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Saturday, October 21, 2017

In Search of the Schulte Line, Part 6: Got the picture?

Readers who followed the 2007 series In Search of the Schulte Line have doubtless been holding their collective breath in anticipation of the Bloodhound Cousins' next exciting revelation. Let us all now exhale a big happy group sigh over this very cool item we never expected to find: a photograph of Fred Hebert and his wife Lizzie Schulte! That it also bears Fred's signature is an added bonus.

And never mind that it's not an actual photo, but rather a digitization of a reproduction of a photo, and consequently of less than stellar quality. It's the only photo of Fred that we've seen, and we're tickled pink to know what he looked like.

How delightful that Lizzie is in the picture too! We've seen her before (on the porch with our great-great grandfather Joseph Meyer Schulte in Part 3 of this series), but Cheryl and I are quite happy to see our first cousin, three times removed, in this portrait with her husband.

And as if that alone were not enough, this picture came to us as part of the Heberts' 1921 passport application, which I happened to find when I was poking around in Ancestry Library Edition earlier this week. Use the link in the previous sentence to view or download a PDF of the application. It's very informative, and includes a deposition attesting to Fred's U.S. citizenship signed by Cheryl's great-grandfather, Rudolph Schulte.

I was so excited to find such a great document that I had to email it to Cheryl immediately, right from the library.

And, of course, that's not the end of the story.


Cheryl said...

It would appear that we are on another roll, here, cousin. certainly does continue to add new records all the time.

T.K. said...

This is exactly why I can't have a full-time membership! I'd never get anything entered into my Legacy... I'd just keep digging up more stuff! :-P

Jasia said...

Well thank goodness you decided to share this find with us because I was getting blue in the face waiting for the next episode! LOL!

Congratulations on your discovery. I keep thinking I should get to the library or get a subscription to Ancestry too but I can't seem to find the time to do either one...

T.K. said...

I'm a great one for putting off going anywhere, Jasia, but it sure is fun to turn up something new! I should just plan to do two library days a month or some such, and go there better prepared, with a list of things to look for. I want to make a trip down to Allen County sometime too, but not until the weather is good. April or May. (If I shoot for that, I'll surely get there by August!)

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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