Schenk/Kolbe Family Album


This album contains many of the family photographs used in the Schenk/Kolbe Family area of this web site, in approximately chronological order.

To see a larger version of any image, click on either the small photo or on its name.

There are also many village photographs on this site that can be found by visiting the places index (click on the Places Index button at left, and then select a village).


Painting of Marie Tscherner Schenk

About 1850

Sketch of Albert Schenk as a Child

About 1854

Maria Tscherner Schenk

About 1870

Albert Schenk

II. Praterstrasse, Wien, Niederösterreich - About 1872

Albert Schenk poses in uniform.


Sophie Telinek in Wien

Wien, Niederösterreich - 13 October 1872

Edmund Kolbe's wife-to-be Sophie poses here.


Albert Schenk

Alserhauptstrasse 27, Wien, Niederösterreich - About 1874

Albert's photo taken in Wien. He is presumably there to celebrate and maybe be a part of his future brother-in-law Edmund Kolbe's upcoming wedding.


Edmund Kolbe

Alserhauptstrasse 27, Wien, Niederösterreich - About 1874

Edmund Kolbe poses just before his wedding


Edmund Kolbe Wedding

About 1875

Edmund and Sophie on their wedding day in 1875.


Sophie and Rudi Kolbe

Rothensterngasse 29, Wien, Niederösterreich - 17 July 1876

Ten month old Rudi sits on his mother's lap.


Emil Kolbe

Oberring 365, Olmütz, Austrian Silesia - About 1878

Maria Strnadt Kolbe with Grandsons Rudolf and Richard

Fulnek, Moravia - About 1879

Grandma Maria poses with Rudi and Richard for a photo probably taken by an itinerant photographer without a real studio (note the back curtain and the flooring).


Albert Schenk - Marie Kolbe Wedding

Jägerndorf, Kr Troppau, Austrian Silesia - 13 January 1880

Marie Kolbe Schenk

About 1880

Marie Schenk

Jägerndorf, Kr Troppau, Austrian Silesia - January 1880

Photo taken contemporaneous with her brother's wedding.


Edmund Kolbe

Jägerndorf, Kreis Troppau, Austrian Silesia - January 1880

Edmund Kolbe in Jägerndorf for his sister Marie's wedding to Albert Schenk. His son Rudolf (Rudi) has a similarly-timed portrait.


Rudolf Kolbe

Jägerndorf, Kr Tropau, Austrian Silesia - About 1880

Rudi has probably come to Jägerndorf for his Aunt Marie's wedding to Albert Schenk. The carpeting and wainscoating show the studio as the same one used for the Kolbe/Schenk wedding.


Richard and Rudolph Kolbe

II Taborstrasse Nr 1, Wien, Niederösterreich - 25 October 1881

Richard and Rudi, Edmund and Lini Kolbe's children, appear in these miniature portraits.


Rudolph Kolbe

II Taborstrasse Nr 1, Wien, Niederösterreich - 25 October 1881

Detail of Rudi from the miniature portrait he shares with his brother Richard.


Richard Kolbe

II Taborstrasse Nr 1, Wien, Niederösterreich - 25 October 1881

Detail of the miniature portrait Richard shares with his brother Rudi.


Emil Kolbe - Marie Schenk Wedding

Jägerndorf, Kr Troppau, Austrian Silesia - 21 November 1882

Marie Schenk

Austrian Silesia - About 1882

Johann Kolbe

Troppau, Kreis Troppau, Austrian Silesia - About 1884

S S America

The S S America brought Marie Schenk and her infant daughter Albertine to America in June, 1884.

Launched in Scotland in 1863, she was the first of several passenger ships to bear the name. She could carry 663 passengers, mostly in immigrant third class, at 11 knots. An 1872 engine upgrade increased her speed to 14 knots. The North German Line sold her off in 1894 to an Itaian line who renamed her 'Orazio'


Emilie Schenk Henning

502-504 Eighth Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, WI - About 1887

Two year old Emilie has her picture taken in a Sheboygan studio.


Emilie Schenk Henning

Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, WI - About 1888

Three year old Emilie has her picture taken at a Sheboygan studio.


S. S. Rhein

This S. S. Rhein was the first of several ships by that name operated by the the North German Lloyd line. It was built in Scotland in 1868 and was nearing the end of its service with the line by the time of the Kolbe family's voyage.

Emilie and Bertha Schenk

Sheboygan, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - About 1890

Jennifer Henning still has the necklace that Emilie is wearing.


Henrietta Koebel Kolbe and Her Sister

Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1892

Karoline Kolbe

1892

This photo of Lini is a postage-stamp-sized image from the upper left hand corner of a picture of her stepson Rudolf (Rudi).


