Category Archives: Detroit

Happy Birthday, Grandma Koontz!

Phebie Ann Gardner was born 156 years ago on October 19, 1862, in Falls Village, Connecticut to William G. [Wilhelm Gotthardt] and Mary Ann Cummings Gardner [Gaertner].  Great grandmother Koontz was the oldest child of great great grandmother Gardner and … Continue reading

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Great Grandparent Koontz 131st Anniversary!

It was 131 years ago (August 9, 1885) that my great grandparents, Casmear P. Koontz – call me C.P. – and Phebie Ann Gardner were married in Noble, Indiana.  The photo above was taken with the all five of their … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings – 1921

EASTER Greetings.  It’s for purely selfish reasons that I send this card, ’tis true, Because it brings me happiness to greet a friend like you!   Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Mar 24, 1921.  Addressed to Miss Lela [Leila Marie] Weaver, 4238 … Continue reading

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Steamer Greyhound – 1919

Steamer Greyhound, Detroit and Toledo.  15-16. Post marked Toledo, Ohio. Jul 25, 1919.  Addressed to Mrs. Lee [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich. “Hea [sic.] Sis, Bill [William P. Koontz] and I will be on the morning boat … Continue reading

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My Valentine ♥ 1921

My Valentine.  You are tugging so hard at my heart I’m afraid that you’ll pull it apart.  Published by The Gibson Art Company, Cincinnati. Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Feb 13, 1921.  Addresses to Miss Leila Weaver, 4238 Tireman Ave., Detroit, … Continue reading

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Canal Scene, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. 1910

Canal Scene, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.  No. 569, Published by A.C. Dietsche, Detroit, Mich.  Made in Germany.       Canal Scene, Belle Isle.  The canals of Belle Isle, Detroit’s foremost pleasure ground, form an animated picture every pleasant summer … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year – 1908

A Happy New Year. Raphael Tuck & Sons “New Years Post Cards” Series No. 139.  Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King & Queen.  Printed in Saxony. Post marked Greenfield, Mich.  Dec. 31, 1908.  Addressed to Mrs. [Effie Lee] Weaver, … Continue reading

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