November 2015


I want to share with you another of our Thanksgiving traditions.

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Does your family have one of these?

My husband bought this before we met (we met in 1980).  We have put this together every year that we have been married (this year is 34 years).  Yes, it does show its age!  There is tape in several key places, and the feet don’t stick out as good as they used to.  But, it carries on year by year!

Remember your Thanksgiving traditions this year!

Maggie

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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!

If you are able to go back to Bringe – 23, you will see that there were several questions raised after reading the diary from 1905. As a recap, here are the questions:

1. Who was J. F. Bringe?
2. Who were the people that Albert worked for in September through November 1905? Where was this?
3. Did Albert work for a Mr. E. A. Moore in Bannister, Michigan?
4. Who and where was Mrs. Lou Cummings in Nashville, I. T.?
5. Who was Mr. Sanh C. Danklefoan in Latty, Ohio (Paulding County, R. F. D. No. 3)?
6. What does “Kansas City, V. D.” mean?

1. Who was Mr. Dan Lewis in Enid, Oklahoma? Who was Geo. Serles?
2. Who was Dave Nextun in Toledo, Ohio? Did Albert work for him? Was Dave any relation to Mr. J. F.Nextun in Wichita, Kansas?
3. Who was C. C. Connery in Inola, I. T.?
4. What are the mixtures for which there are formulas given?
5. Did Albert work for a R. F. Bashaw in Mt. Carroll, Illinois?
6. What was the relationship between Albert Bringe and Mr. M. S. Danklefsen?

Answers are now known for some of the questions:
1. J. F. Bringe was John Frederick Bringe, the half-brother of Albert.
2. According to the diary, Albert worked for Dr. McKenze in October and November 1905. In September 1905, it is difficult to make out who it was that Albert was working. I am including a copy of the page here. Any ideas?

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3. I have searched the 1900 and 1910 U. S. Census records for someone who may have the initials E. A. with surname Moore in Gratiot County, Michigan – the county where Bannister is located. Found in the 1910 U. S. Census (in Elba Township – where Bannister is located) was an Edward A. Moore living on a General Farm. In 1900, Edward A. Moore was in the household of his parents, Thomas J. and Jane. (Thomas was the next census entry in 1910, next to Edward.) The family is residing in Allen Township, Ottawa Co., OH. In the 1900 census, Thomas H., the brother of Edward A., has an occupation of “pumper of oil well”. What is also interesting is that the other households close to the Thomas J. household are made up of relatives of Albert. So, I am thinking that the Moore’s were friends of Albert’s, and he kept in contact with them when they moved to Michigan.
4. Re-examining the entry in the diary, I now think that Mrs. Lou Cummings was in Nashville, O. T. This would have been in the Oklahoma Territory. Nashville is currently in Grant County, Oklahoma. In the 1900 U. S. Census for Grant County in Oklahoma Territory, there is found the Isaac Cummins household. I the household is Isaac’s wife Mary, his son Fred, his daughter-in-law Lou, and son and daughter Lumm and Nellie B. There are no boarders in the household. I have not been able to find Lou Cummins in the 1910 U. S. Census. I did find Fred Cummins as a boarder in the 1920 U. S. Census.
5. Unable to find additional information on him
6. He was possibly related to M. S. Danklefsen

1. Daniel A. Lewis is found residing in Hobart, Garfield Co., Oklahoma, in the 1910 U. S. Census. Also in his household is Maggie E, his wife, and Adelia Murphy, his sister-in-law. Daniel is a Banker. His wife, Maggie E., is found residing in Enid Township, Garfield Co., Oklahoma Territory, in 1900. She is the head of the family. There are two boarders listed – Pearl Kuhlman and H. Etta Atkinson.
2. Unable to find any information
3.According to The Inola Register (Inola, Indiana Territory), for 23 November 1906, “Charley and Tom Connery who sold their stock and farm implements at public sale last Friday, have moved to Muskogee, where they will engage in the real estate business.”
5. Unable to find any information
6. In the 1900 U. S. Census for Allen Township, Ottawa Co., OH, there is listed a Mathias Dancklefsen. His wife is Dora. He is a farmer. He is residing with his wife in the same place in 1910.

This is it for now. More in Bringe-30.

Maggie

As you have been researching your family, have you discovered any Thanksgiving traditions?

We have always been fortunate to have our son with us for Thanksgiving. Even as he has gotten older, he has always wanted to be “at home” with us on Thanksgiving Day. We have not always spent the “Day” in OUR house, though. But, we have all been together with other family, or with friends, for this special time.

If we are celebrating at OUR house, whether we are a small or large gathering, one tradition is to watch on TV the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We may have other activities going on that day, but they are arranged around the parade!

This year, we are planning to host dinner at our house. And, we will watch the parade as usual! Something new this year will be the roasting of a “fresh” turkey. Before this year, if we have been providing the turkey, we have always purchased a “frozen” turkey from the grocery store. We have the opportunity this year to roast a “fresh” turkey, purchased from a local meat market. So, a new experience will be happening as we prepare for the Day!

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

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.

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).

