Tin Type Studio – 1935


Tin Type Studio, Dearborn, Mich.  Artcraft Photo Co., Rutherford, N.J. 

Post marked Greenfield, Mich.  Aug 13, 1935.   Addressed to Jmae Weaver, 13975 Steel, Detroit, Mich.


In August, 1935, Dick had just turned 7 years old.  It is obvious the card was addressed by either Uncle Heinie [Henry Allen Koontz] or Aunt Betti [Bettinna J. Henry Koontz], his parents.   All that is written in the message is a 7 year old’s script signature.   Grandma Florence’s brother and family must have been up from Columbus for a visit.  Since yesterday’s blog was a post card from Greenfield Village to Leila, today’s is a post card to her sister, Jmae.

And yes, he was called Heinie — it was a German nickname for Heinrich (Henry) and the Koontz family was very German.   Great Grandma Koontz, Phebie Gardner Koontz’s father was William G. Gardner.    But, in Klein Ingersheim, Württemberg, where he was born in 1833, he was Wilhelm Gotthardt Gaertner.



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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