Jim and Marlene Strehlow are the keepers of innumerable, invaluable historic photos of the Town of Maine in Marathon, Wisconsin. One which caught my eye during a recent trip to Wausau was this one:
(You can click on the image to enlarge it.)
DuWayne Zamzow (of the Pommern Society in the Town of Berlin) wrote:
This photo shows the wedding of Albert Garske and Ella Baumann taken on Oct 4, 1919 at the Baumann homestead in the Town of Berlin, located at 14656 Berlin Lane, Merrill, WI 54452.
He assures me that the incredible brick home in the photo is still standing, so I really want to see it the next time I go up to Wausau.
I thought it would be a fun project to see how many people we could name in the photograph. My plan was to create an enumerated “ghost image” (seen above), print both of them out in a large format, then put it up in the Pommerscher Verein so that the older members of the community could help with the identification. I’m pretty sure Jim Strehlow could name half these people by himself, though. He’s amazing when it comes to names in these photos!
I will keep updating this list as more of the 101 people are identified:
56) Bertha Strehlow Krueger
57) Karl Bertold Krueger
65) Ella Baumann
67) Albert Garske