As blogged in Bringe – 23, 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 Bringe-27, I listed the questions that have developed about the 1904 diary. Here is what I have discovered: (the number is the question number in Bringe-27)

1. There was the Caleb Klink family residing in Woodville, Sandusky Co., OH, in the 1880 U. S. Census. In the household were Caleb (age 69), wife Maria (age 67), son Adam (age 29 – discovered he died in 1898), daughter-in-law Sarah (age 20), granddaughter Elisabeth (age 3), and servant Eli Keres. Could not find any family continuing to reside in same place in the 1900 U. S. Census.
The farm next to the Caleb Klink farm is the Georg [sic] Ungerer farm. Georg is 57 years of age. Also in the household are wife Barbara (age 62), sons Aaron (age 21) and Emanuel (age 19) and Phillip (age 17), and daughter Sarah (age 16) and Maria (age 14). Discovered is that Aaron married Dora Euich in 1884, and she was residing in the same place in the 1900 U. S. Census – she and Aaron were divorced.
I did find a Louie Bearnes residing in Ottawa Co. in 1900 (he owned his farm). He continued to reside there in 1910.
2. Jurgens – this could be the family of Sophia Jergens Bringe, the wife of Fred Bringe – Albert’s brother. There were also others with the Jurgens surname in the census.
3. In The Lima News of 30 October 1902, an article stated, “F. C. Bringe & Co completed No. 4, on the Fred Blousey, section 10, Allen township, Ottawa county, with a 5 barrel well the result.” In the same newspaper, 7 March 1903, an article stated, “In Woodville township, Walsh, Bringe & Co, have completed a well on the G. Hedgerton farm, section 21, which will fall into the duster class. This well was on the outer edge of developments, and its failure to produce oil will check proposed operation. The well was drilled to a total depth of 1,306 feet. The sand was encountered at 1256 feet, and it was drilled in 50 feet.” (I want to personally thank those that aided in finding these articles – you know who you are.)
As shown in Bringe-25, Ernest, the brother of Albert, worked in the oil fields of Colorado. Also, Carl Frederich Bringe, another brother of Albert, is shown working as a tool dresser in the 1900 U. S. Census for Paso Precinct, Kern Co., California. He is in the household of George Flasher, an oil well superintendent. Carl died in 1905.
4. Unable to find additional information
5. Unable to find additional information
6. Frederich C. Bringe married Sophia Caroline Maria Jergens – in the 1900 U. S. Census for Allen Township, Ottawa Co., OH, his occupation is listed as saloon keeper – in the 1910 U. S. Census for Wood Co., OH, his occupation is Stockman.
7. Martin Bringe was born in 1880 and died in 1918, having never married. He is residing with his parents in Sandusky Co., OH, in 1910. Unable to find additional information on Sam Danklefson.
8. Unable to find additional information
9. Hattie Dornbusch was residing in Port Clinton, Ottawa Co., OH, in the 1900 U. S. Census. She was born in November 1879 and was a servant in a hotel.

More about the diaries in Bringe-29.

Maggie

I am a member of several Facebook genealogy-type groups. I see numerous posts about trying to identify those in old family photos.

Have you identified people in your family photos? If you are like me, you have many photos in albums, in boxes, on slides, etc. I have looked at every photo I have, and identified who are in the photo. Yes, it has taken a long time to do it! But, my son and others will be glad I did this. That way, they will not be doing the same thing that I did with photos that my parent’s had!

Take the time now to do it!

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.

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).

As blogged in Bringe – 23, 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!

 
Here are a few scans from the 1904 diary.

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1904 inside 12

What is now known:
1. A. H. Bringe (Albert) was living in Williston, Ohio (Ottawa County), and Fred Bringe was living there as well (probably Albert’s brother). J. F. Bringe lived at 719 Adams St., Toledo, OH (probably Albert’s half-brother)
2. Henry Rahe lived on R 1, Pemberville, Wood Co., OH (Henry Rahe married Albert’s sister, Anna Maria Bringe)
3. Wm Bringe lived on R. No. 4, Gibsonburg, Sandusky Co., OH – half-brother of Albert
4. Timeline of Albert’s work –
February 1904 – working on wells on the C. Clink and Nunger farms
May 1904 – working for Bringe Bros. on the L. Bearns well
June 1904 – working for McKenie Hokem Co.
July 1904 – working for Bringe Bros. on the Bringe farm well
August 1904 – working for the Ohio Oil Co.
August 15 – September 5 1904 – boarding at Jurgens
December 1904 – working for Bringe Bros.
February 1905 – worked for W. Elliott (farm or oil company?)
February 27 – March 23 1905 – boarded at Joe Truman
June – August 1905 – working for Garber Oil & Gas Co.

As usual, as more information is being found, more questions are raised as well!

1. Where was the C. Clink farm? Where was the Nunger farm? Where was the L. Bearns farm?
2. Who were the Jurgens – who Albert boarded with from August 15 – September 5?
3. Who were the brothers in the “Bringe Bros.” company? On which “Bringe Farm” was oil discovered?
4. What was the McKenie Hokem Co.?
5. Is there more information to be found about Albert working for the Ohio Oil Company?
6. Who is F. C. B.? Is this Albert’s brother, Frederich C. Bringe (married to Sophia Caroline Maria Jergens – in the 1900 U. S. Census for Allen Township, Ottawa Co., OH, his occupation is listed as saloon keeper – in the 1910 U. S. Census for Wood Co., OH, his occupation is Stockman)?
7. Who is M. F. B.?Is this Albert’s brother, Martin Friedrich W. Bringe? Martin was born in 1880 and died in 1918, having never married.
8. Who was Sam C. Danklefson in Latty, Ohio – R.F.D. No 3?
9. Who was Hattie Dornbusch – lived R. No. 2 in Port Clinton, OH?
10. Who was Ida Klonder/Klonden in Custes, Wood Co., OH?

I will tell you what I have found about these questions in Bringe-28.

Maggie

Are you stuck in your research – another brick wall found?

Sometimes it is helpful to ask your local librarian to “listen” to what you have discovered about your ancestor. Your local librarian is used to helping one find resources in the library. Your local librarian is also there to help one “sort out” what the next step is! A librarian knows how to listen, and knows the right questions to ask for aiding in this.

Don’t forget this valuable resource!

Maggie

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