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.

1904 inside 2

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.