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"Papa" Besalke and the Men

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Photograph of William Besalke, William Derr, Otto Smith, Wilifred Smith, Carl Molin, Eddie Ernst, William Johnke, and Martin Michalboeck standing in a field in June 1939.

At the Home of Otto Smith in Puente, CA

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke and an unknown couple at Otto Smith's house in Puente, CA in June 1939.

Besalke Family and Dog in Front of House

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Photograph of William, Augusta, and two unknown people with a dog in front of a house.

Besalke Family at Lake Decatur

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Photograph of William and Augusta with an unknown man and two unknown boys at Lake Decatur around 1940

Besalke Family at Lake Decatur

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Photograph of William and Augusta Besalke with an unknown woman and two unknown boys at Lake Decatur.

Besalke Family Reunion

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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,…

Bomball Family

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Postcard of the Bomball family. The back says "Mother will be home Thursday at 4.15PM. AO Bomball 328 Central Pl." The postcard is addressed to "Mr. W. Besalke 1135 Condit st. Decatur, Ill".

Carl Smolinski and Men

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Photograph of Carl Smolinski, his daughter, his father, Carl Besalke, Julian Strocher, and William Besalke standing in the yard in front of a house.

Chopping Wood

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Postcard of William Besalke chopping wood with unknown children, women and a man.