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Bill Herder Look for Ostrander living in Owl Creek township of Woodson County, Kansas in 1870-1920 period.
May 07, 2010 · posted to the photo Mary Lorinda Ostrander Dutton
Bill Herder Since everyone is guessing, here's my guess: This is a group of boys at a military school. I would also guess that this photo was taken in Germany or Prussia, where military schools were required for young boys. The rifles being held are not real rifles, which would have been much too heavy for boys - they are wooden replica's which were used at military schools. Quite possible one of these boys is your Great Grandfather while he was a student at a military school in Europe. Research on the flag (since it is not a US/Confederate flag) would tie down the location. You didn't indicate what type of photograph you have & this would also tie down the date it was taken. I would guess that it is 1855-1870 period.
Jan 12, 2007 · posted to the photo Unknown War Boys
Bill Herder Definitely not War Between the States era. Most likely World War I. Army branch.
Jan 12, 2007 · posted to the photo Young man in uniform
Bill Herder Any relationship to the Llewellin family that developed the Llewellin blood line of English Setter bird dogs?
Jul 08, 2006 · posted to the photo David J Llewellyn's Memorial Card
Bill Herder There is no reason why this soldier does not have a tombstone. Beautiful, military-type tombstones are furnished free of charge for any veteran, even if they fought on the side of the Confederacy. You should immediately contact your Veterans Administration with all necessary information and verification of being a veteran. You, as his decendent, should feel responsible for seeing that this old soldier is furnished with a tombstone. Now, DO IT.
Jul 29, 2004 · posted to the photo Herman Waldron & Family