My name is Maggie Champion, and I am the sole proprietor of Maggie’s Genealogy Service.  I am a professional genealogist, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children: Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

Several items, including some cards, have been discovered about the Bringe family. I will address these in this and the next few Bringe posts. These are not being presented in any particular order. However, I do want to present them as they may eventually aid in discovering more about Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his two wives.

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Here is the confirmation certificate for Albert Bringe.

This is it for now.  More in Bringe-16.

Maggie

You have found that all important will!! Is there something important to be told besides who got what??

The witness can be a relative, but not a beneficiary or heir. The brother-in-law could witness the will only so long as he was not inheriting anything.

So, don’t assume that a witness is not a relative. He may be a relative, just not inheriting anything!

Maggie

As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children:  Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

Several items, including some cards, have been discovered about the Bringe family.  I will address these in this and the next few Bringe posts.  These are not being presented in any particular order.  However, I do want to present them as they may eventually aid in discovering more about Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his two wives.

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This is an item that has been found in family papers.  I have tried to translate, and to no avail.  Any ideas as to what it says?  Thank you for your suggestions!

This is it for now.  More in Bringe-15.

Maggie

Have your looked at the old yearbook for your ancestor?

Old yearbooks could be from grade schools, colleges, prep schools, etc. And, you may find out quite a bit about your ancestor from the yearbook. Some yearbooks I have seen have a short biography of each graduating senior – a real find!

So, don’t forget to look for a possible yearbook.

Maggie

As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children:  Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

Several items, including some cards, have been discovered about the Bringe family.  I will address these in this and the next few Bringe posts.  These are not being presented in any particular order.  However, I do want to present them as they may eventually aid in discovering more about Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his two wives.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A “Birthday Poem” – left is in German, and right is translation.  I have no idea as to who the “mother” is in this poem.  She was born in 1808.  And, she had children Carl, Fritz, Wilhelm, and Hans.

Any ideas?

More next time in Bringe-14.

Maggie

So, you have searched census records, marriage records, and land records. You have found your ancestor in one census record but not the next. And, in a marriage record but not a land record.

Have you checked for different spellings of that last name? The recorder of the information may not have spelled the last name the way that you would spell it! Do you realize how many ways I have found “Champion” spelled? And, my maiden name is Bryan!

Maggie

As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children: Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

Several items, including some cards, have been discovered about the Bringe family. I will address these in this and the next few Bringe posts. These are not being presented in any particular order. However, I do want to present them as they may eventually aid in discovering more about Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his two wives.

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This is a copy of the birth certificate for Albert Bringe.

This is it for now.  More in Bringe-13.

Maggie