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Hattie Best Autograph Album


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 8/21/2004 at 03:00:18

I have a charming autograph book that belonged to Miss Hattie Best. I am willing to scan the pages for descendants of the children who wrote in the book. So far I have scanned the front cover of the book & have scanned the pages for the following (see list of people in book): #3, #4, #6, #7, #17, #18 & #19. I will scan any of the pages requested.

Description 1907 autograph book:
Owner: Miss Hattie Best, Elkader, Clayton Co. Iowa
Written on inside cover: A Christmas present (sic) from Emma.
Dated: December 25, 1907
Written by Hattie:

"O little book go far and near"
To all my friends so dear,
And tell them all to write a page,
"That I might read in my old age"
1907 Hattie

Autographs & messages to Hattie in the book. The notes are mine, detailing what I have found about the individual who wrote the autograph to Hattie:

1. Henry Huebner, Elkader, Ia, Jan 30th, 1908
2. Emma Huebner, Elkader, Ia, Jan 30th, 1908
3. Lucy Lemke, St. Olaf, Ia, Jan. 26th, 1908
Note: Lucy may have been Emmie (#4) Lemke's sister.
4. Emmie Lemke, St. Olaf, Ia, Jan 26th, 1908
Note: Emmie Lemke was the first wife of Theodore Glawe. He always called her She died following childbirth in about 1917. He then married Lillian Vogt Oelke. Lucy Lemke (#3), may have been Emmies sister.
5. Hilda Lemke, St. Olaf, Iowa, Jan 26th, 1908
6. Mahalia Kahlbaum, Elkader Iowa, Mar 20, 1909
Note: Mahalia Kaulbaum m. Hugo Taake
7. Anna Connell, Elkader, Iowa, March 26th, 1908
Note: I believe the Connell's (#7, 17,18 & 19) are the children of James Connell and Catherine Garaghty: Ann (b. 1898), Edward (b. 1899), James (b. 1901), and Sarah (b. 1904)
8. Anna L. Meder, Elkader, Iowa, Mar 30, 1908
9. Alma Tangeman, Garnavillo, Iowa, May 22, 1908
Note: From an Elkader area researcher: The Tangeman family members (#9, 10, 11 & 14) were good friends of my Great Grandmother Amelia Seifert Vulgraff Vogt and Margaret Tangement worked for my parents in their department store for years. Her sister Alma ran the dry cleaners. Margaret and Alma were family friends of my mother and step-father in Elkader.
10. Clara Tangeman, Elkader, Iowa, April 15, 1908
Note: See #
11. Mathilda Tangeman, Elkader, Iowa, Apr 15, 1908
Note: See #9
12. Mrs. John Wehrkamp, Jan 31, 1909
[Notes: Carole Gerosolimo (CGerosolimo@email.msn.com ): I do have John and Frederick Reuter Wehrkamp in my family tree. Amanda Wehrkamp (below) was their daughter. John Wehrkamp was the son of my great great grandfather Johann Wehrkamp and his second wife Anna Maria Schlake and the half brother of my great grandmother Sophia Wehrkamp Buske. Sophia was the daughter of Johann Wehrkamp and his first wife Leonore Lohmeier who died in childbirth in 1857.]
13. Amanda Wehrkamp, St. Olaf Iowa, Jan 31, 1909
14. Hilda Tangeman, Garnavillo, Iowa, June 12, 1908
Note: See #9
15. Annie Huckstadt
16. Alice Huckstadt
17. Sarah Connell, Elkader, Iowa, Dec 4, 1910
Note: see #7
18. Eddie Connell, Elkader, Ia, Dec 4, 1910
Note: see #7
19. James Connell, Elkader, Ia, Dec 4, 1910
Note: see #7
20. Your sister Ella, St. Olaf, Iowa, May 17, 1911


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