Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Harold Griepentrog and Clarence Hellbusch - September 1915

Harold Griepentrog and Clarence Hellbusch - September 1915
Harold Griepentrog and Clarence Hellbusch - September 1915

         Postmark: October 19 4PM 1915 NEBR
Mrs Wm Brunken
Meno Oklahoma
Dear Sister   Here comes two little boys   wonder if you know them    was taken on our Papa's Birthday  The two Lucy's boy's   They surprised   My Lucy took it while we were eating supper.  do you see it  Clarence was amongst all strangers  that makes him look so sober frisky and moved.  We had a lot of company since   Geo Michaelson & Herman Jannsen and maybe Geo brother Ed are coming down there.  They are figuring to see you the 31st.  I will let you know in time so they wont surprise you like Lena & W. did.  Lena got your card  she is so happy about it.  Adeline is by Lucy these days. will stay a few weeks yet.  will quit for this time so  by by. Anna.

Harold Herbert Griepentrog - September 1915
Harold Herbert Griepentrog - September 1915
Clarence Hellbusch - September 1915
Clarence Hellbusch - September 1915

Who's Who

  • "Sister", "Mrs Wm Brunken", is Marie Clara (Petersen) Brunken
  • "Anna" is Anna Catherine (Petersen) Hagelman, oldest sister of "Sister".
  • "Herold", as is written on the shirt of the boy on the left of the picture, is Harold Herbert Griepentrog born 15 Nov 1914, Monroe, Platte, Nebraska.
  • "Clarence", as is written on the shirt of the boy on the right of the picture, is Clarence Hellbusch born 04 Mar 1915, Humphrey, Platte, Nebraska.
  • "Lucy" is Lucia Bertha (Petersen) Griepentrog, mother of Harold.
  • "My Lucy" is Anna's daughter, Lucy (Hagelman) Hellbusch, mother of Clarence. Hence the reference to the two boys in the picture as being "The two Lucy's boy's".
  • "Papa" is Anna's father, Carsten Petersen Sr.
  • "Geo Michaelson" relationship is as yet unidentified.
  • "Herman Jannsen" relationship is as yet unidentified.
  • "Ed", brother of "Herman Jannsen", relationship is as yet unidentified.
  • "W." is as yet unidentified.
  • " Lena" is as yet unidentified.
  • " Adeline" is as yet unidentified.

Date

The card is postmarked October 19, 1915.  According the Anna, the picture "was taken on our Papa's Birthday".  Carsten Petersen Sr. was born 19 Sep 1849.  Hence, the picture on this card was taken 19 Sep 1915.

Location

The card is postmarked as being from Nebraska. The picture "was taken on our Papa's Birthday", probably at Carsten Petersen Sr.'s home near Platte Center, Nebraska.