Lena’s Postcards #30

Cincinnatti, OH, December 4, 19??, 3:30 PM [Most likely between 1920, when Alma still lived in Connersville, and 1926, when Alma married Fred Mundt in Hamilton County, Ohio.]

Addressed to:
Mrs. J. Hackleman
923 Fayette St.
Connersville, Ind.

Alma Backmeier
Greenwell Ave.
R.R. #4 Box 166
Price Hill, Cin. O.

Dear Friends!

No doubt you thought I had forgotten you, but I assure you I didn’t. I just didn’t get to it. We have a lovely home here. I suppose you are busy getting ready for Xmas. Our Xmas will not be as happy as usual, as we have a vacancy in our home which will never be filled, still we try to make everything as cheerful as we can. Best to Mr. H. With love, Alma

The death Alma referred to was most likely that of her mother, Elizabeth. On the 1930 census, Alma’s father, Charles Backmeier, lived with Alma (and her family). At that point, Charles was a widower. Alma and her family were musicians, as evidenced from the Connersville City Directory in 1915. They were also neighbors of Lena and John Hackleman. The Backmeiers lived at #920 Fayette Street.

Connersville Directory, 1915 - Backmeier

Connersville Directory, 1915 (Image courtesy of Ancestry.com)

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3 thoughts on “Lena’s Postcards #30

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well, I hope the person who wrote the verse on the card didn’t give us his/her day job!

    I wonder when the age of advertising began. It is certainly full strength in the directory…cigars and cars!


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