Bringe – 20

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).

Recently found are some diaries that belonged to Albert Henry Bringe. As discovered in the diaries, he worked in various states, and in Canada, in the early 1900’s, as a person who dug oil wells. The diaries are shedding some light as to his travels and the process of digging an oil well!

In the next few posts, I will share some of the entries found in the diaries. If there is someone who is reading these posts that knows more about the process of digging oil wells, my hope is that you will reply and shed some more light on the process. The process that I will be outlining is that obtained from reading the diary entries. There are times that the spelling is such that it is difficult to know what was actually meant. So, please feel free to explain further!

This is it for now. More in Bringe-21.

Maggie

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