Postmark: PLATTE CENTER NEB JUL 8 12 M 1911
Mrs William Brunken
Dear Friend Your Card Received and we are all Well and Have a Dry spell out Here but corn looks good yet. Your Folks and Hans - Lena J wer her yesterday we had the 4th by[with] Alma - Christ
This is taken under a cherry tree, by[with] Webber Boys.
Mrs Ch Martensen
- "Mrs William Brunken", "Friend" is Clara Marie "Mary"(Petersen) Brunken.
- "Mrs Ch Martensen" is likely Mary (Behrens) Martensen, wife of Claus Heinrich Martensen.
- "Your Folks" are probably Carsten Petersen, Sr and Ida Cecelia (Martensen) Petersen, father and step-mother of Clara Marie "Mary" (Petersen) Brunken.
- "Hans" is unidentified.
- "Lena J" is unidentified.
- "Alma" is possibly Alma Ingeborg Martensen, daughter of Christian Lorenz Martensen.
- "Christ" is possibly Christian Lorenz Martensen, brother of Ida Cecelia (Martensen) Petersen.
- "Webber Boys" - See Story.
StoryThe the postcard message says the boys in the picture on the front of the postcard are the "Webber boys". I think they are children of the Weber families who lived on the farms close to C.H. Martensen's farm. Note the location of the C.H. Martensen farm (GREEN) relative to the Wm Weber Sr, Wm Weber Jr, and Wm Weber (RED) as well as the Carsten Petersen, Sr.(BLUE) farms as is shown on the following clip of a 1914 Lost Creek Township, Platte, Nebraska Ownership Map.
|1914 NW Lost Creek Township Ownership Clip|
I found two boys in the Weber families of the 1910 US Census for Lost Creek Township, Platte, Nebraska:
- Arthur Weber (age 8), son of William and Amanda Weber.
- Edward G. (age 2), son of George C. and Marie (Bruns) Weber.
|Edward G. Weber|
DatePostmark: July 8, 1911.
LocationPlatte Center, Nebraska, as per postmark.
- William Weber, Sr's first child was a daughter named Louisa. I have not identified who, if anyone, she married and did not find her name in the Weber family census records after 1900. Possibly the third boy is her son and would be considered one of the Weber boys.