Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Louis H. Reiter Family
Again, I don't know who is in these photos, but I suspect that it's the Lana Wiley and Louis Reiter family---possibly in Montana, since the hills in the background don't have the rolling quality seen in Missouri. Plus, their ages look about right: Eloise Reiter a baby (1914); Nina Reiter 16 (b. 1898), Ina Mae Reiter 9 (b. 1905) and Gladys Reiter 6 (b.1908) with Lana holding the baby. But, please correct me if I'm wrong.
This above is the marriage announcement of Mae Reiter to Elmer Voth. Below is a note from Lana Reiter to "Aunt Mary". If this is Lana Wiley, I thought it was curious that she addressed the letter to her sister-in-law as "Aunt Mary," but then I recalled that Thomas H. Long's first wife was Celecy Wiley. After she died, he married Mary Reiter. If Lana was Celecy's neice, then she might have just been in the habit of calling her "Aunt Mary" because Mary was married to "Uncle Tom".But, it is also possible that one of Louis and Lana's children was a daughter named Lana Reiter that I didn't see in the census. Someone on Ancestry.com listed them as only having two daughters Lana and Nina. Obviously they missed a few daughters like Mae, Gladys and Eloise.