I have a ton, or at least a very huge pile, of old photos that need scanning.
And by old I mean old.
Like before 1900 old.
I have photos starting from somewhere in the early 1890s & running up through the early 1990s, with large concentrations of photos in 1930-45 and 1967-75.
Some of these photos have stories behind them, some of them I only know a little about and some of them are of people whose names I don’t even know but can guess.
I’m going to start posting some of them here on Saturdays & sharing what I do know about them. Maybe through the magic of the internet someone out there can tell me more.
These are the first:
This young girl is my great grandmother. Her name was Anna Klotz. That is her family in the first photo. Her parents are Balzer & Minnie. She had 6 brothers! I don’t know any of their names or what happened to them. I'm not sure if just her father was from Germany, or both her parents or if maybe it was her father’s parents who were from Germany. Someone in that photo has a German connection, but I have no information beyond that.
I don’t know when Anna was born, but a rough estimate based on my grandmother’s birth date & comments made by my mother, put these photos somewhere between 1893-1897, though possibly 5 years later.
Tune in next week for more distant ancestors.