A Packet of Pictures…

30 Aug

IMG_3705 I have an older envelope full of the kinds of pictures seen here: Stiff, cardboard-like, and old. Each of the pictures was taken in Philadelphia in the late 1800s and they are all pictures of members of the Ziesel family who hailed from Germany and ended up in Pennsylvania.

This one is particularly interesting. The back of this picture has a hand-written note: “Katherina and Jacob Ziesel”. That caught my attention for a couple reasons. One, in FamilySearch Jacob Ziesel is “John Jacob Ziesel” but this note lets me know that his family (at least his grandchildren) seem to know him by his middle name, Jacob. The back also has, printed, the art gallery that may have printed the picture (“Maul’s Art Gallery, No. 1725 Germantown Road, Philadelphia”), and the name of the “artist” which was J. C. Steinman.

The second reason this picture caught my attention is that we don’t have any other pictures online for John Jacob Ziesel or An Katharina Waldenmaier, so this is quite a find as far as that goes.

These two were born in Germany and made their way to America where each of their children were born. We don’t know much else, but we’re searching. Love these pictures!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: