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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2015


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.


Seven Ostrom Photos were identified in 2015 and are shown below.


We enthusiastically thank all newspapers participating in this project!


Gaylord Hub

Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger

Standard-Gazette and Messenger (Gibbon & Fairfax)

Winthrop News


Lucille Witt

& Edward Schaubhut


c. 1955 

Identified by:

Sam Shult


Roger & Eldonna Laabs



Identified by:

Janice Drill, Courtland

& Elaine Ricke Wirtanen


Kenneth & Ronald Bahr


c. 1955 

Identified by:

Bonnie Pettis & Georgia Schulte, both of Gibbon

Rueben Stresemann, North Carolina


Reverend Campbell

Confirmands: Charles Nelson, Robert Johnson, Bea Lynne Felter, Judy Swanson, Sherry Jans

c. 1955


Identified by: Sherry Jans Feige, Little Falls and Sandra Ulrich


Front: Emil & Ida Gehrke

Back: Alice, Clarence, and Loretta


Identified by: Jackie Bernstein and Irene Leske, Winthrop


Elaine Clark

Lloyd Baumgarten



Identified by:

Elaine herself!

Mary Lou (Becke) Otto


Edward (Ed) & Annie Anderson family

Children: Waldo, Wendell, Kenneth, Ralph, and Iva


Identified by: Joan Johnson, Minneapolis (Annie is her grandmother's sister)