Lost Faces - Family Photos Moser, Ziler, Siler, Dietrich Genealogy of Ontario
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This is a late 1800s, early 1900s era photo album from Ontario. The album is in superb condition, it looks as good as new. The clasp is intact, the red velvet on the back cover is only lightly worn, and is not faded very much. The front Celluloid is really pretty and there are no cracks. I couldn't resist this album especially when I saw the names written inside

Inside are 26 photos, many have names written under them. There are even 2 locks of long blonde hair tied with faded pink ribbon, tucked beside one of the photos.

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.

Album #13 MOSER-ZILER of Waterloo and Middlesex Counties, Ontario

  1. unlabelled
  2. unlabelled
  3. man. Photographer in Berlin Ontario
  4. "Aunt Barbara, Albert's sister" [Barbara MOSER], taken in Berlin Ontario
  5. woman, taken in Exeter Ontario
  6. couple taken in Berlin Ontario
  7. baby
  8. baby
  9. toddler
  10. toddler
  11. "Mrs. Albert Moser" taken in Exeter Ontario plus locks of blonde hair in faded pink ribbon
  12. "Mrs. Albert Moser" taken in Exeter Ontario
  13. "Albert Moser" [Lorine's note: I found him in the 1901 census for Middlesex Co. and 1881 census Waterloo. His parents were John and Magadalena ZILER]
  14. "Mrs. Albert Moser, Kate Dietrich Ziler" taken in Exeter Ontario [Lorine's note: I found Kate as Cathrien in the 1901 census for Middlesex Co. She was daughter of Malcolm & Catherina ZILER, and born 1880, and she married Peter DIETRICH son of August Dietrich]
  15. "Theresa Ziler & Louis" [Lorine's note: I found them in the 1901 census for Middlesex Co. They are children of Malcolm & Catherina ZILER, Theresa born 1892 and Louis in 1890]
  16. "Julia Moser (Lang)" taken in Dashwood Ontario (picture of woman and young boy) [Lorine's note: I found Julia as Julianna in the 1881 census for Waterloo Co. She was daughter of John MOSER & Magdalena, and born in 1880]
  17. young boy
  18. "Aunt Magadalene, Albert's sister" [Madgalene Moser] taken in Waterloo Ontario
  19. "Mrs. Albert Moser" taken in Formosa Ontario. This pic is of 3 females and one boy, it looks like a family group of siblings
  20. man taken in Exeter Ontario
  21. "Mr & Mrs. Ab. Desjardine" taken in Walkerton Ontario
  22. "Lizzy Ziler, Joe Ziler, another of father's brothers" taken in Exeter Ontario. THis is a photo of a couple and 3 children. Looks like Joseph ZILER, brother of Catherine ZILER DIETRICH, and his wife Lizzy Mahoney
  23. couple and baby
  24. woman taken in Exeter Ontario
  25. couple
  26. "Uncle Joe [ZILER] and Aunt Lizzy Mahoney"
Ancestry Note: Blanche Moser sends the following additions for this family:
  • 4. Aunt Barbara b. Aug 21, 1882 d. 1929 . She married Herbert Karges
  • 11. Mrs Albert Moser nee Mary Ziler. She was born Aug 20, 1877 d. Sept 16, 1916
  • 13. Albert Moser's parents were John B. Moser & Magdalena Kroetsch
  • 14. Katie Ziler married Peter Dietrich and they had a daughter Caroline b. Oct 4, 1912 (from Morand Dietrich Book)
  • 16. Julia Moser Lang b. Dec 20, 1879 St clements ON d. July 25, 1942
  • 18. Aunt Magadalene also called Mackland b. Mar 19, 1885 (m) Albert Richert/Rickert. lived Detroit MI
  • 22. Joseph Ziler and his wife Lizzy (Mary) Mahoney. (from Dietrich Bk). Joe Ziler & Mary had a son William Ziler b. Sep 22,1903 Hay Twp d. Sep 25, 1989 who married Matilda Dietrich.

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Genealogy Research in Census Records

ZILER MOSER PHOTO ALBUM 1901 Census of Canada District: ON MIDDLESEX (North/Nord) (#88) Subdistrict: Stephen G-6 Page 11

31 113 Moser C L M Head M Jun 9 1870 30
32 113 Moser Mary F Wife M Dec 26 1869 31
33 113 Moser Otto M Son S May 11 1892 8
34 113 Moser Leo M Son S Sep 18 1893 7
35 113 Moser Ralph M Son S Dec 23 1896 5
36 113 Moser Olliver M Son S Jul 30 1898 2
37 113 Moser H?nga? M Son S Dec 18 1900 4 mo
38 113 Moser Albert M Brother S Apr 18 1876 25
1901 Census of Canada District: ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Wellesley E-2 Page 8

9 67 Moser John B. M Head M Nov 15 1843 58 b Germ imm 1858 labourer
10 67 Moser Marazah F Wife M Feb 15 1847 54
11 67 Moser Maghlana F Daughter S Mar 19 1885 16 servant
12 67 Moser John M Son S Jul 9 1887 13

1901 Census of Canada District: ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 10

1 87 Rickert Kathrin F Head W Apr 9 1847 58 b Germ pa b Germ ma b Can, Lutheran seamstress, can't read occs for all her kids
2 87 Rickert Angline F Daughter S Sep 20 1876 24 b Ont
3 87 Rickert Albert M Son S Jan 2 1883 17 b Ont
4 87 Rickert Elma F Daughter S May 20 1885 15 b Ont

Name: Albert A Richert
Age: 36 years
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1920: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_815; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 514;

Name: Albert A Richert
Age: 45
Birthplace: Canada
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Magdelina Richert
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1053; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 518;

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