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 Germany
Germany
 
 
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'Gibson Girl' Survival Radio, USAF
"Gibson Girl" Survival Radio, USAF
 
 
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1221 St Gertrud's Katholich Kirch Founding
1221 St Gertrud's Katholich Kirch Founding
 
 
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1834 'Thaler', a German Silver Coin.
1834 "Thaler", a German Silver Coin.
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1840 United States Port of Entry: Castle Garden, New York
1840 United States Port of Entry: Castle Garden, New York
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1840's German Log Cabin
Johann Peter Schmitt, aka Schmidt aka Smith, Johann Zender, Rev. Henry Fortmann, and Peter Schmitt of Winnetkka (this is his house) built these log cabins along 'the Ridge' and north for their families between 1835 and 1845.
1840's German Log Cabin Johann Peter Schmitt, aka Schmidt aka Smith, Johann Zender, Rev. Henry Fortmann, and Peter Schmitt of Winnetkka (this is his house) built these log cabins along "the Ridge" and north for their families between 1835 and 1845.
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1842 Company on a Sunday at the Schmitt, Schmidt house on 'the Ridge'.
1842 Company on a Sunday at the Schmitt, Schmidt house on "the Ridge".
 
 
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1844 Sunday Dinner at the Schmitt (Schmidt)house on 'the Ridge', prepared by Anna Maria Bruck Schmitt and daughter Maria Anna Schmitt..... Elizabeth Muno is visiting.
1844 Sunday Dinner at the Schmitt (Schmidt)house on "the Ridge", prepared by Anna Maria Bruck Schmitt and daughter Maria Anna Schmitt..... Elizabeth Muno is visiting.
 
 
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1845 (Johannn) J.B. Lauermann Dry Goods Store and original Tavern on right, Photo 1880-1890, located on the west side of Ridge Ave at Forest (near todays Mallinckrodt College) New Trier (now Wilmette) IL.
Lauermann Daughter's Katherina and Maria Katherine undoubtedly enjoyed many an hour here with their husband's to be, and the brothers, Heinrich and Clemens Fortmann from Lohne, Germany. They well knew the boy's older sister Anna Maria KlieneFortmann and surely attended her funeral on Sept 1, 1846 in the new Catholic Cemetery of St Joseph's just 2 blocks down the road. Their pastor was a GrossFortmann also.
The Lauermann's were from Buschfeld, Marzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany. This is in SW Germany near the French border.
1845 (Johannn) J.B. Lauermann Dry Goods Store and original Tavern on right, Photo 1880-1890, located on the west side of Ridge Ave at Forest (near todays Mallinckrodt College) New Trier (now Wilmette) IL. Lauermann Daughter's Katherina and Maria Katherine undoubtedly enjoyed many an hour here with their husband's to be, and the brothers, Heinrich and Clemens Fortmann from Lohne, Germany. They well knew the boy's older sister Anna Maria KlieneFortmann and surely attended her funeral on Sept 1, 1846 in the new Catholic Cemetery of St Joseph's just 2 blocks down the road. Their pastor was a GrossFortmann also. The Lauermann's were from Buschfeld, Marzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany. This is in SW Germany near the French border.
 
 
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1847 Wilhelm Fortmann from Oldenburg
1847 Wilhelm Fortmann from Oldenburg
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1850 Murphy House  Ridgeville, IL
1850 Murphy House Ridgeville, IL
 
 
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1854 Weimishkirch Funeral Services founded.
1854 Weimishkirch Funeral Services founded.
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1857 Oldenburg, Germany, the new Gas Works
1857 Oldenburg, Germany, the new Gas Works
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1860 Muno House, Ridgeville
1860 Muno House, Ridgeville
 
 
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1861 'Flower Map'  Evanston......previously: 'Ridgeville'.......prior: 'the Ridge' in 1842.
1861 "Flower Map" Evanston......previously: "Ridgeville".......prior: "the Ridge" in 1842.
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1865 St Gertrud Catholic Church Lohne, Germany ..............Church built in 1818. ............................................................................In 1815, after Napoleon's defeat, Lohne again returned to Oldenburg from France's jurisdiction.
1865 St Gertrud Catholic Church Lohne, Germany ..............Church built in 1818. ............................................................................In 1815, after Napoleon's defeat, Lohne again returned to Oldenburg from France's jurisdiction.
 
