Family Portrait – William Kaiser and Elizabeth Long Family

William and Elizabeth (Long) Kaiser were my 2nd great-grandparents. This photograph was send to me by my cousin Jan Largent Blake; the names of the subjects were recorded on the back Thanks Jan! I have added the names where they can be seen. You may click this thumbnail to enlarge the photo.


The photo was probably taken about 1886 or 1887.

Below is another photo taken in the same studio, perhaps the same day. The picture is of Mary Ann Kaiser with her husband John Garvin and their son Roy. Mary Ann is wearing the same dress in both pictures. Roy was born on March 31, 1885. I believe Roy looks closer to two in the picture, but it’s all a matter of opinion!

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The Kaisers had eleven children that I am aware of, three are buried in the cemetery of Knox Presbyterian Church, Cranbrook. The cemetery is in Huron County, Ontario. I have no information on the burial of a fourth child, Maud. She may be in the same cemetery.

The entire family was:

Joseph, 1857-1876
Mary Ann, 1860-1939
William, 1862-1940
Elizabeth, 1864-1938
Cecelia/Priscilla, 1867-1876
Sarah, 1870
Anna “Annie” 1871-1941
Austin Arthur, 1872-1962
Lucy, 1876-1914
Maud 1878
Amelia/Millie, 1878-1963

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