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Caroline Tietz
Caroline Tietz
This portrait was taken in 1935. 
 
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Christine KRAFT Kisse
Christine KRAFT Kisse
This is a May 1983 photograph taken in Hamburg, Germany, where Christine lived with her son, Oskar Kisse. Christine was 85 years old and couldn't speak English, but communication seemed easy. She was so happy to see someone from the USA. She passed on shortly after that year. 
 
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Christine KRAFT Kisse
Christine KRAFT Kisse
This portrait was given to Roger Luft by Christine on a visit to her in Hamburg, Germany. She is the youngest sister to Rosina Kraft Tietz. 
 
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Christine KRAFT Kisse Family
Christine KRAFT Kisse Family
This photo was taken in 1941 of Christine (Kraft) Kisse and her family. On the left seated is Jacob Kisse, Artur Kisse, Jacob's mother (Christine has her labeled Schwiegermutter,or mother-in-law), then Christine. The back row are Heinrich, Adeline, Ottilie, Alma, and Oscar. 
 
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Daniel Kraft Family in Russia
Daniel Kraft Family in Russia
This photograph was taken in 1908 and given to Roger Luft by Christine (Kraft) Kisse in 1983. On the left seated are Samuel Tietz holding Emilie, Rosina (Kraft) Tietz holding Salome, and in front of them is Samuel. Next of Rosina is her father, Daniel Kraft, Karolina (Fruck) Kraft, Christine (Kraft) Kisse, Christian Kraft, Maria (Quaschnik) Kraft, and Daniel Kraft. From left in back are Jacob Kraft, Daniel Kraft, Daniel Kraft, and Sophia Kraft. 
 
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David and Salome Luft and ?
David and Salome Luft and ?
This picture was taken, I believe, when David and Salome were attendents at a wedding...probably the unidentified couple. 
 
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David and Salome Luft Family about 1939
David and Salome Luft Family about 1939
In the back row are Pauline, David, Salome, and Lorriane.
In the front row are Rose, LeRoy, Christine, and Hulda. 
 
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David and Salome Luft Portrait
David and Salome Luft Portrait
This more formal portrait was taken around 1945. 
 
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David and Salome Luft Wedding Picture
David and Salome Luft Wedding Picture
David and Salome (Tietz) Luft were married on December 14, 1924. 
 
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David Luft Baptism Certificate
David Luft Baptism Certificate
This is a scan of a copy of the original baptismal certificate of David Luft. 
 
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David Luft with Johann Conrad Luft
David Luft with Johann Conrad Luft
This is a father and son photogaph with some wayward kids included. This was taken in front of the old log home. 
 
12
Donald and Caroline (Tietz) Noteboom
Donald and Caroline (Tietz) Noteboom
This is a formal portrait of Don and Caroline (Tietz) Noteboom 
 
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Elizabeth Catherine Luft
Elizabeth Catherine Luft
This is a not-so-good picture of Elizabeth Catherine Luft Damm Kaschube. 
 
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Elsa (Kraft) Troger (A publication about Leipzig,Bessarabia, Russia, shows her last name as Droger)
Elsa (Kraft) Troger (A publication about Leipzig,Bessarabia, Russia, shows her last name as Droger)
This photograph was taken in May 1983 in Breman, Germany. Elsa spoke very little English, but her husband, Hans Herrmann, spoke English very well.  
 
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Family Picture - Luft and Tietz
Family Picture - Luft and Tietz
Seated in the front row from the left are Rosina (Kraft) Tietz and Anna Christine (Sinner) Luft. In the back row from the left are Samuel Tietz, David Luft, Salome (Tietz) Luft, and Johann Conrad Luft 
 
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Friedens Gemeinde Cemetery
Friedens Gemeinde Cemetery
This is the cemetery that is near the Luft homestead. 
 
