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.
|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 wedding of Lena (Dengel) and Nick Mueller. I love that all the guests
were included. Chris' brother Dave says this is the Dengel farm in Buckman.
The happy couple looks to be in their 20s here. The Minnesota Marriages list says they were married 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.