Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939); and Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) on the Isle of Pines, Cuba circa 1912
Monday, June 21, 2010
Interview with Maria Winblad (1891-1987) in August of 1986 by Susan Penny Van Deusen at the Lutheran Home in Jersey City, New Jersey
Penny: Like what year were you born in?
Maria: 1895. ...
Penny: We brought a tape recorder.
Maria: Have a nice day in and a nice year in your home there ... where you can run around in the grass with your friends
Penny: Christy wanted to know what your parents were like.
Maria: I will show you [she gets her bible] .
April: Hi, I am April
Penny: What was your mother’s name and your father’s name?
Maria: Salmine ... Selma gets her name from her. ... Salmina and my father's name was John, that is another John, John Edward. That was my father’s name.
Penny: How many children did they have?
Maria: I think my mother had seven, she raised three. We went up the street and a little girl had whooping cough and she had everyone in the yard ... we went up there and they had things to drink there. Eddie and I came down with whooping cough. The little girl there was no hope for. My brother the little fellow ... pneumonia and died. I was 4 and I think he was 2, 2 years old. They never should have let all thise children there, they had lemonade. There was no hope for the little girl. ... Eddie went into pneumonia and he died ... Like my mother said ... piece of bread ... Not Eddie ... He was such a good little fellow. Daddy has the papers that is where I will be buried.
Penny: Is that in New Jersey?
Maria: New York Bay cemetery ... Daddy had paid so that I have that grave there.
Penny: Were all of you born in the United States?
Maria: Yes. My grandparents were both Christian. My mother was only 2 years old when her mother died ... How old is your little one?
Penny: 14 months
Maria:... baker ... he never remarried and raised these seven children, and my mother was only 2 years old when her mother died, and he never remarried. He was a very religious man. He lived it.
Penny: What did he do for a living?
Maria: He was a baker
Maria: He was the dean of a college there [Note: He was the only school teacher, not a dean of a college. His daughter Frideborg would become the principle of the high school and the stories have become conflated and exaggerated]
Penny: What was your last name before you were married?
Christy: Where were you born?
Maria: New York City ... I was 9 months old when my father had the house built.
Apple street and a dirt road across the street and a big pasture there. They had a carriage, a two seater, it had the fringe around it [laughs], ... I would like to have a ride in one of them. He had a big pasture across the street ... one block to the other ...
Penny:Who was the youngest child and who was the oldest?
Maria: Otto was the youngest ... Tony was the oldest. Otto was 75, Tony was 88 when he died.
Penny: Why did they come here?
Maria: He was on a ship when he met my mother ... They had a cleaning lady and a lady that did the cooking.
Penny: I would like to have two ladies [to help at home].
Maria: He was gone for 5 years, he ran away from college. Selma said I can't sleep ... try it for one month and I will talk to your teacher. Try it for a month. Selma. When she got the report ... I am not going to make the mistake that my father did. ... She was happy. ... He was gone 5 years and he was in Norway and must have liked her. He said he wanted her to go up to Sweden to meet his father and mother before they were married. I don't think his father was alive. [NOte: his father was alive and died in 1901]... I think the father had died. He was gone for 5 years . He had four sisters and two of them were nurses, and his father wanted him to be a pastor. If my grandfather had not been so strict, he may have been a pastor. With Selma ... and she did and she got a good report.
Penny: So they came to the United States right after they were married?
Maria: ... Brides ... She washed the chicken off and put it in the oven. You can never take that back. Your supposed to take that out.
Penny: They didn’t know anyone here?
Penny: How old were you when you started school?
Maria: Number 11 school ... firehouse
Penny: Do you remember any friends from school?
Maria: I remember the day I graduated
Penny: Did you go all the way to 12th grade?
Maria: [inaudible, volume lowers as microphone becomes too far from the speaker] ... My father paid $10 a month
Penny: You had to finish the course?
Maria: That bothered me
Penny: What did you do after you finished your business course?
Maria: ... Cuba ...
Penny: What did he try to do?
Maria: ... He would tell them where to put the They were in the ship in the bottom ...
Penny: Why couldn’t he stay in Cuba?
Maria: He was a man of the sea, he couldn’t make a penny there. ... It had four rooms ... four bedrooms.
Penny: How old were you?
Maria: I was 15 ... Otto and I were there a year and a half. Tony married Eva ... She lived across from us, one day a storm came up and the house blew down the road
Maria: My mother got sick down there ... her heart ... I did the washing, the ironing ... the Bronx
Penny: Why did they go to Norway?
Penny: How long were they gone over there?
Maria: They died over there.
Penny: They took Otto?
Maria: ... My aunt’s house. ...
