Monday, April 24, 2017

Visiting South Dakota - 1938 with Noah Elwood and Edna Helena Weaver - Revisiting in April 2017

Discovered my Grandfather, Noah Elwood Weaver's photo album, annotated by my grandmother, Edna Helena Eicher Weaver from 1938-9, when they traveled to Minnesota to see their son, and went further west ---------Here is a composite shot from p 16 showing the South Dakota Capitol Building above, in Pierre on the left and the silver bridge (6 white bumps) more to the right below ----
Labeled "Pierre" South Dakota -From wiki "Pierre was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., a major American fur trader from St. Louis, Missouri who was of colonial French origin."

When Bob and I showed up in Pierre, we were directed to the Archives at the State Historical and Cultural Center, up the hill from the State Capital  -  when the folks there, looked at the photo above, and the yellow State Capitol Sticker that had the stamp "Barmore Cabin Camp" on the back, evidence where they stayed in August of 1938
State Capital in the distance with the dark dome! Taken from a hill on the east not far, we discerned from the place Noah Elwood Weaver took the above photo near their lodging at BARMORE CABIN CAMP,

Sticker with stamp on back found in the album - that resulted in Virginia at the State Historical Society to find that image of the Barmore Cabin Camp ----and send it to me by email with the reminder "

Hey Tom Thank you for stopping by the SD State Archives.  I hope you were able to find the hill top for your photo op. Attached are two photos.  One is a copy of the post card you saw, done up in color. The  other is a black and white original that I think turned out a bit clearer.These are scanned at a lower resolution but still give you an idea. IF you decide to post one or the other just put a note that they are the property of the South Dakota State Historical Society Archives

 From South Dakota State Historical Society Archives
From South Dakota State Historical Society Archives  - Where my Weaver grandparents stayed in 1938

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friday Harbor Marine Biology Station - A Flatlander spends a summer Learning about invertibrates in the San Juan Islands

 In June, 1969, I deselected going to my Carleton College Graduation, and picked up a drive away car on Lake Street in Minneapolis, to make the 3 day drive out to Everett WA, where I dropped off the 1967 Rambler ---Stops along the way, included Joel Hesby's, a Carleton College friend whose home was in Volga SD, then to Dick Adam's Home, who sang with me in the Carleton Singing Knights, and I visited his Big Timber MT home ------I hitched hiked to Anacortes WA, and then made it here to the D-6 dorm building surrounded by Douglas fir   ---

 One of the slides I took of the dock and harbor at the Marine Biology Station supported by the U of Washington  - Close up of Douglas fir cone ----
 The boat used by the scientists to discover specimens was the Hydah ---I labeled the slide "Dr Fontaine from U of Victoria with slimy Pteraster with Gil Robinson from South Africa, back to camera Chuck O'Claire "

Lynn Dawson, of U of Washington, on Hydah  ---

Basket Star -Gorganocephalis, between islands deep dredge  --- 

Dr Anna Bidder, Cambridge University, UK   and Pycnopodia - 

Dr Bidder , with other students with top side of star fish Pynopoda  - Gil Robinson and Dave Macmillan, Melbourne Australia  ---

Dr Bidder leading dissection of cephalopod  -

Tom Weaver, yours truly, dissecting the octopus as directed by Dr Anna Bidder 

 Pier in front of Friday Harbor Labs
 view of Pier and Friday Harbor Labs from Hydah
Yacht moored at Friday Harbor Marina 
Dick Squires in a water hole, at low tide  
 Anemone Pink and Yellow

 Colorful sea slugs, Nudibranchs in a petri dish for scale ----

Colorful star fish  -  Red on Purple "Henrica on Solaster"?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Revisiting Red Cliff and the memory of Delores Bainbridge, elder and teacher

As I continued a cleansing of my files recently, looking  for material for my memoir, I found this letter to me, as professor Weaver, from Delores "Dee" Bainbridge who led our College of St Scholastica Field Botany Class on a walk in July of 1976  ----- 
Here is the letter she sent to me when she was teaching in the schools of the Bayfield Area, and when I had an office in Tower Hall on the campus of the College of St Scholastica from 1975-1997, when my wife Sue and I created a summer Field Botany Class to serve the college and the people of the area  ----We had 8 participants and the two of us  ----
In white with her back to us, must be Delores (I did not label the photo) with 7 others at a sandy beach on Red Cliff, photo taken by the author --July 1976---
St Scholastica Campus with Tower Hall in the center taken in the winter when Sue and I walked up the hill from 1716 E 5th St to work there, I teaching and she in the library ------

