This blog is dedicated to my parents, brothers, sister, and cousins who are descendants of Johannes (John) Gutke and Johanna Mork Gutke (pictured above). I am in the process of posting everything I have, so that I can back up documents/photos and also access the info from any location. There are likely to be mistakes, so check back often and feel free to comment if you have corrections!


Deniane Gutke Kartchner


Happy Birthday, Aunt Norma!!!

My favorite pic of Aunt Norma. 
Something about her hair, her dress, her smile, 
and the composition of the photo itself. I love it!

Today my sister Karen and I visited with our beautiful great aunt Norma, Carl F. Gutke's youngest daughter. Monday is her 89th birthday! We looked through pictures and she shared stories with us, and we are going back Tuesday to interview her more about her life and our Gutke ancestors. I am excited to dig in and help organize the files, pictures, etc. that she has saved over the years.  She says that she has the reputation of being a "pack rat," but I am SO GRATEFUL for all the papers, etc. she saved so that we have them today!

1 comment:

  1. I can totally see cute Louisa in her smile!