Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This beautiful wedding photograph is of Anastesia Czech, who may have married her cousin, or may have been first cousin to the  original owner of the photo. Her husband was Paul P. Kroll and they married in 1917 when she was 19 years old. They had 7 children, all of whom have passed away. However, they do have living grandchildren, and I’m trying to contact them. Let’s hope that one of their grand kids would like to have the photo!

This is a proud Sepia Saturday post. Please click through to Sepia Saturday #50 and view some of the other photos from around the world!

UPDATE: This photograph is the grandparents to a distant cousin of poster Paula Bieniek, who will get in touch with the family for me. I’m so excited to possibly reunite this photograph with the rightful family!

16 thoughts on “Anastesia & Paul Kroll

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    If you have even a partial address –

    http://people.yahoo.com/ might help you track ’em down. :)


  2. Joan says:

    What a wonderful photo.. How exciting it would be to have a photo of Grandparents turn up. Good luck


  3. Oh I love wedding photos..and you know the year..someone is going to love to have this old photo!! Isn’t her veil amazing..I love the headdress..and her gown must be satin or silk with the skirt having a lace overlay. What a wonderful find! :)


  4. Oh my I just noticed the photographer..he was from Little Falls, Minnesota. Frank A Nelson was in Little Falls from 1898 to 1914 according to the Minnesota Historical Society…but sometimes their dates are sketchy..I keep emailing them with proof of photos taken in years that they don’t have listed:)


  5. Stunning image. And interesting to see the bride and groom seated. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen one before.


  6. grace says:

    What a beautiful photo . I have had distant cousins contact me on my family blog because of having the name in title. Hopefully the same will happen to you.


  7. Pat says:

    She looks younger than 19! Hope you find the family who will treasure this too! It so resembles some of my own family wedding photos.


  8. Titania says:

    A very handsome couple. I like her wedding attire it looks beautiful, Hopefully a relative will come forward, claim and cherish this sepia photo.


  9. Martin H says:

    A handsome couple. To me, they have the expression of longing to be found.


  10. acadianeire says:

    Oh, I hope you can find them! Are you on Ancestry.com?



    1. mrsmarvel says:

      Yes, that is where I found the bit of info I do have. Unfortunately, the owner of the tree hasn’t written me back yet, but I’m hopeful! I would LOVE for a photo of my grandparents wedding to pop up unexpectedly!


  11. Nancy says:

    This is a beautiful photograph. I think they look like cousins — their mouths look so similar. Her veil is lovely, and her necklace looks like some I’ve seen in recent years. Very modern. I hope you find their grandchildren. It would be exciting to have a photograph like this suddenly fall into my hands.


  12. Christine says:

    I hope you do find the grandchildren and that they are excited to get the photo. I know I would be.


  13. Alan Burnett says:

    It really is a beautiful photograph, the quality of which I only fully appreciated once I had clicked and enlarged the image. Good luck in tracking the relatives down.


  14. The photograph is the grandparents to a distant cousin of my husband and good friends of ours. I would love to get the photograph to them as they do not have much information. Thank you for taking the time to post this and look for the history behind the picture = priceless


  15. Wonderful! A found photograph!! let us know more of the details someday! :)


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