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Mystery Monday- Unknown Girl Related to the Lee Family?

This sweet young girl's portrait was in with photos from the Samuel Lee family in St. Louis, Missouri. It would have been taken after 1881.
This sweet young girl’s portrait was in with photos from the Samuel Lee family in St. Louis, Missouri. It would have been taken after 1881.
This sweet young girl's portrait was in with photos from the Samuel Lee family in St. Louis, Missouri. It would have been taken after 1881.
Reverse of sweet young girl’s portrait that was in with photos from the Samuel Lee family in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Any ideas out there of who this may be?

 

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Five Family Photos for Friday- Samuel J. Lee of St. Louis, Missouri

A portrait of samuel J. Lee taken in St. Louis, Missouri. He appears to be about 3 or 4, so this would have been taken around1882-3.

A portrait of Samuel J. Lee taken in St. Louis, Missouri. He appears to be about 3 or 4, so this would have been taken around 1882-3.

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Samuel J. Lee was born to Samuel Lenton Lee (1849-1932) and his wife Louisa M. Brandenburger (1859-1934) in Bunker Hill, Macoupin, Illinois on 29 Jun 1879. He married Dorothy Adele Aiken (1884-1953) on 1 Dec 1906 in Bunker Hill. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri by 7 Sep 1907, when their son Lloyd Eugene Lee was born.

Samuel J. Lee (left) in his Chouteau Ave store in St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1920?
Samuel J. Lee (left) in his Chouteau Ave store in St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1920?

Sam Lee had a drugstore at 4067 Chouteau Ave. in St. Louis. When his son also became a pharmacist, the store was called “S. J. Lee & Son.”

Samuel J. Lee home at 6204 Alamo Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. 1930s or 1940s?
Samuel J. Lee family home at 6204 Alamo Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. 1930s or 1940s?

The Lees purchased their home at 6204 Alamo in St. Louis sometime between the 1920 and 1930 censuses.

Christmas, possibly 1960s, at the Samuel J. Lee home on Alamo in St. Louis, Missouri.
Christmas, possibly 1960s, at the Samuel J. Lee home on Alamo in St. Louis, Missouri.
Samuel J. Lee in His Drugstore in St. Louis, Missouri, possibly 1940s or 1950s?
Samuel J. Lee in his drugstore in St. Louis, Missouri, possibly 1950s or 1960s?

Sam died 24 Sep 1964 in St. Louis and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Jennings, St. Louis Co., Missouri.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Birth information for Samuel J. Lee: Source Citation: Registration State: Missouri; Registration County: St Louis (Independent City); Roll: 1683856; Draft Board: 24. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Accessed 12/11/13.

2) Samuel J. Lee and Dorothy Adele Aiken marriage certificate in family artifacts.

3) Birth record of Lloyd Eugene Lee: Source Information: Ancestry.com. Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Missouri Birth Records [Microfilm]. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Accessed 12/11/13.

4) 1920 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: St Louis Ward 24, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: T625_960; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 468; Image: 245. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Accessed 12/11/13.

5) 1930 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: 1245; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0239; Image: 830.0; FHL microfilm: 2340980. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Accessed 12/11/13.

6) Find A Grave Memorial # 56893479, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56893479. Accessed 12/11/13.

7) Note: edited 7/2/14 and changed “George Lenton Lee” to “Samuel Lenton Lee.” George Lee was the father of Samuel Lenton Lee; Samuel’s mother was Eliza Lenton.

 

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Five Photos for Friday- Lieut. John Brandenberger of St. Louis, Missouri

Lt. John Brandenburger with His Car

Lt. John Brandenburger with His Car, circa 1920?

 

John A. Brandenberger  was the only son of five children born to John Andrew Brandenberger (1826-1906) and Christina M. Funke (1837-1901), both German immigrants that settled in the Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois area. The Brandenbergers ran a boarding house that listed German coal diggers as residents in the 1880 US Federal Census.

