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.  Since 2005, I have been researching families – hoping to find a way through brick walls, and also, hoping to find “new” families, for my many  clients.  Please see Research for more information.

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Maggie Champion         mcgen@championpair.com

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Since I had researched much on this Wolter family, and I felt a little confused about what information I had, I thought it was time to do a re-start on the research.

So, much research has now been done on the John and Martha Wolter family.

We now know that there is some relationship between Martha Bringe Wolter and the Frederick Bringe family that resided in Toledo, OH.  It could be that Martha was the sister Frederick.

Where do we go from here?

 

We can continue to look for records from Germany – FamilySearch is always updating their database with information and images – see Wolter Family 17 and 18.

We can continue to try to translate the German records that have been found – see Wolter Family 16.

We can continue to try to determine whether or not Charlotte Wolter did in fact marry John Wagener in 1913 – see Wolter Family 5.

 

Do any of you have ideas as to “where to go from here”?  Please share your thoughts!

 

Maggie

Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, we will learn more about Elmer H., the brother of Kathryn and Charlotte.

We already know quite a bit about Elmer H. from examining his sisters.  However, there is more to discover.

As found in the 30 May 1937 issue of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News (page 32), Mr. and Mrs. Edward Quatman announced the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Irene Myers, to Elmer H. Wolter of Chicago.  They were married 21 May 1937 at Canton, OH.  Elmer was connected with Poor and Company’s Canton Forge and Axle Works as the Chicago representative.  They were residing in Canton, OH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News of 19 April 1994 (page 14), listed under “Deaths and Funerals”, Ruth Ann (Myers) Wolter was 86 years of age when she died on 17 April 1994.  She was formerly of Canton, and was currently of Sumser Nursing Home, Canton, OH.  The Services were 20 April 1994.  Ruth Ann was born 6 July 1907.  She was a retired school teacher, retiring in 1972.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. (Al) Wolter, on 1 May 1955.  She was survived by a cousin, Mrs. John (Beatrice) Wischner of Kettering, OH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A search has been made for the obituary for Elmer.  None has been found as yet.

 

According to the website, http://resources.ohiohistory.org/death/results_dc.php, Elmer H. Wolter died 1 May 1955 in Stark Co., OH.

 

Maggie

If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I have been researching and searching for records in Iowa.  The main county of interest has been Woodbury County.  However, there are several places in Woodbury for which I have been researching, and also at least one other county in Iowa.

Before researching the Wolter and McCormick families, I had not researched much for records in Iowa. So, the first thing I did was to go to the FamilySearch wiki page for Iowa – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Iowa,_United_States_Genealogy .  Then, when I determined that I needed to learn more about Woodbury County, I went to that wiki page – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Woodbury_County,_Iowa_Genealogy .

You may ask, “Why did you do this?”  Well, I did this because I knew virtually nothing about researching for records in Iowa!  And, I wanted to be able to do a thorough search.  So, I used my time to learn about Iowa, and then Woodbury County, before actually searching for records.

Yes, I could have just began searching online for records.  But, having an understanding of Iowa and Woodbury County made my searching so much easier!

Maggie

 

Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, we will learn more about Elvert, husband of Kathryn.

We already know quite a bit about Elvert from examining Kathryn.

There are a few items, though, that pertain to Elvert alone.

Elvert L. McCormick registered for the WWI draft.  (“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 August 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).)  According to the certificate, Elvert was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville, Iowa.  At the time of registration, his home address was Correctionville, Iowa.  He was an Electrical Engineer for Western Electric in New York City.  Elvert was single.  He was tall and of medium build.  His eyes were blue and his hair was brown.  The date of registration was 25 May 1917.

 

Elvert Leroy McCormick registered for the WWII draft. (“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 20 August 2018); citing NARA microfilm publications M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).)  According to the certificate, Elvert was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville, Iowa.  At the time of registration, his home address was 1000 N. Marion St., Oak Park Ave., Cook Co., IL.  The “person who will always know your address” was (Mrs. Kathryn W. McCormick.  Elvert’s employer was Western Electric Company, 22 & 48th, Cicero, Cook Co., IL.  Elvert was 5 feet 11 inches in height, and weighed 190 pounds.  His eyes were blue and his hair was brown and gray.  His complexion was dark.  The date of registration was 27 April 1942.

 

The obituary for E. L (Roy) McCormick appeared on page B 5 in the 22 July 1987 issue of The Sioux City Journal.

