Postcard of the Otonabee steamer at night
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- Fifty-eight photos and fifty-six photo postcards originally comprised a photo album believed to be owned by Gertie Mikle of Colborne, Ontario. Some of the postcards were cropped, showing partial images. The back of the photo or photo postcard will be included if there is an inscription or any other contextual information. The photographs were removed from the original photo album and the original order of the photographs and the pages is unknown.
Researcher’s genealogical notes about the Gertie (Gertrude) Mikle’s parents and grandparents – “Daniel Mikle (1849-1920) was listed in the Cramahe censuses in 1881, 1901, and 1911. In 1891 and 1893 he was living in Trenton. He died of heart failure in 1920 and is buried in Union Cemetery. At the time of his death he was living on Church Street and the 1911 census placed him more specifically on Reid Lot 119 on the north side of Church Street West, a property he and/or his wife owned from 1883 until sometime after 1921. Daniel Mikle was a labourer in 1881, a blacksmith in 1891, and 1901. The occupation listed in the 1911 census was “odd jobs’. His 1920 death record listed him as an apple picker. Daniel’s wife name was Ellen (ca.1851-?), but I haven’t been able to pin down her maiden name. They appear to have had a single daughter, Gertrude M. (ca.1886-?).” Daniel Mikle parents – “Peter Mikle (1797-1868) was a farmer from Prince Edward County, but several of his children he had with wife Abigail Chase (1812-1888) were…”
A September 2017 search of Cramahe Archives with Gertie Mikle’s name retrieved one mention – on page 8 of the Enterprise of East Northumberland 20 August 1903 noted that “Miss Ethel Clarke of Peterboro, is visiting her cousin Miss Gertie Mikle.”
- Handwritten in ink on front: "The Steame Otonabee waiting while we were at launch"
Addressed to Miss Gertie Mikle. Posted from Peterboro 1907. The note reads: "Gertie I reced. yours this morning but I did not get an opportunity to answer it this afternoon so will write on Sunday. T.B.P."
Impressed at bottom right: "Mendel [?] Peterboro"
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