Lots Of chatter this week ... My North Star is backwards and I might redo it.. I hope you like my New York block...I thought long and hard about using the red fabric I chose for it...It was rather tedious trying to pick out the phrases and whether they were appropiate for the "flag"... I have a request that I will be PMing to you all..
Now for a little light reading...
Week 20 Lee Mohr, Marshall County, Iowa
As some of you suspected, I could not find any positive information about Lee. I
found two "Lee Mohr's" but both were from the eastern side of Iowa. Since
Marshall County is in the central part of the state, I didn't want to guess. I'm
still going to work on it though, and I hope to find the correct one in time.
Week 21 Edwin Koberstein, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Edwin H. Koberstein was born on June 2, 1904, in Goodhue, Minnesota. His
father, George was born in the neighboring state of Wisconsin, and his mother,
Emelia Voge, was born in Germany. Edwin was their only son and middle child.
Edwin mentions both of his sisters in his letter; Marie was two years older, and
Pearl was six years younger.
Edwin married Eunice Babcock in 1948. Although he married late in life,
they still had three children together; Ronald Edwin (b. 1950); Sandra Marie (b.
1952); and Julie Emelia (b. 1956).
Edwin never moved far from home and died in 1972 in a neighboring county.
His wife, Emelia, married again and her second husband died in 2007. I do not
know if she is still alive.
I was able to speak to Edwin's daughter, Sandra, last night. I think that I
surprised her, and I'm afraid that she might have been leary of me. I can't
blame her. I knew an awful lot about her family! I will be corresponding with
her in the future, though. She said that her Dad never talked about winning
"Inez." The family only knew about it after his death when they were going
through his belongings. They found a postcard with a picture of Edwin, his
sisters and "Inez." I have seen a few of these postcards before. It appears that
the magazine gave these to the children and they could either keep them or send
them to friends and family. The picture on it is different than the one that is
included in the book, since Edwin is alone in that one.
In the census records, I found a picture of Edwin when he was quite little.
I will ask Karlene to post that later today.
The 1940 census will be released soon and I hope to find other children and
grandchildren of The Lucky Pony Winners.
Added Feb 26, 2012
I was able to email Edwin's daughter again. She said some very interesting
things, but I want to get her permission before I share them. I am hoping that
she sends me a picture of Edwin when he is older, too.
Week 22 Ernest L. Heckert, York County, Pennsylvania
Block--County Fair Feb 27
I have rather sparse information about our Lucky Pony Winner this week. Ernest
L. Heckert was born in Spring Garden, Pennsylvania, on September 15, 1907. He
was the only child of Edward and Maria Heckert. Both of his parents were also
born in Pennsylvania. Ernest died on June 14, 1997, in New Jersey, just short of
his 90th birthday.
It's not much, but it is better than nothing!