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Get Together on the day the Titanic went down

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Randolph County, Arkansas


A large group of Randolph Countians got together at the home of Rank Junkersfeld, near Harmony, on April 14, 1912, for a beer party, and posed for the camera of Henry Veeks, a one-armed photographer of the county of that era. Beer parties were a custom of local people of German descent (and of other descents, also) back in those days. The party, incidentally, happened to be held upon the day the ship, Titanic, went down at sea. The photo was furnished by Andrew Kiefer of San Francisco, Calif. Attending the party were, lying on ground in front, from left, Frank Junkersfeld, Bill Junkersfeld, Joe Roellin, Frank Gognat, Scott Gognat, Dan Persful, Lively Persful. Second row, seated, from left, (skip children), George Gognat, Albert Schaechtel, Gus Gognat, Henry Junkersfeld, Ferd Sorg, Sr., Andrew Kiefer, Sr., Joe Miller, Floris Gognat. Third row, standing from left, Harry "Hap" Junkersfeld, "Grandpa" John Holenstein, Mary Gognat (young girl), Agnes Gognat, Mary Frankenberger, Gertrude Schaechtel, Agnes Schaechtel, son of Joe Gognat, Louise Junkersfeld, Marguerite Gognat, Bennie Frankenberger, Ferd Sorg, Jr., Joe Schaechtel, Jr. Fourth row, from left, Anna Kiefer Williams, Barney Williams, Sr., Konrad "Cooney" Kiefer, Albert Frankenberger, John Schaechtel, Joe Frankenberger, Joe Schaechtel, Sr., Henry Kiefer, Eugene Frankenberger, Sr., Joe Gognat and daughter, Gus Nearns. Back row, from left, Emma Schaechtel, Elizabeth Kiefer, Mrs. Ferd Sorg, Sr., and Leo, Mrs. Henry Junkersfeld, Mrs. Joe Miller, Mrs. Joe Schaechtel, Sr., Mrs. Eugene Frankenberger, Sr., Mrs. Joe Gognat and son, Mrs. Ada Persful and son, Niceley, Mrs. John Schaechtel, Mrs. Frank Junkersfeld and Ethel, and Frank Gognat.

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