January 2014


Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe arrived in New York on the ship Moravia on 14 November 1884, accompanied by his wife, Marie (age 41), and his children Joh. (age 22), Friedr. (age 9), Ernst (age 8), Carl (age 5), Anna (age 4), Martin (age 3), and Albert (age 9 months).

According to the 1900 U. S. Census for Sandusky County, Ohio, (See Bringe-2) Fred is the head of the household, with wife Marie H. and son Albert H. in his household. Fred is a naturalized citizen having immigrated to the U. S. in 1884. Fred’s certificate of naturalization does not give any clues as to his family in Germany.

 

Fred Bringe certificateof naturalization

Frederick Bringe certificate of naturalization, 27 October 1890, in Bringe Family papers; original, family copy, held by Margaret B. Champion, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] 2010; photocopy held by Margaret B. Champion, Greencastle, Indiana.

 

If anyone reading these blogs has a different idea on a transcription or anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know!

More in Bringe-4.

Maggie

Many of my ancestors that ended up in the Midwest or even further west started out in the east.

Many of my ancestors moved from Virginia to Kentucky. As I have traced the moves, I have discovered that many of them did not “pack one day in Virginia and arrive the next day in Kentucky!” Many of them stopped in other counties in Virginia and Kentucky before arriving at the planned destination. Any of these intermediate stops could have records on my ancestors. Maybe they witnessed a will or maybe they were there at tax time – there are many types of records that may list that ancestor.

So, don’t just look at the beginning and ending of the trip!

Maggie

Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe arrived in New York on the ship Moravia on 14 November 1884, accompanied by his wife, Marie (age 41), and his children Joh. (age 22), Friedr. (age 9), Ernst (age 8), Carl (age 5), Anna (age 4), Martin (age 3), and Albert (age 9 months).

Upon arrival in the United States, “Fredrich” took his family to northwest Ohio.

In 1898, F. Bringe was owned a farm in Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.

farm owned by Fred Bringe 1898

Atlas of Sandusky County, Oh. 1898 (Fremont, Ohio:  William H. Hopple, 1898); digital image, in “U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2014).

In the 1900 U. S. Census for Sandusky County, Ohio, (1900 U.S. census, Sandusky County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison, Enumeration District (ED) 82, sheet 14-B, p. 451 (penned), dwelling 262, family 262, Fred Bringe; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 June 2009), citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 1318.) Fred is the head of the household, with wife Marie H. and son Albert H. in his household.  Fred is 66 years of age, having been born in November 1834, and a farmer.  He is a naturalized citizen having immigrated to the U. S. in 1884.  Marie is 57 years of age, having been born in November 1842.    Fred and Marie have been married 42 years, having had six children – all of them still living.  Marie immigrated to the U. S. in 1884.  Fred is renting his farm.  Albert is 16 years of age, having been born in January 1883.  He is a farm laborer.  He immigrated as well in 1884.

If anyone reading these blogs has a different idea on a transcription or anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know!

More in Bringe-3.

Maggie

Hello Readers,

I am finally going to get a tablet. I have wanted one for quite a while, and it is now time to follow through and actually buy one.

However, I am unsure as to what to get – an iPad or Android?

At this time, my laptop computer is running Windows 7. Additionally, I have an android smart-phone. As a genealogist, I want to be able to have my own personal tree on the tablet, plus genealogy apps – also, Evernote and Dropbox.

What is your opinion on which kind of table to get? And, how much memory? Do I also make sure that I get one that has a spot to plug-in my thumb drive (for even more memory)? What size tablet do you recommend – 6- or 10-inch? (I want to be able to read e-books on it, so my initial thinking is 10-inch.)

Thank you for each and every one of your comments!

Maggie

I have researched for years and years on my family.

However, after researching for about three years, I wrote up and organized what I had at that time. I wrote 6 books on my families!

Of course, with continued research, some “assumptions” have been confirmed, and some have been disposed of! But, I still have those first books. I have written “updates” to the books too. That way, my research is generally easy for someone else to come along and continue what I started.

Maggie

I have had a request from a reader to show my research on a particular family’s “brick wall.” So, introducing my Bringe brick wall! If anyone reading these blogs has a different idea on a transcription or anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe arrived in New York on the ship Moravia on 14 November 1884. According to the book, Germans to America, 1875-1888″, edited by Filby Glazier in 1992, Fr. (age 49 and a farmer) was accompanied by his wife, Marie (age 41), and his children Joh. (age 22), Friedr. (age 9), Ernst (age 8), Carl (age 5), Anna (age 4), Martin (age 3), and Albert (age 9 months).

immigration record

“New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2014), manifest, Moravia, Hamburg, Germany, to New York, arriving 14 November 1884, line 511, Fr. Bringe; citing National Archives microfilm publication M237, roll 481.

Before coming to Germany, Friedrick had married Marie Samlow/Semlow in Germany (source death certificates of Friedrick’s sons, John Frederick (“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), John Frederick Bringe, 12 Nov 1917; citing Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, reference fn 72165; FHL microfilm 1984117.), and Charles William (“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), William C Bringe, 02 Nov 1934; citing Madison Township, Sandusky Co., Ohio, reference fn 68848; FHL microfilm 2022232.). Friedrick and Marie had the above two known sons, John Frederick and Charles William. See future posts for more about “John” and “William”. Apparently, Marie died, for later Frederick married Maria Hahn in Germany. To this union were born Frederich C., Anna Maria, Martin Friedrich Wilhelm, Ernest H., Karl Friederich, and Albert Henry. (Albert is the grandfather of my husband.)

This is it for now. More in Bringe-2.

Maggie

Remember when you began your research on your family? You asked family members many questions about your family’s history.

When was the last time you did this?

Your questions have probably changed now and probably to more specific questions!

So, go ahead and ask again. Your family will still be willing to share!

Maggie

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