Louisa Margaret Radecke (1848-1937)


Father: Dedrick Herman Radecke  (1807-1886)
Mother: Sophia Margaret Wederman  (1809-1900)


Husband: Albert Schriner, Sr.  (1840-1872) married 1868-01-28.
Husband: George Stoll  (1848-1919) married 1875-03-29.


(1st marriage)
Son: Albert Schriner, Jr.  (1868-1869)
Son: Charles Herman Schriner  (1869-1870)
Daughter: Ella Sophia Schriner  (1869-1870)
Son: Herman Henry Schriner  (1871-1958)
(2nd marriage)
Son: John Daniel Stoll  (1875-1950)

Basic Data

Born: 1848-01-10
Died: 1937-09-14


Find A Grave: Louisa Margaret Radecke Stoll (1848-1936)


Source: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: McCleary, Duker, Snyder, Carter
Source: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: McCleary, Duker, Snyder, Carter - Louisa Margaret Radecke

A letter written by Louisa Margaret (Radecke) Stoll to Stella S. Ivey, her granddaughter by her first marriage to Albert Schriner, Sr. From the letter's mention of my mother, Jean, in connection with vocal lessons, I would guess that the letter was written in the early 1930s. I would think that Dorothy, Merle's oldest sister, would have been too old for Sunday School, so perhaps Merle's going home from Sunday School with her meant that Dorothy was married by then and they were going to her house. Robert was Dorothy's and Merle's younger brother. Spelling and punctuation are as in the actual letter, although I couldn't make out the "Miss Jennie" in the first paragraph; the paragraph breaks were inserted by me for readability.


My Dear Little Stella,

     I was very sorry to miss you yesterday. I go to Church every Sunday then go somewhere to dinner. Miss Jennie Troll [sp?] and I went to dinner to some old friends of the Church. Then we took a ride out Belair Road. I had not seen Aunt Mary's old Home for so long I felt I would like to have a look. Just as I put the key in the door Ida was talking on the Phone. It was John was talking from the Plant. Guess he went down to feed the dog and the Chickens. Said Merle had gone Home from Sunday School with Dorothy. Robert was around some place. Said the Road was terrible out there could hardly get through. I said I would like to come home. He said I had better stay. I am homesick for my own home.

I hope your face is feeling better. I have felt so sorry for you. Rose called up this morning. Glad you went over their. Ida was sorry she was not able to see you. She had an awfull sick headache. Miss Stevens got breafast and dinner. Had dinner with Bertha Friday night and she brought me home. Things are not going right at the office. Bertha said she would leave. They persuaded her to stay another week until they would get someone.

Miss Stevens has Tickets for Chicken Patti Supper Wednesday night. We all expect to go. Thursday night Ida wants me to go to a musicale. Saturday Mamie Walters wants me to go to Brooklyn with her and stay at Gray's overnight.

We have Willing Worker meeting tonight at 316 E. 21st. Mrs. Peterman and Mrs. Bauer Hostesses. If you ever want Jean to take vocal lessons Margaret Heiler has a Studio on Eutaw st above Franklin. She has sung at the Cathedral. They are members of Rev. Rossiters time. Mrs. Heiler was so glad to see me and treated us splendid.

Well give my love to each one. Hope you will not have to suffer so much again.     


From my mother Jean's notes on the back of the letter:

    Merle, Dorothy & Robert Stoll - her grandchildren from 2d marriage

    Bertha Gunther - unmarried sister of Charlie Gunther (whom I met with "Pop" [Herman Henry] Schriner one day)

    The church referred to was a Lutheran church in ________?

    Mom [Stella S. Ivey] also knew Mrs. Peterman.

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