Want to see a photo of your 19th century ancestors?
With Luxembourg-American families, it may actually be a possibility. Luxembourger families tended to be close knit, far more so than those of ethnic groups. If you’re lucky enough to find work of a Luxembourger photographer, you may also find photos of his entire extended family.
How do I know? I’m descended from one. Theodore Hingtgen was a photographer on the Dakota prairie from 1878 or so to 1918. He apparently loved to photograph his family as photos have ended up in every branch.
Stumbled across a Hingtgen Studios photo and don’t know what do with it? Please let me know.
Are there other Luxembourger photographers? I suspect so, but I haven’t had any confirmation. If you’re descended one, please let me know as well! I’m more than curious.