THE KANSAS PHOTO SHOEBOX
We all come across the old photo shoebox where the miscellaneous, unlabeled, now-forgotten people live. Once cherished, now unknown people wait there patiently for someone to claim them, and to tell their stories. Sadly, most of these photos eventually wind up in the local landfill over time. Gone.. AND Forgotten.
Do you recognize any of these photos? Most of them should have some Kansas connection.
Can you honor their memory by telling us their stories?
Do you have unknown Kansas photos you would share with us?
These photos are of the Westrup/Staatz family found at a Northeast Kansas estate sale.
Rescued by Janeice Crosson
Agnes Emma Westrup Kohler
Early in life Mrs. Kohler professed her Christ and has followed her Savior in her daily life. To her Church she has been an efficient officer, Sunday School worker, and a faithful, loyal supporter and attendant. To her home she has been devoted, a careful, loving mother, making home a “Sweet Home” for father and child. Her cheerful spirit often times breaking out into song and laughter. To her husband she has been loyal, faithful, and in the true sense a helpmate. To her neighbors, a good friend. Her home has been open to the entertainment of their friends and the entertainment of every good cause.
Mrs. Kohler was the youngest in a family of twelve children, six boys and six girls. Funeral services were conducted from the home with burial in Woodbine Cemetery (adapted from the Agnes Kohler funeral folder provided thanks to Janeice Crosson).
Lost & Unclaimed Relatives
These photos were rescued in Kansas
We may have names but do not have any family connections, life stories, or family to which the originals may be given. Any ideas?
Photos Rescued in Newton, Kansas