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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2013


 

Unidentified Ostrom photos were first published in area newspapers in January 2006.  Subscribers are asked to provide identifications to the Sibley County Historical Society.  Many photos have been identified through the newspapers.



24 Ostrom Photos were identified in 2013 and are shown below.



We enthusiastically thank all newspapers participating in this project!

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Gaylord Hub

Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger

Standard-Gazette and Messenger (Gibbon & Fairfax)

Winthrop News



(S-66)

Men: Ray Stock, Lefty Walker, and groom Ernie Bogatski

Women: bride Marie Stock, Deloris Stock, Mae Bogatski

Flower girls: Lois Bogatski and Doris Kuphal

(1944)

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Identifiers

Vicki Stock, Arlington

Lois (Bogatski) Majeski, Winthrop (a flower girl)



(N-379)


Randy and Wayne Werner

(about 1954)

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Identified by:

LeAnn and Lester Werner



Jon and Knut Hovde 

Winthrop

(their parents are photo N-377)

 

 ID's by

Sandy Ulrich, Winthrop

Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Bird

 

(N-378)



 

 

Fredricka and Dr. Rolf Hovde 

Winthrop

(their sons are photo N-378)

 

 

 

(N-377)

 

Identifiers:

Sam Shult, Winthrop (delivered by Dr. Hovde in 1943)

Gerald Albrecht, Watertown, formerly of Klossner

Elaine Rieke Wirtanen, Winthrop

Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Bird



(N-376)

Back:

Rose Opitz, Sophie Zarnott, Martha Lindenberg, & Lizzie Trebbensee

Front:

Adly Opitz, Elizabeth Zarnott, Minnie Lindenberg, & Sophie Trebbensee

All of the names provided above are maiden names.

(about 1955)

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Even though I no longer live in my hometown of Winthrop, I continue to receive the Winthrop News.  I was delighted to see the photo that was in the recent issue on 8/14/13.  I have a bit of history related to this picture.  Back in 1913 when these women were young women, they all attended the annual Winthrop Harvest Festival.  At that time on impulse they decided to go to the Ostrom Studio and have their picture taken.  Then 42 years later they reunited and decided to do so again.  This group of women consists of two sisters from four different families.  Some were cousins, while others became sister-in-laws.

I have many fond memories of these women!  Thank you so much for submitting this photo!

Lorna Bartels-Flak

Decorah, Iowa

(Martha Lindenberg is Lorna's maternal Grandmother.  Minnie Lindenberg, Sophie Trebbensee, and Lizzie Trebbensee are Lorna's Great Aunts).



(N-373)


Mary Ann Messner and Bill Ohland

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Identified by:

niece, Becky Braulick

niece, Melissa Isaacson

niece, Joy Berskow

Ann Lind



(N-371)

 

Joanne & Janette Soehl

Winthrop

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Joanne & Janette both saw themselves in the newspaper and sent in IDs!

Joanne tells us she still recognizes the dresses.



(N-370)

Minnie Bussler and Ernst Ruschmeyer

Wedding photo from 1954

Bonnie (Ruschmeyer) Pettis, Gibbon, writes to us with an identification and added, "Ernst was my great uncle.  We always enjoy The Vintage Photo Identification segments in the local newspapers."  Thank you Bonnie!

Also identified by Randy Bussler.



Kay Susanne Johnson

and

Adrianne Ann Johnson

Lafayette

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Identified by

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Hanson, Lafayette 

 

(N-368)



 

 

Ida and Carl Opitz

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(N-367)

 

 

 

 

 

Identified by their grandson:

Wayne Opitz



 

Harold and Norma Schuette

and their daughters

Geraldine and Joanne 

Winthrop

(25th Anniversary)

 

Identified by

Darwin Wagner, Brownton 

(N-366)



 

Tommy & Bonnie McGowen

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Gibbon

(about 1955)


Identified by Bonnie's classmate

Ordella Micke, Hutchinson

(N-364)




 

Tom and Bruce Beatty 

Gaylord

(about 1955)

 

 

 

 

(N-363)

Identified by Bruce himself!

Lives in rural New Ulm, retired veterinarian and Nicollet County Commisioner.

Also identified by Karla Weber.



Marlys Hed

&

Glen Lindstrand

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Faith United Church

Winthrop

(1954)

 

 


                                                                                              (N-360)

Identifications sent in by:

Irene Leske, Carolyn Brethorst (Lafayette), and Bob Johnson (Mapleton)



(N-357)


Hertha and Kenneth Krueger

Winthrop


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Identified by:

Jackie Bernstein & Irene Leske



 

Helen Spiering

&

Leslie Jacobson

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Zion Lutheran Church

Winthrop

(1954)

 

(N-356)


 

 

 

Thank you

Irene Leske

for the

identification!



(N-354)

 

 

Leon and Marian Weber

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Identified by their sister

Doris Zitzman, New Ulm




Children of Melvin and Verna Grewe, Gibbon

(about 1954)


Sharon, Karen, Dwayne, Wallace, & LaDonna

(N-353)

 

Identification provided by Karen Templin



Adrieann, Yvonne, and Delroy Bierstedt

(N-352)

 

Yvonne Franke, Gaylord, emails us with the identification:

Hi,

Picture N-352 in Winthrop, Feb 27th paper is of myself, my brother and my sister.


I was about one at the time so that would make it taken in 1954.  I am Yvonne Bierstedt Franke, my older sister is Adrieann Bierstedt Brinkman and my brother is Delroy Bierstedt.  We lived on a farm 3 and 1/2 miles south of Gaylord, and my brother and his family live there today.  Our parents were Clarence and Bernice (Frauendienst) Bierstedt.



(N-351)

 

Bernice Barnes and Alvin Gutzmer

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Identified by Harriet Redman, Winthrop

(her husband's Great Aunt & Uncle)



(N-349)

 

Sandra, Patrice, and Craig Woods

children of Marion and Mavis

** Winthrop **

 

 

ID called in by their Aunt Carol Olson



(N-345)

 

Ronald and Glenda Totman

children of Glenn and Dona

 

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Email identification from their aunt

Carolyn Brethorst, Lafayette



 

 

Vernon and Myrtle Gieseke

 

New Ulm

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(N-344)

 

 

 

Identified by

Joanne Hulke

and the couple's niece

Eileen Kuttner, Stewart



(N-341)


Lowell and Merlin Benson


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Identified by:

Doris Schuft, Winthrop

Mother-in-law of Lowell!