Sunday, January 9, 2011
Family of Manuel Wolter & wife Lucy Catherine (Little) Wolter of Monterey, California
Note of 16 May 2013: Be sure to view the comments section for additional information provided by a Little descendant on the people in these two photographs.
Two photographs of the family of Manuel Adolfo Wolter and his wife Lucy Catherine (Little) Wolter of Monterey, California.
Above, a tintype of Manual Wolter, his wife Lucy Catherine (Little) Wolter and their first two children, Charles Wolter and Mary "Mamie" Estrada Wolter, plus Manuel's sister Laura Estrada Wolter, who was born in 1856 in California and married a Mr. Sims.
Children Charles Wolter and his sister Mary "Mamie" Estrada Wolter, were born abt 1875 and 27 October 1876 respectively. The next child, Lucy Eleanor Little Wolter, was born about 1879; I'm assuming the tintype was taken before her birth.
Below, a cabinet photograph of Lucy Eleanor Little Wolter, third child of Manuel and Lucy.
The reverse also shows the name "Katie", who was Lucy's mother. Originally I had thought that "Katie" was the name of the child on the right, but the reader mentioned above believes that child was Lucy Eleanor's twin, Manuel Aloysius Wolter, judging from the context and the hairstyle, which was common for boys of that period.
From online research, hopefully correct:
Manuel Adolfo Wolter was born in November of 1847 in El Toro Rancho, Monterey, California, the son of Charles Luis Wolter and his wife Josefa Antonia Nepomucena Pascuala Estrada Wolter. Charles Luis Wolter was born in Stalund, Throlsenden, Germany in 1791. He emigrated to the United States and married his wife in 1843 at Mission San Carlos, Monterey, California. I don't have the names of his parents. Manuel's maternal grandparents were Jose Mariano Estrada and his wife Maria Isabel Arquello.
In 1874, Manuel Adolfo Wolter married Lucretia "Lucy" Catherine Little, who was born 27 Oct 1851 in California, the daughter of Milton Alexander Little Sr. and his wife Mary Eager. Lucy's paternal grandparents were Alexander and Catharine (McKinney) Little. Her maternal grandparents were Thomas and Lucy (Buell) Eager, who moved from New York to California.
Manuel and Lucy had seven children; their youngest was professional baseball player Harry Meiggs Wolter. In the 1900 Census, Manuel gave his occupation as policeman.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.
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