Since I have researched much on this Wolter family, and I feel a little confused about what information I have, I think it is time to do a re-start on the research.

So, who was Miss Charlotte Wolter, who resided at 2125 S. 40th Avenue in Chicago, Illinois?

Already discovered is that in 1900, John Wolter (and Charlotte) resided at 692 West 20th Street in Chicago. And, in 1910, they resided at 2514 South 41st Court in Chicago.  In 1920, they resided at 2514 South Kedvale Avenue in Chicago, and in 1930 they resided at 4942 Barry Avenue in Chicago. In 1940, John Wolter resided in Stark County, Ohio, with his son Elmer.  Charlotte resided at 2311 Lamon Avenue in Chicago.

Since the 1940 census record for Charlotte noted that she was Divorced, a search was made for her marriage record.  Found was a listing in the Cook County, Illinois, Marriage Index.

In the Index, Charlotte Wolter, age 23, married John Wagener, age 23, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on 12 August 1913. (“Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920,” database, ( : accessed 27 February), entry for Charlotte Wolter and John Wagener, 12 August 1913; citing Illinois Department of Public Health Records.)

This may be Charlotte, daughter of John Wolter.

More in my next post.