I connected with a cousin in the Netherlands about 3 years ago, via genealogieonline.com, Johanna. She is the 2nd great-granddaughter of my 3rd great-grandfather, Walter, which makes us 4th cousins, 1x removed. She sent me three photographs that I am so excited to have, mostly because one of them in particular is a photo of Christiane Nullmeyer, who is my 3rd great-grandmother. She died young, probably during childbirth. For years, I had no knowledge of her, thinking that my 3rd great-grandfather’s 3rd wife, Kate Dulk, was my actual ancestor. I know very little information about her, so having actual photographic proof of her is AMAZING!
I am so grateful for being able to find cousins online, who have been willing to share information. And now for the photographs!
The date of this photo is unknown, but based on the apparent ages of the children, I would place this photo c. 1895. Give or take a year or so, I would say Anna was 13, Dorothea – 12, Walter – 11, Johanna – 10, Geraldine – 6.
The date of this photo is c. 1905. Anna is not present in this photo, which is not surprising. She was estranged from her family from 1901 to 1906 because of her marriage to Francis Theodore. She reconciled with them after his disappearance.
I also don’t know the date of this photo, but since Walter and Kate are pictured with his family who still lived in the Netherlands, I suspect this is from 1913. I have a passenger list from a trip they took to Europe in the fall of 1913, shortly before he died. Gessina is the daughter of his sister Elizabeth, who had passed away in 1878.