March 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.

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.

front of postcard Bringe 11back of postcard bringe 11 turned on side

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

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You found him in the 1880 census, and not the 1900. In fact, the 1900 census names his wife as a widow. So, when did he die?

One way to narrow down his death date is to look at estate settlements of his neighbors. He may appear on a list of buyers at the sale – giving a date when he was alive. And, you will also know what he purchased!

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.

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. See Bringe-7 for more about John Frederick.

As shown in Bringe-8, Charles William “William” immigrated to the United States from Germany before his father did. According to his Naturalization Record, he arrived in the United States in November of 1880.

I have searched diligently for his immigration record, and have not yet found it. Would anyone be willing to see what they can find?

Also, one more source of information for William. In the book, “Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,” is found a short biography of William (Basil Meek, editor and compiler, Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1909), 787-788.) The following is a transcription of the biography:

“WILLIAM C. BRINGE, general farmer, who is successfully cultivating his forty acres of valuable land, situated in Section 13, Madison Township, Sandusky County, was born in one of the large provinces of Germany, June 17, 1863, and remained in his native land until he had acquired a good education.
Mr. Bringe was eighteen years of age when he came to America, Ohio being his objective point. He spent a few months at Toledo and Pemberville and then came to Sandusky County and engaged in farm work near Woodville. On February 15, 1890, he was married (first) to Miss Sophia Spade, a daughter of Garrett and Mary (Hartman) Spade. She died January 3, 1895, and was interred in the Gibsonburg Cemetery. She was survived by three children, Frank, George and Fred. Mr. Bringe was married (second) March 17, 1897, to Miss Elizabeth Witt, a daughter of August and Minnie Witt, and to this marriage six children have been born, namely: Anna, Ida, Amelia, Helen, Edward and Lydia. Of these, Ida and Helen are deceased.
Following his first marriage, Mr. Bringe bought the farm on which he has resided ever since and almost all of the buildings on the place have been since put up. He has his land in fine condition, well drained and it returns him a satisfactory enough income without his making any tests for oil. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. In politics he has always been identified with the Democratic party and has served two years as road supervisor in Madison Township.”

More in Bringe-11.

Maggie

You may think that your ancestor who was born and raised in the United States would never be found on a ship manifest. This may not be the case!

My great-great grandmother migrated from the state of New York to Tennessee in the 1880’s. She and her husband moved there for his health reasons. He died shortly after arriving there. Phenie was very active in her church, and, in about 1908, she became a missionary to St. Kitts. She is found on the ship manifest arriving back in the United States in 1912.

So, don’t think that the “Phenie Babcock” that was found on a ship manifest is a different “Phenie Babcock”! You may discover something about your ancestor that you never knew!

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.

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. See Bringe-7 for more about John Frederick.

Charles William “William” immigrated to the United States from Germany before his father did. See Bringe-8.

William C. Bringe died 2 November 1934 in Sandusky County, Ohio.

death certificate william bringe

“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.

 

According to his death certificate, he was born 17 June 1863 in Germany. His father was Fred Bringe from Germany, and his mother was Semlow from Germany. He is buried in West Union Cemetery in Gibsonburg, 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-10.

Maggie

Have you looked in all of the places where you may find a marriage record of your ancestor?

The first place that one tends to look is at the courthouse – usually in the County Clerk’s office. However, there may be other places to find a record. Did your ancestor marry in a church? It could be that the church has a record as well. And, what about the newspaper? There may be a record there as well. And, what about a pension record? Many times the marriage date is mentioned in there as well!

So, don’t assume no marriage if the clerk does not have a record!

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. See Bringe-7 for more about John Frederick.

Charles William “William” immigrated to the United States from Germany before his father did. According to the 1900 U. S. census for Sandusky County, Ohio (1900 U.S. census, Sandusky County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison, Enumeration District (ED) 82, sheet 4-A, p. 172 (stamped), dwelling 67, family 67, Charles W. Bringe; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 June 2009), citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 1318.), he immigrated in 1880 and was a naturalized citizen.

In the census, Charles W. and his wife, Louise, are in the household with their children Frank, George, Fred, and Anna. Still in Sandusky County, in the 1920 U. S. census (1920 U.S. Census, Sandusky County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison, Enumeration District (ED) 86, sheet 2-A, page 9451 (penned), dwelling 22, family number 22, William C. Bringe; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 January 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1429.) are William C. and Louisa, and their children Edward, Lydia, and Charles. According to this census, William C. became a naturalized citizen in 1884.

Below is the naturalization record found for William Bringe:

naturalization will bringe familysearch book 3 page 401

“Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 10 Jan 2014), Sandusky, Special naturalizations 1875-1895 vol 3, image 225 of 317.

More about William Bringe in Bringe-9.

Maggie

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