Thursday, May 3, 2012
Vonderheide Wyoming Home
Current home of the Wyoming Board of Education
I want to acknowledge my Vonderheide cousins who had a copy of the house in their collection and made it available to me.
|Home of August and Anna Vonderheide (1920-1925)|
Village of Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio
I've always been fascinated by this house. Research has shown that my great-grandfather, August Vonderheide, moved into it sometime in 1920. It is the residence listed in the phone book as their home from 1920-25. It makes sense that they would have wanted to move into a bigger home at this time because it coincides with the marriages and the starting of new families, all of whom initially lived there.
My grandmother and grandfather, Virginia Vonderheide and Roy Ryan, celebrate their wedding day there on September 1, 1921. Virginia's brother, Val, also moved in with his wife, Clara Wheeler about that time. My mother, Virginia, and Val's daughter, Dolly, were born while living in that home.
I've always cherished my grandparent's wedding pictures. I recently upgraded my photo-editing software to Photoshop Elements 10 and decided to try my hand at layering these treasurers over the one picture I have of the home. Here are the results:
Roy Ryan and Virginia Vonderheide Courting
Wedding Guests: Top Row: Ray Ryan, Virginia VDH, Roy Ryan, August VDH, Anna VDH, Rose Gross Ryan, Clara, Emma Woermann, Victor Becker, Ed Woermann, Julius Gross, Henry and Joe VDH Bottom Row: Florence Ryan, Josie Turner, Aunt Sophie, Ceal VDH, Emma Huff and Woermann Children
Wedding Day: Virginia and Roy, September 7, 1921