The photos were scanned in groups, and the groups will be edited into separate photos eventually.
|Images 3a and 3b,|
3b. Witnesses her brother Leo Francis Deneke (1919-1992) and her friend Margaret L Heger (full identity not known).
|Images 4a and 4b,|
4b. Math Kohn in a long coat and suit, standing in front of a long porch attached to a brick building with many windows (a hotel or apartment house?). The back is noted, "Math." in my mother's hand.
5a. Nurse holding the infant James Kohn in a hospital setting. November or December 1948.
5b. Math Kohn and son Jimmy, perhaps March 1949.
5c. James Kohn at about 10 months (September 1949).
5d. Math Kohn, Louise Kohn holding Jimmy (about 15 months), and Sr. Henrita Deneke. About March 1950. They are standing outside the Math Kohn farm home. Who is the photographer?
|Images 6a and 6b,|
|Images 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, and 7e.|
7c. Christmas crêche.
7d. Marguerite Deneke and Math Kohn.
8 (no photo)
9 (no photo)
|Images 10a, 10b, and 10c.|
10b. Nazareth Motherhouse.
10c. Sr Mary Henrita (Cecilia) Deneke age about 30.
|Images 11a and 11b,|
|Images 12a and 12b,|
12b. Boy about age 8 in white suit and white sailor cap, holding a white tube or rolled diploma. Likely the same photo session as 12a. The card photo holder is marked "The Reflex Studio Beloit."
|Images 13a and 13b,|
13b. Man with bright eyes and straight, thin hair, very faint moustache, wearing a woolen edge-trimmed three-piece suit, two-tone cravatte, and gold pocket watch on chain. The photo margin reads "Jean Honey, Art Studio, Beloit, Kans."
Visible text below the photograph reads, "a former resident of Kansas City, Kansas, ...was announced today. ...married September 5 to Mr. Clarence Gray." Perhaps the photo is of Dorothy M Peterson (b. 1914.10.03), the daughter of Mary Forendo Clark (1893-1924) and Arthur Peterson and the grand daughter of Mary Ann Butler (1866-1939) and Ecles Leslie Joseph Clark (1868-1944).
The text on reverse lists members of several committees in the first story, announces the officiants of a Methodist church service in the second story, announces a meeting of the Bethany hospital guild in the third story, and announces a class meeting of the Central Christian church.
|Image 14b. (reverse)|
|Images 15a and 15b,|
15b. Three boys in suits and a girl in a white dress, ages about 8 through 15, clothing that indicates a photo session around 1925. All wear over-the-ankle dress shoes. No identification.
|Images 16a and 16b,|
16b. Man and woman in Sunday best, likely mid-1920s, with a church in the background. I believe the church is Annunciation in Frankfort, Kansas. The reverse has the name "Mary" in an unknown hand and a stamp, "Reflex Kodak Finishers Beloit, Kansas." Theresia Maria Deneke (1891-1957) married Francis James Marksman (1875-1943) in 1917 at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Beloit. They lived on a farm outside of Frankfort and raised a family of 9 children. I have no knowledge of a daughter named Mary, although their daughter Rosemary was born in 1921. Perhaps this is Francis' sister Mary Marksman.
|Images 17a, 17b, and 17c.|
17b. Back notation: "Mary Edgett." The couple is the same as in photo 16b.
17c. Same boy and setting as photo 16a, but the boy has his hands on two dogs. A pile of cut timber is in the far background. Who is the photographer?
|Images 18a, 18b, and 18c.|
18c. Photo notation: "Mary Edgett."
|Images 19a, 19b, and 19c.|
19b. Photo notation: "Evelyn Butler. ...man Gale, York Aurora."
|Images 20a, 20b, and 30c.|
20b. Photo notation: "James Clark, son of Wm J. Clark."
