Karl A. Rohde, son of Michael Rohde and Catherine Masthke, married Louisa Wilhelmine Liedtke on December 17, 1868 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois. After the death of his father and mother in 1870 and 1872, respectively, and the loss of two children, the Karl left Illinois with his wife, son Carl, and his youngest sister Therese Julia Anna Rohde, and moved to Hampton, Nebraska where the couple’s daughter Carolina was born in 1873 followed by seven more children. Shown in this picture are: (standing in the back row from the left) Carolina, Herman, Henry and Carl (standing in the middle from the left) Theodore, Fred and Ernst (seated from left) Emilie, Marie and mother Louisa. Mr. Karl A. Rohde has died in October, 1895. Some of the members of this family changed their surname from Rohde to Rhode and the name may be found with either spelling in various Hamilton County census records and vital statistics.
This site is dedicated to my grandaunt Selma Hopp who collected and took pictures most of her life. Selma was born on March 23, 1903 on my great grandparent’s farm in Otis Precinct, Hampton, Nebraska. She was my Grandmother’s youngest sister and the daughter of John and Louise (Kark) Hopp. Most of the pictures shown here are the results of her efforts and were taken of individuals who once lived or were related to folks living in Hamilton County, Nebraska.
While Aunt Selma knew who the people were in these photos, she left us with this puzzle to figure out. I have associated names where possible and would appreciate all help in identifying the nameless persons that appear here. Due to the volume of photos that she had, this blog will be updated periodically with new additions.