 
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1866 Phillip State Bank.....Roger's Park.......Lunt & Clark...formed by the Phillip Family of Peter Schmidt aka Smith's wife Elizabeth Phillip.
1866 Phillip State Bank.....Roger's Park.......Lunt & Clark...formed by the Phillip Family of Peter Schmidt aka Smith's wife Elizabeth Phillip.
 
 
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1866 Weimeschkirch Undertaker, Clark Street, Ridgeville
1866 Weimeschkirch Undertaker, Clark Street, Ridgeville
 
 
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1866 Weimeschkirch Undertakers.....served the German Community of Rogers Park from abt 1865. The Fortmann, Schmidt/Smith families were served by Weimeschkirch for the 100 years of its existence.
1866 Weimeschkirch Undertakers.....served the German Community of Rogers Park from abt 1865. The Fortmann, Schmidt/Smith families were served by Weimeschkirch for the 100 years of its existence.
 
 
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1871 House ........photo: March,1903........The Fortman Boys: Frederick Peter, Age 9, Lawrence Anthony, Age 7, Edmund Age 2..................Peter Schmidt's Victorian House built in 1871 at 6836 N. Ridge...it is 32 yrs. old in this photo...Peter died in the back bedroom here last year...the house now belongs to Louisa Schmidt Fortman and her husband Frederick. Married 8 yrs.  Their Son Albert Joseph, not pictured will be born in 17 months.  This Son will receive the house from his Mother in 1937. Albert Joseph will Will the house to his Son, David who will take title upon his father's death 7 Sep 1987. This house has thus been in the Schmidt Fortman lineage for 136 years................................................................................  Note the Greenhouses in the back, the carriage shed on the North side, the kerosene lamp in the bow window and the scalloped upstairs bedroom shade.  The house does not yet have city sewers which will be laid in Ridge Ave. next year. The chimney cap is typical of the period as is the European grape-vine lattice a few feet south of the front porch. The bulkhead wooden-door can be seen to be open on the south side behind the large tree....................Louisa Smith Fortmann, Mistress of the house in this picture is age 32.
1871 House ........photo: March,1903........The Fortman Boys: Frederick Peter, Age 9, Lawrence Anthony, Age 7, Edmund Age 2..................Peter Schmidt's Victorian House built in 1871 at 6836 N. Ridge...it is 32 yrs. old in this photo...Peter died in the back bedroom here last year...the house now belongs to Louisa Schmidt Fortman and her husband Frederick. Married 8 yrs. Their Son Albert Joseph, not pictured will be born in 17 months. This Son will receive the house from his Mother in 1937. Albert Joseph will Will the house to his Son, David who will take title upon his father's death 7 Sep 1987. This house has thus been in the Schmidt Fortman lineage for 136 years................................................................................ Note the Greenhouses in the back, the carriage shed on the North side, the kerosene lamp in the bow window and the scalloped upstairs bedroom shade. The house does not yet have city sewers which will be laid in Ridge Ave. next year. The chimney cap is typical of the period as is the European grape-vine lattice a few feet south of the front porch. The bulkhead wooden-door can be seen to be open on the south side behind the large tree....................Louisa Smith Fortmann, Mistress of the house in this picture is age 32.
 
 
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1880 Phillip Bank, Clark Street, 1st location
1880 Phillip Bank, Clark Street, 1st location
 
 
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1880.......Peter Muno......age 63......and his wife, Anna Maria Pinck.....age 59...............In 1889 Peter will sail with his neice and Louisa Schmidt.......18 years old......to France where they will explore the new Eiffel Tower before proceeding on to the Damflos Germany area.
1880.......Peter Muno......age 63......and his wife, Anna Maria Pinck.....age 59...............In 1889 Peter will sail with his neice and Louisa Schmidt.......18 years old......to France where they will explore the new Eiffel Tower before proceeding on to the Damflos Germany area.
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1880...Robert Emmett, age 13,..(far left) the future Grocer....Eugene, age 11,(top center)......James, (far right) age: 7,..died in 1917 (age 37) upon severing his leg while jumping from train in the yards,.......John Sheridan, the future Priest, (lower Center)
1880...Robert Emmett, age 13,..(far left) the future Grocer....Eugene, age 11,(top center)......James, (far right) age: 7,..died in 1917 (age 37) upon severing his leg while jumping from train in the yards,.......John Sheridan, the future Priest, (lower Center)
 
