|OK, we all
LOVE a good mystery... almost as much as we love an old
family photograph! Every few weeks, I get a photograph in
the mail or in email that the owner either bought at an estate
sale or inherited from Great Aunt Sally and no one has a clue as
to the identity of the couple/family. People move, houses
get sold and old photographs get left behind... but, with the
Internet, I figure the odds are pretty good that some one some
day will trip across this page & supply the names to the
unidentified faces -- all the photographs have ties to Shawano county.
So it is with this hope that I post this great photographs as we
get visitors from all 50 states and many, many countries
worldwide because we are a part of the World GenWeb Project.
I frequently use the expression that this person/data is within
reaching distance, meaning that this person lived within the
last 100 years -- probably in the last 50 years... and if you
are my age, this was within your lifetime. And we have
people I refer to as "our treasures" -- our elders who might
look at this old photo and see their own parents or
grandparents! These are someone's family... could they be
As with most
of my web pages, I try to leave pictures large but try to keep
the pages fast-loading... so click on the smaller pictures to
see the larger scans... and, if you come face to face with
"Grandma and Grandpa"
email me so we can take them off of the Shawano GenWeb's
MOST WANTED page and put them on our regular photo pages.
The pictures are listed in random order, with the town names if
known. When referring to a photo, please include the name
or number under the photograph. THANKS!
And, feel free to add yours to
the page as well! We have had many successes on the
Shawano GenWeb pages.
NOTE: If the photo has a link under it, the photo has been sent
in by another researcher and you can contact them for additional
information. If you know the people, please email me and
we'll update the page with their names.
Most of these have been sent in
anonymously, no clues provided. One of the "perks" of
hosting a website is being able to list your items as well as
others... the first one is MY MOST WANTED... and here's the
tale... this was found in an old house that my Grandparents
Laedtke once lived in... as you can see, this picture is in very
rough condition -- it has been water-soaked, mildewed, etc as it
was found in a nook behind a built-in book shelf - no writing on
the picture BUT, I do have my hunches... MY GUESS is that it is
a Laedtke or a Spohn, possibly a Blaese or a Krause... if there
is anyone who can help judge the DATE via period clothing, etc,
I can possibly guess the couple. I appreciate all your