(YAY--first snow here this morning☺ BTW, this is the 1000th HH post!)
Here's another family photo from the Morrison Co Atlases. The name's familiar cuz mom mentioned them as friends of hers, and I think their land abutted the Janson land, too.
Anyway, Larry and I started checking censuses and found that the Brixius family came from Luxembourg, like the Sand family did. (Which explains a name that doesn't sound very German, ya know?)
Turns out John Brixius and Helen Hanson were born in Stearns co, in Jacobs Prairie. Ok, so I looked for that family which, yes, would have been counted as part of Rockville:
There's John as a 2 year old...and his older brother Christopher, who happened to spring for a write up in Mitchell's History of Stearns Co. Thanks, Christ! Larry found the photo on Ancestry, I believe. You can actually see the resemblance between the brothers, can't you?
The photo at the top is from 1938, but the 1940 census only showed 2 of the kids still at home, so here they are in 1930 with only one missing.If a Brixius descendant happens by and wants to add to this, let me know. Blogs are great for changing later if need be!