- Vinny , Bob, Willie, Verla and Gary Brent (187 KB)
Photo from 1957 cr.
- Richard and Verla Olson's Wedding (156 KB)
Marriage July 6, 1963 in Aurora, IL. Honeymoon in New York and Washington DC
- The Scannell side of the family (574 KB)
Tim, Sarah and the kids and the O'Grady Clan, Helen and Richard's wedding photo.
- Two pictures of young Maria Hammar and Alfrida (473 KB)
"My darling Mother" in Marguerite's hand on the back. The second with her sister Alfrida in 1895 in Chicago
- Front Cover of Maria's Swedish language Bible (199 KB)
The Olson family in Maria's hand. Bible received in 1889.
- Exchange students, an important part of our lives (97 KB)
Verla, Jen, Anika and Peter Nilsson, our Swedish son, 1983
- The beautiful Hammar women (529 KB)
Linnea who is the foundation on which this work was built and her older sister Maria. See the picture of Alfrida
- Brent Family Children and grand children (602 KB)
Lorene, Bob, Verla, Gary and Beverly and some of Beverly's Kids
- Hammar Children (512 KB)
Axel Fridolf Hammar and Linnea Hammar with her husband Adolf Kierulff about 1905
- The Brent Family at Lake Tomahawk, WI (166 KB)
Lynette, Rick, Cameron, Bob, Jan, Verla and Mark
- Page two of Sarah's "Bible" (156 KB)
This confirms her first husband was John Wilson and that Ellis's first name was probably Ray. Sarah and the Briley men were called by their middle name.
- GGrandfather Danniel Scannell (531 KB)
Time and light nearly destroyed this photo from before 1924 and his death in a train/pedestrian accident.
- Wedding Day for Mike and Anna Burway Clauss (428 KB)
Marriage photo from 1918
- The other end of the Brent table at Lake Tomahawk (150 KB)
Jan, Verla, Mark, Robert, Joe, Ann, Rick and Cameron
- Ruth Olson Crist and her daughter Ruth about 1919 (364 KB)
Richard I's cousin and first cousin once removed. The younger Ruth is an incredible woman. One of the family that was lost for 80 years and is found.
- Four generations of Scannell/O'Grady (572 KB)
Richard Sr. Richard Jr. Helen Scannell, Theresa O'Grady, and Sarah O'Grady Scannell September 12, 1942
- Kent and Georgia Olson at Rocky Top (211 KB)
Music is in their lives; God is in their hearts.
- Gerald Brent and Verla 2002 (164 KB)
Another family member found after 80 years of not knowing the other existed
- Cousins (562 KB)
Jen Olson, Joe and Ann Brent Pawlisz and Cameron and Robert, sons of Mark and Lynette and Courtney daughter of Ann and Joe
- Todd Daughenbaugh's Family 2002 (120 KB)
Todd, Ashley, Aidan and Logan Daughenbaugh
- Robert and Janice Rausch Brent/Mark and Lynette (347 KB)
Photos from Mark and Lynette Sherwin Brent's wedding 1989.
- Anna Burway and Mike Clauss (375 KB)
These two warm people raised a large family by tilling the soil. Seen about 1980
- Richard and Helen Celebrate 50th Anniversary (150 KB)
Darrell, Karen, Helen, Richard, Kent and Richard Jr. 1987
- Harold Brent and his daughters (692 KB)
Ann and Beulah dug right in to help with the research.
- Sarah "Vinny" Briley Brent (254 KB)
"Vinny" with her children by John Wilson Briley Two were not to surive childhood, Ellis and Lorrie.
- Helen Scannell and Richard Olson Sr. (736 KB)
Their wedding October 30, 1937 in Chicago with a honeymoon in Cleveland.
- Captain Robert Brent 1974 (136 KB)
Soon to be Chief of Police Aurora, Illinois
- Fort Meyers drew the Olson Clan in the 1980s (167 KB)
Helen Ann, Karen, Helen, Betsy, Darrell, Walter, Richard Sr. Jen, and Verla anticipate a grouper dinner.
- The "Bible "of Sarah "Vinny" Brent (181 KB)
Sarah kept her own list of births and deaths.
- Maria and Otto around their wedding 1896 (654 KB)
Maria and Otto including a photo of Maria around the time of immigration 1892
- Ships that brought Otto and Maria to America (399 KB)
Two eighteen year olds left their home for Chicago with their trunk and a prayer.
