David & Dinah Brown
photographer, Edwin W. Chase
January 17, 2001: The picture is of my Great Grandparents, David and Dinah Brown ...... Mary K Jennings
~photo contributed by Steve & Neva Nelson ... Steve included this note with the photo: "This old picture was in a box of pictures from Neva's grandfather's estate. Neva's grandfather, Sylvester W. Butts, was born in Clayton County. His parents are buried in Eastside Cemetery. All we know is that the couple in the picture are the Browns from someplace called Clayton Ridge and the picture was taken by a photographer named Chase in Guttenberg. They were friends of Sylvester's mother."
~Clayton co. coordinator comments:
1. The 1885 Iowa census, Clayton co. enumerates David & Dinah Brown in the vicinity of Clayton Ridge (near Guttenberg).
David (b. ca1837) & Dinah (b. ca1839).
2. Edwin W. Chase 1853-1923, was a photographer in Guttenberg from approx. 1893 until his death in 1923. According to the 1915 Iowa State census he had lived in Iowa for 22 years, so he likely set up his photography business in Guttenberg about 1893. He appears on the 1895 Iowa State census in Guttenberg, occupation photographer. On the 1920 US census, Guttenberg, he continued to give his occupation as photographer, and that he owned his own shop. Mr. Chase is buried in the Guttenberg cemetery.
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