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Kostenbader Family Photo Album

Surnames: Kostenbader, Heinley, Seibert, Heinley, Smith, Young, Spitler, Taylor, Romig, Franz, Farley, Gamber, Cox, Ranck, Corson, Meixel, Meixell, Miller, Pease, Hummel, Winkelblech, Winkelbach, Wood, Taylor, Farley, Steininger, Gaimon, Weaver, Keller, Lloyd, Sherk, Dieffenderfer, Dennis, Baker, Kling, Twining, Kerns, Dietrich, haggy,

Locations: Pennsylvania


Cabinet Cards, plus 6 CDVs & 2 tintypes in wine velvet album mid to late 1800s
  • KO-1. Ora & Ralph Smith [2 young children taken circa 1902-1904]
  • KO-2. Jacob Kastendbader
  • KO-3. Mary Ann Kostenbader
  • KO-4. Marjorie Taylor
  • KO-5. Katie Romig
  • KO-6. Emma Spitler, Mrs. George Young
  • KO-7. Samuel Kostenbader
  • KO-8. Mada Franz & sister, fresh air girl from Philadelphia
  • KO-9. John Kastenbader & wife Almeda
  • KO-10. Mollie Farley Gamber
  • KO-11. Annie Farley Cox
  • KO-12. Emma Ranck Corson
  • KO-13. Carrie Ranck
  • KO-14. Gus Meixel
  • KO-15. Albert Miller, Ed Millerís son
  • KO-16. H. M. Pease
  • KO-17. Edith Meixel & ? [dressed in George & Martha Washington costumes]
  • KO-18. Sallie & Annie Hummel
  • KO-19. Lutheran Church worker
  • KO-20. David Kastenbader & Annie
  • KO-21. Butler Winkelblech & Amelia
  • KO-22. Samuel R. Wood
  • KO-23. Liberty Taylor Farley
  • KO-24. Annie Steininger, Garmon, Weaver
  • KO-25. Mazie Keller
  • KO-26. Elmer Miller, Leviís son
  • KO-27. Fred Lloyd, Tioga v= Wellsboro Pennsylvania
  • KO-28. Annie Sherk v=Lewisburg Pennsylvania
  • KO-29. Annie Nol Dieffenderfer [CDV]
  • KO-30. Emma Dennis Baker [CDV]
  • KO-31. Jane Kling Twining [CDV]
  • KO-32. Sallie Kerns Dietrich [Tintype]
  • KO-33. Oscar Miller [CDV]
  • KO-34. Charles Haggy [Small tintype in frame]
  • KO-35. Amelia Heinley/Hemley [CDV]
  • KO-36. no name [CDV]
  • KO-37. loose photo no name
  • KO-38. loose photo no name
  • KO-39. loose photo no name

Purchase Your Ancestor Photo in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Write down the Album #. Example: #55
Step 2: Write down the Name & Number of each photo you are interested in. Example: MA-2, MA-15
Step 3: Place your order for individual quality photographic reproductions

Please see LOST FACES: Kostenbader for thumbnails of the Kostenbader photographs and an order form to order quality reproductions of an ancestor.

Types of Early Photographs

The type of photograph in an album helps to date the album

Daguerreotypes (ca 1839)

Photography in USA began circa 1839 but not many are found before 1854.

Ambrotypes (circa 1854)

The ambrotype was a glass negative backed with black material so it appeared as a positive image

Tintypes (ca 1855)

The Ferrotype process (tintypes) was introduced in the United States in 1855. It substituted an iron plate for glass and is one of a kind. No copies could be made from a tintype.

Carte de Visite or CDVs (ca 1859)

CDV stands for carte de visite. CDVs replaced ambrotypes, producing a card 2.5 by 4" CDVs arrived in the United States around 1859, on the eve of the Civil War (1861-1865). On June 30, 1864 a tax on photographs, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and other "sun-pictures" went into effect. Tax Revenue Stamps had to be placed on the backs of photographs from that date (1864) until August 1, 1866. This helps date CDVs taken in this time period.

Cabinet Cards (circa 1870)

CDVís were replaced in the 1870s by Cabinet Cards which were on a larger 4 by 6" card.
I am pleased to now offer individual photographic reproductions for sale! You can purchase a photographic reproduction of any family photo from my albums. I have rescued over 2500 one-of-a-kind identified family photos taken 1850 to 1900.

Genealogy Family Research

[KO-1] Ora & Ralph Smith. Photo taken circa 1904-1905, Ralph a baby with older child Ora. Ora B age 12 & Ralph age 8 found in 1910 census White Deer, Union, Pennsylvania with parents John O. Smith (50) and Mary E (46). Mary is Mary Kostenbader, born 1864, d/o Jacob Kostenbader [KO-2] & Mary Ann Heinley [KO-3]. Mary married John Oliver Smith.
[KO-2] Jacob KOSTENBADER Birth: 20 JAN 1829 in Union Co., PA son of Johann Heinrich "Henry" KOSTENBADER & Rosanna SEIBERT. Death: 11 JUN 1905 Burial Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union Co., Pennsylvania. Jacob Kostenbader was constable, Justice of the Peace, and a farmer in White Deer and Kelly Townships in Union County, PA. Jacob married Mary A. HEINLY [KO-3] b: 11 JUN 1826
[KO-4] Marjorie Taylor. Found in 1870 census Union Co. Pennsylvania, age 11 d/o William (57) and Ann E. (43) Taylor
[KO-7] Samuel Kostenbader was another son of Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kostenbader and Rosanna Seibert
[KO-21] Jackson Butler Winkeblech married Amelia Kostenbader, born 1861 d/o Jacob Kostenbader [KO-2] & Mary Ann Heinley [KO-3]. Jackson B. Winkelbach, 8 years old in 1870 census Jackson Tp Snyder Co. Pennsylvania. Parents Elias Winkelbach, 43, and Catherine, 33. Siblings William and Amanda Winkelbach
[KO-20] David Kostenbader s/o acob Kostenbader [KO-2] & Mary Ann Heinley [KO-3]
[KO-23] Liberty Taylor Farley. Liberty Taylor age 17 in 1880 census West Buffalo Tp, Union Co. Pennsylvania with parents William, 67, and Ann Eliza, 53. Liberty's sister Marjorie [KO-4] ge 21 is with the family
[KO-34] Tintype of Charles Haggy [ca 1860s, 1870s]. Charles Haggy found on same page as Jacob & Mary A Kostenbader in 1880 Census White Deer Tp, Union Co. Pennsylvania. Charles age 37 born Pennsylvania with wife Lucretia, 34, and children Mary and Richard

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