August and Augusta Browatzke, 1915

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Ancient Faces
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Sometimes we only know the names and date (this is 1915), but the photo is so great that we have to share. This must be an anniversary?
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Janet Maldonado
It looks like a wedding to me. In those days life was very hard and many marriages were not just done out of love, but for helping each other's stressful life in order to survive.
There were men who have lost their wives early and they re-marry for a need of child, household, and emotional stability carrier.
Oct 20, 2019 · Reply
Dwyonna Spicer- White
Maybe they found love
Oct 13, 2019 · Reply
Steve Fogolini
When you look at the physical and mental strength they had it is humbling. Our current generation goes into panic when they misplace a cellphone!
Oct 13, 2019 · Reply
Carry Berry
It's probably their diamond anniversary my granny did the same photo
Oct 12, 2019 · Reply
Carry Berry
They married in 1872
Oct 12, 2019 ·
Pat Rowland Carothers
According to another comment, re: their birth dates and marriage date, They were 26 and 23 when they married in 1872. They had been married 43 years when this photo was taken. I had a GG Grandfather who was married 4 times. Two divorces, one wife died, and his 4th wife was my GG Grandmother. He had 3 children from 1st marriage, 1 from the second, none with the one who died, and 6 with the 4th wife. The 4th remarried after his death, but is buried by his grave, in a pioneer cemetery. He came to Oregon over the Oregon trail, in 1847, with the one who would become his 1st wife.
Oct 12, 2019 · Reply
George Chambers
They could be goin' to put them on her Momma's grave...
Oct 12, 2019 · Reply
Linda Benninghofen
I love these old photos!
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Sue Mayo
Why must it be an anniversary old people get married too
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Shelley Teague
Looks like she has " curlers" or rollers in her hair
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Pat Rowland Carothers
Maybe a bonnet?
Oct 12, 2019 ·
Bob Gaines
Well, the Find-A-Grave link proved they were husband and wife. The gender balanced names may just be coincidence?
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Mary Crestani Silantyev
Poor women no means of being self-supportive they probably felt being the 3rd wife was better than a life of poverty with children to raise. I feel blessed to be living today where I can make choices.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Dawne Zotz
Mary Crestani Silantyev they probably inherited more children. Large families back then weren't there.
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Dawn Bruff
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Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Dawne Zotz
Sadly, death in childbirth. Woman could be his 2nd, 3rd or 4th wife.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Betty Burton
Great
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Ann Kemp
I think it's a wedding.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Laurie Hill
Amazing
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Patricia L Parcel
Id say a wedding.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Shynoor Zindagy Shynoor
They wae alive in pas spent life ..i dont know that time doctore was r not how to surview and long life πŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸ‘
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Bob Border
I bet he's a Vet. Civil War.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Pat Rowland Carothers
They were in Canada.
Oct 12, 2019 ·
Pat Parker
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August Herman Browatzke b.1846 Germany d. 1927 Canada m. 1872 Augusta Behnke b. 1851 Germany d. 1934 Canada
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Pat Parker
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Probably an anniversary photo
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Emilia Martini
Magari avevan 40anni e sembravan giΓ  ottantenni
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Helen Norvell
Probably a wedding ,she has flowers, good to see never too old to start new!
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Jules Vegas
Whatever reason they had to get dressed up: he looks super proud to stand next to her 😊
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Bob Gaines
August and Augusta speaks more to a brother/sister photo???
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Janet Casseday Prine
Husband and wife
Oct 12, 2019 ·
Julie Bowman
Dawn Bruff Imagine their first [external link] must have made them both laugh!! Thanks Dawn πŸ™‚
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Dawn Bruff
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Oct 11, 2019 ·
Julie Bowman
Bob Gaines Twins??
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Jenni Tibbett Kellar
She looks a lot like my great grandmother. It’s not her, but still!!
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Jeanne Walsh Heyworth
Why is it that Pa always looks better than Ma
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Jeanne Walsh Heyworth
Zita Cavanaugh and therein lies the rub!
Oct 15, 2019 ·
Zita Cavanaugh
Jeanne Walsh Heyworth Ma does all the work.
Oct 14, 2019 ·
Linda Beron
I hope it was a Happy Anniversary for them and a good life.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Jan Burrell
Ukrainian wreath?
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Wayne Watts
The strength of our ancestors and what they endured is etched in their faces. I am so grateful.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Kath Falina Webb
May be getting married? It can happen at any age :)
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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A few years after my mom died, my dad remarried. He was 81, and his blushing bride was a widow and also 81! They had 8 happy years together
Oct 11, 2019 ·
AncientFaces
You're right - it could be. And that's a hopeful perspective! :)
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Billy Samples
His suit is too big for him. I'm guessing it was borrowed.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Billy Samples
Ree Young I thought about that but the pant legs are too long also.
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Sian Griffin
I was thinking his from when he was younger, Sunday best
Oct 11, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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Might be the only suit he's owned for decades and wears only for special occasions, and, over the years, he's lost weight...and gotten shorter, as people do when they age. Now it's baggy on him, but the suit's still good, so you don't buy a new one.
Oct 11, 2019 ·
David Solomon
Maybe they are renewing their vows and such.
Oct 11, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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AncientFaces From what I've read, it seems to be a modern idea...the last maybe 20 years or so. Very popular lately.h

I can't recall any vow renewals held at the church when I was a kid or teen, or any among my very large extended family of many aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides...none of the neighbors, none of my friends or acquaintances or military couples as we moved from base to base in the 1960's, 70's, or 80's.

It's a nice idea, but I do wonder about people who do the renewal after only 4 or 5 or even 10 year of marriage. It takes at least that long to know if you actually might have married the right person, much less renew the vows! I had an aunt who divorced her husband after 60 years of marriage. They pretty much hated each other for about 50 or so of those years!!
Oct 11, 2019 ·
AncientFaces
I'm wondering - did that happen 100 years ago? Or is that a recent phenomena? Anyone know?
Oct 11, 2019 ·
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