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Monday, December 26, 2011

Faces and Names

What did your ancestors look like?  Every once in a while we run into an exceptional photograph of a group where someone took the time to identify individuals.  This section is dedicated to those "Faces" who we have "Names".   Listed in chronological order.

1889  Bennington Rifle Club

Top Row (l-r) Bernhard Storm, Henry Simonsen, Ed Cook, Emil Storm, Hans Hansen, Middle Row- Charles Gottsch, Pete Diederichsen, John Rohwer, Hans lamp, Herman Timme Sr.  Front Row- Christ Steinert, Herman Timme, Jr., Willam Cohrs, Ferdinand Kuhl, Heinrich Gottsch.

1907 (1st half)

25th Wedding Aniversary of Rosa and Eggert Oft.  Back Row (l-r), William Druse, Hans Johannsen, Adolph Septhmabn, Eggert Ehlers, Willam Voss, John Harder, Hans Harder, Frank Hoteling-Kermit, Willam Weseman Sr., William Steffin, Pete Peterson, Middle Row, Herman Mueller, Dena Tiedje, Adolf Mueller, Mrs. John Johannsen, Mrs. Adolph Spethman, Mrs. Frank Hoteling, Mrs. Hans Meeves, Mrs. Herman Busch, Mrs. Jacolb Peters, Mrs. Hans Johannsen, Chris Bergman, Jacob Peters, George Ohrt, Minna Ohrt & Russel, Meta Oft, Mans Oft, Third Row, Mrs. August Witte & Clara, Mrs. William Voss, Mrs. Scott, Annie Boyer, Paulina Mangold, Mrs. Miller, Jurgen Ohrt, Henry Lage, Mrs. Henry Lage, Rosa Oft, Fourth Row, Mrs. Claus Hamann, Mrs. Herman Mueller, Mrs. Martin Grotte, Julia Paulson, Lenna Cook, Mrs. Max Lamp, Mrs. Pete kuhl, Mrs. Calus Lamp, Mrs. Hans Harder, Fifth Row (children) Roy Hotelling, Henry Homan, Bert Boyer, Elmer Desler,Rosa Dornacker,Eggert Ohrt, Sophie Penke.


1907 (2nd half)

Back Row (l-r), Pete Petersen, Henry Shroeder, John Mueller, Henry Moeller, Willaim Sierk, Otto Hansen, Henry Meyer, Hans Meeves, Henrich Tiedje, Pete Kroeger, Detlef Desler, Chris Backhuus, Max Lamp, Second Row, Hans Oft, Nancy Oft, Kate Dornacker, Henry Dornacker, Lizzie Jorgenson, Anna Sierk, Hans Lebbert, Claus Lamp, Louie Nieman, John Johannsen, George Mangold, Rev. Ahrens, Mrs. Willam Weseman, Third Row, Rosa Oft, Eggert Oft, Anna Jorgensen, Ella Jorgensen, Mrs. Henry Moeller, Mrs. Hans Lebbert, Tanta Bergman, Mrs. Chris Bergman, Mrs. Otto Hansen, Mrs. Louie Nieman & Leonard Mangold, Mrs. John Harder, Fourth Row, Mrs. Ahrens, Mrs. Henry Meyer, Rose Cunningham, Mrs. Chas Penkem Perarl Boyer, Mrs. Pete Backhuus, Albert Jurgenson, Mrs. Pete Kroeger, Mrs. Herman Iltzch, Mrs. Eggert Ehlers, Mrs. William Steffan, Mrs. William Kruse, Margaret Stark, Laura Shebal, Mary Ohrt.


1908  Bennington District 59
Back Row (l-r), Leona Petersen, Lilly Oft, Enima Fredrichsen, Nancy Oft, Theo Hansen, Bert Boyer, ? Crink, Earl Mangold, Walt Hansen, Emma Dickey, Minnie Schliep, Belle Barr, Frieda Cook, Front Row- Otto Oelrich, Walt Mangold, Pete Dickey, Henry Witt,  George Voss, Bill Gottrsch, Rudolph Hansen, Theodor Friedrichsen, Denny Barr, Elmer Witte, Emil Hansen.



