Monday, July 14, 2014

Two Monkeys

Louise and Anna Brunken
Louise and Anna Brunken


Postmark: COLUMBUS NEBR APR 8 7 PM
Mrs Will Brunken
Platte Center
Nebr
RR
 
Hello Sister
I suppose you will know these two monkeys without being told
Best Regards to all

Who's Who

  • "Mrs Will Brunken","sister" is Clara Marie "Mary" (Petersen) Brunken, my grandmother.
  • "two monkeys" are sisters of my grandfather, William Leopold Brunken.
Louise Wilhemmia Brunken
Louise Wilhemmia Brunken
Anna M. Brunken
Anna M. Brunken

Story

Who is writing this and calling these ladies "two monkeys"?

Date

About 1909. While the postmark gives April 8, no year is legible. Since the card is addressed to Platte Center, Nebraska, the postcard was sent before my grandparents moved to Oklahoma in 1910 - probably 1908-1910 given the apparent ages of the two sisters.

Location

Platte Center,  Nebraska.

Notes

  1. Thanks to Betty Meyn for identifying the two women pictured on the postcard as being her grandmother, Louise Wilhemmia Brunken, and grandaunt, Anna M. Brunken.