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Matthies Family Album
John & Christina Matthies
Feb 16th 1894
Photo by Brandt Bros
Avoca, Iowa
[back of photo]She was called "Stena".
Probably their wedding picture. John was
the child of Grandpa Johann Matthies
whose first wife died when John was born.
My sister Marie remembers that my
grandpa Matthies then wrote to a girl he
had met in Germany who wanted to come
to the United States. He offered to marry
her if she would care for his newborn son.
Anna was the first born of this marriage.
Henry Matthies
Photo by J. W. Pike
Atlantic, Iowa
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