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CORNELL, Violet G. (Mrs. Fred M. BARTZ)

-picture taken 2 Sep 1901-

daughter of George and Gertrude CORNELL-(b. 29 Jan 1901) (&)

contributed by Mary ROBINSON KELLY

updated 3 Dec 2011

Mary ROBINSON KELLY found the following pictures at an antique store in Delaware on Saturday, 12 Nov 2011.  She purchased the box of pictures.  Only two of the pictures were from Wisconsin, the rest from Pennsylvania.  The back of one of the Wisconsin photos had the following information written on it:  Violet G. (Gertrude) CORNELL, daughter of George and Gertrude (lighthouse keeper)-born 29 January 1901-picture taken 2 September 1901.  Wanting to return this picture to any family member, Mary attached the picture to an e-mail she sent to the PGS on Sunday, 13 Nov 2011.  In the same box of pictures that Mary purchased in the antique shop in Milton Delaware was another picture taken in Racine Wisconsin (see below) which has nothing written on the back.  Could this be Violet CORNELL grown up-possibly in the 1920's (clothing)??   Mary sent that picture to the PGS via e-mail on 28 Nov 2011.

It is rare that there is information on the back of photos found in antique stores, etc., and rarer still for someone to purchase pictures for the express purpose of returning them to the rightful family.  We thank Mary for her kindness and diligence in submitting Violet G. CORNELL's picture(s) so Violet's family may have the photos.  We hope that someone in the CORNELL Family will come forward to lay claim to them.

If you would like to contact Mary KELLY regarding the pictures or have any additions you would like to make or family pictures or information on the CORNELL Family to add, please contact the PGS at .



Above:  LEFT: Violet G. CORNELL-born 29 Jan 1901-picture taken 2 Sep 1901 ..RIGHT: This picture was in the same box as Violet CORNELL's baby picture-taken in Racine WI and possibly the 1920's-is it Violet CORNELL grown up (maybe with husband Fred M. BARTZ (see marriage below)?? There was nothing on the back but they were the only two photos in the box from Wisconsin.

Violet Gertrude CORNELL married Fred M. BARTZ:

 St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan (#297-22) of Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925  found on


Husband's line:

**Fred M. BARTZ-age 23-white-residing in St. Joseph, Michigan-born in Michigan-occupation: Farmer-father's name: Fred-mother's maiden name: PRILLWITZ-not previously married-date of marriage: 25 Mar 1920-married in St. Joseph, Michigan-Pronouncing marriage: Thos STVERI, Pastor-Witness: Caroline LESTER of St. Joseph, Michigan

Wife's Line:

**Violet CORNELL-age 19-white-residing in St. Joseph, Mich.-born in Wisconsin-occupation: at home-father's name: George-mother's maiden name: EINARSON-not previously married-date of marriage: 25 Mar 1920-married in St. Joseph, Michigan-Pronouncing marriage: Thos STVERI, Pastor-Witness: Alfred R. BARTZ of Stevensville, Mich.

Violet Gertrude CORNELL's Birth Certificate:

Washington, Door, Wisconsin (found on


Name: Violet Gertrude CORNELL-Gender: Female-Birthdate: 29 Jan 1901-Birthplace: Washington, Door, Wisconsin-Race: White-Father's Name: George Johnson CORNELL-father's birthplace: Depere, Brown Co., Wis.-Mother's Name: Gertrude EINARSON-Mother's Birthplace: Vienna, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.



The PGS has found on our Pre-1907 Marriage Certificates' Index that Violet's parents: George J. CORNELL (born in Wisconsin, father: William CORNELL, mother: Hannah JOHNSON) married on 14 Sep 1899 (Certif. #02293) to Gertie EINERSON (born in Wisconsin, father: Thorgier EINERSON, mother: Gudjog SVENSDAUGHTER)-witnesses to marriage: Margret GUDMUNDSEN and A. GUDMUNDSEN.

1905 Wisconsin State Census (found on


Name: Violet CORNELL-Residence: Washington, Door, Wisconsin-age: 4-Estimated Birth year: Abt 1901-Birthplace: Wisconsin-Relationship to head of household: Daughter-Race: White-Gender: Female-Marital Status: Single-Place of birth: Parent 1: Wisconsin-Place of birth: Parent 2: Iceland-Family Number 191-Page N. 10-Line No. 57-Film No. 1020445

Household: Parent: George J. CORNELL-Gender: M-Age 28 y; Parent: Gertrude CORNELL-Gender: F-Age: 27y; (brother): Roy CORNELL-Gender:M-Age 2y.


1910 United States Census (found on


Name: Violet CORNELL-Birthplace: Wisconsin-Female-9y-Daughter-Residence: Racine Ward 4, Racine, Wisconsin-Marital Status: Single-Race: White-Father's birthplace: Wisconsin-Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin-Family Number: 165-Page Number 8-


Parent: George J. CORNELL - M - 33y

Parent: Gertrude CORNELL - F - 32 y

           Violet CORNELL - F - 9y

           Ray CORNELL - M - 6y

           Percy CORNELL - M - 3y

           Thomas EINARSON - M - 59y


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