Lt. John Brandenburger
Lt. John Brandenburger

John married Helena Charbulak 10 Mar 1896, but we have been unable to find a marriage record in Illinois or Missouri for them. Their daughter Lillian, called “Lily,” was born 15 Feb 1897 in Missouri. (Lily later married Chester D. Paul.)

Lil Brandenberger- Graduation? circa 1915.
Lil Brandenberger- Graduation? circa 1915?
Lil Brandenberger- Child, possibly circa 1904 if about age 7.
Lil Brandenberger- possibly circa 1904 if about age 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brandenbergers lived in St. Louis, Missouri for the remainder of their lives. John was a police officer, and he worked in a tough town during Prohibition and the Depression. Family lore is that he started the first Women’s Police Force in St. Louis. He can be found with his wife in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 US Federal Censuses in St. Louis, Missouri.  John died 24 Mar 1932 in St. Louis at age 58 and is buried in Bunker Hill, Macoupin, Illinois.

Lt. John Brandenburger- Funeral Card
Lt. John Brandenburger- Funeral Card

Helena lived in the home they owned with their daughter Lily and Lily’s husband living with her. Helena died 22 May 1944 in University City, St. Louis County, Missouri. She is buried in Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Illinois.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) 1880 US Federal census: Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Bunker Hill, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Family History Film: 1254232; Page: 64C; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 0129.

2) 1900 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: St Louis Ward 9, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: 892; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0133; FHL microfilm: 1240892. Accessed on Ancestry.com on 12/4/13.

3) 1910 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: St Louis Ward 10, Saint Louis City, Missouri; Roll: T624_816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1374829.

4) 1920 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: St Louis Ward 13, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: T625_951; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 263; Image: 95.

5) 1930 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: 1236; Page: 35A; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 942.0; FHL microfilm: 2340971.

6) 1940 US Federal Census: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: St Louis, St Louis City, Missouri; Roll: T627_2196; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 96-361B.

7) Family oral history.

8) Find A Grave:

John A. Brandenberger: Find A Grave Memorial# 80582045, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80582045

Helena Charbulack Brandenberger: Find A Grave Memorial# 11676686, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11676686

 

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Mystery Monday- Mabel Mulhollen

"Mabel Mulhollen, cousin to Dottie Lee."
“Mabel Mulhollen, cousin to Dottie Lee.”

This photo was found in with the papers and photographs of Dorothy Adele (Aiken) and Samuel J. Lee. We do not know how the Mulhollen and Aiken families are connected. Dottie, as she was called, was born 01 June 1884 in Black River, Lorain Co., Ohio to William Hanford Aiken (1859-1942) and Dora J. Russell (1864-1935).

There is a Mabel Mulhollen found in the 1910 US Federal Census in Reade, Cambria, Pennsylvania. Mabel was living with her parents, Fleming and Hester (?) Mulhollen and she was 6 years old. Her father was a farmer. She is found in the same family and place in 1920, working as a telephone operator at age 16. This Mabel would have been 20 years older than Dottie, but that is possible with cousins.

Find A Grave has a listing for Mabel Mullhollen North. It states her mother’s maiden name was Glasgow, and that Mabel was married to Blair S. North (1901-1973). Their children were Betty, Ruth, Jack, and Walter Blain North. Per FAG, she died 06 Jul 1976 in Pennsylvania, and is buried in Allemansville Cemetery,  Allemans, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

We would be very interested in learning how Mabel was related to Dottie- please contact us if you know.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) 1910 US Federal Census for Mabel Mullhollen: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Reade, Cambria, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1324; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0149; FHL microfilm: 1375337. Accessed 11/18/2013 on Ancestry.com.

2) 1920 US Federal Census for Mabel Mullhollen: Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Reade, Cambria,Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1547; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 219; Image: 942. Accessed 11/18/2013 on Ancestry.com.

3) Find A Grave Memorial for Mabel Mullhollen North, Memorial # 89226566. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89226566, accessed 11/18/2013.

 

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