When I arrived at the Legendary Waters Hotel and Event Center last Friday, I asked about Dee, and was led by George Newago, one of the elders and keepers of the active sugar bush, he led me to this display case of the history of the Red Cliff Band of Anishinabeg, Chippewa, that honors her 
I had not returned to the Red Cliff Community since 1976, BC, as it were, Before Casinos, for sure, and was touched they honored her as an elder and educator of traditional stories, values and language ---Spirit encouraged me to bring a copy of a book on plants researched by Red Wing Author, Frances Desmore, 1867–1957,  who studied the music and customs of many tribes including Lake Superior Chippewa to gift it to the Red Cliff community to honor the spirit of Dee ---
See wiki  --
Here are some papers from my files  - Course Description for Field Botany -1976
Here is the class outline in the memeograph technology common in the 1970's Sue and I created at CSS
Recommended readying including the Dover Reprint of Densmore's Smithsonian writing,  Published 1920's book, How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine and Crafts, then available for about $3 as a reprint in the 70's
Press Release describing the class that Sue and I co created, that attracted 8 registrants in Duluth 

Article in my files from the Duluth News Tribune Sept 5, 1976- Including the descriptions of the 2 canoes, Delores wrote about in her letter  -- Ron DePerry, Marvin DuFoe were local builders of the conoes, as well as Warren Bellenberg, Park Naturalist, Ron Livingston of the Native American Cultural Appreciation Team (NACAT) were involved in the Bicentennial Funding according to the article here

And Dee's obit I found on line prior to my drive up with Jeff J from Faribault who encouraged me to join him in storytelling with others at Red Cliff on a spiritual path ---Pidamiya Megwitch---mitakuye Oyasin

Delores M. 'Dee' Bainbridge
(June 20, 1931 - January 10, 2008)

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Delores M. 'Dee' Bainbridge, age 76, of 308 Third Avenue East, Ashland, Wisconsin, died Thursday, January 10, 2008, at Northern Lights Health Care Center, in Washburn, Wisconsin.
Dee was born, on June 20, 1931, in Red Cliff, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charlotte DePerry. She was united in marriage, to Theodore C. Bainbridge, in Pine City, Minnesota, on February 19, 1958. She was a homemaker and Native American educator in the public school system. Her resume also includes 22 years at Northland College. She was instrumental in preserving the language, culture and teachings of the Lake Superior Ojibwe. She was equally comfortable telling stories in Ojibwe and English. She was a very generous person who opened her home and her heart to everyone. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She would burn tobacco, this was an offering to the spirits, so she wouldn't offend anybody. Then she would burn cedar, which is supposed to take away all the evil spirits. The whole house would be like incense. She did that pretty regularly. They tell us now that we shouldn't talk about Wenabozho unless there is snow on the ground, otherwise a big frog will jump on your bed and leave welts on your body. I've violated that, but if a frog jumps into my bed, I'll kiss him and see if he turns into a prince. I don't remember that she ever said it was taboo, but I've read several times since that you shouldn't tell stories in the summer. Some stories that don't pertain to Wenabozho I guess are okay.
While some of the stories swirling around the DePerry home were in English, Dee's grandmother told her's in Ojibwe. Dee absorbed some stories by simply listening, but others were acquired more formally. She recalled that her grandmother would tell me a story, then ask me to repeat it.
Dee went through eight grades at the Catholic Mission School, at Red Cliff, then attended Bayfield High School. She worked at several jobs, married, raised six children and provided a home for her grandmother. In the Bainbridge home, Dee and Ida Mary DePerry relied on Ojibwe as a secret language when they did not want the children to understand. Likewise Dee continued to enjoy talking and joking with elders in Ojibwe. In early 1973, she began a twenty-two year career of teaching: the Ojibwe language, Indian history and storytelling at Bayfield High School, where roughly 70% of the student body were Ojibwe.
About the same time, she began teaching Ojibwe at Ashland's Northland College. Beyond telling stories amidst other Ojibwes and within the context of her classes. Dee Bainbridge also performed for various community groups and organizations.
She was equally comfortable telling stories in Ojibwe and English. Her delivery was stately and sure, accompanied by occasional mimetic gestures and reliant on subtle vocal shifts that conveyed character and mood. In the 1990's, Dee Bainbridge was recognized by: local Ojibwe, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts, for her story telling.
Survivors include: her four daughters: Ida Nemec, of Sayner, Wisconsin; Gail Maderich and her husband, Steve, of Ashland; Nan Emery and her husband, Darren, of Lakewood, Washington; and Mary Simmons and her husband, Kirk, of Eagan, Minnesota; and two sons: Paul Bainbridge and his wife, Janet, of Naperville, Illinois; and Joseph Bainbridge and his wife, Carla, of Port Wing, Wisconsin. Dee is also survived by: thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several foster children.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Theodore, on December 22, 1974; two brothers, her grandmother, Ida DePerry and her beloved canine companion, Doobie.
A visitation, for family and friends, will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008, at the Red Cliff Elderly Center, in Red Cliff, and will feature a Native American Service at 7 p.m. The visitation will resume, on Tuesday, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Ashland, beginning at 10 a.m., continuing until the hour of the service.
A Mass of Christian Burial, for Dee Bainbridge, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Ashland. Father Frank Folino, O.F.M., will be the Celebrant. The casket bearers will include: Joseph Pascale, Jr., James Peterson, Edward DePerry, Gerald DePerry, Paul Bainbridge, Joseph Bainbridge, Joe Rose and John Anderson.
Interment, in the Saint Agnes Cemetery, in Ashland, will follow the Mass.
Our Ashland Chapel has been entrusted with the privilege of assisting her family with their desires for these memorialization events.

