First question is the last name. Which way is it spelled. Their Irish accent could make it sound like their is no G.
This is the first photo. It is marked M Gallaher, M could mean Mr or maybe could be a first initial. Only the writer of this album would know, my guess is Mr.
My Patrick Gallagher/ Gallaher arrived from Ireland around 1850 maybe. I know nothing as of yet of this family before they arrived in Wisconsin. I am not sure what port they came into, maybe New York.
My thoughts are that this could be a photo of a brother of my great great grandfather Patrick and while my Patrick moved to Wisconsin this Gallagher traveled to Ontario.
He appears to be an older gentleman well dressed.
The second photo is of a young girl from the early 1900's or very late 1890's. The name is Rose in the album, she also is well dressed. I am guessing she is about 12 years old. She could be the young daughter of the above man or maybe even a grand daughter.
Both photos are taken in Guelph Ontario by Dobereiner and Ward.
These albums are full of photos. Some identified and some not. I am hoping with the census reports and these pictures I can put some of the history together. A trip to LaCrosse Wisconsin and Winona Minnesota is in the plans for this year to search for more information.
I have had contact with a distant cousin who has information on this family from the court house. She mentioned that she would share some of these items with me but sadly never came through.
If you think you may be related to me through this or any other family listed I would love to hear from you. Grace