AND ORPHANED PHOTOGRAPHS
WITH TIES TO HENNEPIN COUNTY
Have you found photos in
your grandmother's photo album and don't know who
they are? Have you found photos at antique
stores, flea markets, estate and garage sales and
would like to see them returned to a family
member? Then this is the place to post them.
can be sent to me as an e-mail attachment in JPG
format. If you have the photos posted on another
site, I can put a link to that site.
include as much information as you have about the
photograph, such as where you found it, any
information that may be written on the back
(names or places), possible connections to a
particular family, and the photographers name if
shown on the picture. Send them to me at
you would like to be contacted if someone
inquires about the photo, or wants to make
arrangements for copies, I will place your name
and e-mail address with the photo description.
Lynne McDonald is in possession of many photographs from MN and
FL she inherited from her grandparents. The following two
photographs are of the Zesbaugh picture frames and moulding
business located in Minneapolis. Research on the family
shows Joseph Zesbaugh as the proprietor. In the 1916
Minneapolis City Directory it was located at 38 6th St and the
family lived at 2305 Nicollet Ave. Joseph was married to
Anna Nouza in Chicago IL in 1886 and had a large family. Their children were Lawrence, Calia, Paul, Agnes, Martha, Helen,
Raphiel and Thomas, according to the 1920 Minneapolis census. Click for photo of the
Framing building Also, a close up of the men in the
for photo. Lynne has identified the man 2nd from right
on the end as her great grandfather, Thomas Gale, who was
employed as a frame maker. If you are a member of the Zesbaugh
family and are interested in these photos please contact Lynne
This photo of Charlotte Blodgett was found in an antique store
in Anoka MN. The photo was taken at Galbraith studios in
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If you are a member of this family or know someone who
might be, please contact me, Claudia, at
SHELLENE, SOMERS, DULONG
The following photo was found in an antique store in Anoka,
Anoka County MN, but was taken at A. Larson photographers at 313
Wash. Ave. So. Minneapolis. The name on the back of the
photo says " Anna Shellene, mother of Elsie (Somers)
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here to view back of photo. If you can claim
relationship to this woman or the family please contact me at
Also found at the same time as photo above, taken at the W.G.
Stafford photographer, 206 1/2 Central Ave. Minneapolis.
The first name written on back of photo is not clearly written,
could possibly be Emma or Joanna? Last name appears to be Vogt. Click
here to see photo. Click
here to view back of photo.
"UNIDENTIFIED" photographs were donated by Erin Sim. She
found these in her mother's attic. They are from the family of Nels Westmark, a motorman on the Minneapolis Street Cars, 31st &
Minnehaha Ave. He lived in N.E. Minneapolis, as well as
his son Mauritz Westmark. Mauritz worked for the MN State
Highway Dept. The package of photos came from "Helen" to
Erin's mother. Many thanks to Erin and also to Jeannie
Knutson for displaying these photos on her website. All
photos were taken in Minneapolis. Please click on the
following links to view these wonderful photos.
The following photos were
found in an antique shop in Rogers, MN. The first
photo is of William Esterley On the back is
Uncle, William Esterley". The
photographer's name is "Jacoby, 252 Nicollet
Avenue, Minneapolis" email
ROACH, RANSOM, COOLEY, WINKLEMAN, LONSEN, ROBINSON, BUSBY,
following 10 photographs are just a few of many I
received after the death of a family member. All
were taken by my husband's grt-grt uncle,
Frederick Roach, a life-long resident of
Minneapolis, Minnesota (1868-1960) and for many
years the owner of the Roach Bicycle Shops on 5th
and Hennepin in Minneapolis. Frederick Roach and
his wife, Ada (Nelson), moved to 3324 1st Ave
South in Minneapolis in 1901. Their daughter,
Thoris, was born the same year. Never marrying,
Thoris lived there all her life, remaining even
after her parents died, and finally, in her 70's,
sold the home and moved to senior housing. She
died in 1981. After her death I was given the
large box of photographs, which contained many
many old pictures of the Roach family, as well as
friends and probably their neighbors. Most of
them were taken at the Roach family home, with Thoris and several of her friends and probably
neighbor children. Many have names & dates
written on the back. Possibly you had family who
lived in this neighborhood and recognize the
names here? If so, I would be happy to have
copies made. There are several other photos of
the same children that I have not scanned due to
space and would be happy to share them. Please
contact me Claudia
on the back of each photo was as follows. Please
click on photo #.
