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.

Now is known who was Miss Charlotte Wolter, who resided at 2125 S. 40th Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of John and Martha Wolter, immigrants from Germany.  We know that John at one time resided at this address, and it is known where the Wolter family resided for the census years 1900-1940.

Now that research has been done on the “general” Wolter family, it is time to research each individual.

In my last post I looked further into Charlotte’s life.

This morning, I decided to do a little straightening of my Bringe papers.  And, you will never guess what I found.  I am not sure how this got where it was found, but I am so glad that I found it!

I found 2 letters that will help to explain the relationship between Martha Bringe Wolter and the Albert Bringe family in northern Ohio.

Here is the earliest-dated letter that I found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, it was written by Martha Wolter, at 4942 Barry Ave., Chicago, Illinois. (This is where John and Martha Wolter resided in the 1930 U.S. Census.)  The letter is addressed to Mr. Albert Bringe, residing at Martin, Ohio. And, the letter is dated 12 April 1925 (postmarked 13 April 1925, Chicago, IL).  In the letter, Martha is sending her feelings regarding the death of Albert’s mother, Marie Hahn Bringe (see previous Bringe posts – Marie had died 9 April 1925).  In the letter she writes, “to me it means another of my home people gave the last one who really knew us back home, the little visit I had with Auntie last Summer…Elmer and Loxxie started planning there trip so we would stop over again.”  The letter is signed, “Your Cousin Martha Wolter”.  Keep in mind that Elmer is Martha’s son. See previous posts on the Wolter family.

 

The second letter will be posted in my next post.

 

Maggie

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