Penny: How old were they?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In Hospital. Anthony Winblad of Desert Hot Springs was taken seriously ill April 26 and was rushed to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana on the
In Hospital. Anthony Winblad of Desert Hot Springs was taken seriously ill April 26 and was rushed to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana on the advice of Dr. Charles Starr. Mr. and Mrs. Vryl Lamberston of West 2nd Street were visiting at the Winblad home on Desert View Drive at the time of Mr. Winblad's collapse and offered to drive the ailing man and his wife to Fontana. He was received at the hospital within three hours of the onset of his illness, and was operated on the following morning. A second operation was performed May 11. No further report has been given on the patient;s condition. Mrs. Winblad is remaining in Fontana.
Person: Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975)
Source: Desert Hot Springs Sentinel; Desert Hot Springs, California; May 14, 1959
Monday, June 07, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010
Celebrates 75 Years Anton J. Winblad, 66-442 Desert View, Desert Hot Springs, celebrated his 75th birthday this week. Visiting here for the big party is his brother, Otto Winblad from New Jersey; Mae Freudenberg, his sister; Perry Olsen, his cousin; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Winblad his son and daughter-in-law, as well as Roy Winblad, his other son. Both Anton and Otto Winblad made a visit to the Sentinel because of the interest in the newspaper. Otto has worked for a number of newspapers in the East, including the Hudson Dispatch, Jersey Journal, New York Times, New York News, New York Mirror, New York World, and the Brooklyn Eagle.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Marriage of Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) to Gretchen Frances Hahnen (1902-1986) in the New York Times on June 24, 1934
Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) obituary in the Desert Hot Springs Sentinel of Desert Hot Springs, California on April 3, 1975
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Bass player Carl F. Tandberg is an 11-year man at Dick White's Rickey's Restaurant in Alhambra and a 42-year man in the music business. Carl began his career in 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts. He played in many local ballrooms, restaurants and in radio stations WNAC and WEEI. In 1929, he moved to New York City. During a 16-year stay in the large metropolis, Tandberg played with the Jimmy Durante band, played vaudeville and toured the southern circuit with Al Wohlman & Company. He then played most of the 52nd street "jazz joints" including a run at the "Hickory House" with Riley and Farley the writers of "The Music Goes Round And Round". Next came a series of college dates with Bunny Berigan. In 1939 he did a vuadeville tour and cut a few records with the Andrew Sisters before recording "Miserlou" with Jan August in 1945 [sic]. In 1947 he met Frankie Ortega and aided in farming the famous "frankie Ortega Trio." He stayed with the trio for 11 years playing at the Balboa Club in Palm Springs and Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. Carl was thinking about retiring when he met Dick White, owner of Rickey's in Alhambra and decisded to accept his offer of playing on weekends. Meanwhile Carl also joined the staff of the American Music Publishers. During this time he again became active in the recording business working with such starts as Lou Rawls, Frank Gorshin, and television's newest star, Glen Campbell. Carl is presently playing in Rickey's Sky Room with Noel Hylton and Sue Stevens. The restaurant is located at 323 West Valley Boulevard in Alhambra.
Note: Miserlou was recorded in 1947 with Jan August, not in 1945 as reported in the article.
Pasadena Star-News; April 25, 1969.
Carl Frederick Tandberg (1910-1988) Bass Musician (b. March 22, 1910, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA - d. August 26, 1988, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA) Social Security Number 105168545.
Children of Jens Jacob Hansen (c1820-1864) and Anna Marie Kjarvaldsen (1822-1888). Standing from left to right are: Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930) who married Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) aka Hannah Eline Olsdatter; Hans Gabriel Jensen (1846-?); Jens Julius Jensen (1859-c1903) who married Annie Olsen (1859-?); and Henry Jensen who has a beard. Sitting from left to right are: Katrina Jensen; Anna Marie Kjarvaldsen (1822-1888) who was married to Jens Jacob Hansen (c1820-1864); John Jensen; Marie Jensen who married an Olsen and was the mother of Osborne (Ozzie) Theomun Olsen (1883-1971); and Tillie Jensen. Photograph circa 1880. Image from the collection of Arthur Bruce Jensen II (1939- ) from an original photograph in the collection of Sigrid B. Jensen (1895-?) of Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Kathryn E. Kennedy (1897-1974), Katherine Hill (1918-1991) and Mary Frances Kennedy (1898-1982) in New York circa 1922-1923
Richard Charles Freudenberg (1932-2006) and Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992) on September 17, 1940 at the Perisphere
Richard Charles Freudenberg (1932-2006) and Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992) on September 17, 1940 at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York at the Perisphere. Photograph from the collection of Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) and Nora Belle Conklin (1902-1963).
Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) from his high school graduation photo for Paramus High School in 1976
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
3 U.S. airmen here to explain aid to loyalists. Acosta, Berry, Schneider fly to capital with their attorney.
Eddie A. Schneider, 29, veteran pilot and former holder of the junior transcontinental speed record for airplanes, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon when a small monoplane in which he was giving a refresher course to another pilot was struck by U.S. Naval Reserve plane at Floyd Bennett Airport, Brooklyn. Schneider’s plane, one wing sheared off, plummeted in a tight spin into an inlet of Jamaica Bay, causing instant death to Schneider and his student, George W. Herzog, 37. Schneider, a native of New York City was a resident of Jersey City until a few years ago. He became interested in aviation while still a student at Dickenson High School, Jersey City, causing him to leave school when 15 to go to work as a plane mechanic at old Roosevelt Field Hempstead, Long Island. Schneider during his career in aviation broke the East-West, West-East and round trip junior transcontinental records in 1930 in his famous red Cessna monoplane, when only 18. He crossed the continent from Westfield Airport, New Jersey, to Los Angeles in 29 hours and 41 minutes, breaking the record of the late Frank Goldsborough. Eddie was at one time the youngest licensed commercial pilot and competed in air races and meets with men far more experienced and older than he was, after carrying off first honors. In the Ford National Reliability Tours of 1930 and 1931. Schneider with his red Cessna, carried off the Great Lakes Trophy one year, and then took first place the next year. In one of the air tours a defect in a propeller caused the engine of his plane to break loose while flying over a mountainous section of Kentucky, and Schneider made a forced landing in a corn patch on a side of the mountain. A new engine was rushed to him and after an extremely difficult takeoff, which experienced airmen, said was not possible, he went on to win first place in the tour. Schneider in 1934 became the manager of the old Jersey City Airport at Droyers Point, operating the filed for a period of a little more than a year. While at the airport he taught many Hudson County students how to fly. Schneider had a narrow escape in 1935 when a Travelair biplane in which he and a student were taking off from the airport landed in Newark Bay after the motor suddenly went dead at 100 feet of attitude. The plane was only slightly damaged in the forced water landing. Schneider and the student Al Clemmings, wading to shore. In 1936 Eddie with Bert Acosta and three other pilots, enlisted in the Yankee Escadrille of the Loyalist Air Corps in Spain. For several months Schneider was flying antiquated planes, which had been rigged up with racks, dropping bombs on military objectives of the Franco forces. Schneider finally became thoroughly disgusted with the Communist regime, which he said was directing the Loyalist forces, and after many difficulties, returned to this country. Since returning from Spain, Schneider, a licensed airplane mechanic since he was 15, worked for American Airlines, first at Newark Airport and then at La Guardia Airport, New York City, first as a mechanic, then as instrument inspector. About six months ago he resigned his post with American Airlines to take a position as student instructor with the Archie Baxter Flying Service teaching Civil Aeronautics Authority students to fly. Yesterday afternoon Schneider took Herzog, a resident of New Hyde Park, Long Island, up for a refresher course. Herzog, holder of a commercial license, had allowed the license to lapse, and was required to take dual flying time before his license would be renewed. Schneider was flying at about 600 feet altitude, coming in for a landing, when a United States Naval Reserve biplane piloted by Ensign Kenneth A, Kuehler, 25, of Rochester, Ohio, was observer, struck the tail assembly of Schneider’s tandem Piper Cub. The tails surfaces and left wing of Schneider’s plane were badly damaged and as the two planes separated after the mid-air collision, the small monoplane went in a tight spin, striking Deep Creek several hundred feet from Flatbush Avenue and sinking. The Naval Reserve plane was able to land at the airport. Airport emergency crews raced to the spot where Schneider’s plane had submerged and the bodies of Schneider and Herzog were taken from the plane within a very few minutes after the crash. Attempts were made to to revive the two, but a Kings County Hospital ambulance intern pronounced both dead on arrival at the scene. It is believed that both were killed by the impact of the plane with the water. The bodies were taken to Kings County Hospital and Schneider will be released today and brought to Jersey City for funeral services. Herzog is survived by a widow and two small children. Schneider lived in Jersey City at 114 Carlton Avenue in the Hudson City section when he established the transcontinental records.
The New York Times on May 16, 1935 identifies the student as "Fred Weigel, 31, of 77 Lembeck Avenue, Jersey City"
Jersey Journal; Jersey City, New Jersey; December 24, 1940
Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) was a record holding aviator who fought for the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War and died in a plane crash (b. October 20, 1911, 2nd Avenue and 17th Street, Manhattan, New York County, New York City, New York, USA - d. December 23, 1940, Deep Creek and Flatbush Avenue, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA)
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