November 26, 2019

Grandma Elling's Autograph Book

This autograph book that belonged to the young girl, Ida Spoering, was such fun to browse. Ida was born on 5 February 1890, as noted on the inside cover. Thehe earliest date found on the pages of this book is 1902, I believe, making her about 12 when she began to collect her autographs from family and friends.

Her pastor, Rev. Boomgarden, signed and later in her life, he solemnized her wedding with Albert Elling.

 The last photo shows the signature of Emma Elling, Albert's sister, so obviously the Spoering and Elling families knew each other and socialized. 

Now, if anyone can translate the German...

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