|Fred & Beulah 1911|
one hundred years ago.
It is the wedding photograph of my Great Grandmother (maternal) Beulah Viola Ball Rahlmann and my Great Grandfather Frederick C Ralhmann.
Apparently, "the photograph", and I say photograph, as far from it that hundreds were taken as they are today, anyway, you were lucky if you got ONE professional photograph. They usually took the photograph on a different day as the wedding, as it was a big deal and you went to the photography studio for it.
My Great Grandparents, married on June 28th 1911.
They were married in this home:
|the home Rahlmann's married in~ taken in1910|
|Beulah is center white dress, with Fred above her right shoulder|
|love letter dated 8.16.10|
I have inherited so many photographs, yet I know that there are so many more throughout our family. I am no longer in touch with cousins through that vein of my family tree, however, my Mom is. She has been close to her cousin, and always was with her Aunts as well. I remember them all from trips out to Texas as a child, but, once I grew up, sort of lost touch once Grannie (Beulah) passed. It's a shame. Perhaps we should share these treasures we each hold. How interesting it would be to see what they have as well.
One last photo for you, my Grands as they celebrated their 50th Anniversary, on June 28th, 1961.
|Fred & Beulah 1961|
Interestingly Fred attended Valparaiso College here in Indiana, in early 1900. How ironic that some 50 years later his Granddaughter would fall for a Sailor and settle her in Indiana. I am very proud to have a Grandfather that had a college degree from 1908.
100 years ago...
How interesting and different their lives were from ours today.