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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2012


 

Unidentified Ostrom photos were first published in area newspapers in January 2006.  Subscribers are asked to provide identifications to the Sibley County Historical Society.  Many photos have been identified through the newspapers.



 

29 Ostrom Photos were identified in 2012 and are shown below.

 


We enthusiastically thank all newspapers participating in this project!

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Gaylord Hub

Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger

Standard-Gazette and Messenger (Gibbon & Fairfax)

Winthrop News




(N-336)

 

 

Steve and Suzanne Freidrichs

ID called in by their mother Lyla!

About 1954



(N-333)

Elma and Clifford Anderson

Daughters: Paulette and Jean Ellen

 **************

Identified by Audrey Wendt, who saw the photo in the Gibbon newspaper



Cousins

Debra Messner

&

Susan Hagg

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Daughters of

Harvey & Verda Messner

&

Vince & Deloris Hagg

(N-332)

 

 

 

Vernita Messner

of Winthrop,

writes us a note

to identify her nieces.



(N-331)


Children of Lester & Erna Meyer

Diane

Boys: Duane, Wallace, and Ronald

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Three identifiers:

Delbert Kramer

June Schroeder, Gibbon

Lois Bode



 

Twins Marjorie & Michael Kokesch

 

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Identified by

Cathy Miller & Lyla Freidrichs

(N-330)



(N-328)

Susan (Bullemer) Eddy

&

Katherine/Kitty (Bullemer) Reiners


Daughters of

Roy & Millie (Isenberg) Bullemer

Gibbon

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Identifiers:

Winston Bullemer

Diane & Dick Isakson, Gibbon

Bonnie Pettis, Gibbon




Lisa (Larson) Uecker, Gaylord,

emails us to identify her aunt and uncle.

 

Luella Larson & Gunnar Davidson

They were married over 50 years.  They lived in rural Lafayette, rural Gibbon, Winthrop, and Gibbon throughout their married lives.

 

(N-327)



Emma Petzel

&

Marvin Pagel

 

Winthrop

 

November 8, 1953

Identified by:

 

Daughter, Debbie Trebesch

&

Nephew, Norman Stresemann

 

 

(N-326)



(N-324)


 Marlys Draeger & Orel Zieman

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Three identifiers:

Della Schultz, Brownton

Irene Leske, Winthrop

Julie Zieman




Fay Monson & Roger Ulrich

(Winthrop)

Married October 3, 1953

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Identified by:

Their niece Gail Grams, Winthrop

Myrtle Gieseke, New Ulm

(N-323)



 

Vera Rettman, Winthrop, identifies herself and her brother from this photo taken about 1953.

They lived in Stewart at that time.


David & Vera Towers

 

 


(N-322)



 

Carol Ohland Harvey Gorr 

(Winthrop)


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Identified by:

Irene Leske, Winthrop

(N-320)



 

Daughters of Arthur & Lena Klukas

Front: Gloria

Back: Karen and Rose Ann

about 1953

 

 

 

(N-319)

Identifiers:

Mavis Klukas, Gibbon

Joan Schwecke Jandl, Eden Prairie

Denise Johnson, Winthrop



(N-318)

Woods children

Front: Carroll

Back: Loreene and Daryl

about 1953

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Two identifiers:

Audrey Wendt, Gibbon

Irene Leske, Winthrop



Dale & Kathy Lindstrand 

(Winthrop)

Married May 22, 1953

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Identified by:

The Bride

 

(N-316)



(N-314)

The "Niebuhr girls"

Front: Esther, mother Sophie Niebuhr, Edna

Back: Melva, Dorothy, Ruth, Lydia, Melinda

 **************

Identified by Loretta Ahlbrecht, who saw the photo in the Standard-Gazette



(N-313)

Alvin & Selma Pagenkopf

Children: Grace, Earl, and Duane

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Identified by:

Dayle Stark (Gibbon), Lyla Freidrichs (Gibbon), and Lavonne Bentz (New Ulm)



(N-310)


Beatrice Wendorff & Reuben Trout

1953

 

Four identifiers!

Sam Shult, Winthrop

Irene Leske, Winthrop

Lois Majeski, Winthrop

Ila Mae Anderson, Winthrop (bride's sister)

 



(N-309)


Fred Rettig family

front: Fred & Ida Freyholtz Rettig

back: Martin, Raymond, Otto, and Ruth

******************************************

Identified by Irene Leske, Winthrop



(N-308)

 

Sons of Leonard & Minnie Trebelhorn, Winthrop

Left: Daniel born in 1950

Right: Steven born in 1948

They both passed away at a young age

due to muscular dystrophy.

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Identified by Maggie Miller, Winthrop




Margery Rettig

&

Waldon Koosman 


Married 1953

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Identified by:

Irene Leske, Winthrop

(N-307)




Louise Stresemann

&

Albert Hass


Married 1903

(N-306)

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Identified by: Irene Leske, Winthrop

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We also heard from Mark Thomas Schuette.  He sends his email regards and identification from Pacific Palisades, CA!  He is the son of Tom & Kay Voelz Schuette, formerly of Winthrop.  Louise Stresemann is Mark's great grand-aunt and she was the older sister of his great-grandmother, Emma Augusta Streseman Schuette.  He adds the photo was taken on the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. Their daughter was Alice Hass Wessel.

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Aren't old photos wonderful!?

We thank all of our contributors stretching the coasts of America participating in the Ostrom Photograph Project!





Alvin Schulte

&

Irene Elsner 


Married May 1953, Hennepin County, MN

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Id'd by Alvin's niece Genny Stresemann, Winthrop

(N-305)



 

Geraldine & Patricia Kiecker 

About 1955

Daughters of Oscar & Vilora Kiecker

Fairfax

(N-304)

Identified by Geraldine and older brother Glenn

Geraldine (Geri) currently lives in Edgeley, ND

Patricia currently lives in Sartell, MN



(N-301)

 

Elaine Anderson and Gerhard Stresemann

 

Winthrop  -----  April 15, 1953

********************************

 

Identified by the bride!

Elaine still resides in Winthrop.



Lerain Schauer

&

Harlan Bruns

 

Gibbon

 

April 19, 1953

Identified by:

 

Tim Bruns, Gibbon

and

Ginny Heidmann, Gaylord

 

 

 

(N-300)



(N-299)

 

 

Virgene Stresemann and Delford Duenow

Married at Zion Lutheran Church, Winthrop

May 1953

Delford called to identify himself and Virgene!

Cousin and member of the wedding party Alva Bethke, Redwood Falls, also provided identification after seeing in Fairfax Standard.



 

Raymond & Erma Schwarzrock children

from New Auburn

standing: Karen & Gary

(Karen is now Mrs. Larry Schultz, Hutchinson)

seated: Lowell

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--- Identified by Joan Roepke, Glencoe ---

(N-296)



 

 

 

Verna Thoele, Glencoe, writes us to identify her parents!  Verna did not know when this picture was taken and never saw it before, so it was quite a surprise.

William (Bill) & Eva Wallert, Arlington

(N-295)



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