Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birthday of Meta Marie Brueggeman

Today is the anniversary of Meta Marie Brueggeman.  She was the daughter of Louis and granddaughter of Clamor.  She was born on this day (Sept 20th) 1890 in Cleveland.  She never married.


David Reinhardt provided these notes to me that were written by Eugene Brueggeman (her nephew):


She was a graduate of the Cleveland School of Law in 1915, was admitted to the bar but never engaged in private practice.  I believe she worked as a law clerk to a judge in the Common Pleas Court of Cuyahoga County.  She was fired when the Democrats took over in 1932.  It was said she refused to play the political game and make a contribution to the party or something like that.  By that time she was well enough off not to work again at a regular job.  She traveled in Europe at least once sometime in the middle of the thirties.  She never married and loved to play the piano and sing opera (which was a rather excruciating experience for those who had to listen).  [Eugene inherited her Steinway].  She had a domineering personality and was in many ways far ahead of her time.  She was one of those people who made a lasting impression on people-especially her nephews and nieces who still talk about her whenever they get together.  She was a constant presence in her family, and spent all the holidays with Rudolph's family.


She certainly was an interesting woman!
I could find that she made two European trips, one in 1928 and again in 1932.  I would love to find her passport application as they often include pictures but they are only available on-line through 192 and she doesn't seem to have applied before 1926.  You can get copies from the State Department but it cost $150!!!.


Anyone have a picture?

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