Contributed by Bob Holtz, Rochester, New York
This photo was taken in January of 1891. My grandmother, Augusta Dorthea Koehn (1890-1941), is the baby of about seven months and the adults are my great-grandfather, John Carl Martin Koehn (1856-1922) and my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Louise Koehn (1870-1941). They arrived from Mecklenburg, on the “Weiland,” at New York on 1 November 1890. This photo was taken soon after they arrived at their permanent farm home in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.
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Contributed by Arnie Gill, Santa Clarita California
My father, James Merle Gill, is on the left with the clinched fist and his fraternal twin, Uncle John Mervin Gill, is on the right–both age two. The photo was taken in the summer of 1929 on the Gill farm, Wabash Township (very edge of the town Montezuma), Parke County, Indiana. The twinsâ€™ grandfather, James Madison Gill, migrated from Pulaski County, Kentucky, to Parke County, Indiana, for work during the glory years of railroading.