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Goodell/Tesch Family Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2017-061

Content Description

The collection consists of a photo album, correspondence and two religious documents concerning the Goodell and Tesch families in the Sisseton/Waubay/Summit area of South Dakota. The two families lived in the Roberts/Day County area in South Dakota. Rollin and Emily Goodell had three children Mabel, Maud and George. The 1905 South Dakota State Census has them living in the Spring Grove township of Roberts County. The photo album includes mostly unidentified images, though a few are inscribed on the reverse. The images mostly include photographs of children and families. Three photographers are identified including Grays Studio—Photo Studio (Watertown, S.D.), C. S. Pollard—Photo Studio (Watertown, S.D.), Knute Bowe—Photo Studio (Sisseton, S.D.). The two religious documents include a baptismal and confirmation record for Bertha Emilie Franziska Tesch, born February 18, 1880 and baptized on February 23, 1880. She was confirmed on March 24, 1895. The confirmation took place at the St. Johannes German Evangelical Lutheran Church at Britton (S.D.). Both documents are in German.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1880
  • 1895
  • ca. 1910s-1930s



0.5 Cubic Feet