Readers of my blog may remember the excerpts from the autobiography of Sister Julitta (Mary) Naescher that I posted earlier. In her writings, S. Julitta recounted her early home life and memories of happy years before the death of her parents at an early age. Recently Bob E., a second cousin, generously shared these photos of the Schaefers family home which was located just north of Clayton, South Dakota.
S. Julitta painted these first two pictures. The original painting hung for many years in the living room of my grandparents, John and Leona Schaefers.
You can see the vivid and accurate details that S. Julitta captured as evidenced by the photos below. The persons in these photos are from left: Johanna, John, Caroline, their father John Schaefers, and their brother Frank Schaefers. The second photo is a close up of the persons in the first photo.