Jennifer Henning's German Genealogy Site
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This page updated October 14th, 2016
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).
Albert Schenk poses in uniform.
Edmund Kolbe's wife-to-be Sophie poses here.
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 poses just before his wedding
Edmund and Sophie on their wedding day in 1875.
Ten month old Rudi sits on his mother's lap.
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).
Photo taken contemporaneous with her brother's wedding.
Edmund Kolbe in Jägerndorf for his sister Marie's wedding to Albert Schenk. His son Rudolf
(Rudi) has a similarly-timed portrait.
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 Rudi, Edmund and Lini Kolbe's children, appear in these miniature portraits.
Detail of Rudi from the miniature portrait he shares with his brother Richard.
Detail of the miniature portrait Richard shares with his brother Rudi.
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'
Two year old Emilie has her picture taken in a Sheboygan studio.
Three year old Emilie has her picture taken at a Sheboygan studio.
Jennifer Henning still has the necklace that Emilie is wearing.
This photo of Lini is a postage-stamp-sized image from the upper left hand corner of a picture of her stepson Rudolf (Rudi).
A 12 or 13 year old Richard poses in this picture. His brother Rudolf had his picture taken the same day.
Rudi sits for a portrait at 18 years of age. His brother Richard had his portrait taken the same day.
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.
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 sits for his portrait the same day as his daughters Bertha and Emilie.
23 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day and wearing the same dress and hair bow as her sister Emily.
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.
Hilda Knomer marries Oscar Rudloff in Sheboygan. Couple on the far right are Emilie Schenk and her fiance Gust Henning.
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
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.
Postcard picture mailed on 6 NOV 1909 from Otto Kolbe, Bartlesville, OK, to Emil
Kolbe, Glenbeulah, Wis
26 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day as her sister Emily and wearing the same or a similar blouse.
John and Bertha are joined by Edward and Elsie Meyer.
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 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.
26 year old Bertha has her picture taken the same day as her sister Emily wearing either the same or a similar blouse.
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'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.
Anna Schmidt & Frank Graefe were the Henning's wedding attendents. They also later married
and settled in Colorado.
A 1915 view of the farm owned by Emil Kolbe Sr.
Visiting the farm in Greenbush, Erna "drives" a very new (for its day) car as Lillie rides along in the passenger seat.
Emily and children Erna and Walter visit her sister Bertha and her children Lillian and Ermgard at their home in Dyersville, Iowa.
Erna and Emil pose sitting on the bumper of Emil's brother Rudolph Kolbe's model 750 (ca. 1924) Stanley Steamer car.
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.
Albert Schenk and his family visit his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps in Sheboygan.
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 Marie at Annie Beiersdorf's house on Evans Street in Sheboygan.
Albert and his family are visiting Marie at her daughter Annie Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.
Albert is visiting his sister Marie Schenk Kolbe Lipps at her daughter Annie Lipps Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.
Marie's photo is taken at her daughter Annie Lipps Beiersdorf's house in Sheboygan.
Pencil drawing on brown wrapping paper by grandson Walter Henning.
Emilie had just fed the chickens and is carrying a dish full of eggs.
Pencil sketch done as part of an art school correspondence course assignment.
At Jenni's parents' home.
Jennifer Henning with her grandmothers
John Meyer, Bertha Kolbe Meyer's husband, stands by an old oak tree on the Emil Kolbe farm
John, Lillie and Emil standing beside the Kolbe farmhouse
Emil stands on a snowdrift by the chicken house on the family farm.
Emily visits her sister-in-law Tillie at her home in Sheboygan.