The following picture was
given to me by the descendants of Conda Knee (1886 -1956).
This same picture was published
in the Bedford Gazette on October 25, 1982.
I was given a copy of the
newspaper clipping from the Gazette by Velma Defibaugh.
The copy below the newspaper
"This is a school (or
church) group of young people at Clearville, date not given.
The only ones identified
were Aaron and Jacob Sollenberger
and Irene Miller."
The newspaper didn't identify
where Aaron and Jacob Sollenberger and Irene Miller were located in the picture. Perhaps with that
much of a clue, someone can point them out.
Conda Knee is in the photo also.
He is standing in the extreme back row on the left side. Norman
(1882 - 1954) is in the row in front of Conda on the right side.
He has a lot of black wavy hair. His sister Effie May Cooper
(1886 - 1975), who married Conda Knee is sitting in the
front row the second lady from the left.
Hopefully you will be able
to add names to some of these faces and determine whose face
belongs to Aaron, Jacob, and Irene.
(Nov. 21, 1999) Velma Defibaugh
writes "There were four (Sollenberger)
boys (in the family) - I think that they all parted their hair
in the middle at that time. I believe Jacob Sollenberger (later lived
at Mench) is in the 2nd row, 2nd from the right. Aaron Sollenberger
is in the middle of the 4th row, both have their hair parted
in the middle - he (Aaron) is also in your photo.
Don't they look like brothers"?
Thank you Velma for such
There is a related picture
(which Velma referred to - above) that includes several of these
same people on the Bedford
County Photos page 1.