Joel Messinger

Joel Messinger

Posted on 11/29/2008

Photo taken on November 29, 2008


Fulton, Indiana

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189 StingelyFamilyEarly1890s

189 StingelyFamilyEarly1890s
This badly faded photo is from the early 1890s, and shows the Stingely Family in front of their home, "the old Stingely homestead, a mile east of Fulton [Indiana]".
Perched on the gatepost is Grover Stingely, on the fence is Ed Stingely; the adults, in the back, from left to right are: Sadie Bish Stingely, her husband Jacob Stingely Jr., Mary Werner Stingelin (Jacob's mother), and Mary Stingely Messinger (Jacob's sister and my great-grandmother). The three little girls in mid-ground are Anna Messinger (born 1887), Belva Messinger (born 1889), and Gertie Stingely (born 1890). If you can figure out the age of the children, you can figure out the age of this photogragh. (The boy sitting on the fence at right, Ed Stingely, was born in 1886.)
Thanks to Barbara Goss Hattery for sending me this photograph.