A photo of John Gerdes possibly with his 3 eldest children, Margaretta Energy, Louisa and Richard John. John was a Showman which would explain the clothing he is wearing. Photo was taken in Australia. It is believed John was born in Finland or Hamburg, Germany possibly about 1850 with his original Surname being 'Johnson' but not sure on correct spelling of Johnson.
This is my mother and father circa 1939. Picture taken somewhere in Wyoming where my mom is from. Dad is from Nebraska. Two years later in 1941 they moved to Richmond, CA where my dad got a job in the Richmond shipyards where they built Liberty ships for WWII. I was born and raised in Richmond in 1949.
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