To wish you a Merry Christmas.
No post mark [not mailed] Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, Detroit, Michigan.
“Dear Nephew, I hope you will have a Merry Xmas and a happy new year and don’t be fickle minded about the girls. Aunt Rose [Roseanah Weaver Fisher]”
I have no idea when Aunt Rose sent this to Grandpa Lee, but there was more than just a Christmas message here! Aunt Rose was Great Grandfather Lemuel Weaver’s sister and she lived in Columbus, Ohio. The Weaver and Koontz families were close friends. Possibly Grandpa Lee was giving Grandma Florence the business and Aunt Rose was reprimanding him?
The postage requirement on the card is the only clue as to the dating of it: 1 cent to United States, Canada or Mexico. 2 cents to all other Countries. This would indicate it was before 1916.
A Joyful Christmas. May the calm, bright joy of the true Christmas Spirit be with you, dear friend! 172. Series 153 Religious Xmas, 12 des.
No post mark [not mailed] Addressed to Mrs. Florence K [Koontz] Weaver, #92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Michigan.
“Hell low, Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and good luck. Auntie C. A. Schwartz [Christiana Weaver Rinehart Schwartz] and C. W. Schwartz [Charles W. Schwartz]”
Christmas wishes to Grandma Florence from Great Grandfather Lemuel Weaver’s sister, Aunt Teen and Uncle Charlie.
Christmas Greetings. Best of all the joys of Chirstmas, Best of all the gifts it brings is it’s merry oft-told greetings that with friendship’s music rings. © Stecher Lith Co Roch NY. Series 743 F Made in U.S.A.
Post marked Corning, Ohio. Dec 24, 1920 11 PM. Addressed to Mr & Mrs Lee Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.
“Corning, O Dec 24 -20 Dear Cousins, Just a line to let you’s know that we still think of you yours. Ellora Weaver”
Ellora was the daughter of Charles Louis Weaver, Great Grandfather Lemuel Weaver’s brother. Ellora was a frequent visitor to the home of Lemuel and Effie as she made her way to Mt. Clemens to seek relief from arthritis.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Series 347 D.
Post marked Detroit, Mich. Dec. 20, 1918. Addressed to Private Lee G Weaver, Quartermaster Office, Fort Terry, New York. [the address was crossed out and 91 Tireman, Detroit, Mich. was written]
“Trust you are enjoying good health and trust you will be home for Xmas. Many of the soldiers are attending the church this Sabbath. 500 at Ford Hospital. Wishing you a Merry
Happy Xmas. A. V. Vondermels”
A Chirstmas card from a friend to Grandpa Lee while Grandpa was serving in World War I — It appears he was home for Christmas since the card was forwarded there.
Best wishes for the very merriest Christmas. Gibson Lines. 64138. Published by the Gibson Art Company, Cincinnati
Post marked Washington, D.C. Dec. 23, 1919. Addressed to Mrs. Lee [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich.
“Best wishes for a very merry Christmas to you all. From Grace.”
The Christmas greeting appears to be from Grandma Florence’s cousin, Herman DeForest Smith’s widow, Grace. Herman, the son of Great Grandfather Koontz’s sister Harriett Honora Koontz and Columbus Washington Smith, died in 1914.
I’ve been thinking very hard what to write upon this card, I’m weary of the same old rhyme one always sees at Christmas time; You’ll know I love you just the same, if I simply sign my name. Whitney Made. Worcester, Mass.
No post mark [not mailed]. No addressee [message written across both sides of the card]
“Dear Lella M Weaver [Leila Marie Weaver]. We are so disappointed by not seeing you. If you don’t need any close [sic.] or anything put this one D. in the Bank. It would not buy very much anyway. I am feeling some better today, I have not been able to see Aunt Rose [Roseanah Weaver Fisher] for 4 weeks, she is not well at all. Good by. Be a good girl.”
Leila was born in 1919, so this card is probably from that year or 1920 at the latest. Aunt Rose recovered and lived until 1931. Leila was the daughter of Lee G and Florence Koontz Weaver. Even though the front of the card said “You’ll know I love you just the same, if I simply sign my name. ” the sender did not. I suspect it was from Aunt Teen [Christiana Weaver Rinehart Schwartz]
A Merry Christmas
No post mark [not mailed]. No addressee [message written across both sides of card]
“Dear Sister, will send you a dollar for to buy yourself a Christmas present. I did not know what to get, now you get whatever you like. Hope this will find you well and able to eat a big dinner. I have had the gripa for a week – don’t feel very well yet. Rose A Fisher [Roseanah Weaver Fisher]”
Aunt Rose, Great Grandfather Lemuel Weaver’s sister, and Aunt Teen seem to have gotten their cards from the same source. This one was sent to Great Grandmother Effie Lee Weaver. It also appears to be in the pre-1913 era. The $1 in 1913 would be the equivalent of about $25 today. It would also seem the two sisters, Christiana and Roseanah both had the same health issue this year.