A frustrating afternoon sorting family photos finally produced a prize: a picture of all my grandfather’s siblings. And, it was labeled! Not only were all the names included, left to right, the date of the family reunion where it was taken was also included.
Note to self: Label those pictures! The genealogist’s life you save may be your own.
For all Hilst relatives out there, the picture is of my maternal grandfather, George John Friedrich Hilst, son of John Peter Hilst and Mary Anna Rankin. His sisters are, left to right, Lizzie, Mayme, Grace, Anna, and Katie. The event is the Hilst Reunion held in Mineral Springs Park, Pekin, IL, September, 1950.
A mild form of dyslexia makes it difficult for me to make easy connections, especially with the criss-cross mania of the family tree and link branches. But a picture such as this one is a treasure I can work with. Wishing you easy access to all your connections.