Great oval-framed portrait of a young Bertha Mae VanMeter (Matt’s maternal great-grandmother). Finely coiffed and bowed — a kind and soft expression. I estimate her to be around 16-18 years old, so around 1898-1900 as she was born in 1882. According to the 1900 census, she was living in Chester township of Wayne county, with her parents and younger brother Joseph. She would later marry Burton Preston Dague in November of 1906 at age 24.