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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2017


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.



Twenty-one (21) photos were identified in 2017.


We enthusiastically thank all newspapers participating in this project!


Gaylord Hub

Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger

Standard-Gazette and Messenger (Gibbon & Fairfax)

Winthrop News


Marie Volz & Carl Malmberg

Married 1940


Identified by: Daughter Marjorie Bieraugel (Oregon), Grandson Paul Bieraugel (San Diego), and Jenny Lindquist


Helen Tullgren, Joanne Huffman, and Ann Felter

Robert W. Simpson, Minister

1959 Confirmation Class

Faith United Church, Winthrop


Identified by: Diane (Huffman) Lang and Rodney Lind (Gaylord)


Hertha Schuett & Kenneth Krueger

Married 1944

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Brownton


Identified by: Irene Leske


Children of Bill Klement & Katherine Walter

Leona, Leo, Harold, & Lorine 

c. early 1940s


Identified by: Allan Klement (son of Harold)


Roy Al Johnson & Jerry (Geraldine) Swenson

Married 1941


Identified by:

Daughter Karen Arlandson (Rosemount) and Ethel Lund (Lilydale, MN)



Delpha Weissenborn & Wilbur "Sonny" Lund

Married 1941

Lafayette First Lutheran Church, Lafayette


Identified by: Niece Caren Grotberg (Belle Plaine), niece Becky Briggs (Eagan, MN) and sister-in-law Ethel Lund (Lilydale, MN)


Alex and Sophia (Martin) Gorr

50th Wedding Anniversary           Married 1919, Winthrop


Identified by: Granddaughter LeAnn Werner (Winthrop) & Nephew Sam Shult


Alvin & Donnabell Nelson children

Garrett, Scott, Jill, Holly, Susette, Candice, and Lance


Identified by: Their mother Donnabell Messner Nelson (Winthrop)


Frank & Theresa Wolterman Family (Fairfax)

Daughters: Clarece, Jeanette, Shirley, Maribeth, Rosemary, Marilyn, Muriel, Joleen

Sons: Gerald, Duane, Stanley


Identified by: Daughter Marilyn (Fairfax) & son Gerald (Charles City, Iowa)


Harold Woods Jr., Barbara Woods Wittenberg, baby Gina Wittenberg, Maud McGee, and Harold Woods, Sr.

Identified by: Marlys Woods Schuette


Front: Loren Haus, Joleen Hall, Glenda Totman, Janice Hall, Pam Brethorst, unknown

Back: Barbara Haus, Mike Brigger, Rev. Wesley Pope, Tom Woods, Jeanette Gustafson

 Confirmation Class (Winthrop)

United Methodist Church

May 1965

Identified by: Janice Hall (Hutchinson)


William Stark and Susanna (Baumgarten) Stark

Married 1919


Identified by: Irene Leske


Proprietor Clifford Guggisberg (left) with employee Richard Schmidt (right)

 Standard Station, Winthrop

c. 1965

Identified by: Janet Steffl, sister of Clifford (New Ulm)


Center: Groom Orlow Bening & Bride Beverly Jans

 Left: Lyle Kleist     Right: Mary Fries

c. 1956

Identified at: 2017 Sibley County Fair


Isaac (Harry) & Esther Hall family

Front: Isaac, Ardyce, & Esther

Back: Stanley, David, Ellsworth, & Florence

Winthrop, MN

c. 1938

Identified by:

Janice Hall (Hutchinson), daughter of David 


Geraldine Bents and Bernard Scheer


c. 1946

Identified at:

2017 Sibley County Fair


Bride: Roberta Hagg

 Groom: Eugene Sander

Attendants: Still remain unidentified

March, 1956

Identified by: Rosie Arhart (Winthrop)


Elva (Stuber) Bethke with son Greg

Morton, MN

c. 1953

Identified by:

Diane Fredin (Winthrop) at 2017 Sibley County Fair


Elaine Stresemann, Donna Anderson, Norville Stuber, & LeRoy Stuber

March 1953

Identified by: Donna (Winthrop)


Marjorie Lindstrand and Ralph Duenow


c. 1953

Identified by: Doris Martens (Gaylord)


Zitella Widel and Bennie Neubarth


c. 1933

Identified by:

Ron Hoppe (Winthrop) at 2017 Sibley County Fair