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#1 Starting in America Anton Bohl was born in 1844 he came over from Alsace Lorraine thru Ellis Island, New York . His wife Carolyn Schmidt Bohl. They were married December 6, 1875 in Medina Co., Texas. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#2 Three Generations Bohl family 1914 in La Coste, Texas. L to R: Anton Bohl, wife Carolyn Schmidt Bohl. Child in high-chair is Edward "Pop" Bohl. His mother Otila Hutzler Bohl (born 1882, married in 1913, died 1915). and his father Frank Bohl, (born January 16, 1882, died December 1964). Edward's mother and father were married in Medina, Texas. Picture was taken in front of the old house by the Medina river. Edward was nine months old when his mother passed away, he then lived with Helena Zinsmeyer (his grandmother) and his aunt Hedwig, until his father Frank remarried. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl, information courtesy of Rodney Hitzfelder
# 22. Edward Bohl at the age of 21.
#4 This is a picture of Ella Marie Hitzfelder Bohl Betty Bohl Melton advised me that Ella told her she was 21 when this picture was taken. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#3 Edward & Ella Bohl wedding party Picture taken September 4, 1934 and in La Coste, Texas. Can you tell me who the people are, from left to right? Come on help me . . . send email information on this picture. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#5 Edward Adolph Bohl at his confirmation in the Lady Of Grace Church in La Coste, Texas.
#6 Edward and Ella Bohl wedding picture Ella Hitzfelder Bohl is age 20 in this picture, Edward Bohl is 21. Wedding took place on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. September 4, 1934. Followed by a Nuptial High Mass. The bride was dressed in duches satin and the veil was in a turban effect held in place by a single wreath of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of white tube-roses and asparagus fern. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl, information courtesy of Herminia (Mitzie) Kossaeth's book on The Family History of Leonnard Hitzfelder 1821 to 2005.
#7 Three of the Bohl kids L to R with ages: Edward Ervin Jr. '5, Shirley Ann '2, and Franklin Larry '4. Picture taken 1940 in La Coste, TX. As you can see there is snow on the ground and each child is holding a snowball. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#8 Edward "Pop" Bohl In his baseball uniform, information from the back of the picture is Edward at age 33 and the year is 1947. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#9 The oldest and the youngest The little girl in this picture is Betty Lou Bohl age '3. The boy is Edward Ervin Bohl Jr. age '19. This 1954 back yard picture was in La Coste, Texas. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#10 Wedding day I present Mrs. Marlene Biediger Bohl age '20 and Mr. Edward Bohl Jr. age '20. June 16, 1956 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in LaCoste, Texas. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#11 Picture was taken in 1941 L to R with age: Franklin Bohl '5, boy in the middle is either Jerome Hitzfelder or Julius Echtle, boy on the right is Edward Jr. Bohl '6. Looking past the wagon cart, in the background, there seems to be a log building of some sort. There was a log barn down at the grandparents place years ago. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl, information courtesy of Franklin Bohl
#12 The Bohl Boys This picture was taken in August of 1947. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#13 Ella Bohl with her son Edward Bohl Jr. The picture looks like it was taken in the 1950s at their home in La Coste. picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#14 Quick time for a picture From back to front with ages: Edward Jr. '14, Shirley '11, Franklin '13. Taken January 1950 at home in La Coste, Texas. (notice there is wood Beadboard on the walls at the time of this picture, in later years the walls are covered in sheetrock.) picture courtesy of Ella Hitzfelder Bohl
#15 Europe 1975 Edward and Ella Bohl went to Europe with Randy and Betty Melton. They all flew to New York then on to Holland. From there they toured eight countries. Three cities are pictured here top left to right: Ella, Randy, and Edward in front of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy, all of us taking a Gondola ride in Venice, Italy. Bottom left to right: Edward and Ella standing in the doorway of our hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. Edward and Ella feeding the pigeons in St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy. picture courtesy of Randy Melton
# 16 The Fishermen Picture was taken in Dec. 1979. It was in the Castorville, Texas newspaper the article says: "Fish Story" Edward Bohl, LaCoste, and his fishing buddies from Houston, (L-R) Ted Reed, Pat Patterson and (far R) Randy Melton, spent some vacation time in Acapulco fishing. The sailfish shown here are the results of their efforts. Bohl caught an 8-ft., 8-inch, 135-lb. fish and another fish 8 ft., 2 ins., 125 lbs., also was reeled in. What about the 2 that got away? What a vacation! picture courtesy of Randy Melton
# 17 Our Lady of Grace School, LaCoste, Texas, early 1920s L to R: Front row: Wilfred Salzman, Branch Keller, Fritz Mechler, David Mechler, Reynold Keller, Bernard Hutzler, Leo Etter, Leonard Haller, Walter Etter, Leo Echtle. Second row: Cornelia Biediger, Margaret Gross, Alice Bohl, Henrietta Lessing, Velma Keller, Olivia Echtle, Viola Salzman, Magdalena Biediger, Hilda Haller, Amelia Hitzfelder, Octavia Keller. Third row: Dorothy Jungman, Rose Bush, Ella Hitzfelder, Eva Bippert, Sister Elvira (Congregation of Divine Providence), Marie Bush, Florentina Bohl, Aline Zinsmeyer, Bessie Bippert. Back row: Charles Hitzfelder, Henry Lessing, Unknown, Daniel Keller, Unknown, John Geyer, Ralph Ahr, Unknown, Edward Bohl. picture courtesy of Rebecca Lutz
# 18 Anton Bohl family, in front of their home (Schmidt House), Burger Settlement, Medina County, Texas, 1909 L to R: Front Row - (children) Max Biediger, Anton Biediger, Olivia Hutzler, Oscar Biediger, and Leo Biediger. Back Row - Frank Bohl, Jack Biediger, Agnes Bohl Biediger, Theresa Bohl Hutzler, Caroline And Anton Bohl, John Hutzler, and William Bohl picture courtesy of Alice Ray Boehme
# 19 Frank and William Bohl with horses and mules, Burger Settlement, Texas, 1915 L to R: Frank Bohl and William Bohl, holding reins of their horse and mules, as they stand outside barn. Three other men, including Anton Bohl, stand in background. picture courtesy of Alice Ray Boehme
# 20 William Bohl family in front of their home, LaCoste, Texas, October 1914 William Bohl with his wife, Seraphina, who is holding their baby (Alice) in her arms; another child (Florentina) is in a high chair. They are in front of their frame home which is surrounded by a picket fence and a horse and buggy are beside them. House was located about one mile west of LaCoste on Lower Castroville Road. picture courtesy of Alice Ray Boehme
# 21. 1914 On left: Ella Hitzfelder age 1, Amelia (Mighty) Hitzfelder age 4.
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