1910  Bennington Music Club

Bennington Music Club   Back Row (l-r) Mable Witte, Elmer Witte, Myrtle Leach, Teacher Mrs. Middleton, Nancy Oft, Rudy Hansen, ?.  Front Row- Misfeldt sister Misfeldt sister, Clara Witte, Annie Gottsch, Eta Witt, Mina Witte



1910  St. John's Lutheran Church Choir


Back Row (l-r) Hans Oft, Adolf Mueller, Henry Schroeder, John Mueller, Merman Mueller
Front Row:  Annette (Mueller) Grote, Johanne (Weseman) Mueller, Pastor Ahrens, Meta (Oft) Jungbluth, Mrs. Ahrens.

1912  The Grau School

The Grau School.   Back Row (l-r) Bess Grau, Florence Grau. Middle Row- Teacher Nora Sumner, Irene Grau. Front Row- Ted Grau, Edith Grau, Fred Grau.
 

1914? Drama Club

Back Row (l-r), Hulda Petersen, Mable Witte, Florence Grau, Lilly Oft, Clara ?, Freda Stark, Mary ?, Nancy Oft, Front Row Sitting, Rema Witte, Leona Petersen, Alma Gottsch.

191?

(l-r), Ernest Klabunde, Chas Litzler, Chas Penke

1915 School District #63

Back Row (l-r)- John Hansen, Henry Steinert, Mary Phalen, Mary Hansen, Edna Heitmann, Lucy Phalen, Misss Lora Cubbertson, James Petersen, Rose Petersen, Arthur Wilt, Fred hansen, Lawerence Petersen, Cecilia Steinert, Helen Phalen, Front Row- Edna Mohr, Laura Steinert, Paul Heitmann, Anna Heitmann, Edwin Heitmann, Martha Heitmann, Grace Petersen, James Hansen, Chris Petersen, Lester Wilt, Lena Hansen.  
1916?  District #59


Back L to R: Teacher O'dell, Irene (Grau) Boeteger, Mary Dierks, Florence (Grau) Lebbert, Ann (Logemann) Neu, Nellie Temperely, Ada Waterman, Adelite Paulsen, Alma (Gottsch) Desler, Alma (Petersen) Friedricksen, Mable (Witte) Neumeyer.  Front: Al Baker, Alfred Glandt, George Dierks, J. Pilant, Pube Petersen, Herb Ericksen, Henry Hamann, ? Baker, Leonard Mangold, Rudy Glandt. 


1917  Basket Ball at the Woodmen

Front Row (l-r) Walt Mangold, Tim Ohrt, Fred Hagedorn, Back Row- Charlie Ringsted, Lennie Mangold, Elmer Witte.  Basket ball played at Woodman of the World Hall


1918  Duck Lure Lodge

(l-r), Henry Neumeyer, George Mangold, Pete Bunz, Henry Neumeyer Sr.


1919 (about)
(l to r): Hanna Cook, Dorthy Sorensen (Logemann), Grace and Marjorie Sorensen




1922  Bennington District 59

Bennington Dist. #59, 4th, 5th & 6th Grades.  Front Row (l-r) Bob Bunz, ?, Alfred Petersen, Melvin Bunz, Verna Paulsen, ? , Norman Petersen, Raymond Gottsch, Minnia Petersen, Wilma Paulsen.  Back Row- Norman Mangold, Doris White, Georgia Nelsen, Rosie Persen, ? , Bernice Boonstra, Fern Paulsen, Florence Petersen, Verna Gottsch, ?, Charlotta Boonstra, Margret Paulsen.




1922  Bennington District 59, 10th Grade Graduation Class 

10th Grade District #59  Top Row (l-r) Alven Jipp, George Isham, Florence Timperley, Middle Row- Clarence Petersen, Helen Gottsch, Ferris Kramer, Alma Schneckloth, Otto Glandt.  Front Row- Laird Kramer, Ester Wrigg, Miss Swanson, Walt Suverkrubbe, Dora Dierks.


1922  Washington School
First Row: ?, Glen Gottsch, Second Row: Ella Masson, Grace Sorensen, Sena Jensen, Dorothy Christensen, ?, Agnes bertelsen; Next Row: Margaret holstein, ?, Roma Gottsch, Thelma Jefferson, Ama Hansen Huber, ?, Helen Berry (teacher) ?,?, Peter Rasmusssen, Loma Shulz, ?.

