Lena’s Postcards #97 – Ina McGraw

[No postmark, date, or copyright marks]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman, Connersville, Ind.

Dear Aunt Lena: We send
you best wishes for Xmas.
Hope this finds you both
well. Charles has just
gotten over the measles
and Eugene is breaking out
today. Mamma & Beulah have
both had grip but are better
now. Love to both from
Ina & family.

Hacklemans, Kerschners, and McGraws. John W. Hackleman is seated at the far left while Lena sits in the front. Ina McGraw is holding her son Charles McGraw behind Lena with her husband, Oliver McGraw, to her left. Her father, Daniel Kerschner is seated between John W. Hackleman and Oliver McGraw. He holds a squirmy Eugene McGraw. Ella Kerschner (Ina’s mother and Lena’s sister) sits at the far right. The two girls are Esther and Norma Strong, daughters of Clara Kerschner Strong. Photograph circa 1912.

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Lena’s Postcard #96 – Balzora Scofield

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Ind, 5 August [1912]]

Address: Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, R.R. No. 2, Connersville, Ind.

Sharpsville, Ind. Aug 4.12
My Dear Lena:—
It seems a long time since I
heard from you. I recently rec’d
from Clara, one of your PL pictures.
I am good. Laura & Frank enjoyed
seeing it as I did. Asked all
about you & Mr. H— They are in
average good health—Tho.—Frank
is not strong. Looks pale & thin, like
Sister Linda. Celia was here for
short visit in June—More like Celia,
[?] since before Mart’s death. Not
[?] Tell me how you & Ella are
in health. With love, Bal.

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Lena’s Postcards #95 – Kitty

[Postmark: Appleton, Wis., 5 August 1911, 10-15A]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana, R.F.D. #2

Dear Mother,
Just been
too busy to write
Pardon this neglect
on my part. Our little
boy is taking a nap.
First he has taken
in some time
We surely would
enjoy a visit with
you people so
much we expect to
see Charlie & his fam-
ily next week at
Mil. as we will
be there at that
time. We are going
down to eat supper
with Huston at the
store this evening—
Lovingly. Kitty.

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 28 April 1891

Letter transcription:

Noblesville, Indiana, April 28th, 1891

Dear Sister Lena:

Yours of the 24th, just received, but as I was at Indianapolis yesterday it may have come sooner. I have not been feeling at all well for more than a month, I first had a severe cold for two weeks or more & then had trouble with my stomach. I can hardly say what is the matter, I took considerable unwholesome “dosing” to cure my cold, such as pepper-vinegar stews, lemons, & at the same time drinking too much coffee, & in this way, no doubt, got my stomach disordered. I have had no fever at any time, yet I feel almost past going most of the time. I was a good deal better the latter part of last week, & until yesterday afternoon, but feel indisposed again to-day.

Letter from Eugene B. Scofield, 28 April 1891

Having lost so much time from my elocution, I tried a lesson Monday & one Tuesday. Met Celia at Uncles, she said that Ella & the twins were at her house Sunday. Reported the babies as growing so fast & as looking so sweet in their short clothes. I should like so much to see them. She said that Dan is looking well also. We are very well pleased at Noblesville, my time will not expire until the close of the year. We have a crowded house every Sunday night. Our work goes on satisfactorally & I do not expect it to let up in the least. Kiss the little ones for me & tell them that I should be glad indeed to see all.

Love to Ella, Bal, & my best regards to Dan. & his Mother & Maria.
With much love, I am your brother Eugene.

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Lena’s Postcards #94 – Alice Hackleman

[Postmark: Warsaw, Ind., 9 August 1923, 12:30 PM]

Address: Mr. J.W. Hackleman, Fayette St., Connersville, Ind.]

Thurs Morn.
Warsaw R.R. 1 Box 78
arrived safely 2 PM
went to North Webster
last evening to the
show. saw the Dixie
boat on the lake
Having a good time
They went swimming
twice. Fred & Chester
are fishing this morn
for the first on Heron
Lake. With love
Alice

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Lena’s Postcards #93 – J.C. Hackleman

[Postmark: Milwaukee, Wis., 16 August 1916, 12:30 PM]

Address: Mr. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville, Ind. R.R. #2]

Will be home
last of the week
having a fine
time will take the
boat this P.M. 4:30 for
Chicago
J.C. Hack—

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Lena’s Postcards #92 – Daniel Hackleman

[Postmark: Warsaw, Indiana, 14 August 1922, 12-30 P]

Address: Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Hackleman, Connersville, Ind.

Dear Grandma & Grandpa:
We are
having a fine time and
we are catching plenty of
fish. We went out fishing
Friday and caught 30
blue gills. We will be
home saturday.
Daniel H.

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Lena’s Postcards #91 – Mrs. John Crayton

[Postmark: Falmouth, Indiana, 19 February 1913, [?] PM]

Address: Mrs. Lena Hackleman, Connersville, Ind. R.R. 2
You are invited
to attend a C.W.B.M.
Social at the home
of Mrs. John Crayton,
February twenty
first.
2:00-5:00

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Lena’s Postcards #90 – Francis Hackleman

[Postmark: Ben[ton?], Ind., 14 March 1910, [?] AM]

Address: Mr. J. W. Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana, R.F.D.

Dear Grandpa:—
we wish you a Merry & Happy
Birthday.
Francis

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Lena’s Postcards #89 – Jennie

[Undated Christmas card from Lena’s mysterious friend Jennie]

Transcription:

(front) Your old friend Jennie

(back) Hope you are both
well and will
enjoy your Christmas

[Since the card references “you both” I would assume the card was written before John’s death in 1927.]

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