My Dad had eleven brothers. They are all deceased. My Dad and my Aunt Anna are the last remnants of their generation.
These are two of my Dad’s brothers. Oscar and Ervin. The automobile is a 1932 Model A and it belonged to another brother Wilbert. My Dad said “That is Wilbert’s shed in the background.”
My Uncle Oscar (John Oscar to be exact) farmed in Minnesota a few years. He was adventurous and headed out west and lived in Montana and Idaho most of his adult life.
My Uncle Ervin was a farmer that could bake better bread than any woman in the country..because he grew up being the bread baker for his Mother and his 13 brothers and sisters.
I wonder who took the photograph:)
Only one girl? That's pretty amazing, I think. I wonder what her life was life as a child. And she is still around when all but one of her brothers have passed away.
Great old picture, enjoy hearing about family from early times, Francine.
Wonderful picture. I came from a big family too and sadly they are all gone except for one brother and one sister.
I love this photo! I wonder if the photographer set it up, or if they just happened to be positioned that way? Very cool.
2 girls and 12 boys and she is the youngest.
Large families like that amaze me. I feel sorry for the mother though.
I wonder how many they slept to a bed?:) Great old photo.
So nice to see old photos like this....interesting to think about the way they lived
Awesome picture, love the car. The men in Matt's family are fantastic bread makers, especially mine!
I think this is an awesome photo! Whoever took it knew how to "do it!"
Great picture and love the family story to go with it. :)
Reminds me of the photos of my dad when he was young. I sure miss him.
My question would be , "why is the guy sitting on the top of the car?"
What a great photo. Walking thru an antique shop today, we saw a jack for a model a Ford!
It is fun to see the old photos and to hear the story behind them.
It would take a lot of bread to satisfy a large family. I can see why he became a master baker.
Wonderful photo and family history ! Thanks for sharing ! I hope the ice and snow has all melted there now ! Have a good day !
Just think of all the stories those twelve boys could tell on each other! I kinda feel bad for those two sisters...
Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
That's a great old photo....wonder if his recipe is still around.
Wow - that's a lot of brothers! Love that car.
I can't imagine a family that large! But they sure were more common back then before birth control--LOL! And farmers wanted lots of boys to help with the farm work, so they were a fortunate family to have so many strapping young lads. The passing of a generation...really makes you think how much things have changed. Those girls were churning butter for that bread, I bet. :)
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