- Apr 6, 2005
Oh, I love this! So beautiful! Those pearls would be very easy to restring. I think they are faux pearls, made of glass.
My grandparents were married in 1925 too!
Grandfather was an Italian immigrant, and grandmother was first generation Italian, born in the Bronx.
Here is their wedding photo. Her dress was lilac colored. She had it hanging in her closet when I was a teenager. The shoes were silver thread brocade.
When she showed them to me, they were tarnished and gray.
Here are Liz's parents.
Anton (died 1897, age 55) and Katherine (died 1898, age 57) They were from Germany. They were both living in Ohio when they died.
These are memorial cabinet cards, and all this information is printed on the back of each card.
Then we came across this German religious book. Google Translate says it is a first holy communion hymnal presented by the recipient's godfather. It was printed in the Duchy of Hesse in 1853.
The initials K B are embossed on the front. But who is KB?
I went to several free ancestry web sites and found out that Katherine was born in Hesse, Germany.
Her maiden name was listed on one website, and started with a B.
So KB is great great grandmother Katherine!
I don't know how much more excitement I can stand over here.......!
This is all DH's family, and I am way more excited about these photos than he is!