Category Archives: Pictures

Who are We?

Among the items a family leaves behind are often a group of unidentified pictures, right?  I spend a lot of time sitting here scratching my head, looking at faces to see who the person resembles, checking their hair style and … Continue reading

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Samels Family Photo Album

Hello to Samels cousins and interested friends, I’ve added a gallery slide show of  Samels pictures in  my collection.  Special thanks to my Minnesota cousins, Pat, Loretta and Marie for sharing their Samels family photographs. Some pictures are a bit … Continue reading

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The Grave of Robert Arbuckle and Jean McNiven

Good Evening, Robert Arbuckle and Jean McNiven Arbuckle are buried in Wadena City Cemetery, Wadena Minnesota.  I was able to get some pictures of the graves one sunny day a few years ago…. there were challenges but I’ll explain in … Continue reading

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Will the Real Robert Arbuckle Please Stand Up?

Remember the old game show “To Tell the Truth”  popular in the late 1950′s?  The game went something like this: There are four people trying to correctly identify a described contestant. This contestant is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to … Continue reading

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The Bank

Hello Everyone, Here a two wonderful pictures of the original Lakeville Bank building, the bank started by W.H. and F.A. Samels…. enjoy! ********************************************************************************** Building as it looks today. Many thanks to cousin Pat Vasatka for sharing these pictures. Susan J. … Continue reading

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Mary, Rose and Josie Samels

Photograph of Mary, Rose and Josie Samels.  What a strong family resemblance exists between these sisters. Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, February 2, 2011, All Rights Reserved

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Photograph of Maggie Samels

Margaret (Maggie) Samels, daughter of Franz and Susanna was born in May of  1870 in Aurora, Illinois.  Her death date is not known. This picture was probably taken mid-1890′s. Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, January 16, 2011 All Rights … Continue reading

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