Wednesday, March 3, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 93: Catherine Buntin

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

The name of Catherine Buntin is written on the back of this picture, and the photographer's name on the front of the card is Sexton in Bushnell, Illinois.

Catherine Buntin was born in May 1897 to Henry S. and Anna (Auble) Buntin, their third child (after sons David and Henry). The family is enumerated in the 1900 US Census in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois. In the 1910 census, Anna is a widow and the three children are still living with their mother. The child in this picture appears to be about age 1 or 2 (she can sit up and smile for the camera!), so the picture was likely taken in 1898 or 1899.

Anna Auble (1860-????) was the daughter of David and Sarah (Knapp) Auble, and was born in Newark, New Jersey. The Auble family moved to Terre Haute, Indiana before 1870, and David Auble (1817-1894) died there. I don't know where Sarah died, but it may have been in McDonough County, Illinois. Anna Auble is the sister of my great-grandfather, Charles Auble (1849-1916), who married Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) and had one daughter, Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977), my maternal grandmother.

So Catherine Buntin, and her brothers, were first cousins of my grandmother. I have not followed the Buntin children yet - I might be surprised to find some third and fourth cousins still living. And if it is daughters of daughters then there might be a mitochondrial DNA lead for this female line. I hadn't thought of that before!


Unknown said...

what a beautiful baby....a treasured photo for sure!

Lori H said...

She surely is a pretty baby.

Now, you have something else to research. Let us know if you find out anything!

Sanjay Maharaj said...

She is sitting like a little princess, so cute, great picture treasure