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Allamakee Album
Dorchester People

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Dorchester people

In the photo are brothers Pat (L) & Joe Danaher (rear)
The ladies from L-R: Celia McLaughlin (later Collins), un-identified woman & Margaret Griffin Drew.

Celia was a first cousin to the Danaher lads, and Margaret was a 2nd cousin to the Danahers & McLaughlins. Margaret was IDed by her niece Gretta Hurtibise. Does anyone know who the unidentifed woman is?

~photo contributed by Matthew Whalen

(A rough date for the photo, judging by the clothing, is between 1895 & 1905 ...sgf)


Tom and Lynn Reburn of rural New Albin submitted this photo of an old Irish gathering at the home of Henry Schulte in the Dorchester area of Allamakee County. The photo is believed to have been taken in the era of 1928-1930, with some of the individuals pictured not clearly identified.

Pictured above, left to right, are:
Front row - John Schulte, Matt Flynn, Miles Kelly, Sister Matthew Connor, Matt Connor, Old Schulte (John Schulte's dad), John Connor, Henry Schulte, Charlie Cavanaugh.

Back row - Unknown (partially hidden), Irish Joe Connor, Ben Reckholt (whose wife was a Schulte), Emmett Kelly, Unknown, Ed Reburn.

The child caught in the photo at far right evidently trying to bolt behind the group is thought to be Clarence Schulte.

~the photo was contributed by Karen Schulte: "My relatives were the Schultes and the Connors. The picture was put in the Waukon paper years ago."


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