Last year I wrote to a relative and was ignored. I have copies of photos of his father. I thought he might be interested. No dice.
This year I chose hesitantly and wrote a letter… I got a phone call. It was Terry he is the only child of Aunt Frances and Uncle Chet, he said “I have a whole box of stuff that was my Mothers, I will mail it to you. I would like it back, someday my kids will probably throw it away.” The box arrived last week and there are some very interesting photos. I am in the process of scanning them.
So we begin to fill in the blanks of an old photograph album that Aunt Frances kept. It is dated 1922 To Skinnie from Vern. Skinnie was Aunt Frances nickname.
Most old photo albums begin with their persons beginnings. Even though Aunt Frances was the baby of the family being born in 1903, she started with her parents.
When I was sweet 16, and you were 21. I believe that the photo is Louisa
Louisa Wilhelmina Basch born November 8 1860.
This Tintype was amongst the photos that Terry sent. I was excited to see it! I knew immediately who it was.
Louis Carl Stuve born Feb 21 1854 Tintypes unless they are in an album are hardly ever marked.
This is a tintype of their wedding photo February 5 1880. Cousin Ken whose Mother was Laura shared this tintype with me a number of years ago.
Louis and Louisa an older photo. I think I can safely say that the earlier single photos are them.
At Find A Grave I have been able to locate 13 of their 14 children and link them to their parents. I am still working on photos for that branch of the family.
I am glad I reached out to this cousin we had a nice visit on the phone.