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Collection TitleCL 109 Willison Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:3/24/2008

The items in this collection were donated by the Park Church in 2003. 


Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy—Linberger Family; Genealogy—Willison Family; Photographs


Linberger Family- Adolf Linberger (1842-1894) and Ernestine Niemeyer (1842-1939) emigrated from different parts of Germany and met and married in Elmira, NY sometime before 1869.  They had five children; Caroline, born 1869; Mary, born 1871; Anna; Frederick, born 1874; and Augusta, born 1879.  Mary married Frank Willison.  Caroline married John Koening of Buffalo, NY and had two children, Theodore (born 1892) and Catherine (born 1897).  Frederick married Margaret Gorman and went on to own a meat market in Elmira Heights.  Augusta married Louis Lutz and the couple had twin boys, Louis Jr. and Arthur, in 1902. 

Willison Family-Newlove Willison (1840-1906) married Ellen Canfield (1848-1904) of Elmira, NY.  The couple had two sons, Frank and Tom.  Frank married Mary Linberger and the couple had five daughters.  Frank died of typhus in 1904.  Tom resided in Albany and owned a meat market there. 

Scope:This collection contains photographs of members of the Willison and Linberger families ranging in date from 1894 to approximately 1926.
Notes:CL 109 shares a box with CL 99.
Extent.5 linear Feet
Date Span1894-1926
AbstractThis collection contains Willison and Linberger family photographs. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Photograph of Frank C. Willison, circa 1900. Photograph101
Photograph of Theodore and Catherine Koenig, circa 1900. Photograph102
Photograph of the funeral of Harry Anderson with obituary on the back, no date. Photograph103
Photograph of David Parfitt. Photograph10401
Photograph of David Parfitt in military uniform, no date. Photograph10402
Photograph of Tom Willison, no date. Photograph10501
Photograph of Tom Willison, no date. Photograph10502
Photograph of Tom Willison, no date. Photograph10503
Photograph of Adolf Linberger's funeral, 1894. Photograph106
Photograph of bride Anna Linberger Heller and groom Chester Heller, with the bride's brother Fred and sister Augusta, circa 1889. Photograph10701
Photograph of Anna Linberger Heller, no date. Photograph10702
Photograph of twins Louis and Arthur Lutz, circa 1904. Photograph10801
Photograph of twins Louis and Arthur Lutz, circa 1902. Photograph10802
Photograph of Newlove and Ellen Willison, no date. (3 copies)Photograph109
Photograph of Mildred Trembly, no date. Photograph110
Photograph of five women and five men, possibly including Fred Willison, in the woods, circa 1900. Photograph11101
Photograph of five men, possibly including Fred Willison, with canoes, circa 1900. Photograph11102
Photograph of unidentified woman and girl, no date. Photograph112
Koening family portrait including Caroline Linberger Koenig, John Koenig, Theordore Koenig, Catherine Koenig, and Ernestine Niemeyer Linberger, circa 1920. Photograph113
Photograph of an unidentified girl on a chair, no date. Photograph11401
Portrait of an unidentified infant, no date. (4 copies)Photograph11402
Photograph of two unidentified girls, no date. Photograph11403
Portrait of an unidentified baby in a christening gown, no date. Photograph11404
Portrait of an unidentified girl and infant, no date. Photograph11405

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