I purchased the subject undated studio portrait of a middle-aged couple taken by J. G. Mangold, No. 56-1/2 Main St., Moline, IL. It is identified on the back of the mount:
"Fritz Goettsche Mrs." Now Mrs. Schnerholoth."
There is recorded a Fritz Gottshe (misspelled surname?), born in Prussia, becoming a naturalized citizen of the U.S. by action of the Circuit Court in Rock Island Co., IL, on 25 May 1869.There is a Fritz Gottsch [sic?], a fruit grower, listed in the Moline, Illinois city directory for 1899.