Among my family pictures I found a CDV photograph that had been sent to my ancestor Frank Vivell. You may remember in March 2017, we explored a picture labeled Frank Vivell, taken in St Louis in the late 1860’s to early 1870’s to determine if it was Frank X. Vivell, born 1830 in Baden, or… Continue reading Fathers and Sons, the Story of Four Franks
Photo provided by Pete Mohney This is cased photograph, a type of photo that we have not yet discussed on this blog. Unfortunately this is a copy of a copy. We would be able to see more if we had the original in hand, but this is such a rare treasure, we can learn… Continue reading A Rare Treasure
This week’s photo is not actually a photo, but a photocopy which was donated to the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library. Notice that the original had been cropped before donation cutting off the right side and leaving us to make an educated guess on the size of the original. It is most likely either a… Continue reading C.P. Hendershot: School Records and Copies
This time, we have a more modern set of pictures. The most recent picture is labeled “Taken in Norwalk March ’45” and “Left to right March 1945 Lydia Seibel Pfaff, Olla Seibel Pfaff, Louise Seibel Stafford”. In faint writing on top of the card is what seems to be the name “Otto”, but there is… Continue reading The Seibel Sisters Over the Years
This week’s photograph is an early cabinet card of a young man wearing a plain double breasted coat and what appears to be a clerical collar. There is no crucifix or other jewelry. On the back is handwritten Rev. Burelbach. On the front, the photographers imprint is very small and in simple print, identifying the… Continue reading Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach
This is a picture of a stylish young lady, labeled on the reverse as Helen DeLorinza, niece to Mrs. Martin Beiger. The Beiger family is well known and documented in Mishawaka, so it was a fairly simple task to identify Helen as the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) DeLorenzi, born in 1889. Sarah Higgins’… Continue reading Passport, please!
Oak Tree Award Presentation Congratulations Audrey Johnson! Irv Morse presented the Oak Tree Award to Audrey Johnson April 5 at the county archives gathering of the South Bend Area Genealogical Society volunteers. This was in recognition of her many years of dedicated service. She has volunteered at the St. Joseph County library helping with the… Continue reading Congratulations to our Award Winners!