20c. Photo notation: "1-S. 1-E. 1-J. 1 of Uncle Jim Butler's girls" and studio mark "The Reflex Kodak Finishers, Beloit Kansas."
|Images 21a, 21b, and 21c.|
|Images 22a and 22b,|
22b. Photo notation: "1. Joe Downey, 2., 3. Pete Deneke, 4. Aunt Ella Downy, 5. Henry (Grandpa Deneke), 6., 7., 8. Leo Deneke, 9." Who is the photographer?
|Images 23a, 23b, and 23c.|
|Images 24a, 24b, and 24c.|
24b. Leo Francis Deneke (1919-1992), date unknown, about age 20.
24c. Infant, unknown.
|Images 25a and 25b,|
26a. Bound album cover. The photos can be dated to about Spring/Summer 1949, taken at the Kohn farm near Ionia KS. At that time, the ages of Pete and Nora's children were 8 (Cecelia Ann), 6 (Fred), 4 (Mary Lee), and 2 (Marguerite).
At most, only two of their children are shown in the same photo.
Who is the photographer?
|Images 26b and 26c.|
26c. Sr. Henrita (Cecilia) Deneke (1915-2002), about age 34.
|Images 26d and 26e.|
26e. Left to right: Nora Agatha Long-Deneke (1917-2005), James Robert Kohn (b. November 1947), Louise Josephine Deneke-Kohn (1913-1990), Mary Lee Deneke-Kadel (b. January 1945), Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960), Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002), and Peter Bonface Deneke (1910-1971).
|Images 26f and 26g.|
26g. Left to right: Peter Bonface Deneke (1910-1971), Nora Agatha Long-Deneke (1917-2005), James Robert Kohn (b. November 1947), Louise Josephine Deneke-Kohn (1913-1990), and Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960).
|Images 26h and 26i.|
26i. Medium shot, left to right: James Robert Kohn (b. November 1947), Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002), Mary Lee Deneke-Kadel (b. January 1945).
|Images 27a and 27b.|
27b. Graduation class, 1932 St. John High School: Veronica Otter, Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002), Gertrude Wendell, Loretta Rasher Lowry, Mildred Schaeffer, Agnes Krone, Bob Magette, and one unidentified woman and three unidentified men. First Communion class? of ten girls.
|Images 28a and 28b.|
|Images 29a, 29b, and 29c.|
|Images 30a, 30b, 30c, and 30d.|
|Images 31a, 31b, and 31c.|
|Images 32a, 32b, and 32c.|
|Images 33a and 33b.|
|Images 34a and 34b.|
|Images 35a, 35b, 35c, and 35d.|
35d. Kohn-Deneke wedding reception.
|Images 36a and 36b.|
36b. Seneca Hospital, where Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002) worked.
|Images 37a, 37b, and 37c.|
|Images 38a and 38b.|
|Images 39a, 39b, 39c, and 39d.|
39d. Edgett-Marksman wedding? The couple is the same as in photos 16b and 17b.
|Images 40a, 40b, 40c, and 40d.|
|Images 41a, 41b, and 41c.|
41c. Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960) and Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002). Who is the photographer?
|Images 42a and 42b,|
42b. Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960), Louise, Tommy, Jimmy. Who is the photographer?
44 (no photo)
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45a. House from the north.
45b. Barn from the west.
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46a. House from the west.
46b. House from the northeast.
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47b. Formal Family Portrait, 1938: front: Pete, Henry, Leo Francis Deneke (1919-1992); back: Louise, Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002).
|Images 48a and 48b,|
48b. Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002) from the same 1938 photo session for the full family portrait (47a).
|Images 49a and 49b,|
49b. Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002) and Louise from the same 1938 photo session for the full family portrait (47a).
|Images 50a and 50b,|
|Images 53a and 53b,|
See details for Mary at photo 54a, Lizzie and Anna at photo 54b, and Kate in both 54a and 54b.
Agnes—Thresa Agnes—Clark (1900-1988) seems to be about age 12. Her age roughly corroborates the dating of photo 54a, which has many similarities in matting and color. Agnes married William Richard Prochaska (1897-1992) in the Glasco area on 1919.11.26. They lived in Cloud county and raised a family of four children: Harold William Prochaska (1920-2001), Maxine Marie Prochaska (1922-1924), Max Prochaska (1926-), and Neal Prochaska (1928-).
|Images 54a and 54b.|
54b. Photo notation, on back: "Kate, Lizzie, Anna Butler." Who is the photographer?