 

He died 19 July 1987 in a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital.  Services were 23 July 1987, with burial in Correctionville Cemetery.  According to the obituary, E. L. was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville.  He married Kathryn Wolter in 1925 in Chicago.  He retired in 1954 and moved to La Jolla, CA.  He returned to Correctionville after Mrs. McCormick died (in Arizona).  In 1969 he married Gladys Van Houten in Phoenix.  She died in April 1983, and he entered Colonial Manor in Correctionville in 1985.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.  Survivors included two stepsons and four step grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

We will look at Elmer H., the brother of Kathryn, in my next post.

Maggie

Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, I will continue the look at Katherine.

Now known is that Kathryn was born 12 November 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to John Wolter (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany) and Martha Bringe (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany).  We know that Kathryn and Elvert L. McCormick married 13 September 1925 in Chicago, IL.  They planned to reside at Reviera Court, 757 High Street, Newark, NJ, after 1 November 1925, and then resided at 2695 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, after that. We know that Elbert and Kathryn McCormick were residing in North Bergen, Hudson Co., New Jersey, in the 1930 census, and in Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, in the 1940 census.  According to Kathryn’s obituary, she resided in Phoenix, Arizona, from about 1957 until her death in 1967.  Before residing in Phoenix, she resided in La Jolla. CA.

Kathryn McCormick sailed on the ship S. S. Fort Victoria from Hamilton Bermuda on 27 September 1927.  She arrived at New York 29 September 1927.  According to the ship record, Kathryn was single and 24 years of age, being born in 1903 in Chicago, IL.   She resided at 1675 Blvd. East, Woodcliffe, NJ.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 August 2018), manifest, S. S. Fort Victoria, Hamilton, Bermuda, to New York, arriving 29 September 29, 1927, p. 121; citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 4139.

 

Kathryn (age 32) and Elvert (age 38) McCormick sailed on the ship S. S. Europa from Bremen on 18 August 1931.  They arrived at New York 24 August 1931.  According to the ship record, Kathryn was born 12 November 1898 in Chicago, NY.  Elvert was born 24 April 1893 in Correctionville, Iowa.  They were residing at 1675 Boulevard East, Woodcliff, NJ.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 20 August 2018), manifest, S. S. Europa, Bremen to New York, arriving 24 August 1931, p. 82; citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 5021.

 

Next post, more about Elvert, husband of Kathryn.

Maggie

Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, I will continue the look at Katherine.

Now known is that Kathryn was born 12 November 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to John Wolter (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany) and Martha Bringe (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany).  We know that Kathryn and Elvert L. McCormick married 13 September 1925 in Chicago, IL.  They planned to reside at Reviera Court, 757 High Street, Newark, NJ, after 1 November 1925, and then resided at 2695 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, after that. We know that Elbert and Kathryn McCormick were residing in North Bergen, Hudson Co., New Jersey, in the 1930 census, and in Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, in the 1940 census.  According to Kathryn’s obituary, she resided in Phoenix, Arizona, from about 1957 until her death in 1967.  Before residing in Phoenix, she resided in La Jolla. CA.

Searching the Phoenix, Arizona, city directories available at Ancestry.com, it was found that E. L. McCormick resided at 4002 East Coolidge from 1958-1960.  The listing was found in the directory of the streets of Phoenix, so no wife was mentioned.  Additionally, the 1957 directory was a partial listing, that did not include the streets.  And, the 1956 directory did not find an address of 4002 East Coolidge.

More in my next post.

Maggie

Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

For this post, I will continue the look at Katherine.

Now known is that Kathryn was born 12 November 1896 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to John Wolter (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany) and Martha Bringe (born Greifswald Pomerania Germany).  We know that Kathryn and Elvert L. McCormick married 13 September 1925 in Chicago, IL.  They planned to reside at Reviera Court, 757 High Street, Newark, NJ, after 1 November 1925, and then resided at 2695 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, after that. We know that Elbert and Kathryn McCormick were residing in North Bergen, Hudson Co., New Jersey, in the 1930 census, and in Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, in the 1940 census.

According to Kathryn’s obituary, she resided in Phoenix, Arizona, from about 1957 until her death in 1967.  Before residing in Phoenix, she resided in La Jolla. CA.

Searching the San Diego, California, city directories at http://www.sandiego.gon/digitalarchives, I discovered that Elvert L. McCormick and his wife, Kathryn, resided at 749 Nautilus, La Jolla, CA, for the years 1956-1957.  The website did not have any directories that included La Jolla for the year 1955 or after the year 1957.  Additionally, Elvert and Kathryn were not listed in the directory for 1953-54.  Searching the City Directory of La Jolla California (Ancestry.com) for the year 1955, found was Alvert L. McCormick (included wife Kath W).  They were residing at 749 Nautilus.

More in my next post.

Maggie