 
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1882.....Anna Maria (Annie) Fortmann,.....Age: 16.........Sister of Frederick Fortmann, ..............daughter of Clemens August Ludwig Fortmann & Maria Catherine Lauermann,...........a single lady of 95 years residing at 6700 Robie St............... as one of 10 children,.............. also see 'Fortman burial Plot' in 'Headstones'
1882.....Anna Maria (Annie) Fortmann,.....Age: 16.........Sister of Frederick Fortmann, ..............daughter of Clemens August Ludwig Fortmann & Maria Catherine Lauermann,...........a single lady of 95 years residing at 6700 Robie St............... as one of 10 children,.............. also see "Fortman burial Plot" in "Headstones"
 
 
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1883..... Peter Schmidt Smith Jr,.......age 59....................husband of Elizabeth Phillips............. and Son of Johann Peter Schmidt Sr. (original Prussian German migrant to US in 1840.)..........builder of 6836 N. Ridge in 1871, the year of the Great Chicago Fire...........land speculator and owner  of 145.63 acres of Rogers Park on Ridge Avenue by 1860.
1883..... Peter Schmidt Smith Jr,.......age 59....................husband of Elizabeth Phillips............. and Son of Johann Peter Schmidt Sr. (original Prussian German migrant to US in 1840.)..........builder of 6836 N. Ridge in 1871, the year of the Great Chicago Fire...........land speculator and owner of 145.63 acres of Rogers Park on Ridge Avenue by 1860.
 
 
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1883.......Elizabeth Phillips.......age 51........wife of Peter Schmidt Smith Jr..........daughter of Jacob Phillip of Damflos,Germany and Katherina Kohlass........Mother of 15 children......daughter: Louisa Schmidt Fortman
1883.......Elizabeth Phillips.......age 51........wife of Peter Schmidt Smith Jr..........daughter of Jacob Phillip of Damflos,Germany and Katherina Kohlass........Mother of 15 children......daughter: Louisa Schmidt Fortman
 
 
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1885  John Morris, age 50,   born 26 Dec 1835, taught at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Professional Surveyor, Married Catherine Sheridan 4 Oct 1864 in Carlow, Ireland. Arrested 16 months later on 25 February, 1866 for his role as Notorious Fenian Head for Carlow. Fenagh and Myshall Districts. He provided these Districts with 'rods' supplied by a fellow Fenian, Moore. He was arrested at his Uncle Edward Nolan's Farm House by Constable Cox at about 7AM. He was held in Carlow 'Goal' until deported. British officials paid 50 pounds and Arthur Cavanaugh an additional 50 for his capture. (see newspaper article by Saunders for further details. He settled in Chicago in 1867, his wife, Catherine O'Callaghan joined him and they had a first Son, Robert Emmitt Morris on 16 August 1867.) Worked for Chicago Railroads most of his life and was deeply involved with Irish Freedom Issues and his Catholic Church.
1885 John Morris, age 50, born 26 Dec 1835, taught at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Professional Surveyor, Married Catherine Sheridan 4 Oct 1864 in Carlow, Ireland. Arrested 16 months later on 25 February, 1866 for his role as Notorious Fenian Head for Carlow. Fenagh and Myshall Districts. He provided these Districts with "rods" supplied by a fellow Fenian, Moore. He was arrested at his Uncle Edward Nolan's Farm House by Constable Cox at about 7AM. He was held in Carlow "Goal" until deported. British officials paid 50 pounds and Arthur Cavanaugh an additional 50 for his capture. (see newspaper article by Saunders for further details. He settled in Chicago in 1867, his wife, Catherine O'Callaghan joined him and they had a first Son, Robert Emmitt Morris on 16 August 1867.) Worked for Chicago Railroads most of his life and was deeply involved with Irish Freedom Issues and his Catholic Church.
 
