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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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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

Don’t forget to cite that source.

When I research, it is tempting to continue looking and looking – I have found something good, and want to keep going. However, it is important to cite the source BEFORE looking at the information.

The first thing I always do is write down the source. If I find something useful, then I know where the information was. If I don’t find something, I know where there wasn’t something useful.

And, a lot of the time I don’t “write” down the source. If I don’t find anything in the book, I usually just take a photo with my cell phone of the source information – title page, publishing information, etc. This saves much time!

I also have the date written down (or photographed) so that I know exactly when I am citing the source.

So, whether using the camera on your cell phone, or your pencil and paper, cite your source!

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 photo postcard. It is unknown as to who the couple is in the photo. The back of the post card is shown as well. The A. J. Bringe is Albert, the son of Friedrick and Marie. He was living in Ontario, Canada, at the time. My thought is that “Mommie and Lizzie” sent the card to Albert.

This is it for now. More in Bringe-12.

Maggie