Since Larry and I recognized the name now, we noticed "Dengels" in the Pierz Journal when Math mentioned them, most often because someone bought a large implement from DENGELS dealership in Buckman.
And, we knew MUELLERS, because Ket Mueller was John Hesch's wife.
Click the links there--it really does make sense, honest.
This morning, I got another email from Chris (see the 'Ferdie's letter' post, below) with some WONDERFUL old photos to share here, as well as a new connection for me (--a person in another picture IDd for sure ☺. YAY x 2!) But first, the Stepan and Dengel pics Chris sent:
|Marie and Albert Stepan with their first|
three kids: L to R: Larry, Ozzie & Ferdie.
|This young family pic had to be from 1924--|
Grandpa Lorenz was living with Albert & Marie, and she's holding
the new baby, Lawrence, or else a sack of flour.
| Lorenz and Barbara Stepan, possibly around 1900,|
in Germany. (They emigrated in 1907).
|These two photos are the Albert Stepan family|
in the 40s. The formal one is labeled "1943" and I think they were both taken because Larry was home from the Navy.
The Minnesota Marriages list says Nick Mueller married Lena Dengel on June 18, 1907 so this portrait is Nick and Lena on their
55th wedding anniversary in 1962 ☺
Ok, we don't want photo overload, so I'll stop here. Not to worry, I'll post corrections and more pics tomorrow, as well as WHO Nick and Lena were, promise.
I know. This is almost too exciting, but you'll live.