AND INFORMATION DONATED BY JODY L. CHESHIRE
This picture was taken from the top of
the hill above Mamie Kirchner's house (which wasn't built in the picture.) I
had my grandfather Pete Ellifrtiz look at the picture and he said it was way
before his time. If you look closer at Edna Mott's house, the white one of
the the far right, you can see people standing by the picket fence. The way
they're dressed looks like it might've been 1880-1910. My grandfather
identified a lot of the buidings and I marked them in a copy of the picture.
Please let me know if you'd like a copy sent that has the names of the house
This is a picture from the back of the
mill and I think it was taken in the 1930's or 1940's. You can see Mott's
store across the road on the right of the picture.
STONE HOUSE ANTIOCH
This is the old house by the Antioch
Methodist Church. The only thing left standing now is a bit of a wall.
The newest of the two pictures. My dad
tells me he thinks that's Creed Mott standing in front of the door, second
from the right. Creed was Edna Mott's brother. I think this pic is early
1900's. My dad and grandfather say that the right side of the store sold
groceries and the left sold feed for livestock. The mill was across the road
from the store.
This is the oldest picture of the store.
You can tell by the way people are dressed and by the rock chimney which was
later replaced with a pipe chimney. The store sat in the lot that is now used
as my family's driveway. I think this pic is from the late 1800's
EDNA MOTT with MARTIN HOUSE
This is Edna Mott, the postmaster in Antioch for a time. She's holding a
painting of the old stone house by the church and sitting in front of the
ruins. This picture was in National Geographic and my grandma, Betty
Ellifritz has a copy of it.