Hi everyone.
Earlier in 2020, after the Covid 19 Pandemic hit, My Heritage website offered free access to their black and white to color software. I was skeptical at first but the results were amazing.  It became apparent that this was a long awaited chance to colorize the many black and white photos Mom and Dad gave me for safekeeping. 

Dorothy Herrmann Kirchgraber, fall of 1932 Photo taken at her first flat on Benzinger Street Eichenger’s were the landlords Girl unknown



Dick Kirchgraber and Joan VanTassel, 1037 Lovejoy



Ed and Mary Lou Culliton taken at 1037 Lovejoy


Kirchgraber family, 1037 Lovejoy 1949 Bob, Lou, Dick Freddy and Diane


Norm and his daughters circa 1954


The entire clan, Easter 1953


Lake Worth Florida circa 1944




I believe this was taken in Sprucedale Ontario 1940’s


Dad and children Ontario Canada 1944 Lou, Diane, Bob and Dick


Bob, Mary Lou and Diane                       Unsure of location


Fred, Lake Worth 1949 or early 1950


Fred Kirchgraber, Lake Worth circa 1950


Dick, Fred, Diane Dad and Mom



Freddy 1037 Lovejoy 1951


Henry McMahon and Dorthy Kirchgraber

Freddy, Lake Worth Florida

Dorothy Herrmann Hennepin St home Note rosary in her hands

Dad loading oats , Birdsall NY 1945


Bill McMahon, Mary Lou, Diane Dick and Dad 1945, Birdsall NY


SoSo, Bobby and Aunt Celia 1942


Dick with Doc who unfortunately had a fatal run in with a neighborhood Rottweiler

New York State Court of Appeals Bob, Dick and Mary Lou Kirchgraber joined their father Norman Kirchgraber for the reading of the Judge’s decision on the Antonelli Fireworks Trial< US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – 155 F.2d 631 (2d Cir. 1946) May 2, 1946 May 2, 1946

Dad’s first Chevy, 1929

Bessie, Fred and Dorothy 1932 Midway State Park, located in Maple Springs, New York near Bemus Point

230 Benzinger St 1935 summer R to L Bridget Conway Dundon, Julia Herrmann

Bess and Fred Kirchgraber

Fred Kirchgraber and spouse Lizzy at 1037 Lovejoy back yard

Party at 1037

Jim McMahon and Norm Kirchgraber Fall of 1966 Birdsall NY Harvesting oat crop

Diane and Mary Lou Maple Leaf Lodge, Ontario 1945

Bob Kirchgraber and Joan VanTassel Back yard, 1037 Lovejoy

Birthday party at 1037

Lizzie and Fred Kirchgraber Lake Worth, Circa 1935

Dick, Mary Lou and Bob Kirchgraber Winter 1941

Bridget Dundon and Dick Kirchgraber Summer 1935 230 Benzinger St

Dorothy Kirchgraber August 1932 HMS Aquitania

Bob, Dorothy, Mary Lou, Grace Finger and Diane winter 1948 Lake Worth, Florida

Dorothy Herrmann, Willena Henry and Ruth Phillips

DeRonde VanTassel

Norm Kirchgraber and Dorothy Herrmann

Dorothy Herrmann Crystal Beach, Ontario

Mary Lou with Freddy, spring of 1948

Bud Phillips with youngest daughter at 1037 Lovejoy

Easter Sunday 1952

Dad with his girls, likely 1954

Bob, Lou and Dick, Freddy and Diane front row 1949

the whole gang Bob, Lou, Dick Jack Jean and Fred

Dick at Elsie’s in Sprucedale Ontario August 1945

Bob at 1037

Mom and Dad, 1037 Lovejoy

Bridget Dundon likely 1932 at 230 Benzinger St

McMahon’s Farm, Birdsall NY

Ed Culliton working digging a grave for a draft horse at McMahon’s Farm

Mary Lou, Tom and Jack July 1961

White 1967 Malibu that crashed into 1037

Mom and Dad with Mary Eileen Tom and Mike July 1961 All the family was in town for Grandma Kirchgraber’s funeral

Mom on left, Al Kirchgraber with hands on his knees

Fred, Jean and Jack 1953

Dick, Bob and Dad. Jack and Fred in front row

Mary Lou at her graduation from Mt St Joseph Academy

My maternal grandfather William Herrmann at his slaughter house on Newell St

Jerry Conway’s home as viewed from the Portageville bridge December 24, 1917. Jerry was one of Bridget Dundon’s brothers


Fall of 1966, McMahon farm. Birdsall NY to the left of the barn is a McCormack thresher

McCormick Deering Thresher, 1920’s vintage. This photo was taken in the fall of 1966 where we helped bring in the oat harvest on McMahon Farm, Birdsall NY

Ruth Phillips Schultz wedding front center Norm Kirchgraber, rear center Al Kirchgraber, Right Bud Phillips

Diane, Rick and Dick Smith

Fred Kirchgraber Lake Worth Florida

Dad center, Al Kirchgraber behind him, Bud Phillips on right



Aunt Elsie’s Farm, Sprucedale Ontario 1920’s Eloise Herrmann on far right, others unknown

Mary Eileen, Jean, Jack, Paul and Dick Kirchgraber Fort Sheridan, Illinois

Maude Reichlmayr with collie

Norm Kirchgraber Summer 1908

Christmas 1954

Frank and Mary Herrmann

Norm Kirchgraber Pine Camp, 1929

Dorothy Herrmann and Julia Herrmann Sprucedale, Ontario

Norm Kirchgraber Pine Camp NY 1929

Twins first day of school, first grade Bob’s first day of college, September 1956

First Communion, Jack and Jean Jack third from left top row, Jean center first row Mount Saint Joseph Elementary school. May 1956

Christmas 1954, family dinner. Dad always had a bottle of Taylor’s Sherry Wine and Mom put out small bowls with fruit salad. My paternal grandmother on right next to brother Dick. Left to right Fred, Dad, Mom, Diane, Bob, Jack Mary Lou and Jean

backyard at 1037 Lovejoy Street. Dad, Mom, Mary Lou Bob and Dick. Late Summer of 1938

My Dad’s brother Al Kirchgraber and Dad with my grandfather Fred and Grandpa’s Nieces 1948

The whole gang, 1037 Lovejoy, date unknown

Dick, Dad and Mary Lou 1937

Diane and Fred, 1948