The context for this post: My great grandfather, Michael Sand, was born in the country of Luxembourg in 1852. His parents were Peter and Angelique (Stoltz) Sand who arrived in the USA about 1856 with their first four kids.
We know that Peter and Angelique Sand lived in Iowa for 3-4 years before moving to Minnesota, and settling here (their kids Anna and John were born in Prairie Spring township, Jackson county, Iowa in 1858 and 1860).
Anyway, a COOL new old photo showed up online lately. Larry found it on another familys' tree, with these Sands names as their relatives:
|Anthony Sand, Grandma Mary Sand, Margaret Sand, Viola and Peter Sand (husband and wife).|
The perennial problem with SAND as a surname pops up here again, but luckily, this Peter married Viola ☺...so I looked for her in the census records.
Looks like the pictured house and yard were in the town of Polk, in Benton county, Iowa.
On the left below is Peter-from-the-photo's family of origin, from the 1880 Federal census (he's a kid). His sister Margaret is there as well as brother Anthony. Woohoo, for something a bit different, his dad was Peter and his mom was Mary....
On the right, from the 1910 census, there's Peter and Viola, with one child named (YAY!) Lewis.
On the map of Iowa Counties--see Jackson county, there on the right edge? And Benton is two counties west, so I assume they not only knew our Peter but were probably relatives, since they were all from Luxembourg. It's a mystery for now ☺.
Oh, and Anthony, from the photo? Evidently, he married a woman named Clara Maas, because here's a birth record for their son Joseph Peter.
|Peter Sand, about 1895,|