Notes on Stephan Boelter
The Prussian Kingdom
Passport for the Foreign Countries from Hamburg
To New York in North America
Passport Holders Identities Stephan Boelter - 40 Years old
Birthplace: New Dombie His Wife: Anna - 41 years old
Residence: Bromberg Maiden name: Lueske and four children
Date of Birth: 05/27/1823
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Hair Color: Blond Julius - 12 1/2 years old
Eye Brows: Blond Edward - 9 years old
Eyes - Blue Auguste - 8 years old
Nose - Mouth: Average Emil - 6 yeardds old
Face: Oval Reason for Travel: Visit Relatives
Special Marks: None Length of Passport: One Year
All Civil and Military personnel are asked to give the above named protection
and to have them travel wherever they wish.
Ordered: City of Bromberg: July 23, 1863
(Note: (Reinhold Emil was 6 years old - there was no son named Emil)
The following is from a letter written by one of Harold A. Balter's Aunts. The letter was not signed. Stephan was married three times. The last time he advertised for his wife. He lived in La Porte, Indiana many years. He married Fannie Bird whom Phillipsbornes of Chicago had raised. They moved to Chicago, then he lost his job as a cabinet maker and then they moved to Brainerd, Kansas. Stephan and Franny are buried in Brainerd Cemetery - where Edward is also buried.
**The person who wrote this letter was mistaken. Stephan Boelter's wife that was the mother of the children was Augustine MEYER. She died and is buried in Bromberg stadt, Posen, Preussen (Poland).
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Boelter, S. 40, Anna 41, Julius 12, Edward 9, August 8. Abord Prinz Albert. Arrived at New York. October 05, 1863 from Hamburg, destination Indiana.
Boelter Anna, August, Auguste C., Caroline, Edward, Julius S., Wilhelmine. There was o name of the ship or where it was coming from or where it landed.
Country of Origin: Germany
Arrival Date: October 05, 1863
Final Destination: Indiana
Port of Embarkation: Marseilles
Ships Name: Prinz Albert
Captains Name: H. Platz
Purpose for travel: Staying in the USA
Mode of Travel: Steerage
Chicago City Directories
New Year 1895 -
Stephan Boelter and Franziska (Vogel) Boelter were living at 1039 53rd Street S.W., Chicago, Ill. They were broke and hadn't worked for 1 1/2 years. Started into winter with 5 Bu. Potatoes and a crock of Sauerkraut. They owned the property but could not sell as the market was down.
1895 - Stephan Boelter - Carpenter h. 1039 W. 53rd St.
1896 - Stephan Boelter - Cabinet Maker h. 1039 W. 53rd St.
1897 - Stephan Boelter - Cabinet Maker h. 1039 W. 53rd St.
1898 - Stephan Boelter - b. 1039 W. 53rd St.
Bolter, Stephan Fannie Vogel Date of License: Sept 1, 1890. Date of Marriage: Sept 1, 1890
Whitewater Independent: September 21, 1916 page 8 column 4.
Mrs. Balter, who has been in Bethel Hospital at Newton for three weeks, is reported no better.
Whitewater Independent: September 28, 1916 Page 8 Column 4 under Brainerd
Mrs. Balter died at Bethel Hospital in Newton Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Balter was seventy-nine years old, and had lived alone twelve years, since the death of Mr. Balter. Funeral services were held in the church at this place, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Gustav Harder.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish, thru the Independent to thank our kind friends for their timely help and attention during sickness and death of beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Fanny Balter.
Edward Balter and Family
Whitewater Independent: September 28, 1916 Page 4 column 6Donated by Harold Balter