Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

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August 26, 2016

Three of the tiles that I could see from my locations on the ground had writing on them. Were the names those of the tile makers?

August 29, 2016

Update: See the comments below for information about Mr. Quashnefky. Also, I added a photograph that shows the structure of the tiles.

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2 responses

  1. This is cool. It would seem something would come up in a google search – such unusual names. I love that the bricks were signed, and the flourish.


    August 28, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    • I think they are tiles, rather than bricks, though don’t ask me the difference between a brick and a tile. These are squared-off hollow cylinders. I’m adding a photo above to show you what I mean. “Brownhelm” is the name of a nearby township, so there could be a relationship there, but I could find no match for Quashnefky when I looked the other day. But today, just now (!), Google found matches with ancestry sites.

      William Quashnefky
      Birth: Jan 11 1887
      Death: Aug 1966
      Last residence: Lorain, Ohio 44052, USA
      SSN issuing state: Illinois

      The above is from one ancestry site; another says he was born in Germany in 1888. And look here!:

      Wow. Wonder why this didn’t show up the other day. Oh, well. Thanks for pushing it.


      August 29, 2016 at 7:56 PM

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