Ice in Bayfield Harbor, Sunday morning April 9 on our way back south

Brownstone National Park Visitors Center in Bayfield not yet open on Sundays in the spring
Beginning of the Brownstone Trail by the Bayfield Harbor, history of the mining of the stone, and the 1883 courthouse now serving as the visitors center -----more interest for a return trip with more loved ones ?  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Eicher, Bohlender, Lender, Oberheu Books from Southwest Ohio - 1815 - early 1900's

One of the challenges of inheriting a family collection of books, is finding a good home for them in the 21st Century where they will be loved and appreciated in a good way -  Here are a series of books, with some personal inscriptions I am hoping to find homes for, best in South West Ohio, Dayton and Cincinnati likely have the best archival possibilities ------read on----and thanks -)
 The oldest published books are small, 3 1/2 " by 5" in 3 volumes Gottfied August Burger's Gedichte, printed in Fractur in Koln 1815, that like Fredrick Lender carried over to Cincinnati from Germany- Fredrick Beno Lender
--> b. 30 Apr 1814, Nieheim, Hoxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
d. 17 Feb 1895, Cincinnati OH immigrated in 1838, and settled in Cincinnati in that year and started a hardware company in the city - In the census of 1850 he is listed as a 34 year old hardware merchant, in Ward 10 with Barbara his wife of 30 and daughter Dorothy of age 10 - His hardware store was located at 376 Main near 3rd, about 5 blocks off of the Ohio River and he resided nearby at 7th and Sycamore - In 1860"Fredrick Lender relocated his hardware company (est 1839) from Main Street to Brighton- The Brighton Hardware was purchased by the Hartke Family in 1892, and in 1897 moved o 2139 Central Avenue where it has remained -  In the Census of 1880 Fredrick Lender and wife Barbara were listed as living in the Oberheu residence at 971 Central Ave, in the maps below as #5 

 Early Lender, Eicher, Bohlander history on 1909 Cincinnati Map #1 St Mattheus at Liberty and Elm #2 Lender Hardware 1850 376  Main, #3 Lender residence Sycamore at 7th, #4 1860 move of Lender Hdwe to Brighton Hardware, Central and Harrison,
#5 971 Central Avenue with Louis and wife Emma Dorothy Lender Oberhue, where Louis worked in the hardware business, and three daughters and one son, Lydia, Walter, Jennie and Nellie ages 11, 9, 8 and 7 - With retired Fredrick Lender with Barbara Bohlender Lender -

