Pearl or Wintermute Family Photo Mysteries…

Richard shared some old tintype photographs (1860’s and 1870’s) that he has of the Pearl and Wintermute families. I was raised in the Puget Sound area and I have no memories or connections to Ohio except for my travels there and all my research.  I do not have the deep ties my cousin has nor all the photos and memorabilia. So I hope you can help us identify these photographs.

In the following photos it is unclear who these photographs depict. They were found in a large box of materials of Richard’s grandmother, Alice Jane (Pearl) Wintermute who kept them over the course of decades then gave them to his mother.

The picture of the young boy might be George Pearl/Perril, husband to Jane Helt Pearl.

Unknown - possibly George Perril

Unknown – possibly George Perril

 The the woman in the bonnet is unknown.
Unknown Pearl or Wintermute family member

Unknown Pearl or Wintermute family member

The picture of the young girl is a mystery.

Another unknown Pearl or Wintermute Family member

Another unknown Pearl or Wintermute Family member

The side-by-side photos of the couple could be George’s parents, William (1800-1863) and Nancy Doty Pearl (1807 – 1902).  The dates for when these persons were alive, and their apparent ages, would make sense with the dates of this type of photography.

Unknown Pearl or Wintermute Family members - possibily William Pearl and Nancy Doty Perril.

Unknown Pearl or Wintermute Family members – possibly William Pearl and Nancy Doty Perril.

If you recognize any of these individuals please leave a comment, Richard can read and make comments too, however, I have access and can get you in touch with him.

I didn’t realize it would take me over a year to make it through the Keller and Delano families and descendants of this line.  As I have built the posts about the ancestors and descendants of John and Mary (Delano) Keller I was struck by the fact that the memories of who these people are is fading or has faded. The migrations of the children out of the Morrow County area has caused a disconnect. Hopefully, I have opened a door with these past posts and maybe sparked a connection for someone.  If you are a descendant please comment.

Thanks to Richard for his generosity. By the way Richard has many more stories to share about the Helt, Pearl, Doty and Wintermute families and I would be happy to get you in touch with him. Lavina Keller Helt, daughter of John and Mary, would be very pleased to know that her descendants have done well.  She was only 36 years old at her death.

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