A Joyous Eastertide. Stecher Litho, Rochester, N.Y. Series 507A. Made in U.S.A.
Post marked Columbus, Ohio. Apr 16, 1919. Addressed to Mrs. Lee G. [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Av. Detroit, Mich.
“Dear Florence, This is some Easter weather. Hope you are well. Harold [Spuhler] has been here since Sunday. Got a letter from Billy [William P. Koontz] he is getting better. Mother [Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz]”
Great Grandma Koontz packed a lot of information into a few sentences. In 1919, Uncle Harold was just cousin Harold (½ first cousin, once removed). He and Aunt Essie Koontz, Grandma’s sister, were married in 1923. There was a lot of visits between the Koontz children and the Spuhler household over the years (a number of newspaper accounts of visits). Uncle Bill, Grandma’s younger brother, came back from Europe after World War I with an infirmity.