Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pelican Lake - July 17- 18 weekend celebrating family connections, and learning + creating new stories,

I arrived at Pelican Lake soon after lunch, after visiting my son Jesse in St Cloud.... Jim Leonard, great grandson of Fredrick Jenkins, was gracious in offering the Leonard - Pinkham- Jenkins "old cabin" to me for the weekend of July 17- 19, a great serene home base for me, and for part of my  family of choice who joined me for Saturday and Sunday.  Don and Ryan Roden, and Jane Newell's bikes are with mine on the back of my magnesium green pony . Here I set up my scanning operation, on the screened in back porch . in case Bill Eicher or other family would want to stop by....

On Saturday near the 1 PM start of the food line, Don Roden, Bill Eicher, Ryan Roden with Jane Newell, are walking down Pelican Lake Road where it intersects with Haeberle Way.  Happy my brother Jim chose to honor the Haeberle's who build the first cabin on the southeast shore here in 1912.  Jim and Melanie Weaver are the 3rd steward family for the land, after Fredrick and Maud Haeberle, and Alden and Edythe Palmer, who sold to the three Weaver brothers in 1967. 
Here is cousin Bill Eicher, from Florida, conversing, with Gayle seated,  and Jack Weaver's daughter Kris Weaver Bowman standing at the left.  Not sure of the names of the other guests there.

Under the shade, sharing stories. I met someone from Cedar Rapids Iowa who came to be with Harold Williams, Nellie Jane Williams Weaver's father, when he lived at this site. Not sure the names of this group.   Food snacks with beverages were inside the garage near the photo slide show, which I heard was  prepared by Sammy , Samantha Harcourt , John E Weaver  II's  wife.

Here in front of the garage, is Dave and Kris family dog. Here is a woman with a Rancho Chick-A-D. Not sure of her name.  
Saw these shirts on several of the people, and learned the mule is a Kawasaki motorized vehicle that Jack had to get around in the environs here at Pelican Lake.  Bill Eicher, William A Eicher, i is the second cousin of Jim, Jack and this author.  Bill's dad,  William H Eicher, was the first cousin of Paul Henry Weaver, my father, and his father was Charles A Eicher, brother of my grandmother Edna Helena Eicher .  Happy that Bill took the time and energy to come to Minnesota for the celebration.
Sitting outside, are Amy and Jesse Weaver,  Ryan Roden, with Bill Eicher.  Need ID's on the three to the right side.
Jesse Weaver talking with Bill Eicher, and 3 others,  Jim Weaver with Gayle. 

 Dave Bowman with Melanie Weaver......
Dave, Melanie talking with Gayle. 
Sue and Jesse Weaver with the Rancho Chick A -D 

John Eicher Weaver II, with the D.A. DD shirt, with his cousins, Jesse Macrorie Weaver and Ken Glessner Weaver....

Cousins in conversation.  John with Jesse and Ken.

Friday, June 12, 2015

1917 Weaver Family Farm, West of Miamisburg Ohio. Horse era on the farm.

 1917 photos from a large format album of Noah Elwood Weaver's.  One of the pages I labeled with the help of my dad, Paul H Weaver before he died in 1982.    Note calves on the left and the three horses with the split rail fence on the Weaver family farm, then run by Noah Elwoods brother William Benton Weaver. Their parents, Noah and Hattie still lived on the farm, and NEW, took many photos there. 
 1917 Paul Henry Weaver, my dad, at age 7, path on the family farm, on the hill above Miamisburg OHio.
 1917 Picking raspberries or blackberries along the fence row.  One of the many foster boys that worked with William Weaver on the farm, and PHW with Uncle Will's dog in the forground.
Uncle Will's dog.

1917 Uncle Will Weaver with his dog, and farm house in the background.  (One of my favorite action shots on the farm :-)  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Friend Paper and American Envelope Companies West Carrollton OH, through the lens of Noah Elwood Weaver

Noah Elwood Weaver, with his large format camera, around 1913-14 when he was first employed as a clerk at Friend Paper Company in West Carrollton.  This photo was improved and used in a book of the 1913 Flood in the Miami River Valley, also featuring photos by Andy Snow in 2013. 

Here is a valley panorama taken by NEW around 1920 of the Friend Paper, American Envelope Complex.  With the prevailing winds from the west, I discern this is taken from the southeast looking northwest toward the city of West Carrollton.  By Noah Elwood Weaver.

