A photo of Adolph Weidenbach and Cecelia (Bukowsky) Weidenbach, German immigrants to the United States. He was studying medicine and left to avoid the war in Prussia. He ended up as a corporal in the American Civil war 7 years later. Among the first pioneers to Minnesota he owned a large tract of land on Lake Sarah in Independence Township in Minnesota.
A Mayflower descendent, Phoebe Bedford Grass’s photo was taken in New Brunswick, Canada. Picture taken by Isaac Erb, 13 Charolotte St., St. John, New Brunswick. Daughter of John Grass and Hanna Louise Phillips. Mother of Erminia Sadie Howland.
A photo of Franz and Anna Mary (Mainz) Arens. Both arrived from Prussia and were the first pioneers in the newly formed state of Minnesota, USA. The deed to the land was signed by Abraham Lincoln. She would die from injuries sustained from crawling under a train trying to get to church in Loretto, Minnesota.
A photo of John Benjamin Foster Jr at Robert Brennan's farm in Caseyville -- John Benjamin Foster, Robert Brennan, Corie Brennan Foster, Lela and Gladys in middle row, two girls on bottom (left to right) Hazel and Ruby.
John Jr. married Alma Lou Hubbard.John's only sibling is Fred R. Foster. John had a twin sister named Jesse who died as infant. Family later moved to Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. John is my maternal grandfather. We are still looking for information before John SR. We cannot locate the parents of John Sr. John Sr was married to Lucinda Elvira Coleman.
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