Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Gertrudes

From left to right, and youngest to oldest:
  • Gertrude (Bartels) Lewis, daughter of Frances (Reiniger) Bartels;
  • Gertrude Reiniger, sister of Frances (Reiniger) Bartels; and
  • Gertrude (Quade) Mollerus, aunt of Gertrude Reiniger and Frances (Reiniger) Bartels--and great aunt to Gertrude (Bartels) Lewis.

Note: Each of these Gertrudes is about 20 years apart in age.

Picture in my posession. Taken circa 1960s.

Vynen, Nordrhein, Westfalen (later part of Prussia and Germany)

This is a map of the village of Vynen where the Bartels family lived. On this map, you can see where a kind German genealogist from Vynen added a note about where the Bartels' family farm was located: next to St. Martin's church.