Family Photos

Photos of my grandmother, Wilhelmina “Cookie” Cooke; my mother, Edna Leslie Cooke Mayer (Abbie);
my uncle Allister Bennet Cooke (Biffie, Uncle Biff to me), and various family.

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Iko, Biffie, and Abbie, at Kalaupapa.
Mom would always speak fondly of Iko, the housekeeper and nanny, and Kobe, the Japanese cook
who often made them sushi rolls. She’d make them when I was a child but no one else in the family
liked them. I learned to love sushi as an adult and make my own now, just as she did.

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Abbie and Biffie at Kalaupapa.

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Biffie and Abbie.

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Wilhelmina’s mother with Abbie and…Sis?.

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Abbie-&-BiffAbbie and Biffie and Yukon, probably at the Oahu house.

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classphoto1938 class photo, Abbie at bottom right.

.Muellers,-Mom,-Sis,-SonnyAbbie, Wilhelmina’s parents the Kiesels, cousins Sonny, Sis, and Abbie’s dog Yukon.

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Fredricka-&-Wilhelmina

Fredricka-&-Wilhelmina-backFredricka and Wilhelmina. They obviously had a big falling out.

oma-&-opaWilhelmina’s maternal grandparents, Opa (Heinrich Deitrick Christian Mueller and Oma
(Caroline Louise Wilhelmine Krüger Mueller) with Wesley J. Ross, husband of their
granddaughter Augusta (Wilhelmina’s sister Gussie).

The Mueller and  Kiesel families of Germany sailed to Hawaii in 1881 on the French built
bark “Cedar” (see passenger list) which left Bremen, Germany on January 4, 1881.
Read Charles Kiesel’s account of the voyage.

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.oma-&-opa-w_groupOma and Opa Mueller in group shot.

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mombiffgmaWilhelmina with Biffie and Abbie.

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biffmomsissonnyBiffie, Abbie, Sonny, Sis, and Yukon.

.Mom-Biff-Gussie-Sis-Gma-SonnyyukonSis, Wilhelmina, Sonny, Biffie (half in pic), Abbie, Yukon (yawning), and Wilhemina’s sister Gussie.

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Scottie-boy-Wilhelmina’s son Scotty Foster, by her first husband, Scott Henry Foster.

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auntannWilhelmina’s sister, Ann Kiesel.

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funeral3 funeral2 funeral1Wilhelmina with her mother and sister Gussie at Doc’s funeral at the historic Oahu Cemetery.

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