For years, I have tried to identify the couple in this photo taken in Oakand, California. Were they family? Friends? Did family live in California? Some did, but none matched this couple. This photo belonged to my Aunt DeRay Bryan.
After researching DeRay's friend, Chris Wieland, I thought about this photo. His family lived in Oakland, California. A fellow genealogist with Chris Wieland in her Ancestry.com Public Tree sent me the below photo of some Wieland family members in California.
|Son Leonard, Mary & Frank Wieland, Daughter Gertrude with son Johnny Chambers Jr.. Son Sylvester( Wes) Wieland. 20-Mar-1933 Oakland, CA.|
Mystery solved! My unknown couple was Frank Anthony Wieland and his wife, Mary "Mamie" Theresa Schafer/Schaefer. Click on their names to see a little about Frank and Mamie. They were the parents of DeRay's friend Chris Wieland.
|This photo was taken at Chris Wieland's funeral in Kansas. The older woman appears to be his mother, the younger|
could possibly be a sister or sister-in-law.
Baker, B. "Christopher B Wiland - Facts." Ancestry.com. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <http://person.ancestry.com/tree/19875147/person/29557305504/facts>.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Mark Laws. Used with permission.