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This picture was taken in December, 1930 on farm north of Alpena, SD. From left to right: My uncle, Ariel Ochsner, died 12/26/1986. My uncle Marcus Ochsner, died 6/8/1934 at 15 years old, accidental gunshot wound to the head. He was out cultivating with team of horses and had rifle with him and it discharged. My aunt Pauline Ochsner, turned 94 on 3/3/2007. My mom Esther Gordon, died 8/22/2000.