1923?  Bennington District 59
Bennington School District #59.  Front Row (l-r) Chris Christensen, Ernest Ellerbruch, Ernest Kroeger, John Mordhorst, Harry Mordhorst, Herman Mordhorst, Verna Johnsen, ? Mordhorst.  2nd Row- Art Dornacker, Myron Melton, Matt Johnsen, Ray Johnsen, Raymon Puls, Elma Ellerbruch, Herman Meeves, Earl Quinn, Alfred Mordhorst, Herbert Gottsch, Rymber Fedde, Elmer Mordhorst.  3rd Row- Elsie Meeves, Earline Gotsch, Lily Puls, Leona Johnsen, Alma Andersen, Gladys Johnsen, Anita Mordhorst, Elizabeth Meeves.  4th Row- Frances Gottsch, Anna Puls, Anita Puls, Edna Johnsen, Erma Fedde, Emma Droeger, Teacher-Rosalie Foley, Annie Meeves.


Mid-1920's,  Intersection of 156th and Bennington Road


Henry Neumeyer, Ed Paulsen and Ben Petersen in Bert Seymour's Car



1927? Bennington District 59

Front Row (l-r)- Vernon Nolte, Alfred Petersen, Royle Paulson, Paul Jackson, Warren Suverkrubbe, Ted Bunz, Middle Row-Alice Gottsch, Evelyn Pruess, Pauline Gottsch, Bernice Christensen, Arlene Petersen, Alvina Shroeder, ? Jackson, Apal Atte, Florence Bohl, Elain Paulson, Helen Briedericksen, Hazel Petersen, ?, Back Row-Celyde Miller, Irvin Petersen, Teacher-Nellie Woods, Bill Petersen, Elmer Petersen?, Melvin Bunz, Bob Bunz.


1930?  District #40

Front: Marion Logemann, Byron Palke, Lorene Logemann, Rollin Logemann
Back:  John Petersen, Willam Logemann, Adelyn Logemann, Harry Logemann, Roy Petersen, Morma Werning, Alvin Logemann, Lester Logemann, Edna Mohr (Teacher) Thomas Polke, Alma Werning, Lylvia Logemann, Clarence Pruess, Helen Logemann


1933?
(l-r)- Irvin Petersen, Buck Grant, Donald Gottsch, Johnny Grant, Elmer Petersen, Harland Suberkrubbe.


1933-34,  District #40

Front: Donald Palke, Gus Holling, Esther Polster, Betty Schroder.  Middle: Marion Logemann, ? Polster, Byron Palke, ? Polster, Lorene Logemann, Rollin Logemann,  Back:  Martha Bainsbridge (Teacher) Roy Pruess, Thomass Palke, Clarence Pruess, Johnny Petersen, Adelyn Logemann.



1934   Masquerade Ball at Oft's Hall

Masquerade Ball at Oft's Hall "Dion Quintuplets"  Front Row (l-r), Bernie Kramer, Mable Neumeyer, Avel Tandy, Florence Lebbert, Roma Hickey, Back Row- Ferris Kramer, Lumas Tandy, Henery Newmeyer.

1936  District #59  Basketball Team


Alvin Andersen, Clyde Kerstetter, Bob Dornacker, Bud Buhl, Chris Fredricksen, Gilbert White,
Suppertendant & Coach Gropper


1937 School District 52.


Front Row (l-r) Lloyd Peters, Loren Cohrs, Billy Pilant, Glen Peters.  2nd Row- Rose Marie Hagedorn, Daniel McNew, Robert McNew, Lorraine Peters, Doris Fleischmann, Duane Gottsch, Back Row- Roy Wulf, Kenneth Espersen, Dorothy McNew, Ester Pilant, Marlin Cohrs, Leo Gottsch, Ester Fleischmann, Teacher- Miss Wilma Liesche.



1938  Bennington District 59

Bennington Dist. #59.  Standing (l-r) Gene Nelson, Pete Christianson, Don Rasmussen, LaVonne Nelson, Marilyn Mangold, Loise Archer, Lowell Neumeyer, Gene Bunz, Billy Glandt.  Front Row- Phillip Sievers, Fred Fredrichson, Gerald Archer, Jerry Roe, Don Kruse, Lee Bunz and Mick Nelson.



