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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.

Click on links below to see photos identified in past years.


Twelve photos have been 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


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)


Geraldine Bents and Bernard Scheer


c. 1946

Identified at:

2017 Sibley County Fair


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