Top- Lizzie Biever, Emma Sonnemann, Ida Barkow; bottom- Hilda Barkow, Emilie Krueger
More about these people: Lizzie Biever must have been Elizabeth M. Buending (1872-?), wife of Martin Michael Biever (1862-?). Emma Sonnemann was my grandmother Emma Bertha Louise Korn (1878-1963), wife of William Henry Sonnemann (1879-1956). Ida Barkow was Ida Frances O. Meschke (1873-1928), wife of William F. Barkow (1873-1947). Hilda Barkow was Hilda Wilhelmina Barkow (1900-1981), daughter of Ida, and later the wife of Clarence Louis Mauck (1896-?) and author of a Barkow family history. Emilie Krueger was Emilie Augusta Amalia Sonnemann (1874-1941), wife of Heinrich Johann Herman Krueger (1861-1925).
Barkow and Sonnemann families
Back of photo was marked "Wm. Barkow, April 13, 1930". Kneeling in front: Ruth Sonnemann, my mother. Far right: William Henry Sonnemann. Third from right: Emma (Korn) Sonnemann. Judging from the writing on the back, two of the others are probably William F. Barkow and his wife Ida Frances O. Meschke. Ida was William Sonnemann's first cousin. It seems a fair guess that the third couple are also Barkows -- possibly William Barkow's brother Frederick Carl Barkow and his wife Alvina. The birthdate of Frederick's son Herman is recorded in Ruth's birthday book, and her postcard collection includes a couple of cards from Alvina, so the Sonnemanns must have been friends with that branch of the Barkows too. (The third couple can't be John Phillip Barkow and his wife Augusta Johanna W. Meschke, Ida's sister, because Augusta died in 1922.)
Johanna Buending Sonnemann (1850-1935)
Johanna Buending Sonnemann's birthday, 1 Sep 1932
"Riverside Park, 1932 Grandma's birthday 82 yrs." Theodore E. Sonnemann, William H. Sonnemann, Johanna Buending Sonnemann, Emilie Krueger
John P. Barkow
Rev. John Philipp Barkow was the husband of Augusta Buending.
1897-12-16 (Allardt, Tenn. newspaper clipping)
A newspaper story from John Barkow's ministry in Allardt, Tennessee, with his name misspelled.
German Lutheran Church, Allardt
Easley home, Sept 11, 1936 (former German Lutheran Church, Allardt, Tenn.)
This building was the German Lutheran Church served by John P. Barkow from 27 Aug 1897 to 5 Oct 1902. It was remodeled into a private home some time before this photograph was taken.
Former German Lutheran Church, Allardt, Feb 2009