Richard Kolbe

II Kleine Sperlgasse 3, Wien, Niederösterreich - 6 November 1892

A 12 or 13 year old Richard poses in this picture. His brother Rudolf had his picture taken the same day.


Rudolph Kolbe

II Kleine Sperlgasse 3, Wien, Niederösterreich - 6 November 1892

Rudi sits for a portrait at 18 years of age. His brother Richard had his portrait taken the same day.


Emil and Henriette Kolbe and Child

Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1895

Otto and Rudolph Kolbe

North 8th & St Clair, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - About 1900

Lini Kolbe

II Kleine Sperlgasse 3, Wien, Niederösterreich - 9 May 1900

Emilie Schenk Henning

79 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI - About 1903

18 year old Emilie has her picture taken the same day as her father Albert and her sister Bertha (who is wearing a very similar dress) at a studio in Milwaukee. Jennifer Henning has the necklace worn in this picture.


Bertha Schenk

79 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1903

21 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day as her father Albert and her sister Emily wearing a dress very similar to Emily's.


Albert Schenk

79 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - About 1903

Albert Schenk sits for his portrait the same day as his daughters Bertha and Emilie.


Richard Kolbe in Uniform

II Stefaniestrasse 7, Wien, Niederösterreich - About 1904

Richard Kolbe in Uniform

II Stefaniestrasse 7, Wien, Niederösterreich - About 1904

Kolbe Children

About 1905

Bertha Schenk

223 Grand Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1905

23 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day and wearing the same dress and hair bow as her sister Emily.


Emilie Schenk Henning

224 Grand Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI - About 1905

20 year old Emilie has her picture taken the same day as her sister Bertha and wearing the same dress and hair bow. Jennifer Henning has the necklace and possibly also the bracelet worn in the picture. Also note, Emilie is wearing glasses.


Lini Kolbe and her dog Cesar

II Franzensbrückenstr. 24, Wien, Niederösterreich - 1 January 1905

Knomer-Rudloff Wedding

Cor. North 8th & St. Clair Sts., Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisonsin - May 1908

Hilda Knomer marries Oscar Rudloff in Sheboygan. Couple on the far right are Emilie Schenk and her fiance Gust Henning.


German Society Summer Picnic

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About June 1909

Albert Schenk is on the right in the front row, next to his girlfriend Mary Hodzinski. Picture is from a photo postcard mailed 2 AUG 1909 from Albert Schenk to Emil Kolbe


Bertha Kolbe

665 Third St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1909

Emilie Schenk Henning

211 State St., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI - 10 April 1909

23 year old Emilie has her picture taken the same day as her sister Bertha and wearing the same or a similar blouse. Jennifer Henning has the necklace and possibly also the bracelet worn by Emilie in the picture.


Otto Kolbe Postcard

Bartlesville, Washington Cty, Oklahoma - October 1909

Postcard picture mailed on 6 NOV 1909 from Otto Kolbe, Bartlesville, OK, to Emil Kolbe, Glenbeulah, Wis


Bertha Schenk

211 State Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - 10 April 1909

26 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day as her sister Emily and wearing the same or a similar blouse.


John Meyer - Bertha Kolbe Wedding

665 Third St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - January 1910

John Meyer - Bertha Kolbe Wedding with Attendants

665 3rd St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - January 1910

John and Bertha are joined by Edward and Elsie Meyer.


Schenk Sisters Visit Kolbe Family Farm

R. F. D. 30, Box 76, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - 14 August 1910

Bertha Henning Liefeldt, her husband Otto and her sister Emilie Henning are visiting the Kolbe family (Uncle Emil, his wife Henrietta and children Otto, Lillie, Emil Jr, and Albert) on their farm in Glenbeulah. Emilie's fiance, Gust Henning is taking the picture and will send it to his mother Anna Henning as a postcard.


Gust Henning and Emilie Schenk with Friends

September 1910

Gust and Emilie enjoy a picnic in the park with some friends. Notice the small grill, the suitcase used for a picnic basket and the large number of beer bottles.


Otto Kolbe

665 3rd Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1910

Bertha Schenk

211 State Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - 10 April 1909

26 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day as her sister Emily wearing either the same or a similar blouse.


Otto Liefeldt - Bertha Schenk Wedding

211 State Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - 4 February 1911

The Kolbe and Schenk Families at the Meyer's House

Plymouth, Wisconsin - July 1911

Fourth of July 1911, the three families pose on the Meyer's porch steps. Photographer Gust sent this picture as a postcard to his mother Anna Henning.


