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Santelman Steffanhagen Family Photo Album

This is a 1880s-1890s Wine Coloured Velvet Album with Oval Metal Insert on Cover containing photos of the Santelman Steffanhagen Family. The album has separated at the spine. The photos are mainly Cabinet Cards with some earlier tintypes

Surnames: Santelman, Steffanhager, Steffanhagen, Koehn,Pigorzs, Landivehr?, Gohrke, Grimm, Algrihm, Koch, Berlin

Locations: Minnesota, Illinois,

Types of Early Photographs

The type of photograph in an album helps to date the album

Daguerreotypes (ca 1839)

Photography in USA began circa 1839 but not many are found before 1854.

Ambrotypes (circa 1854)

The ambrotype was a glass negative backed with black material so it appeared as a positive image

Tintypes (ca 1855)

The Ferrotype process (tintypes) was introduced in the United States in 1855. It substituted an iron plate for glass and is one of a kind. No copies could be made from a tintype.

Carte de Visite or CDVs (ca 1859)

CDV stands for carte de visite. CDVs replaced ambrotypes, producing a card 2.5 by 4" CDVs arrived in the United States around 1859, on the eve of the Civil War (1861-1865). On June 30, 1864 a tax on photographs, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and other "sun-pictures" went into effect. Tax Revenue Stamps had to be placed on the backs of photographs from that date (1864) until August 1, 1866. This helps date CDVs taken in this time period.

Cabinet Cards (circa 1870)

CDVís were replaced in the 1870s by Cabinet Cards which were on a larger 4 by 6" card.
I am pleased to now offer individual photographic reproductions for sale! You can purchase a photographic reproduction of any family photo from my albums. I have rescued over 2500 one-of-a-kind identified family photos taken 1850 to 1900.


Album #24 SANTELMAN STEFFENHAGEN

There are 46 identified photo slots in this album but only 33 photos in the album. List of photos as identified in album index in later handwriting
  • SANT-1. Gus & Mary Santelman (empty)
  • SANT-2. Bill & Minnie St. Confirmation
  • SANT-3. Frieda Steffanhager (Santelman) Ph: Redwing, Minn
  • SANT-4. John Steffenhagen (Confirmation)
  • SANT-5. Elsie Steffenhagen (Confirmation. Ph: Lake City, Minn
  • SANT-6. Ruth, Helen & Hazel Santelman
  • SANT-7. Carrie & Emma Koehn
  • SANT-8. Empty
  • SANT-9. No name Ph: Kellogg, Red Wing, Minn
  • SANT-10. Lizzie & George Santelman (looks like wedding portrait)
  • SANT-11. Bill & Carrie Steffenhagen. (note that photo is of a man, not a couple) Ph: Chicago
  • SANT-12. no name
  • SANT-13. empty
  • SANT-14. empty
  • SANT-15. Esa Pigors
  • SANT-16. on Verso: Peckat. Photographer: Chicago Illinois
  • SANT-17. empty
  • SANT-18. Herman Pigoriz? Pigory? Ph: Chicago
  • SANT-19. Anna Landivehr? Ph: Chicago
  • SANT-20. Louise & Lillian Gohrke Ph: Red Wing, Minn
  • SANT-21. Annie Grimm Ph: Red Wing, Minn
  • SANT-22. William Steffenhagen (Annieís brother) Ph: Chicago
  • SANT-23. Mary Koehn (empty)
  • SANT-24. Fred Steffenhagen (empty)
  • SANT-25. Mathilda Steffenhage (Adler)
  • SANT-26. Bill Steffanhagen (Chicago) Ph: Chicago
  • SANT-27. Fred Steffenhagen Ph Chicago
  • SANT-28. Alma Steffenhagen (looks like Christening)
  • SANT-29. George Stefffenhagen
  • SANT-30. Herman Koch (empty)
  • SANT-31. Caroline (Ahlgrim) Steffenhagen (Idaís mother)
  • SANT-32. Ida & Otto Pigoriz with Ella & Clara
  • SANT-33. Irma Pigoriz (empty)
  • SANT-34. Clara Pigoriz
  • SANT-35. Elsa Pigorsz
  • SANT-36. Carrie Koehn
  • SANT-37. Ida & Otto Pigorsz (empty)
  • SANT-38. empty
  • SANT-39. no name
  • SANT-40. John Steffenhagen (empty)
  • SANT-41. Otto Pigorsz, Fred Steffenhagen (tintype)
  • SANT-42. Elsa, Clara, Irma (tintype)
  • SANT-43. Alma Berlin
  • SANT-44. Fred Steffenhagen (empty
  • SANT-45. Chester & Kenneth S.
  • SANT-46. Elsa Pigorsz

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Step 2: Write down the Name & Number of each photo you are interested in. Example: MA-2, MA-15
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Here is a sample of thumbnail photos from the Photo Album .
Santelman Steffenhagen Photos Here is a brief biography of the immigrant Santelman ancestor and his children. Minnie and William, mentioned as his children, are photo #2

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SANTELMAN, August, farmer, sec. 29, P.O. Red Wing. Born in Stederdorf, Hanover, Germany, April 18, 1836. Came to the U.S. in 1855. Was in Ottawa, Ill until September 1856 when he came to this county. After working about Red Wing some three years, he came to this farm. Was married October 1859 to Mary, daughter of Peter and Mary Meincke, who now resides with them. She was born in Nottensdorf, Hanover, March 25, 1840. Have eight children living -- Mary, Sophia, Edward, Henry, Amelia, August, Minnie and William. Lost their eldest son, Willie, died January 12, 1861.

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