LaBathe, Alexander and Sofia "Marie" (Winberg)
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SS Aurania, the ship that carried Sofia Marie "Maria" Vinberg (Winberg) to America, arriving June 20, 1892. (Ship name and arrival date from notes provided by Alice Robinson) (Copyright http://www.clydebuiltships.co.uk and http://www.clydesite.co.uk, reproduced using instructions provided at website)
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Title sheet for the S.S. Aurania manifest, showing arrival in New York on June 20, 1892. (Downloaded from www.ellisisland.org after receiving research notes from Alice Robinson)
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Passenger 265 on the S.S. Aurania is Sofia Vinberg. Passenger 262 listed as J.A. Andri is Lutherus Andre; he paid Marie's passage and accompanied her on the journey. He was the same person as Lutherias Andren, who later accompanied Karl Winberg. Research by Alice Robinson indicates the other Vinbergs she travelled with, Gottfrid, Oskar (went to Wisconsin), and Agnes (went to Kuwanee, IL) were cousins. (Downloaded from www.ellisisland.org; Research notes from Alice Robinson, ID of J.A. Andri from Alice Robinson)
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Transcription of travel notes taken by Marie (Winberg) LaBathe during her journey to America. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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This is Lutherus Andre, the man who signed for both Marie and her brother Charles to enter America. He first came to America from Sweden in 1889. In 1892, he was working at the Forest Woodward farm in Cottage Grove. For both Marie and Charles, he travelled to Sweden, arranged their passage, and signed for them to enter the country. A letter from Charles Winberg indicates that immigrants without an escort or sufficient funds were sent back to their native countries. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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Freda standing, Marie sitting, around 1893-1894. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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Wedding picture of Alex LaBathe and Marie Winberg, 2 Sep 1893, Langdon, MN. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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Alex standing, then Marie in rocking chair holding Elmer, Ed, Rose, and Jeanette (sister of Alex). Taken on the family farm at Grey Cloud Island, 1897.
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Enlargement of the previous picture at 1200 DPI. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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The farm on Grey Cloud Island where Alex and Marie lived, around 1943. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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Birthday celebration for Freda (Winberg) LaBathe, around 1927. In front are the two sisters, Marie on the left, and Freda on the right. In back, from left to right, are Clara (wife of Charles), Charles, Alex LaBathe (husband of Marie), Oliver LaBathe (husband of Freda), Ingeborg, (wife of Fred) and Fred Winberg. Photograph taken on Freda's birthday, according to an annotation found on another photograph from this same event. (Original: Bob Hart, from Bob Winberg's photo album)
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Birthday celebration for Freda (Winberg) LaBathe, around 1927. WARNING: If you click twice, you are going to try to view a 1 MB file, which will take a while over a telephone line. After it downloads, recommend right-click and "Save Picture As..." so you have it on your hard drive for zooming and close examination. (Original: Bob Hart, from Bob Winberg's photo album)
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Alex LaBathe and Marie on their 45th wedding anniversary, 1938. (Original: Alice Robinson)
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Obituary for Sofia Maria "Marie" (Winberg) LaBathe, from one of Bob Winberg's Navy scrapbooks. The son, Edward, married Ida Mavis. The sister, Mrs. Oliver LaBathe, is Freda Winberg, and Oliver is the brother of Marie's husband Alex. The sister, Hilda Frederickson, is Hilda Olivia Winberg, who remained in Sweden. The brother, Charles Winberg, is Karl Fritzhof "Charles" Winberg, father of Bob Winberg. (Original: Bob Hart, from Bob Winberg's USS Wainwright scrapbook)
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Obituary for Mary Mavis, mother of the Mavis children. Mrs. Edward LaBathe is Ida Mavis. Mrs. Arthur LaBathe is Elisabeth Mavis. Edward and Arthur are double cousins, their fathers are LaBathe brothers, and their mothers are Winberg sisters. Henry Mavis, one of Bob Winberg's childhood friends, is not mentioned in this obituary because he died in 1935. (Original: Bob Hart, Bob Winberg's USS Wainwright scrapbook.)
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