Edward N Horst, Catherine Kahler, Gottsch Framed Photo


Found this in a shop in Ventura, California April 2011.

Ornate Antique Frame with Photo inside. Frame is made of wood with the Gold Gilt over it, a little chipping to some of the gilt but overall very good shape! I turned the photo over to find a piece of tape attached at the top that read “Edw Horst and Katerina Kahler Horst – Sadies Parents”

Im always checking framed old photos hanging on walls in shops, even have store clerks opening up the backs to check for writing on the backside of the photos, and up to this point have turned up empty handed everywhere I have gone. So I was so excited to find info on the outside attached to the back of this photo!This appears to be original, it didnt even look like it had been opened on the backside before. Except for the old paper that once covered the back is gone. Frame measures 15 1/2 x 17 1/2″. Photo itself is an 8 x 10.

After getting home and doing some researching on the net it appears this is Edward N. Horst and his wife Catherine Kahler Horst. Sadie was one of their children, so my guess this ended up somewhere down the line in Sadie’s branch of the family. Its been well taken care of and is in good shape for its age.
Edward N. Horst-  born February 28, 1859 in Scott County Iowa.  Died April 27, 1937 in Scott County Iowa.

Catherine Kahler was born December 1865.

They married on Jan 22, 1889 in Scott County, Iowa. This is possibly a wedding photo?

There is a great website on this family line, and you can find info at


I can see the same chair and same background in 2 other photos for the 6th and 7th generations of this family  so the same photographer was utilized.

“Update have been in contact with a relative from the family line and a copy of my photo has been added to their genealogy, take a look ! Fortunately this fellows brother has photos up and you can see the similarities lookswise and the posing of their wedding photos!”

Since my work is done on this , I will be selling this one, in the original frame, you can purchase it at…




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2 responses to “Edward N Horst, Catherine Kahler, Gottsch Framed Photo

  1. Tattered and Lost

    Interesting the white veil with the dark dress. And she has so many doo-dads stuck to the front of her dress. Almost like she’s wearing medals.

  2. Great post, rich in history and research.

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