The Kolbe and Schenk Families

Plymouth, Wisconsin - July 1911

The Kolbe's and Schenk's gather on the Fourth of July, 1911 (note Albert and Emil Jr. up in the tree!). Photographer Gust Henning sent this picture as a postcard to his fiance, Emilie Schenk who was staying at the farm at this time.


Otto & Bertha Liefeldt

211 State Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1912

Gust & Emilie Henning with Anna Schmidt & Frank Graefe

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 5 October 1912

Anna Schmidt & Frank Graefe were the Henning's wedding attendents. They also later married and settled in Colorado.


Gust & Emilie Henning Wedding Photo

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 5 October 1912

Gust & Emilie Henning Wedding Photo

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 5 October 1912

Gust & Emilie Henning Wedding

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 5 October 1912

Kolbe Family Farm

Greenbush, Wisconsin - About 1915

A 1915 view of the farm owned by Emil Kolbe Sr.


Kolbe Children

About 1916

Henning and Schenk Families Visit Kolbe Family Farm

R. F. D. 30, Box 76, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - About 1917

Lillie Kolbe and Erna Henning Sterz

Greenbush, Wisconsin - About 1917

Visiting the farm in Greenbush, Erna "drives" a very new (for its day) car as Lillie rides along in the passenger seat.


Rudolph Kolbe in Army

Camp Taylor, Louisville, Jefferson Cty, Kentucky - About 1918

Emily Schenk Henning and Bertha Schenk Liefeldt and their children

Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa - 1923

Emily and children Erna and Walter visit her sister Bertha and her children Lillian and Ermgard at their home in Dyersville, Iowa.


Henning Family Including Erna and Walter

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - About 1924

Emil Kolbe with Cousin Emilie Henning's Sons

R. F. D. 30, Box 76, Glenbeulah, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - July 1929

Stanley Steamer Car with Erna Henning Sterz and Emil Kolbe, Jr.

Greenbush, Wisconsin - July 1929

Erna and Emil pose sitting on the bumper of Emil's brother Rudolph Kolbe's model 750 (ca. 1924) Stanley Steamer car.


The Henning and Kolbe Family

Greenbush, Wisconsin - July 1929

After pitching oats all day (see wagon), the Henning's (Harold, Erna, Walter and their mother Emilie) rest along with Emil Kolbe, Jr. and his mother Henrietta.


The Schenk, Lipps, Kolbe, Henning, Sterz and Beiersdorf Families

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Albert Schenk and his family visit his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps in Sheboygan.


The Schenk, Lipps, Kolbe, Henning, Sterz and Beiersdorf Families

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Albert Schenk and his family visit his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps at her daughter Annie Beiersdorf's home on Evans Street in Sheboygan.


Albert and his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Albert and Marie at Annie Beiersdorf's house on Evans Street in Sheboygan.


Albert Schenk and his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Albert and his family are visiting Marie at her daughter Annie Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.


Albert Schenk

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Albert is visiting his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps at her daughter Annie Lipps Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.


Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps

Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1935

Marie's photo is taken at her daughter Annie Lipps Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.


Henning Family in Menasha

Lockbaum home, Menasha, Winnebago Cty, Wisconsin - July 1938

Albert Schenk

3360 N 21st St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1943

Pencil drawing on brown wrapping paper by grandson Walter Henning.


Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps

708 N. Evans, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - About 1945

Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps with her Daughters

702 N Evans Street, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - About 1946

Gust and Emilie Henning in their Garden

3360 N 21st Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 1946

Emilie had just fed the chickens and is carrying a dish full of eggs.


Emily Schenk Henning Sketched by Son, Walter

3360 N 21st St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - About 1950

Pencil sketch done as part of an art school correspondence course assignment.


Jenni with her Grandparents, Emilie and Gust Henning

5128 N 58th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - About September 1951

At Jenni's parents' home.


Jennifer Henning's 1st Communion

4626 N 107th St, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - April 1958

Jennifer Henning with her grandmothers


John Meyer

Kolbe Farm, Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - November 1958

John Meyer, Bertha Kolbe Meyer's husband, stands by an old oak tree on the Emil Kolbe farm in Greenbush.


John Meyer, Lillie Kolbe, and Emil Kolbe Jr.

Kolbe Farm, Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - February 1959

John, Lillie and Emil standing beside the Kolbe farmhouse


Emil Kolbe Jr.

Kolbe Farm, Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - February 1959

Emil stands on a snowdrift by the chicken house on the family farm.


Emily Schenk Henning

Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin - About 1960

Emily visits her sister-in-law Tillie at her home in Sheboygan.


John & Bertha Meyer's 60th Anniversary

243 Bishop Street, Plymouth, Sheboygan Cty, Wisconsin - 25 January 1970