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Victor Thurm Family
Victor Thurm driving a team of oxen (note horse harness instead of yoke). Probably in Grafton about 1886. Children are listed as Louis Thurm and either Hattie Thurm (Dabbs) or sister Martha Thurm (Franz). Victor and his wife Agnes Helling Thurm and their daughters were from Saxony area of Germany and came to the area about 1883. Hattie was married to Oscar Dabbs and lived in later years on Rt 16 east of Jerseyville. Martha was married to Charles Franz of Grafton and their farm is now part of the park. Martha is my grandmother. Victor and family are buried at Rosedale and Martha and Charles at Hartford Cemetery. – Mike Mourning.
Photo contributed by Mike Mourning.