Shared Photo: Family of Johann Frederick Dittmer

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I wanted to share this family photo of Johan Friedrich Dittmer with the community. Location: Cass County, North Dakota, USA. Date: 1898.

Kind of a funny story. I'm on a mission to get a photo of as many ancestors as I can. One day I received an unsolicited email from someone in Minneapolis. She said she was in the market for an antique frame. Goodwill had a set of three early century frames with pictures in them. She peeled back the group photo and saw a family list. At the top of the family list was "Family of Johann Frederick Dittmer". All of the living children at the time were listed. She did a Google search. The first thing that came up was a Wiki about the family. She immediately emailed the profile and gave me the link to purchase it. Sure enough, he looks just like his father. Family history saved for $5 plus shipping. Yeah Wikitree!

Click here for the image details page or here for the full-sized version (970 x 768).

WikiTree profile: Johann Dittmer
in The Tree House by Brent Biggs G2G1 (1.7k points)
What a little very story, I wish someone would contact me with some photo from China I would love that very much. You must be so happy.

Thank you for sharing the photo and the great story

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What a great story, and you saved some family history photo. What a nice lady to get in touch with you also.
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (759k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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