|John Tessmacher[sic] farm, northwest of Carthage, Illinois, on the McCall Blacktop; probably taken in the 1950s. Photograph in possession of Michael John Neill. Location of farm made by mother of Michael Neill who grew up in the area.|
|back of photo shown above|
- the name of Tessmacher was probably spelled Thessmacker, etc. Most references to him in census and other records used this spelling. Don't assume any reference is spelled correctly.
- the reference to something as the "old so and so place," doesn't mean they necessarily lived there a long time--just that they used to. From census records, it appears that Tessmacker lived on the property from the 1910 era until it was sold. That needs to be confirmed by local property records.
- the deed of sale from Thessmacker should provide the name of the (couple?) who purchased the property and the likely writer of the information on the back of the photo.