My mom emailed this photo to me. She said that it was from Aunt Cleo and that I had seen the photo before, because it sets in their living room, but she doubted that many people had seen it. Well, I don’t remember it, so I guess that makes one more person who hasn’t seen it.
Here’s what she sent about who’s who (I think from left to right): Johann Mathias Sommerer, Jr (Great grandpa), his children: Margarett (Maggy), Dorothea (Dora), Adolph (Grandpa) and Herbert (aka uncle Herbert).
It’s a problem figuring out how to label people in these pictures. Any generation that I pick to give relationships (Great grandpa for instance) is wrong for at least half of the people who are reading this. So I’ve been just giving the relationships from the “cousins” standpoint (sorry aunts, sorry second cousins). You’ll have to do your own translating. But it didn’t seem right to call “Great Uncle Herbert” that, when all I’ve ever heard him called in my life was “Uncle Herbert”.