Friday, September 14, 2012

To Miss Lauer of Brooklyn, formerly of Philadelphia, 1913: Christmas Greetings

[Postmarked]  Minneapolis, Minn, Dec 3, 1913

[To] Mrs. Ida Lauer
2025 Master Street
Philadelphia Pa
7815-4th A
Brooklyn, N.Y.

With love and best wishes for the holidays

2311 Humboldt Ave S.
Minneapolis, Minn.


  1. Ida K. Lauer (b. abt 1861) was the wife of Charles Harry Lauer. She is listed as a widow in the 1910 US census.

    In the 1920 US census, Ida is shown as a boarder living at 2025 Master Street with another widow by the name of Mary M Mangan.

    In the 1930 US census, Ida is shown living with her 44 year old widowed daughter Clair Elizabeth Lauer Whitaker (Mrs. Earl F Whitaker) and her 13 year old grandson, Earl Stuart Whitaker).

    Who Anna was remains a mystery.