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Title Ferdinand & Clara Maria Koepke Woller
Catalog Number P2010.6.11
Accession number 2010.6
Object Name Portrait, Crayon
Description Gelatin print of Ferdinand & Clara Maria Koepke Woller.
Date 1895
People Woller, Clara Maria Koepke
Koepke, Clara Maria
Woller, Ferdinand
Subjects Immigrants
German-Americans
Group Photographs
Couples
Weddings
Wedding costume
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Sagmeister
Catalog date 2010-03-09
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Studio portrait of Ferdinand & Clara Maria Koepke Woller on their wedding day. They are identified on the back, but Clara's maiden name is incorrectly written as Siebert. Her marriage record and the birth records for two of her daughters list her maiden name as Koepke.
Ferdinand Woller was born in Germany in September 1869, the son of Wilhelmina and Martin Woller. The family immigrated to the United States and arrived at Baltimore, maryland on December 1, 1879, and settled in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He married Clara M. Koepke in Oshkosh on October 12, 1895, and the couple had three daughters: Vera; Edith; and Clara. He worked for Banderb-Chase Company in Oshkosh. Ferdinand died in Oshkosh in March 1911, at the age of forty-one.
Clara Maria Koepke was born in Germany in May 1876. At the age of six her family immigrated to the United States and settled in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She married Ferdinand Woller in Oshkosh on October 12, 1895, and the couple had three daughters: Vera; Edith; and Clara. Ferdinand died in Oshkosh in 1911, leaving Clara a widow with three young daughters. She lived in Oshkosh until her death in may 1951.
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