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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday's Child - A lost Eye

Mary, birth name Maria Anna was born in Baden, Germany in 1856 and was the daughter of Mathias Roesch and Magdalena Jehle.  The others were born in Potosi, Wisconsin  and are  the children of Mathias and his second wife Juliana Hodapp.  Sophia Luella b 1863, Charles b 1865, Louis b 1868, Otto b 1870, and August b 1874.

If you look closely at  Louis, you will notice a problem with his left eye.  He was kicked in the head by a horse and lost his eye.  Later, he received a glass eye.  His eyes were blue.

Here is a picture of Louis as an adult wearing his glass eye.  He certainly is handsome.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. I guess I never realized there were glass eyes back then.


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