St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. 47051 — Published by Progressive News Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Post marked Toledo, Ohio. Apr 29, 1919. Addressed to Mrs L. G [Lee Goodliff – Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman, Detroit, Mich.
“Dear Sister, Had Gardner [Charles Gardner Griste, Ethel’s son born in 1914] to hospital last Sun. Now Heinie [Henry Allen Koontz, Florence’s and Ethel’s brother] & he are two of a kind. He is getting along nicely. Sister [Dorothy Jane Griste, Ethel’s daughter born in 1918] was sick last week (cold and teeth) but is better again. Ethel [Koontz Griste, Florence’s sister]”
Never heard what great thing Uncle Heinie and Gardner shared. Interesting that he was not called Charles which was also his father’s name, Charles McKinley Griste. The Gardner is his grandmother, Phebie Gardner Koontz’ maiden name, sort of … Her father was born Wilhelm Gotthardt Gaertner in Württemburg. Sometime during his service in the American Civil war, he chose to use William G. Gardner.