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June 7, 2008 / Dona

Oldest Photo?

This photograph of my great great Grandparents Henry and Charlotte Thiede outside their house in Two Rivers Wisconsin is possibly the oldest photo I have. I found it in an envelope at my mother’s house along with several photographs of people I don’t know. I would not have known who the people in this photo were had my Grandma Green not had the foresight to write, in detail, who the people were and where the photo was taken. I only wish she’d added the date.

Taken in front of Grandpa and Grandma Thiede’s house which was two doors west of Mexico House.

Mrs. Schwantes – Grandma Thiede’s Mother-in-law
Grandpa Thiede (Henry)
Grandma Thiede – Charlotte, Fredericka Willamina (Schwantes)

According to the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy Website This house may be located at 3rd West Madison in Two Rivers (if that is actually a location).
Henry Theide House on Flickr
Grandma and Grandma Thiede at their house.


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  1. Amy Thiede / Jul 23 2010 1:16 am

    Thanks for sharing your photos. I am putting a scrapbook together of the Thiede family – I’m sure all will enjoy! (I only wish my printer did a better job printing 🙂

    • Dona / Jul 23 2010 7:59 am

      Hi Amy — I guess we’re somehow related…

      And you’re welcome!

  2. auntigloriannie / Feb 22 2011 1:26 pm

    Hi, I just discovered that by way of a niece’s WordPress website, I have a user name, with my other e-mail address. I love what you have done, Dona. Perhaps I can do something like it with some of my picture information.

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