Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Pretty Kitty for Miss Hadwig Fischer, Dunnell, MN , 1908

[Postmarked] Dunnell, Minn. Sept 26, 1908

[To] Miss Hadwig Fischer
Dunnell, Minn
Route 1

From your cousin
Esther Schley


  1. In the "Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002" we find Hedwig Schueler nee Fischer (30 Aug 1891 - 15 Nov 1966 in Martin County) and her mother's maiden name was Schley.

    She married Fred William Schueler (11 Sep 1889 - 15 Nov 1966) and they appeared to have had no children.

    Hedwig's mother, Mathilde Schley had a large number of brothers and sisters (at least 9 of them!) Esther (28 Apr 1901 - Mar 1984 in Dunnell, MN) was Mathilde's brother Richard's oldest daughter.

    Dunnell is in Martin County - a county that is sparsely populated even today.

  2. Ah, that explains why Esther appeared to be a woman of few words. She was only 7 years old when the post card was sent, so her mother (or a sister) probably wrote the greeting & addressed it for her.

    Thanks for the great detective work, Iggy!

  3. I found the image to be touching - and it is specially so when you consider the ages of the sender and recipient.