Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Festival of Postcards—4 legged quadrapeds

This is a photo postcard of my paternal great great grandmother, Ferdinande Weiss Olesen. Known as Ann by her contemporaries and as Granny Olesen by younger generations, she is shown with the Olesen family companion. This proud canine’s name has been lost to history, but was the subject of a Smile for the Camera blog done on Flipside back in the spring.

Ferdinande was the daughter of Frederick Heindrich Adolph Weiss and Ferdinande Lehman. She was born in Hamburg, Germany on 14 Nov 1855. The Weiss family immigrated to West Hartlepool, England between 1859 and 1861.

Ann was married to Christian Invart Olesen, a ships chandler and a boarder in the Weiss household, on August 3, 1874 at Christ Church in West Hartlepool, England.

I believe that this photo was taken outside their home on Bolton Street in West Hartlepool, England.

Submitted to A Festival of Postcards for the October 2009 4th Edition--4 legged quadrapeds.

1 comment:

  1. I see from your earlier post that your family's dog was a great favourite. It occurs to me there is no record of dogs in our older family photos even though I know there were some much-loved ones.