I have three original photographs of this family, which I would like to get back to family members. The photo of the father, “John Jacob Walz”, is a Cabinet Card and was taken in about 1900-1905 in Joliet, IL.In the photo, he is about age 70, with a white beard.
The photo of his daughter, Florence, appears to be a graduation photo, and it was taken in 1908, per the photographer’s writing.It is in a bi-fold frame, and she looks to be about age 18.
The photo of daughter Estella, although on heavy cardboard, appears to have been a snapshot taken professionally.She looks to be about age 20, and is wearing a long white dress and is standing in what appears to be a back yard.I estimate this to have been taken about 1905-1910.
I found John J. Walz in the Joliet (Will Co.) IL census of 1910, as age 74, born in Germany.Wife was Henrietta, and they had two daughters at home: Florence E., age 24, and Estella, age 20, a music teacher.SSDI shows Estelle Walz, born 23 Oct 1888, living in New Lenox (Will Co.) IL when she died Nov 1968.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are related to “John Jacob Walz” or his daughters Florence and Estella.