"Margaret (age 6 yrs ) and Roberta Langdon
(age 1 1/2 Yrs.) April 1919".
"Bobby & George Ransom & Thoris ,
"(Left) Thoris Roach, Ruth Cooley in the
back yard at 3324 1st Ave. S. Mpls."
4. : "Thoris
(right) and Elvene Winkleman -March 15,
5. : "Marie
Gleason & Ester (Lonsen?) April 15,
1917" (Thoris Roach on right)
6. : "Dorothy
Robinson, 3300 First Ave S. 1914"
7. : "1908 or
09, Thoris about 6. Lyle Smith, Sheldon Busby,
Douglas Gleason, Kehoe Gleason, Edward
(From the writing, it appears the boys listed are
from left to right, starting with the boy on the
top step on the left- Lyle Smith. Thoris Roach is
little girl on right).
8. : "Lyle
Smith, Sheldon Busby 1908 or 09"
9. : "Thoris
(right) and Virginia Robinson - 1913"
10. : "Eleanor
Robinson, Ruth Cooley, Ruth Johnson, Thoris
Roach. Our backyard. 1913. Thoris 12. Dec."
WHELAN & possible family connections
following photos were found in a trunk originally
owned by Mrs. Edwin Powell Hedderly (nee Clara
Whelan). This trunk is now in the possession of
her granddaughter, Margaret in Oregon. The
photographs appear to have some relationship to the Hedderly family of Minneapolis, but are unnamed.
Photo 1. A
Photo 2. A
Contact me for information
MOREY, COOK, CARPENTER and O'DELL
photos of graduates of Minneapolis Central High
School, Class of 1897: Nannie
Vera L. Morey, Clifton
B. Cook, Emma
of young woman. Written on back is the name
born in Minneapolis. For copies please contact me
and misc. unidentified photos
several photographs in an antique store in Anoka,
MN. Only one has a name written on the back, but
all were taken at studios in
Minneapolis, and possibly a family member will
recognize these individuals from other family
1. Photo of Augusta
Johnson, taken at Jacoby
& Son, 252 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis
Photo taken at C.V. Farnblad or Larnblad?
studios, 313 Cedar Ave, Mpls. MN.
3. Two Infants, taken at the same photographer
studio of S. P. Eggan, 251 Cedar Ave. These
photos do not appear to have been taken at the
same time, probably different years as one is in
better condition than the other.
Photo 1 Photo
taken at the Dempsie Studios, 316 Nicollet Ave
on the stoop of a home. On the back the address
written is 2540 Humboldt Ave S.
standing at a window in the interior of a home.
On the back of photo is written "About Jan
father and his children?
Photo taken at Harris Studios. 713 6th Ave. N.
anyone can claim one of the above photographs,
please contact me. Claudia
photo, Minneapolis Central High School, class of
This photo was submitted to the website www.deadfred.com
Be sure to check this site for hundreds of
you know who this little girl is? This photo of a
little girl standing by a car with Minnesota
license plates was found in a box of family
photos in Hager City WI. Can you identify her?
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Please contact Colleen if you have questions or
following 7 photographs were submitted by Stacy
Cardinal who received the photos from an uncle.
All pictures were originally owned by her
grandfather, Fred Cardinal. Please contact Stacy
if you have information on any of the
of Stella (Cardinal) Killian's wedding at St.
Vincent De Paul Church in Osseo. MN on April 26,
Photo belonged to Fred Cardinal, no information
written on back.
woman. Photo belonged to
Fred Cardinal. Date on back is April 26, 1918.
date or names provided on photo.
Unknown Farmers. Possibly farmers
in Dayton, MN. as Fred Cardinal's father owned a
farm in Dayton.
woman. Woman on left is
unknown, seated in the middle is Sister Ora
(Cardinal), daughter of Leon Cardinal. Woman on
right is Cecelia (Becker) Cardinal, wife of Fred
woman. This photo was
once Fred Cardinal's. On the bottom of the
photo it had an emblem, and the initials EHS
1936. I think it maybe a senior photo or
something. Maybe from Elk River High School. The
lady signed the photo, but you can't make out the
you identify any of these people and where this
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