In a nutshell, according to Charles A Eicher, the great grandson of Jacob, raised in Miamiburg OH on the Great Miami River " Johann Jacob Bohlaender  first lived in Brooklyn NY.....My great grand father was Jacob, my grandmother was Eva.  They came by Wagons to Blue Creek Indiana, saw deer drink water from Blue Creek. Then went to Cincinatti. Traveled as far as Piqua and helped haul hands (sic) from Cincinatti to build the North End of the Miami and Erie Canal"  Jacob  died  29 Dec 1843 in Cincinnati and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery Plot: Garden LN, Section 35, Lot 160, Space 3His wife Anna Maria Runck Bohlander died on Dec 27 1943, and unable to locate her burial site - Their daughters Eva Margaret b 16 Feb 1821Erlenbach bei Kandel, Rheinland Pfalz and Barbara b 18 May 1818 both married in Ohio - Eva Margaret married Franz Eicher 22 Aug 1843 at St Matteus Church in the over the Rhine Area of Cincinnati, According to Charles A Eicher  “Grandfather Eicher boated (canal boat Work) with George Shepard First. Later he worked on the Pease line of boats. Then on Fred Jordan Line, Then on Chambers line." By 1870 Franz and Eva Margaret had a farm in Miami Twp Montgomery Co, east of West Carrollton and Alexandersville on the Greater Miami -

My sense is that Barbara Bohlender stayed in Cincinatti where her husband, Frederick Lender had a hardware store, listed in Cincinnati Directory in 1849 As Lender and Lohr Hardware  376 Main St., and after Fredrick died 17 Feb 1895, she stayed with her granddaughters  of the Oberheu line,

Another book likely from the library of Fredrick Lender, who arrived in Baltimore in  1838 and my 1839 had set up a hardware store in Cincinnati - Fredrick was a graduate of Bonn University who had a hardware store at 376 Main called Lender and Lohr.  (This is documented in the 1849-50 City Directory.)

Published in 1880, in America, when there were a lot of German speakers in the country (63 Pages)
Complete newspaper from Dec 7, 1899, published in Cincinnati From the internetDer Christliche Apologete, or The Christian Apologist in English, was begun in 1839 by RevWilhelm Nast, who was a minister in the Cincinnati, Ohio and mid-western area, and was thefounder of the German Methodist religious movement in the United States  He was born in1807 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1828.He began his work organizing German Methodist churches in 1837in the Cincinnati and surrounding areas.His first church was located on Race Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. The present building was designed and built in 1881 by architect Samuel Hannaford on the original site, and still stands today, and is known today as the
Nast Trinity United Methodist Church 1310 Race Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
The issues used for this index are the hardbound original newspapers located at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives. These copies have never been microfilmed, and are currently only available from the library in paper, hardbound format. Copies of individual death noticescan be requested. The current address and contact informationfor this repository is:
Cincinnati Historical Library and Archives 1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

1898 Elements of Botany from the library of Charles A Eicher, Alexandersville, Montgomery Co Ohio
Cover of Beetles and Flies book inscribed below to my dad, Paul Henry Weaver in 1919 when he was 9 years of age, from the Brandt cousins through the Paul-Brandt side, Phinie Brandt and Hans Hansen, who emigrated from Ribe Denmark

Gift from Fredrick Lender to his first granddaughter Lydia Oberheu in Cincinnati in 1875 (she was born in May 1869 in Cincy and was all of 6 years of age at the time! 
Many Books with Esther Eicher's name pasted in, from the West Carrollton School Library about Daniel Webster, published in 1888 - Likely best to return  it to its roots there?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Minnewasta Hotel Roberd's Lake - Faribault, Minn 1919 - Rand McNally Auto Trails District 9 Map

 Found this Folder advert for Minnewasta Hotel, Robert's Lake, Faribault, Minn - Dated 1919, that I plan to donate to the Rice County Historical Society soon ----Likely my parents who arrived in Faribault in 1939, got this from someone at Shattuck like John and Berne Foster who mentored them and took them fishing early on ----
Names of Bennett, Brown and Baultman, Props, and Dewerey and Donohen that sell the tackle that catches the fish South of Grand Theater - L Planto Fine Havana Cigar, Manufacturer 

Inside the folder with the Rand McNally Auto Trails Map District 9  
Southern Minnesota with Auto Trails marked and red letters for advertisers ---blue numbers is population of the towns
Faribault population of 9712, Warsaw 122, Morristown 592 , Northfield 3065 etc 
Key to Auto Trails 1 - 37 
 Key to trails through 29 through 81