Roesch Family Object Pictures
Photo of items by Martha Picton
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Old Family Items

Martha (Roesch) Picton writes: My Mother made this crazy quilt before her marriage in 1898. This picture is my parents wedding picture. My parents bought these chairs in 1912. Other items on the picture are our kerosine lamp, an old china egg, an old gold watch and etc.




Old Family Items

Martha (Roesch) Picton writes: Hanging is a hand spun and woven linen towel, made in 1855, by Great Grandfatther Jacob Suess for his daughter, Magdalena Suess, it has her initial M.S. on it. Hanging on a hanger is the hand spun, hand woven linen wedding shirt that my grandfather Jacob Roesch made for his wedding to Christina Rapp in 1868. In those days in Germany, they raised flax, spun and wove the material for family use. Baby dresses were all long, they turned the dresses under and they said it helped keep baby's feet warm. Book on the table is a second edition of Websters Dictionary printed in 1847. Dictionary belonged to Grandfather Owen Picton. The big cover with flowers and butterflies is a laprobe. Setting on top of the laprobe is a charcoal carriage heater - foot warmer belonging to grandparents Henry and Mary Biddle. My parents kraut cutter is standing at the bottom left, in front of the linen towel next to an old Atlas. Pinned on the quilt is a crocheted purse made by Mary Biddle.




Old Family Items

Martha (Roesch) Picton writes: The two blue and white calico quilts were made by Grandmother Mary Biddle. The pink and white on the top left and the one with printed material on the right were made and given to me by my mother before my marriage on Sept 11, 1935. I helped some of the quilting. The three quilts on the table are rather worn. The red and white friendship quilt to the right and the middle quilt were both made by my mother, she also made the crazy quilt to the bottom right. The trunk was mothers. The china head dolls are mine. The collar box in the center of the picture belonged to grandfather Owen Picton. The pink feather fan on the trunk belonged to Samuel's sister Claribel.




Old Family Items

Lisa holds a second edition of Websters Dictionary printed in 1847. Dictionary belonged to Grandfather Owen Picton. Lisa also holds a hand spun and woven linen towel, made in 1855, by Great Great Grandfatther Jacob Suess for his daughter, Magdalena Suess, it has her initial M.S. on it. Magdalena Suess married Grederich Zimmermann. To Lisa's right, hanging on a hanger is the hand spun, hand woven linen wedding shirt that my great grandfather Jacob Roesch made for his wedding to Christina Rapp. In those days in Germany, they raised flax, spun and wove the material for family use. Behind Lisa is a charcoal carriage heater - foot warmer belonging to great grandparents Henry and Mary Biddle. The round box contains collars to put on dress shirts. Grandmother Mattie Biddle gave this collar box to my grandfather Owen Picton in their courtship days. Blue and white calico quilt was made by great grandmother Mary Biddle. Behind Lisa is a crazy quilt made by grandmother Mary Zimmerman before marriage to Henry Roesch




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