Monday, October 1, 2018

New Henn Family Photos!

Climbing My Family Tree: Erwin, age 7; Hazel, age 5; Lowell, age 3, and Carl, age 1 (The Henn Family)
Erwin, age 7; Hazel, age 5; Lowell, age 3, and Carl, age 1 (The Henn Family)

My new found cousin, SGT, 3rd cousin 1x removed, found the above picture when she was going through her grandmother's photograph album.  It was a postcard sent to Mr, & Mrs. Frank Henn, Mallory NY, on December 23, 1908. "Mr, & Mrs. Frank Henn, Mallory NY" is the whole address on the card! (Since it was in her grandmother's photograph album it must have made it.) The postcard gives the names and ages of the children pictured, and was signed by Owen J. Henn.

This is the back of the postcard:

Climbing My Family Tree: Henn Family Postcard back
Henn Family Postcard back

Owen J, Henn was my great-grandfather and 1-year-old Carl was my grandfather.

SGT also sent me a photograph of  Frank (1875 - 1945) and Olive (1884-1938) the youngest two of my great-grandfather's siblings.

Climbing My Family Tree: Ollie and Frank Henn
Ollie and Frank Henn

Climbing My Family Tree: Ollie & Frank Henn, back of photo
Ollie & Frank Henn, back of photo

There was another photo enclosed, but I'm going to save that for a later posting after I'm more certain of which generation of my family he belongs to.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Dara. I love when new cousins have pictures they are willing to share!

  2. Oooh, new photos of ancestors. What a wonderful treat.

    1. I so agree! I’m so happy she wanted to share!

  3. Such cute children. Hazel was a very "in vogue" name in that time period. My grandmother, Hazel, was born in 1901.

    1. I thought so too. I’d never seen a picture of my grandfather so young before. I wonder if it was in vogue then to names daughters after pretty trees in general, around 1901 I have both Hazel and Myrtle, in that timeframe.


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