 
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1885 Heinrich, Henry I's Wife, Katherine Lauermann Fortmann Sister of Maria Catherina,wife of Heinrich's brother Clemens
1885 Heinrich, Henry I's Wife, Katherine Lauermann Fortmann Sister of Maria Catherina,wife of Heinrich's brother Clemens
 
 
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1885 Johannes Heinrich (Henry 1st) Fortmann (1815-1889) resident Farmer on Robie St, Rogers Park, IL Brother of Clemens August Ludwig (1824-1871)and Anna Maria (New Trier, 1813-1846)
Born on KleineFortmann Farm in Sudlohne, German. Migrated early 1840's.
1885 Johannes Heinrich (Henry 1st) Fortmann (1815-1889) resident Farmer on Robie St, Rogers Park, IL Brother of Clemens August Ludwig (1824-1871)and Anna Maria (New Trier, 1813-1846) Born on KleineFortmann Farm in Sudlohne, German. Migrated early 1840's.
 
 
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1885 Sisters, Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age 10,  and Mary Jane Hooley, age 15, b. abt 1870, died 4 Oct 1943, Married Joseph Dunn......Brothers, John (Mick) Hooley, age 16, b. abt 1869 and Joseph Hooley, age 7, b. abt. 1876, Married Ann Menton, d. 1932...........Elizabeth Francis is Mother of Robert Emmett Morris, 1903,....John Sheridan Morris, 1905 and Mary Madeline Morris 1907
1885 Sisters, Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age 10, and Mary Jane Hooley, age 15, b. abt 1870, died 4 Oct 1943, Married Joseph Dunn......Brothers, John (Mick) Hooley, age 16, b. abt 1869 and Joseph Hooley, age 7, b. abt. 1876, Married Ann Menton, d. 1932...........Elizabeth Francis is Mother of Robert Emmett Morris, 1903,....John Sheridan Morris, 1905 and Mary Madeline Morris 1907
 
 
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1885 The 'Meat Market'  Western Ave & Touhy....Evanston, IL
1885 The "Meat Market" Western Ave & Touhy....Evanston, IL
 
 
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1887.....Louisa Schmidt Smith....age 16....daughter of Peter Schmidt Jr and Elizabeth Phillips......teenager, sophisticated, future wife of Frederick Fortmann......in 2 years, 1889, she will sail to France to visit and climb the Eiffel Tower and then travel to visit German relatives in the Damflos, Germany area.  She is chaperoned by Peter Muno ( to old to climb the Eiffel Tower) who is also accompanying a niece of his.
1887.....Louisa Schmidt Smith....age 16....daughter of Peter Schmidt Jr and Elizabeth Phillips......teenager, sophisticated, future wife of Frederick Fortmann......in 2 years, 1889, she will sail to France to visit and climb the Eiffel Tower and then travel to visit German relatives in the Damflos, Germany area. She is chaperoned by Peter Muno ( to old to climb the Eiffel Tower) who is also accompanying a niece of his.
 
 
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1888 'Boots & Shoes'  Western Ave Rogers Park, IL.
1888 "Boots & Shoes" Western Ave Rogers Park, IL.
 
 
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1888 The Shoe Store, Western Avenue at Lunt
1888 The Shoe Store, Western Avenue at Lunt
 
 
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1889  Robert Emmett Morris, age 22, Father of Robert Emmett II, John Sheridan, and Mary Madeline
1889 Robert Emmett Morris, age 22, Father of Robert Emmett II, John Sheridan, and Mary Madeline
 
 
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1889..... Maria Katherina Lauermann Fortmann,
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......wife of Clemens August Ludwig Fortmann
..... b. Buschfeld, Germany 
..... daughter of John Lauermann, owner of Lauermann's General Store, 1848, New Trier, Illinois
.......Mother of Frederick Fortman (husband of Louisa Schmidt) and 8 other children
1889..... Maria Katherina Lauermann Fortmann, ......age:60 ......wife of Clemens August Ludwig Fortmann ..... b. Buschfeld, Germany ..... daughter of John Lauermann, owner of Lauermann's General Store, 1848, New Trier, Illinois .......Mother of Frederick Fortman (husband of Louisa Schmidt) and 8 other children
 
 
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1890 Clark Street at Lunt, Chicago
1890 Clark Street at Lunt, Chicago
 
 
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1890 Ebert's Tavern....'Ridge Inn'
1890 Ebert's Tavern...."Ridge Inn"
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1890 Karthauser Saloon....Zender Saloon, 1845-1885?...
1890 Karthauser Saloon....Zender Saloon, 1845-1885?...
 
