Thursday, June 17, 2010

Photo of N. Fannie Flander, for her "Aunt Permelia"; Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Studio

Circa 1910 photograph of N. Fannie Flander, which was given to her "Aunt Permelia.  There's a handwritten notation, which I think reads:  "Grandmom's sister Nancy's Granddaughter".   Photo by F. R. Poe (I think).

 I haven't been able to find any definitive information on N. Fannie Flander.   If you have any insights, I would be most appreciative if you would contact me.

 The best I've come up with is a 1905 Wisconsin Census dated June 1, 1905, showing a Fanny Flander in Ashippun, who was born in 1889 in New York.  She's enumerated as a servant in the household of Thomas and Harriet Steele.  The 1900 Census for Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, shows what appears to be this same Fanny, though she's listed as Yannie or Fannie, living with her grandparents, Henry and Anna, whose surname, I believe, starts with Van.  The original Census image is plagued with strikeovers and faint print.

Also in the 1900 Census is a Fanny Flander, born September 1891, living in Trenton, New Jersey with her parents Thomas and Agnes.  Their surname is listed as Flandys, with an alternate spelling of Flander.  The other Fannie seems more apt, but you just never know.  The birth date could be off on the Wisconsin Census, and  New Jersey is just over the border from New York.

And perhaps the Fannie in the 1905 Wisconsin Census is not the Fannie in the photograph.  She's a mystery - I'm counting on one of you out there to clear it up.

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