You are looking at an identified photograph of JAMES WITWER. This photo is in really nice shape with some corner wear and normal wear and tear. The photograph measures abt. 5x7 and it is id'd on back as such: "JIM WITWER, TWIN BROTHER TO ANNIE FRITZ."
I have done some research on this photo and this is what I've come up with:
JAMES MONROE WITWER and his twin sister ANNIE M. WITWER were born MAY 2, 1889, probably EAST EARL, LANCASTER, PA. to JAMES B. WITWER born Aug. 1859 *, PA. & ANNIE OBERHOLTZER born Sept. 1869* PA.
*I have taken these dates from the 1900 census records.
JAMES had the following siblings: MARIA C., born Oct. 1885, MARTIN O born July 1887, ANNIE M. (his twin) born May 2, 1889, MAGDALENE born April 1892, LUELLA born April 1895, DAVID M. born May 1897 & EUGENE born April 1899. In the 1900 census records they are all living in East Earl, Lancaster Co., Pa. & Annie (the mother) is listed as giving birth to 8 children and 8 were living so they are all accounted for above.
JAMES married a woman by the name of LYDIA A., she was born abt. 1887, PA. JAMES & LYDIA had the following children: ROBERT J. born abt. 1912, CARL M. born abt. 1916, L. IONA born abt. 1921 & WINIFRED M., born abt. 1926.
In 1930 the family is living AT 17 BROAD ST., EPHRATA, LANCASTER CO., PA. JAMES was a deliveryman for a DAIRY.
I am including this information on JAMES B. WITWER'S family in 1910 BRECKNOCK, PA. I want to show you that, as indicated on back of photo, JAMES & ANNIE WITWER are listed below as twins.
Name: James B Witwer
Age in 1910: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse's Name: Annie
Home in 1910: Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
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Household Members: Name Age
James B Witwer 48
Annie Witwer 40
Martin O Witwer 22
James H Witwer 20
Annie Witwer 20
Lena Witwer 18
Lourela Witwer 15
David Witwer 12
Eugene Witwer 11
Irene Witwer 8
Roy Witwer 7
Eva Witwer 3
Almeta Witwer 1/12
Alberta Witwer 1/12
Alvin Harting 18
I am going to be listing a photograph of DANIEL LEIB. As far as I can tell, DANIEL LEIB married LIZZIE WITWER who was apparently JAMES B. WITWER'S cousin, I'm pretty sure from the information I've gathered that their fathers were brothers.
I will try to explain it in more details under that photograph.
NOTE: If anyone is looking for JAMES M. WITWER and his family in the 1900 census records, you will need to use JAMES M. WITMER (I have put the change in but that many take a while).