- Richard, Verla and Jennifer (193 KB)
Taken during military service.
- Brother Georg Hammar (521 KB)
Captain Georg Leonhard Hammar, Maria's brother, and his bride Annie Svenson on wedding day about 1904. His ship(1917) SS Fort Bragg's first mate was brother Fridolf.He and his shipmates were heros of the San Francisco quake of 1906
- Rick Olson and Ruth Crist Dyer 11-13-2004 (182 KB)
Another lost relative is found after 80 years. What fun it is to find someone and get to know them and their family especially when they are as nice as Ruth.
- Rick, Verla, Darrell, Betsy, twins Kyle and Jason (125 KB)
Taken in happier times in St. Charles 2000
- Uncle Axel Fridolf Hammar (505 KB)
Axel Fridolf Hammar, first mate SS Fort Bragg. 1917. Youngest member of Hammar family came to America in 1903 with Linnea. Was in the US Coast Guard during WWII and lived until 1956
- Todd Daughenbaugh, Ashley, Aidan, and Logan (78 KB)
The family grows up 2005.
- The Olson Family 1989 (866 KB)
Todd and Ashley's Wedding shortly before Helen's second surgery and subsequent passing.
- Richard, Helen and the Olson Women (70 KB)
Taken at Helen and Dick's 50th anniversary party 1987- Betsy, Karen, Dick, Helen, Jen, Verla,and Georgia
- Edward Elvis Brent and Annie Briley Brent 1940 (464 KB)
Grandfather Willie's brother. Annie is Grandmother Vinny's oldest daughter by her first husband J. Wilson Briley. Her daughter becomes her sister-in-law.
- George Hammar Jr. and his sister, Evelyn Alfreda (782 KB)
This series of photos of George and Evelyn Hammar were found in Margurite's Estate from the 1910-1915 time frame
- Howard Brent Family (531 KB)
Verla, Bob, Janice Rausch, Beverly, Lorene Clauss, Gary, and Howard Brent July 9, 1960
- A Valentine from Otto to Maria before 1917 (706 KB)
"My heart is thine. They know not that it eases woe to let this passion burn. Your faithfull Valentine."
- Anna Svenson Hammar and her family (255 KB)
Marlane, Roberta Kanzee Johnson holding Jay,Evelyn Hammar Kanzee,Anna Svenson Hammar,Gloria Kanzee Dainard, Eric on wall, Debbie Dainard, Pam Johnson,Robert Dainard on ground Kristy Johnson in rear Cr, 1962
- Ancestors of Ann Burway Clauss (440 KB)
The Halter and Burway Families
- The Otto Olson children 1917 and later (458 KB)
Marguerite"Pat", Fred, Richard, Rhomi, Otto
- Roberta, Evelyn and Gloria (266 KB)
Roberta Kanzee Johnson, Evelyn Hammar Kanzee and Gloria Kanzee Dainard
- Karen's children and grand children (621 KB)
Jesse, Kyle Olson, Amanda and Megan, Helen's children
- The Olsson/Olson families 1910 (442 KB)
The only known picture which shows the families of Magnus and Otto together. Members were identified by ROO and Ruth Crist Dyer
- Maria's Swedish Language Bible from 1889 (291 KB)
The fly leaf was damaged but all the words of the dedication in Swedish survive and were translated by Peter Nilsson our exchange student from Malmo, Sweden.
- Medora Sabina Beard Price Hamilton 1813-1882 (110 KB)
Mother of Virginia A. Hamilton Boon, Grandmother of Medora Hamilton Crist. Mother of Ellen Frances Hamilton Wright. Great grandmother of Minnie Sue Boon Crist, wife of William Hamilton of Bath Co VA
- The Clauss Family reunion 2003 (666 KB)
The living brothers and sisters of Lorene Clauss Brent and all their kin.
- Minnie Sue Boon Crist 1860-1946 (212 KB)
Wife of Robert C. Crist, mother of Charles E. Crist and Robert C. Crist II, Virginia Ruth and Grace Crist
- Harold Brent's girls (433 KB)
Anna Mae, Marie, and Beulah 1951
- Medora Woodson Crist Posey 1923-1992 (65 KB)
Daughter of Charles E. Crist and Medora Hamilton Crist and wife of Aaron B. Posey.
- The Michael OGrady Family (330 KB)
Mike Ann and all of the kids.