Kate—full name Catherine B.—Butler (1870-1952) was the fifth child of Richard and Mary Ellen Butler. Kate was a Glasco teacher, postmaster, and housekeeper for the Catholic priest. She was born on the farm near Waunakee WI, moved with her parents to their farm west of Glasco, and lived in town and in Delphos KS when she became self-sufficient. By 1947 at age 77, she lived in Concordia.
The "Clarks from Glasco" must have included my mother's aunt Mary Ann Butler (1866-1939), her husband Ecles Leslie Joseph Clark (1868-1944), and several of their children: Mary Forendo Clark (1893-1924), William Richard Clark (1895-1967), Joseph Henry Clark (1897-1977), Thomas Francis Clark (1899-1965), Thresa Agnes Clark (1900-1988), Catherine Gertrude Clark (1903-1995), Margaret Ellen Clark (1906-1980?), and Julia Frances Clark (1908-1988). The photo includes Aunt Kate (back left), four women beside her in the back row, two young girls (middle row), and two boys (foreground). If Ecles Clark is the photographer, the full Clark family is missing one son. The youngest child appears to be about 7 years old, which might date the photo in 1915.
Lizzie—Elizabeth Gertrude—Butler (1885-1957) was the youngest child of Richard and Mary Ellen Butler. She married Hal Pilcher (1882-1953) on 1905.10.02 and had 15 children, of whom at least 3 died in infancy. and she raised the family in or near Delphos KS.
Anna—Anastasia L.—Butler (1875-1933) was the seventh child of Richard and Mary Ellen Butler. Anna was born on the farm near Waunakee WI, moved with her parents to their farm west of Glasco, and married Henry Deneke in Glasco KS on 1908.10.07.
|Images 55a and 55b,|
Is Fred the photographer?
55b. Children on the Henry Deneke homestead. Photo notation on back: "Louise, Janita, Eva; Cecelia, Dorothea; Leo, Kenneth, Keith." The notation does not provide names the left-to-right order, so I can only guess that Leo Deneke is seated at the left end of the log, Louise is at the right end of the log, and Cecelia is third from the right. If I remember my mother's description, the other children are from neighboring farms. Who is the photographer?
Note: It is possible that George Deneke is the father of Frank Deneke (1897-1968), who were raised as brothers. Family rumors cite Maria Rosa Deneke (1880-1935) as Frank's actual birth mother.
|Images 59a and 59b,|
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|Images 65a, 65b, and 65c.|
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|Images 66a reverse and 66b reverse,|
66b. Funeral card, Mary Deneke.
67 (no photo)
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|Images 74a, 74b, 74c, 74d, 74e, and 74f.|
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|Images 80a, 80b, and 80c.|
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|Images 87a, 87b, and 87c.|
87c. Leo Francis Deneke (1919-1992), Math, Louise, Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960). Children l-r: ??, Jimmy, Tommy (in arms).
|Images 88a, 88b, 88c, and 88d.|
88c. Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002), Louise
|Images 89a and 89b.|
89b. Pete, Louise, Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002), Leo Francis Deneke (1919-1992), and Agnes
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|Images 91a, 91b, 91c, and 91d.|
91b. Louise and ?
91d. Sr. Henrita (Cecelia Genevieve) Deneke (1915-2002) and her father Henry Eugene Deneke (1878-1960).
|Images 92a, 92b, 92c, and 92d.|
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93f. Edgett-Marksman wedding? The couple is the same as in photos 16b and 17b.
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|Images 95a, 95b, 95c, and 95d.|
95c. Four women.
|Images 96a, 96b, and 96c.|
96b. Annunciation church in Frankfort KS?
|Images 97a, 97b, 97c, 97d, 97e, and 97f.|
97c. Edgett-Marksman wedding? The couple is the same as in photos 16b and 17b.
|Images 98a, 98b, and 98c.|
98b. Three young women.
98c. Mixed group of adults.
|Images 99a, 99b, 99c, 99d, 99e, and 99f.|
99b. Two women.
99c. Four women.