (my grandmother) was great friends with Mamie all her life. And when my mother was born, Evelyn chose Elmer (Cheryl's grandfather) to be Mom's godfather. 

I think Elmer resembles both of the girls to some extent, but the girls don't resemble each other. What do you think?


Kathryn Doyle said...

Gorgeous photo, T.K.

T.K. said...

Thanks, Kathryn, I was so excited to find it. I thought I'd already seen all the old photos, but my mom had put this one in an album for my nephew.

Cheryl said...

This post turned out great, TK. As I told you before, I just love the photo. I think they all look so cute and are dressed up so nicely. I never saw that picture of my grandfather before.

T.K. said...

Cheryl, I just realized this picture would have been taken about the same time period (1901-1902) that Lizzie and Ida were living together at 806 Rivard, so Mamie and Evelyn were living like sisters at the time. Then Lizzie got married at the end of 1902, so she and Evelyn would have moved to George Corneilson's house on Townsend.

Heather Rojo said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I wanted to tell you that yesterday at Plimoth Plantation they re-created the Hopkins wedding (even though it took place in England). It was the first pre-1620 event re-created there. I hope they post lots of photos for you Hopkins descendants.

T.K. said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Heather. I'll have to go check at their website.

I'm gonna have to plan a trip there while I'm living on this side of the country!

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

I love this pic. I could probably analyze the dress of the children forever. Precious.

T.K. said...

Isn't this a great one, Kathleen! You know, Evelyn had TB of the bone when she was about 3 (which is when her father died of TB). It left her with a badly curved spine. Otherwise, she would be standing about as tall as Mamie in this photo.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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