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.

So, none of the census records for John Wolter, or Charlotte, show the address of 2125 S. 40th Avenue in Chicago.

Next the search began for a listing in the Chicago city directory.

In the 1900 city directory, there is a listing for a John Walter: (The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1900 (Chicago, IL: The Chicago Directory Co., 1900), 1953, entry for “Walter, John”; digital image, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 27 February 2018).)

Walter, John  carp  h  692 W 20th

The address in this listing matches John’s residence in the 1900 census.

 

 

 

Checked were the 1901-1906 directories, and found was John Walter/Walters at the same address.

In the 1907 city directory, there is the following listing for John: (The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1907 (Chicago, IL: The Chicago Directory Co., 1907), 2448, entry for “Walter, John”; digital image, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 27 February 2018).)

Walter, John  carp  h  692 W 20th

Walter, John  carp  h  2125 S 40th av

The first address in this listing matches John’s residence in the 1900 census, and the second address matches the address found in the diary. I do not know why there are two different addresses for John – maybe he resided at one address part of the year, and the other another part of the year?

And, in the 1908 city directory, there is the following listing for John: (Official Directory and Market Guide Containing Alphabetical…of The Chicago Association of Commerce (Chicago, IL: The Chicago Association of Commerce, 1908), 2628, entry for “Wolter, John”; digital image, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 27 February 2018).)

Wolter, John  carp  h  2514 S 41st ct

The address in this listing matches John’s residence in the 1910 census.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the address in the diary was found!

More in my next post.

Maggie

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