Joseph Mischke and his wife Mary Otremba came to America in 1871. He was 30 and she was 24. These pics came from the Pictorial Atlases so I'm drawing conclusions with info from Federal censuses. In 1900, when Mary was 63, she said she had 6 kids, 3 living. One of them, daughter Mary, was part of their household, with her own son, August.
John (below) was their son and arrived with them in 1871 when he was 4.
Right, in 1910: Dad's 43 and mom's 38. Kids are Ida (16), Joseph (15), Charley (13), Hermina (11), Mary (9), Agnes (6), John (4), Leo (2), and Hildegard (3 months). Obviously the eldest offspring are the four in the middle of the back row and son in the wicker chair. Since there are 2 younger kids in the pic and Ida looks to be at least 30, I think this portrait was taken about 1925, even if their clothing seems much older. Anybody have better info? (Btw, this is the 2 priests, 2 nuns family, and those two little boys became priests, eventually. Sorry, I don't know which two girls became the nuns).
My goodness, it can get complicated, huh?