1939-40  Badgerettes


Back Row (l-r) Roma Kroeger, Margaret Stoltenberg, Jeanette Gordon, Bernice Klabunde, Frances Pilant, Donna Mae Petersen, Betty Christersen, Iris Sass, Norma Jean Bohl, Margaret Buverkrubbe, Alberta Appleby, Ilse Fleischmann, Lorene Logemann.  Middle Row- Vernell Penke, Isabel Townsend, Glenda Meeves, Doris Townsend, Pauline Glandt, Audrey Glant, Myra Lee.  Front Row-Cheerleaders Elfrieda Petersen, Evelyn Wiese, Betty Jirovsky, Bernette Haden, Vernelle Ohrt, Geraldine Neumeyer, Ruth Glandt, Viola Petersen, Latern Nelson, Sylvia Paulsen, Lois Neumeyer.




1939-40  District 59, Faculty

(l-r): Ruby Bohl, Elizabeth Maynard, Wilma Witte, Ethel Bertelsen, Eina Jensen, Edna Mohr, Lynn Dankle 



1939-40  District 59, Senior Class
Front row- Haryy Nordhorst, Norma Misfeldt, Harry Sorensen, Junior Appleby, Clark Sorensen.  2nd row- Betty Jirovsky, Elfrieda Peters, Evelyn Wiese, Iris Sass, Margaret Suberkrubbe, Vernelle Ohrt, Frances Pilant. Back row-Geraldine Neumeyer, Ruth Glant, Sponsor--Mr. Dankle
1939-40  District 59, Senior Class
Front row-Wayne Fackler, Nic Friedrichsen, Orvill Petersen, Calvin Penke, Roland Gottsch, Clarence Dahl, Narion Logemann.  2nd row- Letter Men: Clark Sorensen, Hrry Sorensen, Russel Kroeger, Chris Fedde, Harry Mordhorst, LeRoy Hansen, Coach Dankle, Raymond McNew.


1941  "School Pictures"
(l-r): Joan Roe, Jerry Roe,  Kenny Fredrichson, teacher-Dorothy Logemann




1945,  Bennington High School Pep Club 1944-1945

Back Row: Shirley Backhuus, Ruth Timm, Lenora Sass, Margaret Stoltenberg, Anita Schakat, Verda Andersen, Doris Fleischmann.  Front Row: Evelyn Weseman, Dolly Powles, Carol Sckwaninger, Doris Townsend, Wanda Lou Timblin, Myrtle Suverkrubbe, Cheerleaders: Donna Lee Glandt, Beverly Penke, La Vonne Kroeger.
1948, Opening Day of New Bennington Library
Left to right:  Mrs. Gerald Cline, Miss Shirley Backhuus, Mrs. Robert Dornacker, Mrs. Warren Suverkrubbe, Mrs. Marvin Kierks, Mrs. Orville Kahler, Mrs. Frank Timblin, Mrs. Ellis Rhodes, Mrs. Kenneth Steinert.  Mrs L. A. Mangold is fixing up the library card for Dickie and Jr. Hawkins. 


1950,  St. John's Church Bake Sale
Left to right:  Dr. W.W. Hickey, Mrs. Emma Nelson, Mrs Irene Kruse and Mrs. Marie Mueller


1952: June 15,  "Dr. Hickey Parade"
June 15, 1952, Dr. Hickey Parade.  Cub Scout Float.  Phil Lund, Steve Mangold, Alvin Westphal, Sam Sorson, Ed Westphal, Clancy Laaker, Jim Ives, Bob Witte, Ed Gray.

1952: Bennington High School Seniors and Juniors in front to Peetz's Place.
(l-r) Wayne Sass, Rolland Harder, Charlie Gottsch, LeMara Misfeldt, Ivan Nelsen, Burton Schwaunger, Maxine Laaker, Ida Kruse, Marybeth Knudsen in front of Peetz Place


1979: Bennington's Lion's Club
(l-r) front: Douglas Schroeder, Rick Anderson (president) Les Nelson, Back: Dick Knoch, Chuck Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Russell Johns, Ken Sukraw, Lowell Neumeyer.  Taken at Oft's Hall.






2 comments:

  1. Great site! Thanks for posting all the great pictures. My father's side of my family (Meeves, Mordhorst) immigrated to the Bennington area from Germany.

    Are you looking to add more photos to the site?

    R Mordhorst
    Omaha Ne

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  2. In the picture of the 1939-40 Badgerettes, where it says "Myre Lee" - that ought to be Myra Lee Hadan, my mother, youngest daughter of Clara Witte and C. W. Hadan. Where it says "Bernetta Hadan", that ought to be Bernette, the middle sister of the three.

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