Elizabeth Heil AlkeStephanie Alke Johnson
My grandmother was approximately 5'9" tall and her relatives nicknamed her "The Duchess" because she carried herself so erectly. She would take flowers directly from her garden on her farm in New Richmond, Ohio to paint. In her earlier years she took a train out to the Rocky Mountains and took photos so that she could paint pictures of the scenery there and it would not be strictly by memory. Married to Stephen Alke they had one son Robert.