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, ( : 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.