This photo was sent by Anita TAYLOR
who is trying to discover exactly which BOGDANSKI ancestor this man in military
uniform is. She believes that he is her mother-in-law's paternal grandfather.
Her mother-in-law was Mary BOGDANSKI. Anita writes that the BOGDANSKI family
was one of the many Polish immigrants who settled in the part of Orange County,
NY known as the "black dirt" area, in the town of Pine Island.
As for the photograph itself, several
interesting details strike the eye. Is this person a member of the Prussian
army since the photograph was taken in Königsberg? Or Since the BOGDANSKIs
were Polish, is this man in the
Secondly, there is an additional name
written on the back of the photo near the
top (in addition to the BOGDANSKI name that Anita wrote). It appears to be
something like "Lanisher- - -" but she could not be certain. Does this ring a
bell with anyone?