PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
John K. Roberts & Family

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Description Albumen print on tan Cabinet Card stock of John K. Roberts & Family.
Year Range from 1893
Year range to 1893
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Full seated view of John K. Roberts & Family. His wife Ruth Jones Roberts sits at left and his son David Kendrick Roberts is standing.
John K. Roberts was born in Flintshire Wales, the son of Mrs. David Roberts. The family came to America in 1847 and settled in Winnebago County. He attended Lawrence College and began preaching in 1864. He married Ruth Jones on December 8, 1872. He was pastor at Peniel Welsh Church and owned a farm nearby. The couple had one son, David Kendrick Roberts. The Roberts family moved to Spain, Dakota Territory in 1893. John Roberts wrote a chapter in "Hayes Y Cymry" or "History of the Welsh", written by Reverend David Davies in 1897 and reprinted in English in 1947, pp. 103-108.
Object ID P1989.1.7
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Roberts, John K.
Roberts, Ruth Jones
Roberts, David Kendrick
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Group Photographs
Mothers & children
Welsh
Immigrants
Farmers
Families
Pioneers
Preachers
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church
Title John K. Roberts & Family
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