Lost & Found
If you have photo's that need identified send them along with any pertient information that you may have an we will post them for possible identity. Maybe you have found an old birth, death, marriage certificate that you would like to get to the rightful owner.....send it in.
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|Names Location if Known or the person who had those photo's||Photos||Contact person|
|This photo is 8x10 in a 12x14 cardboard frame.
The photographer is Kaylor Studio, Mishawaka, Indiana. I
assume that it was taken before 1900 and that my
grandfather, Louis Strantz, or my grandmother, Lottie
(Glon) Strantz, may be in the picture. My grandfather was
born in 1877 in Terre Coupee and he told me that he
helped to build the St. Stanislaus Kostka so this is
probably not that church..
Answer: The mystery of the church photo has been solved. I received only one reply from viewers of your web site and that person lived clear across the country and could only offer a few research tips.
Jim Piechorowski, a local researcher, was the person who solved the puzzle. The church is not a church but it is a school; St. Monica's School in Mishawaka. The picture was taken around 1917 and I believe that my father is in the group, standing next to the priest.
|Tom and Betty Strantz|
|Bob has found some pictures belonging to Great Grand Mother Sarah Catherine Carr Vandusen's, some of the pictures are identified some are not. Most of the people were from the LaPorte area and we are placing them here since we are neighboring counties, there may be some cross over of family links. If you can identify please contact Bob by clicking on his name on the right. (Added - 03/18/2010)||Bob Lung|
|found this at a flea market - taken at Lawson's Gallery, S.W. Cor. Michigan & Washington Streets, South Bend, Indiana - Information on back is Mamie E. Stickler, Oct. 19, 1887||Sue Bayes|
|I've "rescued" two old photographs
belonging to the POOR Family of Indiana.
The first is a photograph of A. POOR which was taken at the James Bonney
Studio in South Bend, IN. The photograph appears to have been taken in the
1860's or 1870's with the man in the photograph likely in his teens or 20's
at the time it was taken. The second photograph is identified as Mrs. A.
POOR and Mary A. POOR and was taken at the L. H. Mandeville Studio in
Valparaiso, IN. This second photograph was likely taken in the 1860's
(portion of civil war tax stamp remains on the back) with Mary appearing to
be in her teens or 20's at the time it was taken.
On the back of the second photograph someone has also written "she is no
longer poor, but is none worse off than when she was poor". I believe this
is an attempt at a funny play on words with the surname POOR. I am hoping
to locate someone from this POOR Family so that these wonderful old
photographs can be returned to the care of the family. If you are a member
of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
|This is an oldie. My father used to work for
REA Express in
South Bend, he is in the picture REA (Railway Express Agency) is no longer in business. My dad filled his
truck and made deliveries all over South Bend, the priests at Notre Dame
especially liked him as they let him fish on the lake on his lunch
hour! My dad is Anton "Tony" Szabo, and he is in the top row, far right.
These were donated (to librarian,
Sara Allen) by the family of Dorothy Keiser Naragon of
North Liberty, Her parents were Franklin Keiser
and Mabel Cowgill. Mabel's parents were George
Cowgill and Sarah Steel(e) of the North Liberty
area. Franklin Keiser's parents were Simon Keiser
and Mary Ann Price of Ohio/Marshall Co. IN.
|I originally thought it was the marriage of Alex Farkas and Sophia Mocello, but I was told it was wrong. The two men standing to the far right look like brothers. I have no idea who these people are. (Added 09/09/2010)||Nadine Hardin|
|I've "rescued" an old photograph of
Jennie WIRTS which was taken at the Heck Studio in South
Bend, Indiana. The photograph appears to have
been taken in the 1890's with Jennie likely in her 20's
at the time it was taken. I am hoping to
locate someone from this WIRTS Family so that the
be returned to the care of her family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. (Added 02/04/2012)
|The photo I have was taken by McDonald Studio, either
301 or 801 S. Michigan St.,South Bend. It was identified
only as "relatives in South Bend".
I was told my Wachowiak/Was ancestors stayed in South Bend with relatives on their wayto Illinois and Iowa when they immigrated in 1866. But the photo could, of course,have been taken any time after that. Is there any way to identify the bride and groom?
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Then do not forget to let us know if you find out their idendity......
Started December 06, 2005
Updated:Tuesday, March 27, 2012 04:38:51 PM