February 2014


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.

Friedrick had been previously married to Marie Samlow/Semlow in Germany, and they had two sons, John Frederick and Charles William. Friederick had married second Marie Hahn. They had children Frederich C., Anna Maria, Martin Friedrich Wilhelm, Ernest H., Karl Friederich, and Albert Henry.
More about Frederick and Marie Samlow/Semlow:

Frederick and Marie had two sons, John Frederick and Charles William.

John Frederick was with his father on the ship Moravia (source) in 1884. John married Minnie Burr on 31 January 1894 in Lucas County, Ohio. (“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), John F. Bringe and Minnie D. Burr, 31 Jan 1894; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference p 76 # 13; FHL microfilm 912942.) John died 12 November 1917 in Lucas County, Ohio.

 

death certificate john frederick bringe

“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.

 

According to his death certificate, he was born 1 November 1861 in Germany. His father was Frederick Bringe from Germany, and his mother was Marie Samlow from Germany. John is buried in Forest Cemetery in Lucas County, Ohio.

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

More about Charles William Bringe in Bringe-8.

Maggie

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If you are lucky enough to find the death certificate for your ancestor, you may or may not be pleased at the information that is on said certificate.

The original purpose of the death certificate is to document the date of death, cause of death, and disposal of the body. The main purpose is NOT to tell the name of the spouse, who were the deceased’s parents, and where the deceased was born!

If this is kept in mind, it is much easier to understand the reasons for some information NOT being provided on the certificate!

Maggie

Marie Hahn Bringe, wife of Frederick, is found residing in Allen Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, in the 1920 U. S. census. (1920 U.S. Census, Ottawa County, Ohio, population schedule, Allen, Enumeration District (ED) 193, sheet 3-A, page 1342 (penned), dwelling 62, family number 67, Mary Bringe; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 February 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1424.) “Mary” is the head of her household, and her son Albert is in the household. Mary owns her farm, is 77 years of age, and an Alien. Albert is 33 years of age. Albert is listed as a farmer.

There are 2 photos of Marie Bringe surrounded by her children (and their spouses). The photos were taken between 1 August 1916 (when Frederick died), and 12 November 1917 (when her son Martin died). The writing on the back of the photos has the children’s names and other pertinent information. Here is a transcription of the back of each of the photos: (the handwriting is that of Alberna Bringe Champion, daughter of Albert)
Photo1: Freddie Bringe Will and first wife son-youngest of three. Raised by Grandma Bringe. Frank-oldest, George-middle; half-brother Uncle Will, Gibsonburg; Uncle Fred, Martin, O. 1873 1933; Aunt Annie Bringe Rahe; Martin Bringe Oct. 20, 1880 Mar. 26, 1918; Albert Bringe June 2, 1883 May 7, 1964; half-brother John Bringe Toledo, O.; Grandma Bringe Maria Hahn Bringe Nov. 36, 1842 April 9, 1925. Taken before 1918 Grandpa Bringe died Aug. 1, 1916 Martin died Mar. 26, 1918.
Photo2: Aunt Louise Bringe & Half-Brother Uncle Will Bringe; Aunt Annie (Bringe) Rahe & Uncle Hank Rahe Pemberville, O.; Aunt Sophia (Jergens) Bringe 1878-1930 & Uncle Fred Bringe 1873-1933 Martin, O.; Aunt Minnie & Half-Brother John Toledo, O.; Grandma Bringe Maria Hahn Bringe Nov. 26, 1842 April 9, 1925.

As shown in Bringe-1, John died 12 November 1917, so that narrows down the date of the photograph further – between 1 August 1916 and 12 November 1917.

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

This is it for now. More in Bringe-7.

Maggie

As a genealogist, I frequently need to transcribe a document. If you do much research, you will be doing much of this too!

When transcribing, make sure that the transcription is exactly as the document reads. The information may not “match up” to other already known information. However, a transcription is: the act or process of making a copy of words that have been spoken or written.

Never change what the source says. It is okay to put comments of differences in your notes. But, never do this in the actual transcription.

Remember, not all records agree!

Maggie

Marie Hahn Bringe, wife of Frederick, is found residing in Allen Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, in the 1920 U. S. census. (1920 U.S. Census, Ottawa County, Ohio, population schedule, Allen, Enumeration District (ED) 193, sheet 3-A, page 1342 (penned), dwelling 62, family number 67, Mary Bringe; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 February 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1424.) “Mary” is the head of her household, and her son Albert is in the household. Mary owns her farm, is 77 years of age, and an Alien. Albert is 33 years of age. Albert is listed as a farmer.

According to her death certificate, Marie was born 22 November 1843 in Germany.

death certificate maria hahn bringe

“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Marie Bringe, 09 Apr 1925; citing Allen Twp, Ottawa, Ohio, reference fn 26398; FHL microfilm 1992670.

She was the widow of Fred Bringe. Marie died 9 April 1925 in Ottawa County, Ohio. Her father was Wm Hahn from Germany, and her mother was J. Tagt from Germany. She is buried in Woodville Cemetery in Sandusky County, Ohio.

One other note: As stated above, both Frederick and Marie Bringe are buried in Woodville Cemetery in Sandusky County, Ohio. Something that was done when the last of their children died was to have a stone erected that showed not only the birth and death dates of Frederick and Marie, but also these dates of each of their children.

Bringe gravestone rightBringe gravestone left

Photos of Bringe grave, privately held by Margaret B. Champion, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greencastle, Indiana, 2009.

 

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

This is it for now. More in Bringe-6.

Maggie

When examining records, when one sees more than one name one hopes that the relationship between the two people will be given.

Be careful with this. Sometimes the relationship is given, and it is correct. However, look at the document. Would the person writing the document really know the relationship of the people? Maybe it was a guess! And, what about when the relationship is not given. In census records, sometimes relationships are given and sometimes not! If the relationships are not given, don’t assume that the children listed under a “head of the household” are the children of that “head”.

Be careful when trying to determine relationships. They may not be what you think!

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).

According to the death certificate of Frederick Bringe, he died 1 August 1916.

 

death certificate christian frederick bringe

“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 02 Jan 2014), Frederick Bringe, 01 Aug 1916; citing Allen Twp, Ottawa, Ohio, reference fn 53363; FHL microfilm 1983754.

 

Other items from his death certificate are that he was born 27 November 1834 in Stresured, Germany. His father was Christ. Bringe from Strunsund, Germany, and his mother was Marie Eckhardt from the same place in Germany. He is buried in Woodville Cemetery in Sandusky County, Ohio.

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

This is it for now. More in Bringe-5.

Maggie

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