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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Swede Besalke

Besalke Family Reunion

Photograph of the Besalke family all together by the house. Left to right: Art Besalke, Alma Golka, Ruth Molin, Charles Besalke held by William Besalke, Carl Molin, Margaret Besalke, Carl Besalke, Elsie Ruth Molin, Augusta Besalke, Herman Besalke,…

Besalke Men

Photograph of Herman Besalke and an unknown man standing in front of a tree.

Fred Wittke Clan in Cedar Rapids, IA

Photograph of the Fred Wittke family clan in Cedar Rapids, IA on August 26, 1950. Swede and Lucille Besalke can be seen in the photo.

Herman "Swede" Besalke

Photograph of Swede Besalke standing in front of a tree.

Herman Laying Blocks

Photograph of Swede Besalke laying the blocks and framing the cistern. Back says "Daddy laid all the blocks for us and framed it."