Pictures from Diedenhofen, etc.

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Peter Riedesel (1839-1891), born in Leidenhofen, moved to the then-German area called Diedenhofen in what is now called Thionville in the French province of Lorraine. He had ten children from two marriages; three from the second marriage eventually went to America. (Do not confuse this location with Diedenshausen, a neighbor village to Wunderthausen).


Elisabeth/Elise was the oldest child of the second marriage, and settled in Schwerin with her husband, Richard Hinrichs. This is an earlier portrait of the young couple.
This is a later portrait of the Hinrichs.
Johannes Riedesel (1872-1927) as a young man. (Youngest child of first marriage). He spent several years in America but ultimately returned to Europe.
Johannes with his second wife, Louise Veth, and others.
Heinrich and Peter Riedesel, sons of Johannes and his first wife, Margaretha (Ferry)
(Marie) Luise Riedesel, who emigrated to Chicago, daughter of Johannes and Margaretha.
Marie, Micheline and Léonie Riedesel as young girls (granddaughters of Johannes and Margaretha).
Scene at a Gasthof between the wars: Léonie, Marie, Henrí with others
Josephine Riedesel married Harry Schreiner; this shows them with their son Henrí, her brother Peter and father Johannes.
In 1972, Marie Luise returned after 50 years to visit her family in Brussels.
Marie Luise with her sister Josephine and brother PeterThis photo shows the three siblings and other family members.