Mara (Seirp) Breitenstein had an album with this photograph of her husband, John Louis Breitenstein as a little boy. It is one of many pictures taken on the farmhouse porch. John is the little boy on the horse. Mara Sprott, a cousin, sent me a scanned copy of this photograph, which I had never seen. It was taken ca. 1899 in rural Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
From left to right, Edward Lorenz Breitenstein, Theodore Peter Breitenstein, Michael Henry Breitenstein Sr. (sitting), Lawrence Jacob Breitenstein, Elizabeth (Steinmetz) Breitenstein (sitting), Mike Jr., and John Louis Breitenstein on the horse. This photograph is the earliest photo I have of this family. I wonder who might have an older one of any of the Breitenstein, Fischer, Bodeman or Meier families from the greater Louisville area?