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Having Fun!
Having Fun!
This photo is rare in that most of the time the older Germans didn't smile much for photographs. From the left is Samuel Tietz, Salome Luft, David Luft, and Jacob Kraft is seated. 
 
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Johann Conrad and Anna Christine (Sinner) Luft
Johann Conrad and Anna Christine (Sinner) Luft
This is an old photograph of the Luft's standing outside of the log home that was used until 1949 when the "new" home was built. 
 
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Johann Conrad and Anna Christine Luft with Boys
Johann Conrad and Anna Christine Luft with Boys
This is a photograph of the boys in the family. In the back is Gottlieb and Alexander. Between Anna and Johann is David. 
 
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Johann Conrad and Anna Christine Luft with Family
Johann Conrad and Anna Christine Luft with Family
This photograph does not have all of the family included. In the back are Gottlieb and Alexander. In the front with Anna and Johann are David and Elizabeth (Lizzy). Missing is Molly.  
 
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Johann Conrad Luft
Johann Conrad Luft
This image has Johann Conrad Luft seated, his son-in-law, David Miller, standing in the back left. The other man is unidentified. 
 
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Johann Conrad Luft Portrait
Johann Conrad Luft Portrait
This image was probably taken after Johann Conrad and Anna Christine arrived in the USA...probably around 1920. 
 
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Portrait of Anna Christine (Sinner) Luft
Portrait of Anna Christine (Sinner) Luft
This image was probalby taken after the Johann Conrad and Anna Christine Luft arrived in the USA. 
 
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Salome Tietz Confirmation Certificate
Salome Tietz Confirmation Certificate
This is a scan of the confirmation certificate of Salome Tietz Luft. 
 
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Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz
Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz
This is a portrait of Samuel and Rosina Tietz. Grandpa was always thought to be Samuel Tietz, Sr., but he was at least third in line. 
 
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Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz and Daniel
Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz and Daniel
Daniel is the baby of the family. 
 
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Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz, and Johann Conrad Luft
Samuel and Rosina (Kraft) Tietz, and Johann Conrad Luft
Parents of Salome (Tietz) Luft and David Luft after Anna Christine Luft had passed on. 
 
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Samuel and Rosina Tietz Family
Samuel and Rosina Tietz Family
On the ends in the back are Samuel and Salome. In the middle-back row is Jacob. Caroline is between Samuel and Rosina, with Daniel standing in front of Samuel. Other children born to Samuel and Rosina were Emilie (Salome's twin), Daniel (the first Daniel child), and Christine. 
 
29
SS Laurentian
SS Laurentian
This is a picture of the ship that the Luft family sailed on when they left Europe. They apparently took a train to England then boarded the SS Laurentian for Halifax, Nova Scotia in Liverpool, England on March 2, 1899, arrivng in Halifax on March 13, 1899. This ship was purported to be rather unstable and even Johann Conrad Luft, who was in the Russian Navy for seven years got sick. 
 
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The David and Salome Luft Family
The David and Salome Luft Family
Pauline, Hulda, Lorraine, and Christine in back row.
Salome holding Vernon, Rose, LeRoy, David holding Roger.
Beverly came along about a year later. 
 
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The Luft Twins
The Luft Twins
Aren't they just the cutest? This picture of Roger and Vernon Luft was taken at the same time as the more formal family portrait. 
 
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The SS Main
The SS Main
This is the ship that the Tietz family came to the United States on in They probably rode the train from Bessarabia to Breman, Germany. Left Breman, Germany, on April 21, 1910, on SS Main and arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on May 4, 1910, then went to New Leipzig, ND, before settling in North Eastern Montana. 
 
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The Three Oldest Luft Girls
The Three Oldest Luft Girls
With Salome and David are Lorraine, Christine, and Pauline (left to right) in about 1930-31. 
 
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The Younger Luft Kids
The Younger Luft Kids
This is Vernon, Beverly, and Roger (left to right). It looks like Beverly is being held hostage.