This is we believe a picture of Martin Edward Schaal (b. 1867) and his wife Alvina (Plumer) Schaal (b. 1869. The picture is from the studio of C. M Flanders in Glenwood, Iowa. The only notation is the name Alvina Schaal written on the back. Can any who have other pictures of M. E. Schaal or Alvina confirm this identification?
Pictured are the children of Adam Schaal of Kansas, Walter and Newton. These two children were cousins of my wife's paternal grandmother, Dhally Schaal (Merkle). Newton looks to be about a year old here and born on June 13, 1892.
At bottom of photo is W.M. Oaks, East 5th Street, Holton Kas.
Photo among Merkle and Schaal collection from Kansas. This photo has Rombergers "Studio Car" in Enterprise Kansas printed at the bottom. On the back is handwritten "Rev. Steinmetz and his wife."
This is a matching picture of the Belle Watkins picture posted here also. Benjamin James Watkins is the husband of Belle and the two boys Harry and Merle are siblings. This family lived in the New Castle area of Western Pennsylvania.
This picture of Belle Watkins (of Pennsylvania)holding son Harry about a year before he died at the age of 2. Belle was married to Benjamin James Watkins b. 1883 in Chicora PA.