1890's Levi Cline & Katie Grebe Cabinet Photo, Rugby, Pierce County ND
#253 Cline Genealogy:
On reverse: "Levi Cline and wife Kattie Cline, Grandmother Johnson's first child by first marriage" is handwritten at top, and below is handwritten "Madaline's picture, Strachan" in ballpoint pen by the same hand. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: Pierce & Potter, Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota. (Note: We cannot identify these unknonw photographers other than B.M. Pierce and M.J. Pierce, who also worked in Flaxton, Burke County, North Dakota, as Pierce & Turbett in 1904. Any help or appreciated, email Debra here)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Levi Ezra Cline born 1869 in Minnesota to his father James Monroe Johnson 1845–1909, born in Wentworth, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and his mother Maria Louisa Hathaway Johnson 1852–1910 born in Harrison, Dearborn County, Indiana. She died in Rugby, Pierce, North Dakota. Levi's name is Cline and the rest of his family's name is Johnson, possibly James is his mother's second husband? Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
Therefore, his half siblings are:
Malissa Chastina Johnson 1872–1963
Clara Bell Johnson 1874–1903
Ida May Johnson 1875–1895
Cyrus Monroe Johnson 1876–1943
Clarence William Johnson 1878–1930
Perley Carlton Johnson 1880–1880
Carl Johnson 1881–1953
Susanna Ann Johnson 1883–1961
(mother to Madeline Strachan, owner of photo)
Francis Johnson 1885–1885
Jennie Subrina Johnson 1886–1969 (Sabrina)
Infant Johnson 1888–1888
Blanche Louisa Johnson 1889–1919
His wife: Katherine Grebe or Kate Grebe 1877–1957, they married 1901 in Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota.
Lydia Lou Cline Chamberlain 1904–1983
William Cline Grebe born 1906
Hazel Cline Grebe born 1908
Edward Cline Bliss 1911–1983
Alfred Robert Cline Miller born 1914, a twin to Albert Cline Miller
Albert Herbert Cline Miller born 1914, a twin to Alfred Cline Miller
Harry Harris Cline 1916–2005
We've found Madeline Strachan 1907–1984 listed as owner of this photo. She was born in North Dakota and died in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Her mother was a Johnson and half sister to Levi Cline: Susanna Ann Johnson 1883–1961, born in Sauk Centre, Stearns, Minnesota and died in Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana. Her parents were James Monroe Johnson 1845–1909 and Maria Louisa Hathaway 1852–1910, above. She married John Strachan 1875–1955 and their children were Valma Strachan 1905–1983, Madeline Strachan 1907–1984 (owner of this photo), Etta Strachan born 1910, John Kenneth Strachan 1914–1990 and Richard Harold Strachan 1916–1984.
Much much more work needs to be done. A very close up and wonderful image of Levi and Kattie, her in a large and beautiful hat, she is very stylish! Levi & Kattie may be newlyweds here, although we believed this to be earlier than their marriage date of 1901, but possibly not. This photo was found in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, a rare and beautiful family piece with many great genealogy clues.
Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
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)