Posted in Chicago, Chicago history, Dad and his family, Elmhurst, Family History, Genealogy, Illinois, Photography early 20th century, tagged 1920s Elmhurst, Elmhurst history, Elmhurst Illinois history, family history, genealogy, Illinois history, Klein family name, Margarethe Wendel Klein, Wendel family name on August 3, 2016|
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My great-grandmother, Margarethe Wendel Klein, born in 1869 in Budesheim, Hessen, Germany. She died in 1932 in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Is there a name for this sort of hat? Would you call this a suit? I’m not sure about the year, but I guess it to be in the 1920s.
I am going to take a little blogging break to recharge the brain batteries.
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Posted in Dad and his family, Elmhurst, Family History, Genealogy, Illinois, Photography early 20th century, tagged Elmhurst Illinois, family history, genealogy, history of Elmhurst, Illinois, Klein family history, old photo, vintage photo on November 6, 2013|
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Here is a photo I need some help with. I wonder what you think is going on here. The house in the background is my father’s grandparents’ home in Elmhurst, Illinois. The lady in the window is Dad’s grandmother, Margarethe Klein. She passed away from cancer in 1932.
The only other person I can identify is my grandmother’s youngest sister Helen. She’s the young blonde at the right side of the photo, back row. Helen was born in 1910. What year do you think this photo is?
And what in the world do you think they are doing? Any ideas on what brought them all together for the photo?
Next week: back to my Dutch ancestors . . .
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