Richland County, Wisconsin
picture postcard of the General Merchandise Store
Rockbridge, the year 1909. Written on the sign
the eaves: IOOF 280. The postmark on the
is Rockbridge, Wis, July 24,1909 A.M., has a
message on the card was written by Inez
Breese to her young-adult children, all
in Rockbridge, but then living in Missouri.
Haseltine-Breese, youngest child of Alden
Catherine Haseltine, had returned to Rockbridge
Missouri, on this particular visit, to be with
sister-in-law, Lovina Breese Aber, during the
illness of Lovinaís husband, Daniel Aber.
Children, I will send you this and see if you know
the people are. If not I will tell you when I come.
have more views I will bring. All well, hope you are.
soon. Iím wanting to get home pretty bad.
Love from Mother. "
the identity of the people in the picture
not revealed, so it is asked of you now; "Can you
anyone from the enlarged picture below?"
so, please e-mail Lori
years later, in October 1969, a grand-daughter,
and two great-great-grandsons
Inez Haseltine, visited Richland County, the place
had loved so much. In her lifetime of almost
years, she lived in various places, but in
heart, Rockbridge remained forever home.
Contributed by Dorothy Appleby Turner