Peter Stahl sits
with hands folded left of the drum. My grandfather, Adam
Stahl sits at his feet. Adam was an accomplished
musician, and played the saxophone, tuba, and clarinet.
Along with his brothers, he was
part of the
established Stahl Marching Band in Philadelphia, PA. When
his daughter Elizabeth died at the age of eighteen, the
marching band followed the horse-drawn hearse in a
procession along the neighborhood streets of Fishtown in
Philadelphia. He also had another music group which was
called Cappelle (Brothers Three).
Family members still have 75rpm recordings.
In my family tree notes, I have: Also noted on the
1910 US census was that Peter came into this country
originally in 1898, which puts him at about 14 years
of age. Havenít found the 1898 manifest. That
notation further makes me believe that he is the
same Peter Stahl listed on the 1900 census.
Besides being known for the Stahl Marching Band in
Philadelphia (family members still have 75 rpmís),
he was best known in Philadelphia for Stahlís
Photography Studio at 2nd & Girard Ave.
My mother was the colorist for his photos.
Fortunately for me, I have lots of photos of Stahl