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1870s C. Kate Sauer signed CDV Photo, Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois

#866 Carrol County, Illinois Sauer Genealogy:

On reverse: "C. Kate Sauer" is handwritten in old period pencil. Photo Type: Original Antique Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: W.R. Falkner, Lanark, Carroll County, Illinois. (known to be photographer William R. Falkner 1854-1935. His father was Samuel Falkner 1828–1890 born in Augusta, Ontario, Canada and died in Garden City, Kansas. His mother was Laura Cobb Falkner 1830–1913, known as "Loria", born in Hammond, St Lawrence, New York, on the Canadian border. He is listed as both born in NY and Canada. He moved to Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois before 1870 with his family and is listed "at school" there in the 1870 Census. We believe he opened his photography studio there in the 1870's. He married Nancy Ann Daws Faulkner 1855–1902 in 1875. In 1880 he is listed in Lanark, Illinois as a photographer, with his wife Nancy and 2 young daughters who sadly die very young, Lillie Faulkner 1876–1883 and Etta Belle Faulkner 1878–1883. He and the family and parents, pick up and make the long journey to Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. In 1884, after their 2 daughters die in 1883, he and Nancy wife leave KS for Colorado. There he can be seen in records as a merchant owning a dry goods store in Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado. In 1922 he was the postmaster in the tiny settlement of Youghal, Colorado. It is believed his photography work was only as a young man in Illinois. His name is seen as William R. Falkner and William R. Faulkner, William R. Falkner or William Faulkner in US records. His 2nd wife was Lucille Franks or Franco 1898–1958, born in Portugal. Photographer W.R. Falkner died in 1935)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We believe this photo of a handsome woman in the 1870's family member of the large Peter Sauer 1835–1876 family. He was born in Nieder Ohman, Oberhessen, Hessen, Germany and died in Chadwick, Carroll, Illinois. He arrived in the US in 1853. He married Catharine Rister 1847–1906, (also seen as Catherine Reister) who was also born in Germany and died in Chadwick, Carroll, Illinois. They married in 1855.

Kate Sauer in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Kate Sauer
Age in 1870: 24
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Hesse-Darmstadt / Hessen-Darmstadt
Home in 1870: Fairhaven, Carroll County, Illinois
Occupation: Keeping House
Father and Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Household Members: Name Age
Henry P Sauer 3/12 son
Peter Sauer 29 husband
Kate Sauer 24 wife
Mary Ann Sauer 3 daughter
Emma E Sauer 2 daughter

The inscription "C. Kate Sauer" show the writer possibly starting to write Catherine and changes to her nickname "Kate", or that her name is such as Christine Catherine Sauer, for example. We will let you Carroll County Sauer family members figure this out, as Sauer is an impressive surname in this area.

Darmstadt, Germany is in the state of Hesse, located in the southern part of the Rhine Main Area. This photo is quite light in tone, but still a beautiful image and Saul family treasure. Scans are enhanced and sharpened to clarity to see her well. It is slightly trimmed on top edge, to fit into the tight CDV photo albums. This photo was found in Kington, Ulster County, New York. Interestingly, upon arrive in the United States, Peter Sauer lived in the Albany, Albany County, New York area in census records. This is about 50 miles from where this photo was found. A beautiful Sauer piece.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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