while searching through old photos for my father's 80th birthday reunion, I came across numerous pictures of the Garst family. I do not know of any connection, however, while trying to find a link between my dad's family and the Garst family, I did stumble across a common name. ." Morrision". My grandfather's middle is Morrision, and I believe he was related to a James Morrison(not really sure about the James part) who may have been a contractor or builder in Ohio or Illionis. I did notice that Charles Garst"s mother's maiden name was Morrision.
Here are the names on the photos I found;
Emily Garst..taken in Kenosha,Wis. at La Marsh studios
Perry Garst..looks to be mid teens, wearing a uniform
Lt. Perry Garst..(Dear Aunt Sallie) taken 3,16,1875 in Java
Charles E. Garst..young man in uniform ..taken in Chicago, 1876
Charles M. Garst..taken Yokohama ..no date
Sister Mary E. Garst..age is hard to tell..taken in Dayton, Ohio.
Rachel(small child) held by an Asian woman..taken in Tokio..Jan 14, 1899..This picture is labeled," For Aunt Sarah".
I do not think we are related, but the pitures are a mystery.
If anyone knows something about my photos I would appreciate the information.
I do not know how to "search out " people on the net. Heck, when my kids played Hide N Seek I never even looked for them.