One of the important parts of my quest for clarity on family genealogy, is to have accurate information. Over the years since beginning to collect family data, having the date of a photo, the clear identification of each person and the location have served to be data points, to collect for family story telling. I have done many corrections, like in my 12 step program, step 10 "when I am wrong promptly admit it!" :-) For me, this photo has illustrated how my view keeps changing as I have looked more deeply for information. My early "projection" that is, my prejudice, is that the stocky guy in the back was Charles Eicher with son Billy...and the dates and age of the boy just did not add up. So earlier this year, when I cataloged the Noah Elwood Albums from his trips east in 1928-9 I discovered the Roehm family with step son Tim (Laurence Reichelderfer). William H Eicher, Billy was born in 1927, and Tim, Laurence in 1920, and the photos of the trip made it clear that Gladys Cotterman Roehm is next to Tom Roehm Sr here and that the boy looks to be around 8 years of age.
So, I am posting this to update a mistaken caption for the photo below. For Sarah and Gino at Wright State Archives. The title I used when I dropped off the albums "1932-3(600dpi) FormalDinner321EMainBirthdayCake?L-RJosephineBrandtHansen HansHansen MinnieMaeStupp EicherCharlesEicherBillyEicher EdnaEWeaver LauraIsler
DanIsler EstherEicher HenryEicher(diedJan1933) - I am revising and changing the 3 named in red to Gladys Cotterman Roehm, Tom Roehm and Tim Reichelderfer.
My new information would have this at 321 E Main West Carrollton around 1928, with Josphine"Phinie"Brandt Hansen, Hans O Hansen, Gladys Cotterman Roehm, Thomas E "Tom" Roehm, Laurence "Tim" Reichelderfer, step son of the Roehm's, Edna Eicher Weaver, Laura Shade Isler, Daniel Webster Isler, Emma Esther Eicher and Henry Eicher. Photo by Noah Elwood Weaver
Cover of the natural history book published in London in 1917, given to my father by his Cousins who were like an uncle and aunt to him. Grateful for the passing on my natural history education in my family tree!