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I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as Eliz ALF which was taken at
the Walker Studio in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph appears to have been
taken in the early 1900's with Elizabeth appearing to be in her early teens
at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather
the following information:
Elizabeth Mathilda ALF b. 19 Jul 1894 in Peoria, IL to parents Albert ALF
(b. Jul 1868 in Germany) and Mathilda WENZEL (b. 1867 in Germany).
Elizabeth married Roy HAGEN (b. 8 May 1896 in Evanston, IL) in about 1916 in
Evanston, IL and together they had three children including Virginia E.
HAGEN b. Jul 1917. Elizabeth d. 25 Jan 1980 in Park Ridge, IL.
Census records provide the following information:
1900 census of Peoria Township, IL:
Albert ALF, age 31, born Jul 1868, married 12 years, born Germany, parents
born Germany, to USA 1891, a Day Laborer
Mathilda ALF, wife, age 32, born Jun 1867, married 12 years, 5 children/5
living, born Germany, parents born Germany
Herman ALF, son, age 12, born Jan 1888, born Germany, at School
Mary ALF, dau, age 9, born Dec 1890, born IL, at School
Elizabeth ALF, dau, age 5, born Jul 1894, born IL
Francisca ALF, dau, age 3, born Oct 1896, born IL
Emma ALF, dau, age 2, born Jan 1898, born IL
1910 census of Niles Township, IL:
Albert ALF, age 41, married 22 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, to
USA 1891, a Farmer
Mathilda ALF, wife, age 42, married 22 years, 10 children/7 living, born
Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1891, a Farm Laborer
Herman ALF, son, age 22, born Germany, to USA 1891, a Farm Laborer
Mary ALF, dau, age 19, born IL, a Farm Laborer
Elizabeth ALF, dau, age 15, born IL, a Farm Laborer
Francisca ALF, dau, age 13, born IL, a Farm Laborer
Emma ALF, dau, age 12, born IL
Helena ALF, dau, age 3, born IL
Edward ALF, son, age 9 months, born IL
I am hoping to locate someone from the family so that this wonderful old
photograph can be returned to the family. If you are a member of this ALF
Family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
Thank you so much for your great generosity and gentle guidance throughout this past year! <sm>
Tombstone gallery updates:
Many new headstone photos have been added this month...for Bureau, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Kankakee, Knox, McDonough, Menard, Stephenson, and Tazewell...to name a few... http://illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/main.php
Here are the recent updates for Peoria county:
Special thanks to Gaile Thomas and Amy Robbins-Tjaden for their diligent work on Peoria's tombstone gallery!
* Gaile Thomas has completed the project of putting headstone photos online for the entire Jubilee College cemetery.
* Mel Slane has generously offered to share his research concerning many surnames in central Illinois. His primary family lines include SLANE, HARTMAN, PHILLIPS, BALE, HUNT, HENRY, WALKER, GRAVES, RYAN, GODSIL AND PEACOCK. For a more extensive description of his offer, please visit http://www.peoriacountyillinois.info/surnames/mels_surnames.html
* John Melton has offered to send photographed pages from a scrapbook he discovered at the Princeville Heritage museum. The scrapbook is filled with many newspaper articles concerning births, deaths, marriages...many surnames mentioned. John's offer is located in the "Look-up" section.
* Janet Turnbull contributed interesting newspaper articles about various disasters...now in a new section called "Disasters".
* Headstone photos have been added for Elmwood, Kingston Mines, Otto, Streitmatter and Springdale cemeteries, courtesy of Janine.
hope you have a very MERRY Christmas and a wonderful new year,