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.

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This is a letter written to Albert Bringe in Ohio, from Paul Maass in Wesselburen, Germany. The letter is dated May 4th, 1948. The letter is very interesting. Besides the talk of the war in Germany, the letter also mentions Paul’s and Albert’s families. The first paragraph says: “…You are only of the brothers and sisters of my mother. … Cousin Clarence Bringe/Martin Ohio wrote your wife is very ill….” According to this, Clarence would be the son of Fred and Sophia Bringe. And, Paul’s mother and Albert’s mother (or father) are siblings. I have done a little research on the Maass family, and can find no mention of the family Bringe. However, I do find the family Haan (Hahn) mentioned numerous times along with the family Maass. So, I am thinking that probably Paul’s mother and Albert’s mother (Maria Hahn) were sisters.

Any thoughts?

This is it for now. More in Bringe-17.

Maggie

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