Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Peterson Family of Xenia, Greene County Ohio

These are not my ancestors, but instead wonderful photos found in a disintegrating antique photo album that was donated to the thrift store where I volunteer (Soroptimist International of Anacortes).

This album plus two others were destined for the dumpster, but as a genealogist, I simply couldn't let that happen without attempting to find descendants to share them with!

The photos in this album are from late 1850s to early 1900s, mostly from a photography  studio in Xenia, Greene Co Ohio, a couple from Dayton, Ohio; two from Manchester, Iowa, and a few from Los Angeles.  All are from the same Peterson family.  There are over 30 photos, mostly unidentified.

I believe I have located a descendant on Ancestry.com who has posted photos of JOHN NASH & ELIZABETH ANN PETERSON, below, and have attempted to contact them. If anyone has any further information, please contact me.
Alivia / Livia (Peterson) Leeds & husband (his first name not included)
Jacob L Peterson of Xenia, Greene Co Ohio (lithograph, signed)
Elizabeth Ann (Peterson) Nash & husband John Nash


NOTE 5/2/17: I'm happy to report that this album was reunited with a descendant!

Have a great day!

Betty

© Betty Tartas  2017

1 comment:

Barbara Johnson said...

We get genealogists cringe at the act of discarding such valuable information!