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

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