Can anyone identify the people in the attached photos? They were taken by E Butler in Effingham, Illinois, W L Howell of Altamont, Illinois, Akenhead of Shelbyville, Illinois and Howell & Wheeler "The Only" Stewardson, Illinois. Some are dated 1897.
The photographs are in an album in the possession of a family member of the Strus family. The following names were on small cards in the back of the album; John L Brummerstedt, Ann M Brummerstedt, Bertha C Brummerstedt, Frank Lesmeister, Ida S Petzing and Alvena Mann. It seems that these names are associated with the Engel Family in Effingham County, Illinois.