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Friday Faces From the Past – John with ???

Yegerlehner, John with unknown girls - c1934-1935

John, circa 1934-1935

I do not know who the two girls are with John. Perhaps they are Yegerlehner cousins. At the bottom of the photograph has been lightly penciled: John 4 yrs old.

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Unknown Cousin?

Yegerlehner, John with Mark - 1930s

Another undated photograph of John with Mark from the mid 1930s. This time there is a younger boy (and a headless one, too). I wonder if this was another family grouping of the Yegerlehner cousins. I have several in the collection. The landscape in the background seems more open, perhaps at the Yegerlehner farm in Clay county.

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Shop Entrance

Yegerlehner, John - 1930s

During the 1930s, Gladys took a beauty course to help support Roscoe’s education and medical school. She learned how to cut hair and do nails, etc. Could John possibly be playing outside Gladys’ shop? Was the shop located in the back of their house? And does this look like the same tricycle from the earlier post Unknown girl with baby?

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – John & Mark

Yegerlehner, John F. with Mark - 1930s

John and Mark, c1934-5

An undated picture of John and Mark, likely from around 1935. John was born in mid 1930 and Mark was born at the beginning of 1933. The question is, Where was this photograph taken? The church in the background is quite distinctive. My guess would be that it was taken in Terre Haute, but until the church is identified, I won’t really know.

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – School children

Schoolchildren - 1920s

This photograph is not labeled but I presume the subjects to be some of Roscoe’s early students. Roscoe graduated from high school in 1922 and began teaching the next school year in the rural schools of Clay County.  Between terms he attended the Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, graduating in 1927. By the mid 1930s, Roscoe stopped teaching and began medical school. The clothing in this photograph does not make it easy to date so I can only narrow it down by the years of Roscoe’s teaching career, circa 1922-1936.

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Mystery location

Location unknown

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Although technically there is not a face in this photograph, it is still a mystery. The original is about the size of a postage stamp. Since the photograph survived, the building may have some significance that I am currently unaware of. Possible locations may be: Terre Haute, Lafayette, Bloomington, Clay City and Kentland. We can probably rule out Kentland from the start as it is likely too large of a building to be found there. Any suggestions? Or does anyone actually recognize the building?

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Friday’s Faces from the Past – Gladys’ friend

Foster, Gladys with unidentified female - c1920s

Gladys is on the right and unknown woman is on the left. Two people are facing them as evidenced by the shadows on the ground. I bet one of them was Roscoe. The style of clothing indicates the 1920s.

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Friday’s Faces from the Past – A young Jim Foster

Foster, James and others - Clay City, Indiana, c1920s

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I only know one definite thing about this picture. It was taken in Clay City, Indiana. It was most likely taken during the 1920s. In the back row, the man second from the right appears to be James Foster. I don’t know what James Foster would be doing with a group in Clay City since he was from Terre Haute. The picture looks like an obligatory office picture, the salesmen, clerks and secretaries. James was a plumbing supplies salesmen after World War II. In the late 1920s, James was a clerk for Crane Co. in Terre Haute. He worked there for many years, eventually becoming a salesman.Then again, I could be completely wrong. But I do know the picture was taken in Clay City, right?

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Friday’s Faces of the Past – The Tall One

Foster, Gladys with unidentified girl - Terre Haute, c1918

On the back of this photograph is written “Gladys Foster date uncertain The Tall one.” Even if the picture had not identified Gladys, I would have recognized her. I date this picture around 1918. I have another photograph of Gladys with her niece and nephew which was taken in 1918. Gladys’ hairstyle and dress are very similar in both photographs. Since she was born in November 1905, Gladys would have been 12 or 13 years old around the time that this picture was taken.

I have no idea who the other girl is. My gut tells me that she is related somehow. Her features have a familiar look. However, I don’t really know any girls in the family that would fit. So perhaps the other girl was just a family friend. Maybe someone will see this picture someday and recognize the other girl. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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Friday’s Faces From the Past – Elizabeth Yegerlehner with family

Yegerlehner, Elizabeth (Schwartz) with possibly Mary Anna (Wolfe) Snedeker and children - c1919

Several years ago when my great Uncle Floyd was still alive, we corresponded fairly regularly over the family genealogy. I was just beginning to receive some of the pictures from Gladys’ collection and I didn’t know who everyone was. Email wasn’t too convenient then (I didn’t own a computer!) so our correspondence was done via snail mail. I would photocopy several pictures and then mail them to Floyd. He would look the pages over and let me know if he recognized anyone, then mail them back with his notes written on the margins. I still have these pages in my research binders. It is probably a good thing that we didn’t have email as they would have probably been lost or deleted at this point.

The older woman in the photograph is Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner. The other woman and the children are unknown. Floyd’s comment on the photograph was that they likely belonged to the Wolfe families. Elizabeth’s oldest daughter (and Floyd’s aunt) was Rosina (Yegerlehner) Wolfe. Rosina had eight children. The only child of Rosina’s that would have had three children before Elizabeth died in 1922 was Mary. Assuming that all three children in the picture were Mary’s, then the picture was probably taken about 1919. But I will never know for sure until my cousin bait trap catches something….

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