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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2016


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.



Thirty-three (33) Ostrom Photos were identified in 2016 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


Wedding of Jerome Pagel & Ann Collins

Diane Buntrock, Lenora Klukas, Debra Pagel

Ann & Jerome


Wayne Klukas, Delmar Redetzke, Darwin Grack

St. John's Lutheran Church, Winthrop


Identified by: Junior Bridesmaid Debra (Pagel) Trebesch


Wedding of Harriet Prosch and Eldred Redman

Carelyn Fyling, Cindy Lucas, Bride & Groom, LaVern Lucas, John Prosch

Flower girl Linda Dahlberg and Ringbearer Mark Dahlberg

Covenant Church, North Mankato



Identified by: Harriet Prosch Redman


Langhorst Family (Winthrop)

Seated: Jeanette, Ann, Paul, Vernon

Standing: Lois, Ruby, Leola, Arline, Wilma

c. 1961


Identified by: Vernon Langhorst (Nelson, WI)


Margaretha & Ferdinand Ruschmeyer

50th Anniversary 


Identified by: Royla Borchert (Winthrop)


Gorr Family (Winthrop)

Seated: Sophie & Alex

Standing: Shirley, Elsie, Marie, Delores, Dorothy, Fred, Richard, Harvey, Gottlieb, Rudy 


Identified by: LeAnn Werner, daughter of Shirley (Winthrop); Jeanne Cole, daughter of Delores (Winthrop); Sam Shult; Kelly Pierson


Ella Just, Ida Lind, & Ernest Lind

c. 1959

Photo taken at First Lutheran Church, Winthrop 


Identified by: Joni McLean


Brede Siblings

Seated: Richard

Standing: Bertha, Alvina, & Mary 


Identified by: Adrianne Sjostrom (Winthrop)


Arthur and Maybelle Bonderson & Family

Carl on father's lap

Standing: Lyle, Barbara, Lois, John, & Betty 


Identified by: Helen Bonderson, Rodney Lind (Gaylord)


Johanna & Herman Schuette


Identified by:

Marvanna Kettner (Winthrop, Granddaughter) & Gary Schuette (Grandson)


Front: Darlene Weitzenkamp, Betty Reese

Back: Ed Hallsten, Roger Blomquist

Evangelical Covenant Church, Winthrop

Confirmation class of 1956


Identified by: Karen Benson, Winthrop


Uecker Family

Reggie, Berdina, Leonard, LaVerna, LuVerne Borchert 

20th Anniversary photo


Identified by: Reggie & Kathy Uecker (Bownton), Elaine Deschaine, Royla Borchert (Arlington)


Swanson Family

Susan, Madelyn, Steven, Rev. Stanley, Becky, and Timothy 


Identified by: Ron & Neva Paulson (Lafayette), Adrianne Sjostrom


Selma Gehrke & Ernest Otto

Anniversary photo (married 1931)


Identified by: Irene Leske and Mary Lou Otto, Winthrop


Alvina Jahnke & Herman Kreft

35th Wedding Anniversary (1956)



Identified by: Sharon Bird (Granddaughter) and Lu Dibbert Grack


Beverly Johnson & Marvin Caspersen

Married in 1956



Identified by: Rodney Lind, Gaylord


Glenda & Dennis Dording

c. 1955


Identified by: Elaine Deschaine


Vivian & Sandra Mueffelmann




Vivian reports the identification!


Betty Pagel, Jean Pagel, Duane Haines, Lester Stark

++++ Wedding +++

Identification by: Barb Pagel, Winthrop


Elmer & Violet Walz Family

Front: Renee, Debra, Sheila, John (Jack)

Back: Steven, Violet, Elmer, Sandra


Identified by: Gene Berg, Elaine Deschaine, Ron & Sandy Zachow, Samuel Shult


Peter & Peggy Westby

c. 1956


ID'd by: Gene Berg & Janice Hall (Hutchinson)


Earl, Karen, & Carol Heuer

All graduates of Winthrop High School


Identified by:

Margaret Lofthus (Winthrop), Elaine Ricke Wirtanen, Karen Sagmoen (Courtland),

and Earl Heuer (Grand Rapids, Michigan)


Donna & Joyce Wendland



Joyce shares, "The picture gave me a good laugh because I remember my mom trying to get me to sit still to cut my bangs for the photo shoot."

Identified by: Joyce herself! and Darlene Voss, Winthrop


Carol Grosam & Lloyd Schroeder

Married at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Fairfax



Identified by: Lloyd's cousin Avonne Schuett, Brownton


Front: Barbara Howland, Joanne Sletten, Lou Ann Eckberg, Carolyn Ericson, Mary Jane Nierengarten, Kay Voelz

Back: Ron Webster, Warren Roberts, Dave Bjorklund, Dale Monson, Reuben Stresemann

Winthrop High School


Identified by: Reuben Stresemann, Jeanne Webster Janssen, Gregory Johnson (Winthrop), Dave Mueller (Winthrop)


Leonard Boehlke


Identified by: Otto Gutknecht, Winthrop


Chuck & Randy Freidrichs


Sons of Loren and Carole Freidrichs


Identified by: Lyla Freidrichs, Gibbon


Sisters Bernell and Marjorie Blaalid

Augustana Lutheran Church confirmation




Identified by: Dick Isakson and Patricia Ericson


Louise & Carl Schuette



Jackie Bernstein emailed us, "Anniversary picture. My great grandparents."

Also identified byGranddaughter Adrianne Lindeman


Grace (Jacobson) & Urban Johnson



We hear from Mary Lou (Johnson) Rolfe, "The couple in the Wednesday edition of the Winthrop News are my parents."

Also identified byIrene Leske


Ron & Richard Klement


Sons of Robert and Mary Ann Klement, Gibbon

Identified by: Delores Klement, Gibbon


Ida & William Lickfett



Identified by: Irene Leske


Elaine & Allen Trebelhorn

Family farmed between Winthrop & Gibbon and attended Winthrop H.S.

c. 1955


Identified by: Elaine herself! Carol Grant and Irene Leske


Adela & Vernon Woods


Identified by: Carroll & Joyce Woods, Gibbon