Have you found unexpected genealogical treasures?
I recently wrote a post called Unexpected Treasures, where I talked about recent genealogical treasures I found when my brother cleaned out stuff in his house. This is stuff from my mother’s genealogy research days. In that post, I shared findings from my father’s side of the family.
In this post, I’d like to share some of the treasures found from my mother’s side of the family.
First, my beautiful grandmother, my mother’s mother, Anna (Zurcher) Koster (1897-1954).
Second: My grandfather, my mother’s father, Otto Friedrich Heinrich Koster (1886-1958), with his brother. He had three brothers and it doesn’t identify which one. So, Adolf Friedrich Joachim Koster (1871-1946), or Herrmann Hans Joachim Koster (1874-1944). I’m guessing it is not the eldest brother, Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich Koster (1869-1932) who died in Germany. Maybe someone can help me identify the brother. Otto is pictured on the right.
And the last is my g-grandfather, Christian Zurcher (1872-1966). He is pictured with his mother, Anna Elizabeth Bieri (1851-1926), his step-father, Christian Fuhrer (1866-1940), both in the front row. It also includes siblings. Christian had a brother, Hans, and sisters Bertha (Zurcher) Schneiter (1876-1957), Martha (Zurcher) Finke (1880-1977), Anna Zurcher (1882-1906), Rose (Zurcher) Boll (1884-1912), and Lena Zurcher (1886-1957). I am unsure which are which. Maybe someone can help me identify them, as well. My mother’s grandfather is second from the left on the top row.
What unexpected treasures have you found?
Have you found any unexpected treasures? Maybe it is genealogical treasures or memorabilia that have meaning to your family. Or maybe it is money in your pants pocket. What treasures have you found?
Happy treasure hunting!