Riser family Album
Fred Riser was born June 14, 1834 in Berne, Switzerland. He died May 18, 1919 and is buried in Mays Prairie cemetery.
He was first married to Barbara Marti (1834-1862), daughter of Henri Marti & Catherine Blumer. They had 5 children.
After Barbara died, he married Eva M. Schwartz, daughter of John & Elizabeth Schwartz. She was born in Ohio on October 28, 1847 and died August 17, 1907. Burial is in Mays Prairie cemetery. They had 13 children.
The occasion of this family gathering was likely the marriage of Peter Fischer & Matilda Riser, who married in 1894. The couple is front & center in the picture and each is wearing a corsage. The guests are all dressed up. The photo was taken on the front lawn of the Fred Riser home. (see close-up views below)
View of the Fred Riser home farm, rural Lansing, from the hill .... this photo was probably taken on the same day as the above photo. If you look close, there is a gathering of people in the front yard.
Close-ups of the family photo. Only some of the people have been identified.
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Selma, Emma, Gertrude & Amanda Riser, daughters of Fred & Eva Riser, are likely the little girls sitting in front and seated on the left. Sons Benjamin & Otto may be the young men next to the dog.
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Peter Fischer & Matilda Riser are the couple seated in the center of the photo. Matilda was born July 1868 and died April 21, 1906. By 1900 they have removed to Minneapolis, Hennepin co., MN and have two children, Pearl, 2, and Freddie, 3.
Seated to the right of Peter are Fred Riser and his second wife, Eva M. Schawartz Riser (marked with the black smudges)
The little girl seated in front of Eva may be daughter Pearl Adeline Riser.
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~photos & information were contributed by Jeannie Knutson from her personal collection. Contact Jeannie by visiting her personal website or via her email address in the surname registry under Riser.
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