All hard returns were deleted when I posted my message in 2009, making it difficult to read.It is repeated below with the hard returns restored.
I purchased the subject undated studio memorial photo taken by N. H. Stark, Tekonsha, MI, depicting cross-shaped arrangements of flowers and leaves surrounding a tag reading "FATHER."Handwritten along the bottom edge of the print in period ink are the words:
"Jacob Frederick Katzs Flowers."
Written on the back of the photo mount in pencil is the following (this may be old dealer's marks):
"N. Armour897 - E. MichB Creek -Store 17"
I found the deceased and his family listed in the 1880 Census data for Tekonsha Township, Calhoun Co., MI.I also found a web site giving transcriptions of the headstones for Jacob and his wife Annie, both buried at Windfall Cemetery, Section 29, Jackson Road, Tekonsha Township, shown as:
Katz Doyle, Annie M. (Mrs Jacob), aged 53y 1m 7d, died 1897 Jun 24
Katz, Jacob F., aged 66y 2m 15d, died 1893 Nov 27
Katz family members as recorded by the enumerator on 22 Jun 1880 were:
Jacob Katz, head, farmer, age 52 years, born 1827 in Wurtemburg, Germany
Anna Katz, wife, keeping house, age 36 years, born 1844 in Wurtemburg, Germany
Margret Katz, daughter, age 12 years, born about 1868 in MI
Jacob Katz, son, age 10 years, born about 1870 in MI
Carrie Katz, daughter, age 8 years, born about 1872 in MI
Barbara Katz, daughter, age 4 years, born about 1876 in MI
Christian Katz, son, age 2 years, born about 1878 in MI
William Katz, son, age 8 months, born Sep 1879 in MI
A message posted by Mike O'Shea on 30 Apr 2001 on the "Katz Family Genealogy Forum" mentions this family.According to Mike, the couple had 15 children and the wife's full name was Anna Marie Walz (a public member tree posted on ancestry.com lists her maiden name as Wolfe).
Contact me if you wish to view and/or acquire this photo.