According to Google Maps, it was a three-minute walk from 655 W 61st Street to 538 W 61st Street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
The other day I wondered about the possibility of my 2nd great-grandmother Elise Mueller and her brother John N. Schmitt attending the same church.
I knew they lived near one another (and their sister Anna), but until I saw the photo below I didn’t realize just how near one another they were.
Unfortunately the house Jacob and Elise Mueller bought in 1891 has since been torn down. But thanks to Google’s street level pictures, I could see what John and Clara Schmitt’s house looks like now. It’s the cute yellow house hiding behind a tree:
Google satellite gave me a bird’s eye view of the property owned by the Schmitt’s:
With these pictures in hand, I’ll have to take another look at the family photos shared by my favorite Schmitt cousin.
We may be able to determine who hosted a gathering or two!
Have you Googled your ancestors lately?