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Vintage photos of:
Johann Wilhelm Hager and his extended family, circa 1910 in Chicago.
Back Row, L-R: John Meseth; his wife, Louise Seafeldt; Liz's half -sister, Gertrude Schotzke-Benbow (holding unidentified baby); Adam Meseth; Gertrudes' husband, Al Benbow; Unknown; Fred Schotzke;
Middle Row, L-R: Wolfgang Hager; Sofronia Coe-Hager (holding, baby. Widow of Hans Hager); Harry Price Walker (Sofronia's second husband); Margaretha Wirth-Meseth-Hager (below pitcher); Johann Wilhelm Hager (Margaretha's second husband);
Three young boys show off their big catch. The boy on the far right could be Earnest (or Ernest) Johnston. Otherwise the place, location, and photographer are unknown (likely taken in central Nebraska).
On a side note, notice the dark faces and pale legs. These boys clearly worked outside wearing overalls and jeans. And the pale band on their forehead shows they wore hats.