The Guth Collection: Leopold Guth & Theresa Loll

November 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Leopold Guth was born 14 Nov 1830 in Untersimmonswald, Province of Baden, Germany. He departed Germany in 1850 and settled in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania with his brother Francis Xavier Guth. He was a prominent citizen in Clarion owning his own jewelry and watch making business. He was also recorded as a silversmith.

He married Alsacian immigrant Theresa Loll on 20 Jan 1853 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Theresa Loll was born 12 May 1835 in Marcholsheim, Alsace, France. She departed France in 1852 with her family and settled in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.  

The couple had twelve children. Leopold lived to age 74 and died on 13 June 1905. Theresa lived to age 69 and died on 12 September 1904. They are both buried at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Clarion County Pennsylvania. 

These cabinet cards were included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. The full cabinet cards have fine embossed patterns which indicate the subject was photographed between 1894 and 1900. Leopold would have been between 64 and 70. Theresa would have been between 59 and 65. 

Their daughter Frances Philomena Guth likely had these photographs and those were passed down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is these were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Leopold GuthLeopold GuthLeopold Guth photographed between 1894 and 1900.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Theresa LollTheresa LollTheresa Loll photographed between 1894 and 1900.

From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.


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