Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Birthday - Carsten Petersen, Sr.

Postmark: MONROE NEBR 1915 NOV 12 5 PM
Mrs Wm Brunken
Dear Sister
Hope your boy is better by this time.  We are all well. I thank you ever so much for the picture you sent us   Think it is fine.  It was at Carstens quite a while before I got it along. This crowd is taken at home, at papa's birthday. Monday baby is a year old.
Please write once if you get time.

Who's Who

  • "Mrs Wm Brunken", "Sister" is Clara Marie "Mary" (Petersen) Brunken.
  • "your boy" is Harold Carsten Brunken, Mary's son.
  • "Carsten" is Carsten Petersen, Jr.
  • "papa" is Carsten Petersen, Sr.
  • "baby" is Harold Herbert Griepentrog (born 15 Nov 1914), son of Lucia Bertha (Petersen) Griepentrog.


This is a birthday celebration for Carsten Petersen Sr. (born 19 Sep 1849).

The Crowd

These are probably mostly Petersen family members. Possibly the older gentlemen on the far left  is Carsten Petersen Sr. Otherwise, I cannot identify who the individuals are.

Left Side

Right Side


The postmark is 12 Nov 1915.  The picture was taken at the time of Carsten Petersen Sr's 66th birthday, 19 Sep 1915.


The postcard message says that the picture was taken at the home of Carsten Petersen, Sr. - Lost Creek, Platte County, Nebraska.  The postmark is Monroe, Nebraska because the mail route was out of Monroe.