Shared Photo: The Ahrendt Sisters

+7 votes

I wanted to share this family photo of Mary Binneboese with the community hoping someone out there might be able to help me identify the other four sisters in the photo. (My grandmother Mary is on the far right.)
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WikiTree profile: Mary Binneboese
in Photos by Paul Binneboese G2G1 (1.8k points)
Great Picture Paul! Thanks for sharing with the community.

If there sisters the 1900 Census might shed some light

Elizabeth Ahrendt born about 1877

Mary Ahrendt born about 1895

Sophia Ahrendt born about 1898

Louisa Ahrendt born about 1900 was about 3 months at the 1900 Census

I couldn't find the correct 1910 Census but this might help

Finally found the 1910 Census

Name: Mary Ahrendt
Age in 1910: 16
Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Grant, Plymouth, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Carl Ahrendt
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Elizabeth Ahrendt
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Native Tongue: English
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Carl Ahrendt 44
Elizabeth Ahrendt 33
Mary Ahrendt 16
Sophia Ahrendt 12
Louisa Ahrendt 10
Ida Ahrendt 6
Bertha Ahrendt 3

Thank you!! Now the challenge is to figure out which is which . . . frown

Good digging, Steve.
I don't think I can help you there unless you have an elderly aunt who might know.
It doesn't help when I'm the elderly uncle! Thanks again!

Comparing this photo to the one I posted today, do you think this might be (Left to Right):

Bertha Ahrendt
Ida Ahrendt
Louisa Ahrendt
Sophia Ahrendt
Mary Ahrendt

3 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer
Great picture... By the way they're lined up perhaps they are in order by age -- families often do that. If that's true, then the question is which end shows the youngest and which end show the oldest???
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Paul Binneboese
I was wondering that myself. My grandmother Mary was the oldest and is on the far right. In another photo, taken years earlier with only four of the sisters, she is far left. I'll try and share that too.
+5 votes

Marvelous photo. There just has to be a relative who can identify the sisters. Know any second cousins? Got another picture to compare it to? The second from the left looks an awful lot like your grandmother.

I would have loved to have had five daughters! 

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

I have 2 non-biological sisters. 1 would have been enough. I think my shoulders still have fingernail marks. devil

I had two brothers and back in the day the bruises to prove it. angry

+4 votes
I found a 1910 Census that shows Carl Arendt as father and Elizabeth as mother in Iowa - Plymouth - Grant - District 0109

Carl - 44

Elizabeth 33

Mary 16

Sophia 12

Louisa 10

Ida 6

Bertha 3


also found information that showed that Mary was born March 7, 1895 and married a Binneboese.

Louise was born February 17, 1900 and married a Kruse.

Sophia was born July 22, 1897 and married a Zieger

Ida was born October 2, 1903 and married a Peterson

and the only thing I could find on Bertha was that she was born in 1907.

I hope this is who you are looking for.

I love your picture, by the way.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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