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Gallery of Mystery Relatives
Bessarabia

Unknown photos for areas
 other than Bessarabia

These photos are believed to be of Bessarabian ochaptersin.
Take a look, see if there's anyone you recognize!   

If you recognize a photo, the contact info for the submitter is listed below each photo.

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#1 Clues:  Back of photo says "Johann Koenig." Photo found in possessions of Daniel Koenig, son of Gottlieb Koenig, son of Jakob Koenig & Katherine Seigfried

Contact:  Wayne Fuller, fullerw2002[at]yahoo.ca

#2 Clues: May be Jakob Koenig & Katherine Seigfried. Back of photo is marked "Eddie's great-grandfather." Jakob & Katherine's son was Gottlieb; came to U.S. from S. Caucasus in 1899. Photo found in Nathalia Koenig's effects; Eddie was a nephew of hers.

Contact:  Wayne Fuller, fullerw2002[at]yahoo.ca

#3 Clues: Adults are probably the brother or sister of either Gottlieb Koenig or Justina Wonnenberg. Gottlieb & Justina came to the U.S. in 1899 from the Caucasus.

Contact:  Wayne Fuller, fullerw2002[at]yahoo.ca

 

 

   
#4 Clues:  Man or woman is supposed to be the son/daughter of Christian & Philippina (Klein) Schott of Hoffnungstal/Bessarabia

Contact:  Carolyn Schott, cgschott[at]comcast.net

#5 Clues:  Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia 1906; Deceased is Pauline Schott; From left to chaptersht, front: Unknown, Christian Schott, Rudolf Schott, Philippina Klein Schott, Jakob Schuldheisz, Anna Maria Schott Schuldheisz, Unknown; All in back row are unknown

Contact:  Carolyn Schott, cgschott[at]comcast.net

#6 Clues:  Man or woman is supposed to be the son/daughter of Christian & Philippina (Klein) Schott of Hoffnungstal/Bessarabia

Contact:  Carolyn Schott, cgschott[at]comcast.net

   

 

 

#7 Clues:  Found in Lydia Stickel Mueller's trunk; man may be brother of Gottfried Mueller.

Contact:  Dianna Moran, diannamm[at]verizon.net

#8 Clues:  Found in Lydia Stickel Mueller's trunk; woman may be sister of Gottfried Mueller.

Contact:  Dianna Moran, diannamm[at]verizon.net

#9 Clues:  Found in Lydia Stickel Mueller's trunk; woman may be sister of Gottfried Mueller.

Contact:  Dianna Moran, diannamm[at]verizon.net

 

 

   

#10 Clues:  Found in Lydia Stickel Mueller's trunk; woman may be sister of Gottfried Mueller.

Contact:  Dianna Moran, diannamm[at]verizon.net

#11 Clues:  Probably a Bettger, Hoffman, Jesser or Kniss

Contact:  Judy (Bettger) Weise, tpaulet[at]earthlink.net

#12 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

 

 

   

#13 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

#14 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

#15 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA. Back of photo says Lillian & Charley

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

   

 

 
#16 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA. Back of photo has Russian & Polish words. May be Philipp Flath.

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

#17 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA. May be Phlipp Flath.

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

#18 Clues: Sent to Johann and Christina (Gottschalk) Flath of Klöstitz, Bessarabia; Java/Bowdle, SD; Wilson Creek/Ruff, WA; Lodi, CA

Contact:  Marlene Strand
Marlene Strand email

     

 

#19

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

#20 Clues: Man sitting on left is probably a Noetzel.

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

#21 Clues:  First names of couple are Jakob & Elisabeth

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

 

 

   

#22 Clues:  From the Dale Lee Wahl Collection

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

#23 Clues:  Some type of commemorative medal

Contact:  Edith Christman

#24 Clues:  Parkston, SD; Schimke & Kletke family?

Contact:  Puget Sound Chapter

 

 

   

#25 Clues:  Rein family?

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

#26 Clues: Photo found in Leontine (Fälchle) Noetzel's possessions.

Contact:  Elli Wise efilou792[at]fewpb.net

#27 Clues: Probably from Hoffnungstal; surname might be "Taxis." Came from Renee Barnet's grandmother.

Contact: Irene Rath ivr[at]copper.net

 

 

   

#28 Clues: Man standing in back row is Kasper Beck, born 1883-84. Older man & woman seated front row left are his parents, Anton Beck & Katharine Hagel. Others are relatives I'd like to identify. Younger women's maiden names may be Reinbold or Fischer.

Contact: Rod Beck rodsan5[at]shaw.ca

#29 Clues: Photo from Ellis Island display. German-Russian wife, going to Gackle, ND.

Contact: Donna Weispfenning, whitepenny[at]gmail.com

#30 Clues: Photo from Ellis Island display. German-Russian daughter, going to Gackle, ND.

Contact: Donna Weispfenning, whitepenny[at]gmail.com

 
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#31 Clues: Found in possession of Judy Miller's grandmother. Photo MAY be of Rosina (Ernst) (1856-1895) & Gottlieb Freimark (1862-1926).

Contact: Judy Miller judy.miller[at]telus.net

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#32 Clues: The men in the photo may be from the Freimarck family.

Contact: Judy Miller judy.miller[at]telus.net

 

 

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