 
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1890 Mary Jane Hooley Dunn, age 20, Sister of Elizabeth Francis
1890 Mary Jane Hooley Dunn, age 20, Sister of Elizabeth Francis
 
 
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1892  Elizabeth (Lizzie), Francis Hooley Morris, age 17, d. 40 yrs of age in 1915 leaving 3 children to care of her Sister, Mary Jane Hooley Dunn, (Grandma Dunn)
1892 Elizabeth (Lizzie), Francis Hooley Morris, age 17, d. 40 yrs of age in 1915 leaving 3 children to care of her Sister, Mary Jane Hooley Dunn, (Grandma Dunn)
 
 
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1895 Mrs Dunn, age: 60

(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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1895......Frederick Peter........age 3-4 months.....1st Son of Frederick Fortmann and Louisa Schmidt Smith
1895......Frederick Peter........age 3-4 months.....1st Son of Frederick Fortmann and Louisa Schmidt Smith
 
 
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1895...Joseph Hooley, age 19, married Ann Minton, d. 1932
1895...Joseph Hooley, age 19, married Ann Minton, d. 1932
 
 
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1898 Sisters Mary Jane (on left) and Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age 23.   Elizabeth Francis shall marry Robert Emmett Morris.  She shall die at age 40 leaving her children Robert, age 12, John, age 10, and Madeline, age 8 to be cared for by her sister Mary Jane Hooley(Dunn), called Grandma Dunn.
1898 Sisters Mary Jane (on left) and Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age 23. Elizabeth Francis shall marry Robert Emmett Morris. She shall die at age 40 leaving her children Robert, age 12, John, age 10, and Madeline, age 8 to be cared for by her sister Mary Jane Hooley(Dunn), called Grandma Dunn.
 
 
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1900  John Hooley, age 50, Married Mary O'Callaghan...children: John, called Mick, never married...Mary Jane, married Joseph Dunn...Elizabeth Francis, married Robert E. Morris...Joseph married Ann Minton.  Maternal Grandfather of Mary Madeline Morris Fortman
1900 John Hooley, age 50, Married Mary O'Callaghan...children: John, called Mick, never married...Mary Jane, married Joseph Dunn...Elizabeth Francis, married Robert E. Morris...Joseph married Ann Minton. Maternal Grandfather of Mary Madeline Morris Fortman
 
 
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1900 Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age: 25,
daughter of John Hooley and Mary O'Callaghan, future bride of Robert Emmett Morris, 1867
1900 Elizabeth Francis Hooley, age: 25, daughter of John Hooley and Mary O'Callaghan, future bride of Robert Emmett Morris, 1867
 
 
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1900....Molly (Mary Jane)Morris, dies of Pneumonia at 18
1900....Molly (Mary Jane)Morris, dies of Pneumonia at 18
 
 
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1901 Katherine Sheridan Morris,  age 60, wife of John Morris, b. 26 Dec 1835, Carlow County,Balliuro, Ireland,  
Mary Madeline Morris Fortman's Fraternal Grandmother
1901 Katherine Sheridan Morris, age 60, wife of John Morris, b. 26 Dec 1835, Carlow County,Balliuro, Ireland, Mary Madeline Morris Fortman's Fraternal Grandmother
 
 
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1903.........Edmund Fortman......age 20 Months
1903.........Edmund Fortman......age 20 Months
 
 
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1903......Edmund Fortman.....age 20 months....third Son of Frederick Fortman and Louisa Schmidt Smith.
1903......Edmund Fortman.....age 20 months....third Son of Frederick Fortman and Louisa Schmidt Smith.
 
 
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1903...Marie Dunn, age: 2, Aunt Marie
1903...Marie Dunn, age: 2, Aunt Marie
 
 

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