Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lost Family Photo of Susan Villetta Keller

I found this photo at the AVONDALE ANTIQUE MART in Jacksonville a couple of weeks ago. (I also saw a gorgeous old wood filing cabinet that I would love to have.)

I was able to find enough census information to know who her family is.

Name:Villetta Keller
Age in 1860:2
Birth Year:abt 1858
Home in 1860:Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa
Post Office:Mount Pleasant

Household Members:
Jno Keller34
Harriet Keller30
Isabella Keller9
Charles Keller4
Villetta Keller2
Elenora Keller9/12

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa; Roll: M653_324; Page: 47; Image: 47; Family History Library Film: 803324.

Name:Susan V Keller
Birth Year:abt 1858
Age in 1870:12
Home in 1870:Center, Henry, Iowa

Post Office:Mount Pleasant
Household Members:
John Keller42
Emeline Keller29
Charles B Keller14
Susan V Keller12
Norman E Keller8
Alice Keller6
John W Keller2
Eva E Barker9
David F Barker5

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Center, Henry, Iowa; Roll: M593_395; Page: 181A; Image: 366; Family History Library Film: 545894.

It looks like Susan had a step-mother by 1870.  Since she was about 12 years old in 1870 I estimate that the photo was taken around 1875.

Hopefully we can get this photo into the hands of a Keller descendant.

1 comment:

  1. Good find! I hope you are able to locate a good home for it.


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