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Garnavillo Photos

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Garnavillo Turnverein,1900
Garnavillo Turnverein,1900

Back row, left to right: William Schumacher, Henry Limbach, and Aerny Tangeman.

Men Standing: Fred Stickfort, John Schlake, Albert Peterson, John Stickfort, Orlando Schumacher, Helmuth Eirkler, Ernest Benjegerdes, Albert Schlake, Ervin Wirkler, Frank Schultz, Orthmar Tangeman, Adam Oelke, and Arthur Stickfort.

Girls Standing: Amelia Walleser, Cora Hudson, Alma Schmacher, Walda Brandt, Hulda Brandt, Adelia Roebken, Florence Havill, and Rose Walleser.

Smaller girls in white: ---- Lockridge, Charlette Limbach, ---- Putz, Gretchen Limbach, ---- Putz, ---- Putz, and Elsie Walleser.

Boys seated: Ed Stickfort, Arthur Schlake, Herman Schlake, August (Gus) Stickfort, Joe Walleser, Mr. Roth (Leader), Donald Peick, Arthur Mohrman, Joe Limbach, Arno Stickfort, and Fred Schmidt.

The Turnverein was an association of gymnasts and athletes. They used gymnastic equipment of bars, rings, horses, and pins that were weighted and looked like those used by jugglers. The pins were about eighteen to twenty inches tall, varnished, and painted with a stripe. My mom, Marilyn Schlake Lingwall remembers playing with the pins in the attic when she was young.

~contributed by Nathan Lingwall


Garnavillo Bank, ca1910
Garnavillo Bank, ca1910
The sign above the door on the right reads:
Dr. Kruger, Dentist

~photo contributed by Nathan Lingwall


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