Altorfer Brothers Company (ABC) Baseball Team - 1914

May 2021 Mystery Photo 1

Front (L-R): William Smith, H. Albrecht, Fritz Von Boeckman, Ben Juchems

Middle (L-R): ___ Hasse, George Callahan, Mickey Grant, Ben Dirksen

Back (L-R): Allen Lester, Ira Smith, Oscar Weghorst, Clyde Bennett, Bill Janssen

Originally posted as May 2021 Mystery Photo

Contributed by member Tom Dirksen
"Taken about 1915 at Mineral Springs Park in Pekin (note Pavilion in background). ABC Washing Machines were manufactured by Altorfer Brothers of Peoria. Known team members (all at far right) – 1st row - Ben Juchems (Tom attended school with his kids), 2nd row - Ben Dirksen (Tom’s Uncle), 3rd row - Julius Janssen."

Identified by member Mary Faux
who owns a copy of the 1914 newspaper
the original photo appeared in
(
her uncle was on the team)

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