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

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