Mathias is pictured at the left with his family in Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin in about 1895. I received this photo from another Firmenich researcher in 2009 and it’s the best photo I have of the Mathias Firmenich family, and the only photo I have of Mathias’s wife, Pauline (Thompson).
Missing are Anna, Hattie, Edmond, and Sarah. They all died during a diphtheria outbreak in September 1885.
(Back row) Frank, Mary (O'Brien), Emma Jane (Corrigan) [my great-great-grandmother], Henry [Frank and Henry may be switched. I'm not sure which is which.]
(Middle Row) Mathias, Rose (McKindley), Pauline (nee Thompson), Clara (Anderson)
(Front Row) Ida (Fabro) and Edna (Gorman)