This past Tuesday I featured the tombstone of Margaret E. “Maggie” (Kallenberger) Hoehamer. Wednesday. while looking through some old photos, I found this cabinet card which had her name written on the back.
This photograph was taken by Smith Photography in St. Marys, Ohio. From the style of her dress and the embellishments on it I would estimate the photo was taken around 1900.
I was able to see some details of the photograph by using a magnifying glass. Maggie was wearing a wedding band so it appears the photo was taken after she and William were married in May 1900. Perhaps this photo was taken on Maggie’s wedding day, in her wedding dress. It was a fancy dress. Notice the lace and bead-work on the bodice as well as the ruffles and bow. She was also wearing jewelry, a necklace and earrings.
Maggie was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Burkhart) Kallenberger. Their photo below was taken at Morrison Photography in Chattanooga. This is the third photo I have seen from Morrison Photography in Chatt, but I know very little about the studio.
In 1940 Maggie and William lived northeast of Chattanooga and west of Rockford. Maggie was a housewife and her highest level of education was the 8th grade. Their grandson Ansel Shindeldecker, age 16, was living with them and doing farm labor for them. The Hoehamers were living close to several folks I knew and remember: Kermit, Fern & Bonnie Stetler; Claude, Virginia, Vivian & Shirley Buchanan; Vernon, Donna & Carolyn Caffee; Jesse & Dorthea Pickering; John H., Caroline, Dale & Donald Caffee; Eugene, Dolores & Bobbie Caffee; Charles, Nora, Floyd, Harold & Donald Sipe. These were some of their neighbors as they were enumerated in the census.  So interesting!
The Hoehamers lived in the area between Wilson, Manley, Wabash, and Hill Roads, in Section 22 of Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Their farm is #67 on the map below, just to the right of the first “E” in Creek. 
 1940 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 54-1, p.6A, household 118, line 11, W.H. Hoehammer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2013); from National Archives microfilm T627, roll 3114.
 The Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Mercer County, Ohio, 1916 (Philadelphia : Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1919), 99.