CA 1915 Office Staff of Friend Paper Company on the front steps.  Noah Elwood Weaver is standing on the steps. 
CA 1914 photo labeled on the back "Morris Ellsworth first wife". I found that Harry Morris Ellsworth  in the 1910 Census lived with his parents on Main St in WC.  The 1914 city directory has him living at 505 N Main St WC and working as a clerk for NRC.    He was in the military in 1915 and married another woman Flora Sheen in Virginia in 1918.  

 Interior of West Carrollton Paper Company.

 Interior of Paper Company.  Notice the bare footed men working.  (OSHA approved footware? :-)
 Men sitting on vents on top of a paper mill building.
 The American Envelope Company building West Carrollton by NEW

 Papermill series, construction in West Carrollton, written on back of photo.  No date, by NEW

Completed project, with paper slurry in the West Carrollton Paper Mill, photo by Noah Elwood Weaver

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kettering Hills and Delco Dell 1917 Photos of Noah Elwood Weaver

 Among the photos my father, Paul H Weaver MD helped me label before his death in 1982, is part of this album I now call the 1917- 1920's large format black album This is the most iconic photo, to me, as it is called the Delco Dell Greenhouse, 1917.  Taken in October 1917 by Noah Elwood Weaver.
1917  Edna Helena Eicher Weaver  with son Paul H Weaver at Delco Dell greeenhouse, by NEW
 On the same page is labeled "Delco Dell Bridal Path", with this woodland view.  Sadly, when I google Delco Dell, there are no photos online that tell any history of the dell.  Photo by NEW

  All I could find is about the Delco Company " The name Delco came from the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., founded in Dayton, Ohio, by Charles Kettering and Edward A. Deeds in 1909.[1] Delco was responsible for several innovations in automobile electric systems, including the first reliable battery ignition system and the first practical automobile self-starter.
Initially Kettering and Deeds were co-workers at National Cash Register Company (NCR). Kettering and Deeds had a lifelong professional relationship and friendship. In 1904, Deeds hired Kettering at NCR to motorize the cash register.

Delco ignition system

Main article: Delco ignition system
Deeds' barn
Around 1908, Deeds asked for help with a car he was building from a kit. Working in one of Deeds' barns with spare-time help from William A. Chryst and other NCR friends, Kettering developed a high-energy spark ignition system to replace the weak-spark model supplied with the kit. Leaving NCR in 1909, Kettering focused on final development of this ignition set and demonstrations were favorably received. In 1909, when Henry Leland of Cadillac ordered 5,000 ignition sets, Deeds and Kettering formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories company. The ignition system was introduced on the 1910 Cadillac.

 1917 Paul Henry Weaver in front and 3 women in hats.   Edna E Weaver and two friends.
 1917 Delco Dell Bridal Path my father l-r "Hanna Swearingen, Paul H Weaver,  Edna Eicher Weaver and Emma Esther Eicher? 
 1917  Edna E Weaver and Paul H Weaver, on Delco Dell Bridal Path.
 1917 Kettering Hills, two women in Delco Dell on bridal path.  (Bridal. like for horses)

1917 Paul Henry Weaver viewing the the fountain in the mid of the Delco Dell pond.  Oct 1917 by NEW.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Faribault Friends of Dr Paul H Weaver and Margaret G Weaver captured in slides

 1959  Silvis Home, Marge Silvis, Peg Weaver, By Berhow, Ed Silvis by Paul H Weaver

1960 slide #58. Marge and Ed Silvis "In Pakistani garb" in Weaver Living Room Faribault, by PHW 
 Sept 1960 Effie Haessley Home, Mrs Beebe (widow of General Beebe) Marge Silvis.
Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah, Faribault by PH Weaver slide #221

 1960 Sept, Mrs Beebe, Effie Haessley, Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah and Marge Silvis by PHW slide #220
 Oct 1960 at St James School Headmaster's home, Marv Horstman. L - R  _____?, Ed Silvis, Byron Berhow,  (Peg Weaver's hair) Marv Horstman.
 1960 Oct lide Peg Weaver with Peggy Agerter at Marv Horstman's St James School Faribault  by PHW slide #238
1960 Marge Silvis, woman in blue?, man, glasses and sport coat, Marv Horstman, by PHW