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!

Another of the diaries is another that is dated 1905. Here are some scans from the diary:

diary 1905 casediary 1905 found inside 5 frontdiary 1905 inside 3 Charlotte Wolter address

diary 1905 found inside together two ladies frontdiary 1905 found inside together back two ladies back

As you can see, there are no “entries” in the diary – just one address and some loose papers and photos.

One scan, that of a hospital receipt, details the year 1905 hospital stay of Martin Bringe. Martin was the brother of Albert. Two of the scans are of photos found in the diary – it is unknown at this time as to who were the young ladies.

Upon finding the address for a Miss Charlotte Wolter, I began to examine this Wolter family.

More on the Wolter family in Bringe-31.