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Military Uniform Minnesota 1880s

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Military Uniform Minnesota 1880s

Posted: 4 May 2013 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HESSE
Hi

I'm researching my husband's great grandfather Johannes (John) HESSE from Birkenbringhausen, Germany - migrated to Australia 1861.

Family still in Germany have given me a copy of a photo taken by E. Thibodeau, No 28 Nicollet Island, Minneapolis. They thought this was John in an Australian military uniform - which it isn't - nothing so splendid here. Thibodeau was a photographer in Minnesota from 1880s to 1919. I think this is quite early.

I believe the gentleman in the photo is another brother - probably Carl/Charles HESSE (pencilled name on reverse is Chas Hesse).

Can anyone identify the uniform he is wearing.

Regards

Julie
Canberra, Australia

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