Thursday, July 29, 2010

Don & Jeanette


Don and Jeanette (Laubenstein) DeFere.
Taken April 14, 1946.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One of Two Brothers



This has to be one of two brothers.... Ferdinand or Hugo DeSombre. Dad isn't sure at all but I think he is leaning towards Ferdinand. My money is on it's his dad Hugo.

Dad had told me...and it seems to be true from pictures... that Ferdinand parted his hair in the middle his whole life. The photo of Hugo in the previous post where he is dressed up I think looks similar. Both also have a tie tack thingy being used too.

Unfortunately, the picture was not labeled.

Emma, Hugo and Ev

Emma DeSombre and her son Ev DeSombre.





Emma (Hagel) DeSombre (L), Ev DeSombre (C) and Hugo DeSombre (R)



A young Ev DeSombre.



Hugo DeSombre holding his son Ev.


Ev DeSombre and an unknown young lady holding him.



All these photos are taken in the late 1920s. Probably all are taken in Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Group Photo 02


Another group photo of relatives taken in front of George DeSombre's home in Sheboygan. The picture was taken sometime in the first half of the 1940s.


1. Thought to be a boyfriend of Jeanette Laubenstein (#4), name unknown
2. Ella (DeSombre) Pfeiffer
3. Anna (DeSombre) Laubenstein
4. Jeanette Laubenstein
5. Alma DeSombre (Charles' wife)
6. Charles DeSombre
7. Ferdinand DeSombre
8. August Pfeiffer
9. Andrew Laubenstein
10. Kenneth DeSombre
11. Meta DeSombre
12. Viola DeSombre
13. Eugene DeSombre
14. Clemawelle DeSombre
15. George DeSombre

This is the only photo of Charles and Alma DeSombre that I have found so far.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Party & Christmas

Julianne DeSombre and her boyfriend Don Kemmer came to Sheboygan to visit relatives the day after their high school prom. They were King and Queen of their prom and wore their attire when they came to visit.

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Vacation Time

A movie clip of my family on vacation in the mid 1960s. It was a cabin rental on Metonga Lake near Crandon, WI. Thr trip was taken with Ede & Lena (Emma Hagel DeSombre's sisters from Pennsylvania - not relatives on the family tree) and Ella DeSombre-Pfeiffer.

The second part of the movie is at a nearby petting zoo. The critter at the end that is hard to see is a fawn laying down.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The School House


The photo is a scan of a photocopy of a newsprint photo ... so the quality is not the best.

The school is Stokes School (District School #2) that was on the west side of the intersection of Hwy 57 and O in southern Door County, Wisconsin. The school was torn down in the 1970s.

Some Carl DeSombre's children attended the school. I know Anna, Ella, Lydia, August and George all went to the school. I am not sure if the older children (Charles, Reinardt, Ferdinand, William and Hugo) went to the school also.

They lived near the school between 1894 and about 1920 before returning to Sheboygan.