To anyone who might be researching Jesse and/or John Gingerich of Kalona, Iowa, right now there is an old photo up for auction on a certain very well-known online bidding website. There are no people in the photograph, but it shows a farmhouse and has an inscription relating to Jesse and John Gingerich being lumber dealers. The date is circa 1910.
I always hate to see these kind of items lost to the collectors' market. Hopefully there are some descendants on this list who can save it, or perhaps some distant relatives who might consider bidding and then donating the item to an appropriate archives or library in Iowa.