I was able to do some scrapbooking this weekend, it being National Scrapbooking Day and all. I've found that I like my creations better when I get inspired by a photo rather than try to fit a photo into a layout for a challenge or something. So, I went through my old photos and found this wedding picture of my great-grandparents, Ferdinand "Frank" Ermund Martin Rosenbaum and Emma Sophia Sommer. The papers were K & Company that I used a Martha Stewart punch on.
Emma and Frank Rosenbaum were married 25 Sep 1906 at her home in Lacrosse. Frank's parents were Herman Carl Rosenbaum and Ernestine Emilie Noetzel. Herman was born in Rataje, Poznan, Poland on 29 Mar 1834. He immigrated to America when he was 20 years old, in 1854, ending up in Cass Twp., LaPorte County, IN. Ernestine was born on 20 Oct 1841 in Chodziez, Poznan, Poland. She immigrated in 1870.
Frank was born in 1881, the youngest of 9 that included Emma (Wittenberg), Mathilda (Schwuchow), Ada, Frederick (m Bertha Klemm), Gustave (m Julia Steinert), Albertine (Schultz), Paul, Carl. Frank and Emma had 3 children, Leona Marguerite (Domke), Herman Wilhelm, and my grandmother, Margaret Louise (Schnekenburger.)
I received this photo from my Great-aunt Leona's daughter, Mary Ellen. She gave me a box of pictures! It appears that Great-uncle Paul wrote names on most of the photos, thank goodness!